Save money and celebrate the big game with these easy tips to throw a Super Bowl party on a budget. Spoiler: it starts with shopping at the right place and getting creative! #ad

How to Throw a Super Bowl Party on a Budget

Save money and celebrate the big game with these easy tips to throw a Super Bowl party on a budget. Spoiler: it starts with shopping at the right place and getting creative! #ad

As promised, we are back today with tips for how to throw a Super Bowl party on a budget. Of course it starts with shopping at the right place. That’s why I always start at Oriental Trading. First, they have thousands of ready-to-go decorations and tableware. They follow that up with having the supplies I need to DIY party elements. Oriental Trading has everything you need to pull off this awesome party style you see below.

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Use Items in New Ways

This is huge when it comes to throwing a Super Bowl party on a budget. Get creative and use items in unexpected ways to save money and create a festive party setting. Here are 2 quick examples to get your creative juices flowing.

 

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DIY Football Backdrop

Materials

 

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Step 1

First, cut your table skirt in half.

Step 2

Next, hang each half on the wall, slightly overlapping, using push pins.

 

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Step 3

Lastly, layer caution tape in an angled pattern across the table skirt and secure the ends with tape.

 

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Referee and Field Cutlery Organizers

Materials

 

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Step 1

First, open up your treat bags.

 

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Step 2

Next, remove one treat bag and slip a cup into it.

 

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Step 3

Then tuck the ends of the bag inside of the cup.

 

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Step 4

Add 1 yellow napkin to the inside of your cup as pictured. This will keep the bag ends tucked in the cup as guests grab cutlery and napkins.

 

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Step 5

Use the cups to organize cutlery and napkins.

 

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Note:

  • I fanned out the yellow napkins in the cup for an added decorative touch.

 

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Make Your Own Food

Food is the biggest expense when throwing a party. Save your money by making your own instead of buying pre-packaged. This is especially true of fruit and vegetable trays. Make your own to save some serious coin.

 

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Football Stadium Veggie Tray

Materials

Step 1

First, put your stadium together. Don’t worry. It’s super easy.

Step 2

Next, chop up your vegetables that need it. Veggies like baby carrots and mushrooms can be served as-is.

Step 3

Fill your chili cups with vegetables.

Step 4

Then stack your chili cups on the bleachers of your stadium.

Step 5

Lastly, add any dips or dressings to the main field.

 

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Create Stations

Create stations that serve specific functions for guest convenience. Start with a drink station complete with a beverage dispenser (like this football one) and cups. Don’t forget an ice bucket if you need it.

 

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Next, create the food stations. Keep like foods grouped together. For example, all of the desserts should be in the same area of the food table.

 

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Lastly, place napkins, plates, and utensils in a section together. I always like to bookend the food with 2 separate utensil sections. This makes it easy if guests are only grabbing a napkin or trying to grab some dessert.

Don’t Forget Levels

Don’t forget to create levels when displaying food, drinks, and utensils. This allows you to fit more on the table and is also more aesthetically pleasing. For example, our beverage dispenser is elevated on a cake plate. I also used the extra chili cups to elevate cutlery and dessert trays. Remember tip one: Get Creative!

 

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Now you can save money and celebrate the big game with these tips to throw a Super Bowl party on a budget. I cannot stress enough how much money you save when you get creative. Festive displays would have cost upwards of $50 in this instance. Instead, I had all that I needed, plus extra bags for guests to take home leftovers, for less than $10! Don’t forget to check out below for more awesome Super Bowl party ideas that are do-it-yourself. Your party will be fun and frugal effortlessly.

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Remember to make fun a priority this year. Find out how to do it with a yearly to-do list and these helpful tips. Waiting for free time won't make it happen!

Make Time for Fun with a Yearly To-Do List

Are you guilty of making endless to-do lists that are packed to the brim? Even though I know better, I am too.

  • There are household chores that need to get done.
  • Your family still has to be fed.
  • Decorations need to be put away.
  • You want to finally declutter and get organized…

The list goes on and on. Your to-do list is so full that you keep pushing off the things you actually want to do. Even if you get free time, you have no idea what to do with it on top of being exhausted. That is exactly where a yearly to-do list comes in. It’s not what you’re thinking. Are you ready to find out what a yearly to-do list is and why you need one?

