Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween at home


Today I'm just going to share some of the decorations that we have up this year. Our house is nothing compared to what you see on some blogs, but I tried! Plus, you know me, I don't spend much on decorating so what you see are items that were most likely 90% off or that I made. Remember my Target haul after Halloween last year? Some of the items are from that.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DIY ombre Halloween frame

Halloween is tomorrow (eek!) and I cannot wait. I even wore my orange and black tights today! Crazy? Maybe...

Last night I did a quick project with a frame and spray paint. Have you all seen on pinterest where they take wine bottles and spray paint them like candy corn? If not, click here and here. This is the same thing, but with a frame.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

$1 pumpkins at Lowe's (order online)

Update: The Lincoln Lowe's is calling people after they order saying they don't have any and canceling their orders. Sorry folks! :(

Get into the Halloween spirit and order some large carving pumpkins at Lowe's for only $1! You can order online and pick up in store. I'm not sure if you can get them for $1 by just swinging by the store. They also have some assorted variety pumpkins for $1.

Image source here

Thanks to Chicks Dig Deals for the heads up!

Monday, October 27, 2014

DIY wedding boutonnieres

My cousin is getting married in a couple weeks and I was so flattered when she asked me to do the wedding flowers. She is ordering real flowers for the centerpieces and bridal party bouquets. We made the boutonnieres out of silk flowers last week. (I did the same thing for my own wedding and saved a ton of money.)

I wish I would have taken better pictures, but here are a few:

I love the little succulents that she picked out!

Friday, October 24, 2014

75% off trees and shrubs at Home Depot

Home Depot has trees and shrubs marked down to 75% off. The south Lincoln store was out of trees (besides some small arborvitaes) and it sounds like the north store may be out too, but both have shrubs/bushes.

My husband stopped at the south store last night and picked up 12 shrubs for around $50. Some of the ones he grabbed included Boxwood, Bush Cinquefoil 'Primrose Beauty', Spirea 'Little Princess', Golden Vicary Privet, Wintercreeper 'Emerald Gaiety', and Wintercreeper 'Emerald 'N Gold'.

Products will vary from store to store and I'm sure these will get picked over fast. Great way to save on landscaping though!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Free shipping at Target

Target is now offering free shipping on every single order with no minimum required and no coupon code needed! Not sure how long this promotion will last, but hopefully for a while!

Update: This offer is good through 12/20/14!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Drywalling the bar area

Over the weekend my husband and I hung drywall in the bar area. It's not done, but it's progress. Normally, one should hang the ceiling drywall first, but we have a bunch of old barn wood that we're going to whitewash and put on the ceiling (I hope it turns out!)

Before (We did all of the framing and insulation too.)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Free redbox today

Free Redbox today only (10/20/14) with code OCT20! Perhaps a good time to rent a scary flick?!

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Tuna can made into Halloween votive

Hope you all enjoyed the nice fall weather this weekend! We were able to spend most our time at home for once. It's nice to come to work on a Monday feeling refreshed rather than worn down!

I finally got around to doing this easy tuna can Halloween project. I originally meant to do 3 or 4 of these and line them up on a long frame, but I ate most of the candy corn and only had enough to do one. Whoops. This is why I can't buy candy before the 31st!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Old barnwood, window panes, and doors... oh my!

We spent some of the weekend cleaning out an old chicken shed on the home place that's going to be torn down. There was old barn wood, window panes, and solid wood doors that we were able to snatch up.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Free Redbox tonight!

Free one night DVD rental from Redbox tonight (10/13/14) with code 5HNB7612! My husband has been wanting to see the new Transformer's movie so I rented that for him. I figure he watches enough of my Hallmark and Lifetime movies that I owe him one ;)

The Krazy Coupon Lady

Friday, October 10, 2014

Gallo wine for $0.97 at Super Saver

You all know I can't resist a good wine deal! Super Saver has Gallo Vineyards Wine for less than $1 after you send in the mail-in-rebate. The sale runs through October 14. Here's the scenario:

Gallo Vineyards Wine: $2.97 sale price (I think they're usually priced closer to $5.48)
$24 Mail-in-Rebate on 12 bottles
= $.97 each

You might think 12 bottles is a bit excessive (or not, no judgement here!), but use them for gifts. I'll probably throw a bottle or two in a basket with cheese, crackers, etc. for Christmas gifts. They come in handy for house warmings and bachelorette party gifts too!

Here it is listed in the ad which you can find here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DIY boxwood wreath

So boxwood decorations seem to be all the rage these days, but they can be kind of pricey! Here are some examples:

Target Wreath - $44.99
Target Mini Boxwood Ball - $129.99
Pier 1 Boxwood Cone Topiaries - $159.99-$199.99
Wayfair Square Boxwood Wreath - $46.99

I ran to JoAnn's Fabric yesterday and found the following boxwood wreath.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall glitter apples

Did you hear the big news?! Okay, so it's not that big in the grand scheme of things, but Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are expecting! I'm directing you to the People article because her website has now crashed with all the action. They are seriously going to have the most darling baby ever. How could they not?

Anyways, Blake made the announcement on her website so I headed there to check out the news and stumbled across this gorgeous fall craft. Basically, you take red apples and coat them with copper colored spray paint and copper colored glitter. Click here for more detailed directions.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Aldi experience

I stopped by Aldi after work yesterday and loved it! I think this will be my new favorite grocery store! I thought their prices were really fair. It was busy so it was hard to take pictures, but I did snap a few.

I bought 2 big pumpkins, 2 boxes of cake mix, 2 tubs of frosting, black pepper, vegetable oil, sweet potato fries, and Boca burgers for under $20. Everyone seemed to be going for the pumpkins. Like I said, they were huge and only $2.69.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Aldi opens in Lincoln


Aldi is a discount grocery store and Lincoln finally has one down by 27th and Yankee Hill. It was supposed to open today, but this article says they actually had a soft opening yesterday.

I've never been to an Aldi, but supposedly you can get some really good deals. This new store is on our way home so it could become our new place. Sorry, Hy-Vee. Well, I still need to go there so TBD.

Aldi has some quirky practices that help them save money and pass that savings onto the customers. Make sure you're prepared for your first visit because this is not your typical grocery store.