Saturday, November 18, 2017

Today Only! 25% off Toys at Target!

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This is an installment of my Thrifty and Chic Deals. I'll be sharing with you some awesome great deals intermittently from now until Christmas! Today's deal is the best. When Target did this deal last year, I got all my Christmas shopping done for my kids. Today only, they are offering 25% off all toys (exclusions apply). This means, that even if something is on sale already, you still get 25% off of that! Amazing. It's not only in store, but online also. So, shop in our pajamas like I did :)


Here are some good deals I found:

Zoomer Pony: Regular 79.99 sale plus 25% off = $44.99
Get an extra 5% off with your Target Red Card :)


Hatchimals Surprise: Regular 69.99 plus 25% off =$52.49

Our Generation Ice Cream Truck: Regular $109.99 sale plus 25% off = $74.99

Meccano Erector - M.A.X Robotic Interactive Toy with Artificial Intelligence: Regular $149.99 sale plus 25% = $84.74



Plus, get 5% off when you use your Red Card ;)





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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Farmhouse Christmas Decor From Amazon

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It's no secret that I love Amazon. For Christmas and my birthday, I ask for Amazon gift cards. So, that being said, I stalk Amazon daily for great deals and cute items. Today, I have my list of my favorite farmhouse Christmas decor from Amazon. Enjoy! (links below)
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas


P.S. While checking out all this stuff, I noticed Oprah had her favorite things list on Amazon today. Go check it out! It's a great list :)


































Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

12 Cleaning Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

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12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks

I'm the first to admit that I'm not a good cleaner. I pick up my stuff, can't stand clutter, but when it comes to deep cleaning? I'll find something better to do. It pretty much only gets done when guests come over...or when it gets so gross that stuff starts to stick to it. haha. Gross? Yes. Serious? Maybe. I mean, my house isn't trashed. So, don't think that. I clean, I promise. Anyway. The whole point of that was that I'm all for cleaning hacks. So, I decided I would pull together all my hacks and share them here with you! These hacks seriously save my sanity in most cases, and make some jobs so much easier!  The pictures are pretty self explanatory; just click on them to go to the post to learn how! And let me know in the comments your own hacks! I would love to try them :)


12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks


12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks


12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks

And if you want to know some of my "cleaning secrets" when my house is a mess and people show up last minute or I need to clean it in like 10 minutes. Check out this post :)

12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia Now At Target!

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Today is the day! Hearth and Hand is available at Target!! I've been waiting for this line for awhile now and can't wait to get my hands on some of these goodies! You can check out the full collection here:

https://www.target.com/c/hearth-hand-with-magnolia/-/N-4k98u

Here are some of my favorite collections in it:

Everyday into Holiday Dining Collection - Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia


Holiday Front Door Collection - Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia


Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia Joanna's Favorites





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Friday, November 3, 2017

DIY Hanging Tag Farmhouse Style Advent Calendar

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This is post in sponsored by DecoArt and Cricut. All ideas, projects, and opinions are my own.

Today I'm joining up with DecoArt and Cricut to help celebrate the holidays! Halloween is over, so now it's time to start thinking of all the crafts you want to make for Christmas! I'm going to share with you today how to make this farmhouse style advent calendar. My kids just love counting down the days to Christmas. They wake up every morning so excited to mark off one more day. This advent calendar is great, because not only do you get to count down, but you have a place to write down something fun to do that day to celebrate :)

Supplies:
Decoart Americana Acrylic Paint in Snow White and Santa Red
Decoart Americana Gel Stain in Walnut
Cricut Explore Air 2
White Craft Paper
Stencil Vinyl
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1x8 pine wood cut at least 16" long (for trees)
1x4 @ 29"
1x3 @ 28"
Two 2x2 @ 16"
Two 2x2 @ 24"
4 corner brackets with screws
Jigsaw
Wood glue
Nail gun with 1 1/4" nails or Screw driver with 1"screws
Nails and hammer
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Step 1: Using the Cricut, cut out the two trees. These are the "Sweater Short Tree Icon" found in the Cricut images.
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One tree is 7", the smaller tree is 5.5".
DIY hanging tag farmhouse advent calendar. DIY advent calendar. DIY Christmas advent calendar. Farmhouse style Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Easy Christmas craft or project. #ad

