There is some truth to the rumor that eating healthy can be so expensive. The truth comes when you don’t take a few minutes to search out the sales and coupons.
Or maybe you just don’t know the right places to look…
As I was wondering around the dollar store in search of some last minute party supplies (I throw awesome parties on only a $50 budget!), I started to notice that there were quiet a few options when it comes healthy snacks at the dollar store!
Here is the challenge, put together 12 centerpieces, all for under $20. At first thought it might sound completely doable, but if you have ever thrown a party before, you know that those party expenses can add up super quick!
If you do the math, that makes each centerpiece $1.67, now does this sound a little more of a challenge? Don’t let that discourage you! I am going to show you the very best strategies for throwing a party on a budget!
Open road. Fun, dance in your seat music. Beautiful scenery. Feet up on the dash. Hands out the window. Fresh air blowing through your hair.
And… that lasts for about five minutes if you have kids in the car with you!
You have about two hours of your eight hour trip down in the books and the questions start piling up. It’s almost like you are suffocated by, “How much longer? When will we be there? Mom, I am so bored!”
Yikes! Okay maybe I am changing my mind about going on a road trip!
Hold the phone! Road trips can still be a lot of fun even with little ones buckled up in back!
I have always wanted to be one of those people who have a specific spot for every little trinket that finds its way into my home. Those people know exactly how to organize everything and anything!
Are you one of those people? Can we please be friends? I need you to teach me your ways!
In the mean time, I am slowly conquering one small corner of my house at a time. With Dollar Tree near by, there is no excuse! They have SO many options when it comes to affordable organization supplies.
Paint is your best friend when it comes to making your thrift store finds match. If you are in the market for something in particular like office organizers or kitchen décor, there will pretty much always be a good selection at a thrift store but chances are they aren’t going to match. A very easy solution is to paint! Let’s use the example of these boring old vases.
When you walk into our local Salvation Army thrift store the first thing you are sure to spot are vases, vases, and more vases! There is literally an entire row dedicated to glass vases and table settings. Sometimes, the selection even leeks over into a second row! My guess is that this is not unique to our particular local thrift store.
I have been to a “few” thrift stores in my day and it is pretty much a 100% guarantee that you will be able to find a nice selection of vases. You can also find them at the dollar store but at a thrift store you will have a lot more of a selection when it comes to the style.