One of my biggest mistakes during the holiday season is not shopping ahead of time for my decorations and overpaying. I like to window shop and get an idea for the price range if I’m already out in town. However, Amazon.com makes it pretty easy to shop during the off-season when you’re looking for deals and great products to display for your upcoming seasonal decor. Other than Christmas and Easter, with Halloween I can decorate and make my house look scary, colorful and creative. I’ve found a few great items that can bump up the holiday spirit for your home on a low-budget.
Light Up Ghost Trick Or Treater $16.75
Haunted House Table Cover $5.99
Neon Green Glowing Wire Light $7.99
Giant Creepy Cloth Spider Extends 4 ft.
Witch Cauldron 8.25 inch $13.94
Battery Operated Strobe Light $11.29
LED Pumpkin Lights $12.80
Some families like to fully scarify (is that even a word?) their house for Halloween. If you’re on the savvy side and have time to create your spooky house set up, you can always opt to drop by your local thrift stores and hunt around for some great used props and decorations for any holiday. The great part, they have them year round! No need to rummage through tons of costumes laying on the floor to look for that one pack of webbing. You can also search your local community yard sales, let me know what your favorite holiday savings tips are, I’d love to hear!
A few tips to preserve your Halloween decorations and make sure they won’t break or get filthy in the garage. Store them in plastic bags and place into storage tubs. You can also use plastic wrap to keep like items together and compact those creepy long spiders or hanging mummies with tons of draping clothing. A garage full or stored items can acquire a funky smell, toss a few fabric freshener sheets into your bins, bags, etc. to keep them smelling fresh, you especially want to do this with your indoor decorations.
One of my favorite handbag and shoe designers is hands down, Steve Madden. The style is always different, trendy and affordable. I own a few pairs of shoes and accessories from this line, they easily can be worn with just about anything in my wardrobe. The other reason why I absolutely love them, they have the great stylish pieces. I typically make my purchases when I have a found a great sale and coupon. Who doesn’t like fashion on a dime?!
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I absolutely love the shoes that can be dressed up or down, a pair of great open toes with some cute nail polish color can easily tie together your outfit. Brown, natural colored heels with jeans, a crochet blouse, and the summer breeze will make you feel as beautiful as your Steve Maddens! Drop by SteveMadden.com and see what you may like, besides who doesn’t love free shipping?! At times, I don’t even like to leave my house, shop online and free door step delivery, times have changed….and I love change!
Lately Sonny, my 3 year old has been actively trying to help cook any and every meal. I wanted to keep our cooking a bit more kid friendly and educational. We decided to chop an afternoon snack before it spoiled, our watermelon.
After slicing up the watermelon (1 inch thick pieces) I let him use our cookie cutters to punch out shapes, letters, animals and numbers. He loved doing this! It kept him busy for a good 30 mins while I prepped a quick lunch. Who knows, maybe we’ll make our own edible arrangements DIY project next week with his skills!
You can score a nice set of 101 piece cookie cutters on Amazon for less than $15 and they’re eligible for free 2-Day shipping for the Amazon Prime members! We purchased ours through Amazon and they were delivered very quickly and so many shapes and sizes to use. I love to use them for baking, cooking, play time (playdoh) and many other activities. We can toss our fruit shapes into our meals and make it colorful and decorative.