Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Decorating The Thrifty Way

I was in need of some new chair cushions, mine were faded and falling apart from being on the deck in California. I had to go to Walmart to pick up medicine and while heading to the cards to pick up a birthday card for granddaughter Dani I spotted these cushions. They have pretty colorful roosters on them and I collect roosters. My love of chickens and roosters started years ago.
My only memory of my patenal grandfather Perry was visiting him in Washington state. I got up early every day and would help him collect eggs. One day about 25 years ago I went to an estate sale and spotted a matching rooster and chicken. I had to buy them, since then I have bought a couple more plus my cookie jar is a rooster and makes a lot of noise when I take off the lid.
Well back to Walmart, they had 4 cushions and a matching table cloth, plus matching place mats. So here is my pretty new table cloth and chair cushions and in the kitchen my small appliances rest on pretty place mats. They were on sale at $9.00 each ,the table cloth was marked down to $5.00 and the placemates were $1.50 each on sale. Total $44.00 plus tax out of pocket.
I need to move a few things around so there are pretty dishes and my chickens on the book case behind the table. The collection of books will go on another bookcase.
So the old chair cushions are gone, except for the one Spooky the cat lays on.
What are you doing to decorate your home on a budget. Would love to hear your ideas.

Thanks For Stopping By... Lets Keep Saving Together... Grace

75 Frugality Blogs

This should make for some great reading . Go to this link and from there you can find 75 blogs that could change your life.


Thanks $1200 Frugal Challenge 2009 for the heads up on this one..

Thanks For Stopping By... Lets Keep Saving Together.. Grace

Monday, March 8, 2010

Menu Plan For Week .. What's For Dinner

Menu Plan For Week .. What's For Dinner

Monday Family Style Pizza

Tuesday left overs from last couple nights ( I have to work late at seasonal job)

Wednesday .. dinner out with friend visiting from California

Thursday Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

Friday .. dinner out ( going to a book signing )

Saturday ... Our Special home made Chili

Sunday ... Sunday dinner with family after church

We will have a few dinners out this week so I plan to make do with what I have in house with out buying to many groceries.