Using wood crates to decorate for weddings and parties

Disclosure: I was provided crates and pallet from to use whoever I wished, but all decorating ideas and opinions expressed are all mine. Since we just talked about using old windows to decorate your home, let’s talk about using some other wood objects in decorating … and that is wood crates!!  The trends of DIY […]

10 tips to hosting a budget friendly party

I love to blog about all things frugal here – hence the name “The Frugal Homemaker”.   I truly am a homemaker at heart who loves all things home – from decorating, to cooking/baking, to entertaining, to cleaning and laundry – ok, well maybe not those last two!     I love to make all things PRETTY […]

Coffee Punch

If you love coffee, or Frappuccino’s you will LOVE this coffee punch.  In fact many people that don’t drink coffee still say they like this punch. I made this for 2 bridal showers this summer – a beach themed one and a modern vintage one and it was a hit.  I mean how can you go […]

Modern Vintage Green + Gold Bridal Shower Luncheon

This has been the year for weddings in our church!  I am the shower coordinator right now and this is the 3rd bridal shower  + 1 baby shower we have had since March.  And one more to go before the year is done.  I enjoy being stretched and challenged in my decorating and seeing how […]

Friday Frugal Finds: bedroom décor steals, shower décor, pillows, and wedding gifts from yard sale finds…

I had a big yard sale/thrift shopping weekend last weekend!   I specifically set aside some time on Friday to concentrate on shopping any and all yard sales I could find instead of just stopping at any I see as I make my way to town to do errands.  And I invited a friend to […]

Bridal Brunch at the Beach (Beach themed wedding shower)

I love decorating, love entertaining, and I love food so I guess a fun job for me would be to plan parties revolving around food.  Which is exactly what I get to do as the shower coordinator at our church.    So thankful that I get to use my love of decorating to minister in […]