It has been so fun decorating our new home this past year. I’ve always gone to our local dollar store to buy our holiday decorations. Most of the time they would be thrown out after the season because the items would break (usually before the occasion) and I knew I couldn’t go crazy spending money on “decorations”. That was until I started paying attention to sales and items on the end caps at Target. Now I’m not going to lie some of these decorations were around twenty dollars but only a few. I’ve also learned to scope out the dollar section when you first enter Target (my favorite store) for anything in my home really. They have really unique things like these eggs! A string of colorful eggs really makes an entry way 😉
They are so cute!! This is what I mean. These were ten bucks. That could be a lot but they are good quality and I know I will have them next year. This has been my go-to spot for all my decorations lately it seems. Now don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy the dollar store I just purchase little odds and ends to throw in the mix from there. Actually, my sons closet is completely put together on one side with red and blue bins/baskets from the dollar store and it looks awesome. I’ll put up a picture this week. It has helped him stay so organized in that area of his closet I could probably go and take a picture now without having to do much to make the picture nice. My point being I do love dollar stores but I’ve learned that “nicer” decor comes with a little higher price tag. Ten or twenty bucks once in a while isn’t so bad to have a beautifully decorated home. Christmas was awesome! Again that’s another post I’ll have to share next year.
When your out shopping look around, you never know what things you could throw together on your own to create a nice look at a small cost. When we first moved into this home I couldn’t wait to start buying new things. I wanted everything yesterday and acted like I had to purchase everything immediately. That’s just not realistic when money is an issue. What I’ve learned to realize is that it’s fun to do it little by little. It gives you time to appreciate what you do have and you have more time to think about what could go where and so forth.
This post is making me laugh. My blogs name “Over The Top” my website Everythinginexcess.net are you getting it yet? My old habits are what started this blog. Every thing I do, I do in excessive behavior. The main reason I started my blogging diary was to see how many like-minded people there are in this world living with the same mind frame as me (I can’t be the only one, am I?) Let’s get back on topic, decorating on a budget. I put myself on a strict budget so I could
1. Save money and pay off the things I already purchased.
2. Appreciate the things I was buying instead of piling up new things every day and not even noticing what I already had.
3. Most importantly: I didn’t want to get myself into a hole I couldn’t get out of financially.
This blog has helped me slow down on my shopping and start thinking of new ways to use the things I already have in front of me without having to run to the store and spend more money. And with this, I close. One more picture of our Easter decor. All of these decorations didn’t even cost fourth dollars and they will last years as the kids grow and turn into traditions. That’s really what the holidays are about. God. Jesus. Family. Thank you for reading! Xoxoxoxo