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But First, Prioritizing

Before we get to what a yearly to-do list is, let’s talk about prioritizing. If your to-do list is overflowing it is not because you have too much to do. It means you need help prioritizing. My Monthly Goal Setting Planner helps you break this down in-depth but here are the basics:

  1. You only have so many hours in the day.
  2. Everything cannot be a priority every day of the week.
  3. Choose 3-5 areas of your life each day to focus on.

When you keep these prioritizing basics in mind, you will find yourself getting more done each day.

 

Remember to make fun a priority this year. Find out how to do it with a yearly to-do list and these helpful tips. Waiting for free time won't make it happen!

What is a Yearly To-Do List?

Now that you know how to better prioritize your tasks and focus, let’s find out what a yearly to-do list is. This is a list to write down all of the things that you want to do this year. The key word here is “want”. A yearly to-do list is not for home improvement projects or business goals. It is for the activities and experiences you always want to do/try but never take the time to. Here are some ideas of what to include on your list:

  • Go to ball game
  • Try out a new activity
  • Take a class
  • Go to a Concert
  • Share Somewhere Special from Your Childhood with Your Kids
  • Learn a New Skill
  • Check Out a New Restaurant
  • Visit a New Park or Trail
  • Take a Road Trip

You get the idea. Fill your list with at least 12 of these (more is better). Then move on to the next step.

 

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How to Use a Yearly To-Do List

Now that you have your yearly to-do list made, it is time to put it into action. You can’t just make it and hope it manifests (although, wouldn’t that be cool?). Now you have to make a point to prioritize one of these activities every month. Just as you schedule doctor’s visits, vacations, and paying bills, you have to schedule your fun. If you don’t, you will keep putting it off like you have in years before.

You can schedule these loosely. For example, schedule the time in your schedule but leave the activity flexible. This is especially helpful when you have events that get rescheduled due to weather such as sporting events and outdoor concerts. In that instance you simply check out your yearly to-do list and pick another item that is comparable in time. Remember that this time is a priority. Don’t blow it off when things don’t go to plan.

 

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This year, remember to make fun a priority too. A yearly to-do list is the perfect way to finally be successful. You can totally grab a pretty printable Yearly To-Do List for free on Colorful Candy Planner Pages for your Big Happy Planner. It is included in the planner accessory sheets along with a Password Keeper, Monthly Habit Tracker, and more. Don’t forget to schedule your daily to-do list day in your calendar. That’s how you prioritize the fun along with the work. What fun priorities are going on your list? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.

It seems impossible to stick to your diet goals at Super Bowl parties. Thankfully, these baked coffee wings let you enjoy your favorite football food while keeping calories down.

Easy Delicious and Healthy Baked Coffee Wings

Have you ever noticed that right after you make all of those healthy resolutions for the New Year, you get slammed with more holidays? Super Bowl is sold with beer and hot wings. Valentine’s Day is swimming in candy. It seems impossible to stick to your goals. The trick is to make eating healthier as easy as possible. That is exactly what these baked coffee wings do. They let you enjoy your favorite football food while keeping calories down.

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How Baked Coffee Wings are Healthier

While chicken wings aren’t the healthiest choice for your diet, (one raw wing is around 100 calories), they can be make healthier. These delicious wings keep fat down in multiple ways and do it without sacrificing flavor.

  1. They are baked and not fried. Frying food adds extra and unnecessary calories.
  2. The only additional ingredient is the rub. Wings start packing on the calories when you add sauce on them and dip them in ranch.
  3. They don’t include any butter or oil which is common in most wing recipes.

 

It seems impossible to stick to your diet goals at Super Bowl parties. Thankfully, these baked coffee wings let you enjoy your favorite football food while keeping calories down.

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs. Bone-In Chicken Wings
  • ¾ Cup Coffee Rub

Step 1

First, make sure that your wings are completely defrosted.

Step 2

Then pre-heat your over to 400º F.

