Frugal In Fall

It doesn’t make much to style a home for fall. Honestly, decorating for fall is easier than decorating for Christmas, in my opinion. Here’s a quick example of a style coffee table that isn’t so Pinterest Perfect, but fabulously frugal. Everything currently on my coffee table was all less than $10 each. All you need is time, and willingness to check out for local thrift stores, weekend flea markets, Dollar Trees, and clearance sale days at your favorite retailers (My Fav Spots: Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and also Bath And Body Works!)

Here I’ll list a few items I purchased at my local favorite shops, that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. These items can be styled so easily with any style you have that suites the personality of any home, willing to add in the touch of fall!!!

(Above photo, leaf candy dish, Thrifted @Savers)

 

What’s on my coffee table:

(My current living room coffee table)

  • -Pumpkin Candle Holder
  • -Leaf Candy Dish
  • -Faux Pumpkin
  • -One Wick Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle
  • -Decorative Skeleton

 

Pumpkin Candle Holder

Purchased a thrift store last year for $4. Every fall I go on a seasonal decorative hunt strictly for pumpkins. Last year, I collected quite a few, but a great beginning to a tradition I plan to continue every year for fall decorating. The metal bronze like pumpkin candle holder had enough space to fit in a decorate pumpkin which I added.

Leaf Candy Dish

Also thrifted, purchased at a Savers for $2. A Better Homes and Gardens brand (Originally sold at WalMart) this candy dish sit’s perfectly next to my pumpkin display. It usually contains bobby pins I take off at the end of the night, car keys, sunglasses, or misc. tiny toys I find on the carpet through the day. OCD Me usually clears out the leaf dish, and placing the random items back to it’s proper place.

Faux Pumpkin

I purchased a bunch of these faux pumpkin’s during a visit to a flea market last year. Faux pumpkin’s are usually scattered in different corners of my home. Bookshelves, night stands, coffee end tables, they add that simple decorative harvest touch to the home. Easy to style. Easy to decorate.

One Wick Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle

A one wick candle purchased at Bath And Body Works. Stay alert with those coupons, and special clearance days. These babies usually cost $12! So expensive, but when you can buy these candles on those special days when its a buy 2 get one free, or 50% off days, it’s nice to capitalize on those sale dates! Candle buyers know. Sale dates are IMPORTANT!

Decorative Skeleton

(A simple Halloween touch!)

This is one of the easiest ways to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkins throughout October and November are a no brainer. Adding a simple Halloween spooky skeleton takes literally no effort. I purchased a garland of skeletons from the DollarTree, and took them apart. Easily adding them wherever it seemed right. The skeleton man, sits aside from the faux pumpkin. Easy styling made simple, and simply remove it the day after Halloween, and there your styled pumpkin arrangement is still presentable for Thanksgiving!

I hope these simple festive fall decor tips helped!! Thrift stores, flea markets, and DollarTree spots are my home. My holy grail spots to shop before settling with Target! If you are frugal budget friendly stylist like me, comment below, and let me know how you style for the fall harvest season on a dime!

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Quirky Kitchen Haul

Over the holiday season Derrick gave me a box of Quirky products. One of the most absolute favorited gifts he’s ever given me. It was a box with assorted kitchen/home office devices and do-dads. Quirky products are invented and influenced by real people like you! They submit an idea, get involved and soon enough your product is created and ready to be sold world wide!

Quirky makes products invented and influenced by real people like you. Submit an idea, get involved, and soon enough ready for people to shop it! Since his Quirky, I’ve been a huge fan of the brand! I see it everywhere from novelty stores, to HomeGoods/Marshall’s.  My latest Quirky purchase was this Cubo cutting board, with prep storage from Marshalls.

Quirky

Quirky Cubo

Specifications

MATERIALS

Bamboo, plastic (food safe)

DIMENSIONS

10.9” L x 10.9” W x 1.75” H (276.9mm x 276.9mm x 44.5mm)

With a bamboo cutting surface, and compact to space save, it wasn’t hard to say no this product. Definitely a one stop chop cutting board, easy for me to slide into a container, and store leftovers! The first thing I thought when I saw this product, was “That would be great for camping!!!!!” Not only that, imagine how functional it would be for tailgating, or, if you’re like me a mom on the go, meal prep in the car!
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(Left to right, Vine Stop, Stem Metal & CitriTwist, and Portion)

Here are some more Quirky kitchen items I have. To the left is the Vine Stop. A stabilizing wine bottle stopper, that allows you to store your open bottles horizontally. Inserting the Vine Stop into any uncorked bottle to add an anchor that’ll keep the container in place. To the right of the Vine Stop is the Stem Metal & CitriTwist. It features a classic citrus spritzer, that extracts every last drop of juice without making a mess. The last product is our household favorite!!! Portion measuring spoons, is a set of two nylon food safe material when cooking. You use measuring spoons to dole out your ingredients, then another spoon to stir them all up. Portion spoons allow you to measure, mix, and serve with the same utensil, then hang from a hook, reducing kitchen drawer clutter.

Seriously, aren’t these products fabulous? Cooking frequently, and always being in the kitchen these tools make being the kitchen a lot more of a happier place! Bravo to the inventors of these products!!!! Bravo!!!

Do you have any favorite Quirky products? Which is your favorite?! Comment below!

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