I happened to be going through my teen daughters closet this weekend, and I couldn’t believe all the different tote, drawstring, and zipper bags that she had.  (In fact, I don’t even know where she got half of them).   Although, I have to admit that I’m probably just as bad as she is, because I love getting a new tote bag, especially if it comes with a matching zipper pouch.  In fact, I’ve been searching for a sewing machine so that I can learn how to quilt, or maybe make my own personalized bags and give them for gifts this holiday season.  My mother is a seamstress, and she is a big fan of the Brother sewing machines, so I have found this Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich Sewing Machine With 60 Built-In Stitches, 7 styles of 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholes, Quilting Table, and Hard Cover and it’s calling my name at $143.00, plus I will get free 2-day shipping with my Amazon Prime membership.  




Since it’s been many, many, many years since I actually sewed anything…..(I’m talking like highschool, when I made some cheetah skorts, can you tell I’m an 80’s babe)?  LOL  

I thought that I would start with taking these two online sewing classes that I posted about last year.  Here’s the link if you are interested:


Free Online Bag & Tote Sewing Classes


AND…..maybe if I get good enough, I will take this “Quilt As You Go Patchwork Bag” online class below:


Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags


I’m always willing to learn how to do something new, and I can’t wait to see how these DIY tote, drawstring, and zipper pouches turn out! Geez….I might not want to do this because I may want to keep them all. :-)

Just so you know, that some of the links above are my referral links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to click on them.  I thank you for your support, and please let me know if you are planning on sewing some crafty creations this holiday season.  

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Thanksgiving Day is on its way, and I know that some of you are decorating divas out there who are always looking to add a fun, new, festive piece to your autumn holiday decor.  (I’m guilty too)!!  So, here are some super items that I have found online,  from a scarecrow light, Pilgrim salt & pepper shakers, and DIY ideas that will add some fall time flavor to this favorite family time season.   Many of these items are going fast, because the prices are just down right cheap!  So gobble yours up now, while their still available!  :-)   


Harvest Country Scarecrow on Frosted Glass Block



Harvest Country Scarecrow on Frosted Glass Block from Collections Etc.


I have always loved the sweet face of a scarecrow, and I like to decorate with them around my house in the fall season.  This sweet scarecrow lighted block would be a perfect way to highlight a corner in your home.  



Seasonal Dachshund Dress-Up Outdoor Decor



Seasonal Dachsund Dress-up Outdoor Decoration


Seasonal Dachsund Dress up Outdoor Decoration from Collections Etc.




I’m a doxie lover and I love that you can dress up this pup for each season, including fall with his cute little pilgrim hat!  


Color-changing Cornucopia Thanksgiving Centerpiece


Color Changing Cornucopia Thanksgiving Centerpiece   Holiday Figurines


How pretty would this color changing cornucopia go in the middle of your Thanksgiving table?  I love all the thankful words that are displayed for everyone to see and appreciate.  All three of the above items are available at  


Shipping Coupon for below: 


Free Shipping on Orders of $40 or More. Use Code: 3SAF14C






Pumpkin Topiary




I had to add this stunning DIY Lighted Pumpkin Topiary to my list from  I love the ambience that this beautiful craft makes, and you could go with a gold, silver, or bronze color palette.  Love, love, love!  



October Hill Natural Harvest Handmade Furry Pod Turkey Centerpiece






October Hill Natural Harvest Handmade Furry Pod Turkey Centerpiece Decoration  5.5 by 4 by 6 Inch   Collectible Figurines



I don’t know about you, but this turkey centerpiece really is a perfect way to say, “Happy Turkey Day” to all of your family & friends!  :-)  This little guy is available at Amazon, and includes Prime 2 day shipping!  (This one is going fast by they way)!  :-)  



Native American Couple Salt and Pepper Shaker Set




Native American Couple Salt and Pepper Shaker Set  3 1 2 Inch  Kitchen   Dining





Pilgrim Thanksgiving Turkey Magnetic Salt & Pepper Shaker Set


Pilgrim Thanksgiving Turkey Magnetic Salt   Pepper Shaker Set S P  Combined Pepper And Salt Shakers  Kitchen   Dining





Pilgrims Salt and Pepper Shaker Set





Pilgrims Magnetic Salt and Pepper Shaker Set




I love seeing whimsical, seasonal, salt & pepper shaker sets, not only because their festive, but people will actually use them.  The above sets are all magnestic, and would make a perfect hostess gift as well.  They are available at Amazon at a super price, between $9-13.   