Step 3

Next, rinse your wings and place ½ of them in a gallon re-sealable bag.

Note:

  • You have to do this in batches because you need room in the bag to shake them.

Step 4

Add half of your coffee rub to the bag of wings and shake to coat.

Step 5

Then place your coated wings on an 18×13 sheet pan in a single layer.

 

It seems impossible to stick to your diet goals at Super Bowl parties. Thankfully, these baked coffee wings let you enjoy your favorite football food while keeping calories down.

Step 6

Add the second half of your wings and the remaining coffee rub into your re-sealable bag.

Step 7

Again, shake to coat your wings.

Step 8

Place your remaining coated wings on your sheet pan in a single layer.

Step 9

Next, bake your wings at 400º F for 50-60 minutes.

Step 10

Immediately transfer from your pan and serve hot.

 

It seems impossible to stick to your diet goals at Super Bowl parties. Thankfully, these baked coffee wings let you enjoy your favorite football food while keeping calories down.

A Great Party Food

You literally shake these up and throw them in the over. Party food does not get any easier than that. Baked coffee wings are also easy to make in bulk. No guest will go hungry from you running out. Want to know the absolute best part? Your guests won’t miss the traditional wings one bit when you serve these babies. They are that good!

 

It seems impossible to stick to your diet goals at Super Bowl parties. Thankfully, these baked coffee wings let you enjoy your favorite football food while keeping calories down.

It seems impossible to stick to your diet goals at Super Bowl parties. Thankfully, these baked coffee wings let you enjoy your favorite football food while keeping calories down.

What makes these baked coffee wings so good is all in the rub. You definitely want to use the Coffee Rub from Pepper Palace. (I’m not an affiliate; it’s just seriously that good.) It tastes amazing. Unlike other coffee rubs, it breaks down great on your wings so you don’t feel like you’re eating grit. We used to have to stock up when we vacationed in Gatlinburg but now you can totally buy it online and ship it right to your door. Talk about a Touchdown! This Super Bowl Sunday, have your wings and stick to your diet with delicious baked coffee wings.

Easy Delicious and Healthy Baked Coffee Wings

Ingredients


  • 2.5 lbs. Bone-In Chicken Wings

  • ¾ Cup Coffee Rub

Instructions


  1. First, make sure that your wings are completely defrosted.

  2. Then pre-heat your over to 400º F.

  3. Next, rinse your wings and place ½ of them in a gallon re-sealable bag.

  4. Add half of your coffee rub to the bag of wings and shake to coat.

  5. Then place your coated wings on an 18×13 sheet pan in a single layer.

  6. Add the second half of your wings and the remaining coffee rub into your re-sealable bag.

  7. Again, shake to coat your wings.

  8. Place your remaining coated wings on your sheet pan in a single layer.

  9. Next, bake your wings at 400º F for 50-60 minutes.

  10. Immediately transfer from your pan and serve hot.
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Quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast of busy moms. These 10 delicious smoothies are absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

10 Delicious Smoothies to Start Your Day With

Why in the world did I think that life would slow down after the holidays? I don’t know about you but my day is just as packed now as it was in December. Kids are back in school, there is a ton of clean-up from the holidays, and of course there are your resolutions. This is all on top of your day-to-day responsibilities. It is more important than ever to start your day off right. For busy moms like us, quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast. This year I’m finally jumping on the smoothie bus with these 10 delicious smoothies! All of them look absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

Quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast of busy moms. These 10 delicious smoothies are absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

 

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Quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast of busy moms. These 10 delicious smoothies are absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

Strawberry Mint Smoothie Recipe (Home Cooking Memories)

I love that she included mint in this delicious smoothie! You’ll get an extra boost of freshness in your breakfast.

 

Quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast of busy moms. These 10 delicious smoothies are absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

Raspberry Almond Chia Smoothie (Delightful’E’Made)

This is another delicious way to start your day. You won’t regret the raspberry delciousness.

 

Quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast of busy moms. These 10 delicious smoothies are absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

Strawberry Orange Vanilla Smoothie (Rose Bakes)

This is super easy to make and totally reminds me of a Creamsicle. Who else can say they started their day with dessert?

