Fall Decor-Dollar Tree & Marshall’s

It’s time to pull out the fall decor.  Every year, I like to change up my fall home decorations. That can be pricey so I like to shop around for the best deals. Let’s start with Dollar Tree. Of course, every item costs a dollar. I grabbed the last of these fabric pumpkins. I was…

Getting Organized: Farmhouse Style!

I’m all about the trendy rustic farmhouse look, but I try to do it on a budget. I bought this sign at Hobby Lobby for about $12. Not sure if it’s tacky or not, but I like it. I’m also trying to minimize my belongings. I often waste food because I don’t know what I…

TJ Maxx, Marshalls & HomeGoods Shopping Haul!

I found myself on the other side of town for an appointment, so I decided to check out the Marshalls and HomeGoods in that area. Here’s what I found.   Ever since my foot fusion surgery, I wear a lot of compression socks. These Dr. Motion socks have great stretch and feel comfortable. They’re marked…

Comfort Food: Ground Turkey and Fusilli with Black Olives

It’s cold outside and there’s nothing like comfort food. Here’s a quick recipe that’s perfect for the season. 1 package of ground turkey or chicken 1 10 oz can of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chiles (use mild or hot ) 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes 1/2 cup of Chicken stock Black olives…

Turkey Sausage Gumbo

I love gumbo, but I’m a lazy cook. Here’s my recipe for a quick spicy gumbo that takes less than an hour to make. Ingredients 1 package of turkey sausage. This Garrett Valley All Natural Smoked Turkey Kielbasa was $6 which was pricey, but the taste was out of this world. 1 can of sweet…

Haul Time: Hair Supplies, Snacks, and More

For this haul, I stopped by two Marshall’s and Home Goods locations, Steinmart, and Fresh Thyme market. I needed a new hair dryer with a diffuser.  I was attracted to this lilac colored Revlon dryer. It only came with a smoothing concentrator, so I’ll have to buy a diffuser. It’s 1875 watts, has 3 heat…

Lots of Shrimp & Chicken Fried Rice

Are you tired of buying shrimp fried rice and only getting four or five pieces of shrimp?  Stop wasting your money and make it at home. It will be healthier and loaded with all your favorite ingredients. I start with cooking chicken tender strips in olive oil. I seasoned them with pepper, garlic, and sea…

Fall Decor for Less

I don’t usually decorate for the Fall. I just skip right past to Halloween, but this year I decided to go all out for the season.  Of course, I did it on a budget. This look was so simple. I bought the green and orange bottles at the Dollar Tree along with the cotton plant…

DIY Seashell Sand Castles for under $10

I was walking through the Dollar Tree when I came across something I hadn’t seen there before… square glass vases. I knew I had to use them in my living room. I bought four of the vases, one bag of seashells, two bags of blue pebbles, and two bags of white sand. Total cost=$9. I …