I hope that you have enjoyed some of my Thanksgiving Home Decor Ideas, and just so you know that some of the links above are my referral links, and if you decide to buy I may get a small commission fee, at no cost to you of course.  I am very thankful for your support.  :-)

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Shopping Aps



When I first started clipping coupons it took me hours to get everything matched up, clipped, and then organized.  And to be honest with you, even though I have a more streamlined system today, I still don’t love clipping coupons.  :-)  Fortunately, digital brand coupons are now available to download through shopping apps at your favorite grocery, discount, drugstores, or big box places such as Target!  The beauty of signing up for your favorite store’s loyalty program, is that they love to send you exclusive digital coupons based on the things that you buy the most.  What a super way to save!!  Now….let’s take it up a notch!!  The following shopping apps list offer items that will give you cash back if you buy them!  It can be anything from fresh produce, milk, candles, chips, or whatever else may be on your shopping list.   So, below are a few shopping apps that I use on a regular basis and I really do get paid in cash!  (I am including my referral links, so that you can join me in the super saving fun).  Here we go!!






When Ibotta first came out, I thought that the name was kind of funny, so I still get a little smile when I share it with people because they usually give me that weird look like, “What’s Ibotta”?  All of the apps that I am going to share with you are pretty much the same, but I listed Ibotta first, because you can build a team of super savers and earn more money when each member uses a “rebate”.  A rebate is basically a coupon offer for a particular product or service such as the one below:

Ibotta Offer


So….head into a store, open up the app, see what offers are available, buy it, scan your receipt, upload it, and wallah money is added to your account.  It really is that simple, and when I am ready to cash out, I transfer the money to my PayPal account!  Again this is an easy breezy way to save on the things that your going to buy anyways, or maybe you’ve been wanting to try.  :-)    



So, now that you get the idea of how to use the Ibotta app, below are a few more for you to also try!


Saving Star




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SavingStar has been around for a while, but like many of the other apps you can now scan your receipt so that you get credit for everything you purchase.  Also, I like that you get a weekly freebie, and a discount on a healthy offer, such as lettuce, apples, or whatever else is in season.  Save money on your groceries! Nothing to clip or print. Totally paperless. New deals every week.



Snap By Groupon

Snap by Groupon

Snap By Groupon is a fairly new shopping app that offers a variety of deals that you can use at any store, which is a huge plus if you like to shop at Aldi’s, The Dollar Store, or Dollar Tree.   Click here to join:   

No coupons, mail-in rebates, or shopper points.Just cash for buying the grocery products you need!


And finally….


 Checkout 51


Checkout 51 reloads new offers every Thursday, and you can redeem at any store! It’s super easy to use, and here’s a screen shot of what’s in my account currently, and when I reach $20 bucks, I can cash out!  Woo!  Hoo!  





Now, there are some other great shopping apps out there, but for the sake of time, I can only handle the four above.  LOL  


Here’s a little savings tip when you use your apps:


See if there are any Sunday paper coupons or online digital coupons that you can use as well as the shopping app offer.  

(Example below)

Glade candle offer :

$1.00 off of 2 Glade candles from shopping app

$1.00 off of Glade manufactures coupon


Guess what?  You get to use both coupons in the same transaction, which means super savings for you!  


I hope that you can see the value of trying out these shopping apps, and it really is fun to see the savings add up.  You can at least have a little extra Christmas money if you start now!  Just a thought……


Also, if you have had any success with other shopping apps I would love to know, so share below!!  :-)   

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When I was in my teens, I didn’t want to dress like everyone else.  I created some unique outfits by mixing up some vintage, new, and hand-me-down clothes & accessories.  Not only was it a great way to save, but I could spend hours in the thrift stores, vintage shops, and of course malls.   Today, we have the option of finding quirky outfits online, and today I thought that I would start the 1st day of October by sharing some Halloween daytime styles that you could wear to work, and for some of you, all year round.  Many of these outfit picks are seasonal, so if you like what you see, get them before they are gone!!!  Also, take advantage of the coupon codes and SAVE!     


About Face Sweater

About Face Sweater

I love the skulls, design, and coziness of this sweater from  


Baby Got Bat Bag


Baby Got Bat Bag


Now these are the tiny details that make wearing Halloween accessories fun!  Love that toothy smily and big eyes!  This one is going fast!  