 

Quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast of busy moms. These 10 delicious smoothies are absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

Strawberry Banana Smoothies (Cravings of a Lunatic)

You can’t beat the classic strawberry-banana combination. This smoothie doesn’t disappoint.

 

Quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast of busy moms. These 10 delicious smoothies are absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

Cranberry Cherry Frozen Smoothie (Comfort Spring)

You definitely have to try anything that has both cranberry and cherry mixed. You will want to have this smoothie for breakfast and dessert!

 

Quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast of busy moms. These 10 delicious smoothies are absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

Concord Grape Smoothie (My Pinterventures)

If you are looking for a smoothie that’s good for your heart then this is the one for you. It’s tasty and healthy.

 

Quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast of busy moms. These 10 delicious smoothies are absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

Blueberry Peach Smoothie (Domestically Creative)

So much yes to anything made with peach, especially when it is good for you, too.

 

Quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast of busy moms. These 10 delicious smoothies are absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

Super Easy Fruit Smoothie (Intelligent Domestications)

Make this smoothie with fruits from the freezer for the easiest breakfast ever.

 

Quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast of busy moms. These 10 delicious smoothies are absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

Smoothie Breakfast Bowl (Inside the Fox Den)

Do you need something you eat with a spoon instead of slurping on the go? This delicious smoothie bowl is the solution.

 

Quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast of busy moms. These 10 delicious smoothies are absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

Healthy and Delicious Mango Pineapple Smoothie (C’mon Get Crafty)

Your morning will feel like a walk on the beach with this topical yumminess. It is sure to put a smile on your face.

 

Quick and healthy solutions are the dream breakfast of busy moms. These 10 delicious smoothies are absolutely amazing and give you the energy to tackle all of those tasks on your to-do list.

You have no excuse to skip breakfast with these 10 delicious smoothies to start your day with. They will help fuel you to get everything on your list done. The best part is that they travel well so they work even if you are on the go. Now that we have your breakfasts covered, it is time to get the Merry Monday link party started. Share your latest and greatest with us. Then stick around and check out the other awesome ideas being shared. Let’s get onto the party!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

DIY Etched Family Mickey Plate

We are taking a break from our New Years goals today with an easy tutorial for Disney fans. We are taking our family to Disney World next year so I am already getting pumped. None of my kids have been yet so this is going to be such a delightful experience full of memories for them. This DIY etched family Mickey plate is an excellent way to surprise your kiddos with a Disney vacation announcement. It is also a fun and thoughtful, personalized gift for any Disney lover. Of course, it is so cool you will want to make one to keep as well. Luckily this DIY is inexpensive to make so you don’t have to choose between keeping on for you and gifting it.

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Materials

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 1

Start by layering strips of painters tape on a cutting mat (or other protected surface). Do this with the sticky-side of the tape facing up.

Step 2

Next, measure the width of your plate (the flat part only) with your ruler.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 3

Then draw 2 parallel lines on your tape strips the same length as your plate width. Place them roughly 2 inches apart from each other vertically.

Step 4

Continue sketching your design by drawing ears on the top parallel line.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 5

Next, draw a semi-circle below the bottom parallel line.

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Optional:

  • You can write and established date in the center of your bottom parallel line. I didn’t like the way mine looked so I chose to cut it from the final design.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 6

After you have sketched your design, start placing your letters centered between your parallel lines.

Tips:

  • The letters should be placed so that you can read them. Don’t try to place them backwards.
  • Start with the center letter in the last name and work your way out to keep your design centered.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 7

Continue adding your letters until the entire name is spelled out.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 8

Next, begin cutting out your design with a utility knife, starting with your letters.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 9

Continue cutting out your design until the entire thing is cut out.

Tip:

  • Make sure that your parallel lines have a little bulk to them. See the picture for reference.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 10

Now, center your design on the bottom of your plate with the sticky side facing the plate.

Step 11

Smooth your design onto your plate and ensure that every edge if firmly pressed down so that you get clean lines during etching.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 12

After putting on protective gloves, cover your design with etching solution.