DIY hanging tag farmhouse advent calendar. DIY advent calendar. DIY Christmas advent calendar. Farmhouse style Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Easy Christmas craft or project. #ad
Step 2: On the 1x8, trace out the 7" tree. Cut this out with the jigsaw. Then trace and cut out two of the 5.5" tree.
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DIY hanging tag farmhouse advent calendar. DIY advent calendar. DIY Christmas advent calendar. Farmhouse style Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Easy Christmas craft or project. #ad
Step 3: Sand the trees if needed. Then paint with Americana paint in Snow White; you may want to do 2 or 3 coats to cover uncut trace lines.
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Step 4: Cut out a large "1" onto Cricut Stencil Vinyl. This is 3" tall using Stylish Calligraphy font.
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Step 5: Paint over the stencil with the Santa Red.
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Step 6: Now it's time to build the hanger. Connect the 24" 2x2 pieces to the 16" 2x2 pieces. From the bottom of the top 24" piece to the top of the other, it's 3". Connect these using the corner brackets.
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Step 7: Center the 1x3 onto the bottom of the two 16" 2x2 pieces. You should have about a 1/2" overhang on each side. Either using the screws or the nail gun, secure the 1x3 into the bottom of the 2x2s.
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Step 8: Using wood glue, center the 1x4 onto the bottom of the 1x3. The overhang will once again be about 1/2" on each end.
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Step 9: Rub on the Walnut Gel Stain onto the finished hanger.This stuff by the way is great. It doesn't stink and there's no messy residue like normal stains. Great for indoor projects!
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Step 10: From the left side of each 24" piece, make a mark where the nails should go. 1" from each end, and 2" in between each hole mark.
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Step 11: Using small nails (make sure they have heads), hammer each nail into the mark.
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Step 12: Using wood glue, center the 7" tree into the middle of the 1x3, and glue into place. Then glue the other two trees flanking that tree.
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Step 13: Now to make the tags. Paint a light layer of the Santa Red onto one side of white kraft paper. Dry all the way.
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Step 14: Place the red side of the kraft paper onto the Cricut cutting sheet. If your paint is completely dried, the paint should not peel off onto the board.
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Step 15: Cut out the tags and have the Cricut draw your numbers. You will need to do two mats to get all the tags. Once again, the font is Stylish Calligraphy. The height of each tag is 3.5".
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DIY hanging tag farmhouse advent calendar. DIY advent calendar. DIY Christmas advent calendar. Farmhouse style Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Easy Christmas craft or project. #ad
Step 16: On the back of each tag, on the red side, write small things that you want to do that day. Place the tags onto the nails white sides forward.
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Then of course, decorate! :)

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DIY hanging tag farmhouse advent calendar. DIY advent calendar. DIY Christmas advent calendar. Farmhouse style Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Easy Christmas craft or project. #ad

I love how simple and clean this advent calendar looks. It seems like a lot of steps to get there, but it's totally doable and completely worth it.
DIY hanging tag farmhouse advent calendar. DIY advent calendar. DIY Christmas advent calendar. Farmhouse style Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Easy Christmas craft or project. #ad
Depending on how you count down for Christmas, the 1 will either be Christmas day or 1 day until Christmas. If the latter is the case, write something fun on the back of the tree that you will do every year on Christmas Eve.
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This is what it looks like before the countdown starts.
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Then after:
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The back of each tag of course says something fun to do that day.
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My main go to things are movies, crafts, cookies, and hot chocolate. I'll usually try to plan on what day we'll go see the lights and other special things and put those on the corresponding number. This of course changes every year, so it's a good idea to make extra tags just in case :)
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This still is just as pretty with the numbers turned over. Makes it even more festive!
DIY hanging tag farmhouse advent calendar. DIY advent calendar. DIY Christmas advent calendar. Farmhouse style Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Easy Christmas craft or project. #ad
Help us celebrate the holidays with DecoArt and Cricut! Check out all the great projects here. And let me know if you recreate this project! I would love to see a picture of it!
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