It’s $29.99 at

Fall Grab Bag event at Modcloth: Free Grab Bag when you spend $150* or more! *Before taxes & shipping. Excludes gift certificates.




Cat Earrings


Cat Earrings


Love, Love, Love these vintage style cat earrings!  Not only are they perfect for Halloween Day wear, but at $2.60 it’s a super savings score!   Check out the other vintage, retro, and cool styles & accessories at  


Skeleton Hand Embellished Elastic Hair Band


Skeleton Hand Embellished Elastic Hair Band


Rosegal also has tons of quirky hair clips, bands, and combs at unbelievable prices such as the Punk Skeleton Hand Hair Band above for only $1.60 and FREE SHIPPING!  Here is a coupon code below:    

 Super Halloween Sale! 6% OFF Coupon: HalloweenRG. Terrific Retro Trends to Impress You! (Ends: Nov,30,2014)



Long Batwing Sleeve Cartoon Cat Shirt


Cat Shirt



How cute would those vintage cat earrings above go along with this Happy Cat shirt?  Best part is that this shirt is not only inexpensive, but Amazon 2-day Prime shipping is available!  


Black Bats Halloween Infinity Loop Scarf


Black Bats Halloween Infinity Loop Scarf


There are so many Halloween printed scarves to choose from on Amazon, but Bat Infinity Loop Scarf really caught my eye. It would go perfectly over a black sweater or knit shirt!   It’s subtle, but still makes a boo-ti-ful statement!  :-)  Amazon’s Halloween attire is going quickly, so hurry if you find something that catches your eye as well.  



Just so ya know that some of the above links are my affiliate links, and if you decide to buy, I may get a small commission.  I thank you for your support, and I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my Halloween fashion finds.  Please let me know if you purchase one of these spooky items, and a pic of you wearing it would even be better!      

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Super Halloween Outdoor Decor

Largest selection of Halloween Costumes


When I was younger,  I knew that when my Grams covered her porch light with the big, plastic, vintage Santa face,  that  the Christmas season had officially begun!  :-)  Today,  you can create that same excitement for almost any holiday season, especially Halloween!  Below are some ghoulish ways that I have found to announce that the spooky season has come to your house.  Check out these lawn, walk-way, and front door Halloween decorating tips to share with your neighbors, friends, and family!    


Halloween Inflatables

If  you’re not crafty, but you would still like to make a statement, then go big in your neighborhood with these cool Halloween inflatables.  I love the expression on this Black Cat’s face, because he’s ready to pounce at any moment, and the Halloween Camper below is super fun & not too scary.  It’s available at


And if you really want the WOW,  check out this Haunted Tunnel !  It’s a little pricey, but you can get $10 off on a $45 or more and free shipping over $50 at Halloween Express!      

Haunted Tunnel Airblown


Spooky Door Decor

I actually want the little ones to come to my door, so I try not to make it too scary for them to get a treat!  :-)  Here’s some cool Halloween door decor ideas.

What I like about these Monster Doors is that you can use bright, colorful, materials and when see them when you turn on the porch lights!   Click on the pics for the step-by-step instructions on how these doors were created.  


Monster Door



Paper Bag Monster Door


Here is a video on how to make a Pumpkin Porch Light!  It’s so simple, inexpensive,  and fun craft to do with kids of all ages.   I have seen these plastic pumpkins go for .25 cents in the thrift stores, plus they come in all kinds of bright colors.   You could dress it up with some spray glitter, clothes & hats, or use a Pumpkin Foam Decorating Kit like this one below.        



Boo-T-Ful Walkways

I love when I see illuminated Halloween walkways that lead trick-o-treaters to the door. Here a some fun, cheap, and neat walkway ideas using mason jars, paper bags, milk gallon jugs, and tin cans!  These are all things that most of us have around the house, and below is just a few ideas I found at  Click here for more details on how to make these crafts, and please share any ideas that you may have in the comments section below.



DIY Halloween Light Crafts


Halloween Tin Can

Boo! Paper Bag

BIG Savings at Halloween Express


By they way………for all of you DIY-ers out there, check out the costume contest going on at!  Click on the pic below for details!  


Halloween Express 2014 DIY Costume Contest




We have come to the end of my Halloween outdoor decor suggestions, and some of the links above are my affiliate links.  So, if you decide to buy, I may get a small commission at no cost to you of course.  :-)  Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to seeing what creative, spooky, Halloween ideas & tips are coming our way this Halloween season!  




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