Step 13

Let the etching solution set the amount of time recommended on the packaging.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Step 14

Next, put your protective gloves on and rinse the etching solution off of your plate and remove your tape.

 

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

This DIY etched family Mickey plate is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. It is also the perfect way to surprise kids with a Disney vacation announcement.

Dry off your DIY etched family Mickey plate and you are done. This is such an easy and inexpensive gift that any Disney fan would love to receive. This is also a great DIY project to personalize for kids. If you choose to do that, I recommend doing it with their first names instead of the last name. They will be crazy excited to have an awesome plate just for them. These babies are also dishwasher safe so clean-up is a breeze. If you want to kick the surprise up a notch, be sure to gift this DIY alongside these delicious Sparkly Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Truffles. What goes better with a fancy plate than a fancy dessert?

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.

Do you get overwhelmed by all of those sections on traditional budgets that seem to break down your finances until they are unrecognizable? You are not alone. This system for easy monthly budgeting is a simple and straight-forward solution.

Easy Monthly Budgeting When You’re Overwhelmed

Are you struggling to create a monthly budget and stick to it? Do you get overwhelmed by all of those sections on traditional budgets that seem to break down your finances until they are unrecognizable? You are not alone. A lot of people struggle with convoluted budgets that make them feel like they will never have enough money everything they need. This often leads to giving up before you even really try. That is why I’m sharing a new way of budgeting to help you finally get your finances on track. This system for easy monthly budgeting is simple and straight-forward.

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Do you get overwhelmed by all of those sections on traditional budgets that seem to break down your finances until they are unrecognizable? You are not alone. This system for easy monthly budgeting is a simple and straight-forward solution.

 

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Do you get overwhelmed by all of those sections on traditional budgets that seem to break down your finances until they are unrecognizable? You are not alone. This system for easy monthly budgeting is a simple and straight-forward solution.

Easy Monthly Budgeting Breakdown

Stop trying to force yourself to use traditional budget breakdowns. There are only 4 basic components that you need in your budget: income, savings, necessary bills, and debt/optional bills. I will go more in-depth on income and savings a little later in the post. Right now, let’s break down the 2 types of bills.

 

Do you get overwhelmed by all of those sections on traditional budgets that seem to break down your finances until they are unrecognizable? You are not alone. This system for easy monthly budgeting is a simple and straight-forward solution.

Necessary Bills

These are the items that you absolutely have to have a part of basic living. These include your housing, utilities, transportation, and food. To be successful at budgeting these, write down each bill individually. Then note the due date, payment amount, and a check box for when you have paid it.

Tip:

  • Even if you pay some bills quarterly (once every 4 months) or bi-annually (twice a year), include the amount you need to save monthly towards those in your monthly budget. This will ensure that when the bill is due, you already have the money saved for it. This is especially important if you live paycheck to paycheck.

 

Do you get overwhelmed by all of those sections on traditional budgets that seem to break down your finances until they are unrecognizable? You are not alone. This system for easy monthly budgeting is a simple and straight-forward solution.

Debt/Optional Bills

As much as we may not want to believe it, there are many bills that are not a necessary part of living. These include your cable, gym memberships, and internet services. I’m sure you are baulking at that internet one. You work from home, your kid has home he has to complete online, or a million other reasons it is necessary. The harsh truth is that it is convenient, not necessary. The number of places that offer free access to the internet, including the public library, means that if you had to, you could go without it.

Optional Bills

When you are looking for areas to cut down on your expenses, this is where to look in your budget. To help you get organized, here are a few ideas for what to include in this section:

  • Membership Fees – Gyms, clubs, museums
  • Subscriptions – Magazines and subscription boxes
  • Streaming Services – Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Video

Debt

This is also the section to include any debt you are paying off. Credit cards and student loans are common bills to include. Again, track the debt, the payment date, minimum payment, and check box in this section of your budget.

 

Do you get overwhelmed by all of those sections on traditional budgets that seem to break down your finances until they are unrecognizable? You are not alone. This system for easy monthly budgeting is a simple and straight-forward solution.

Track Your Savings

You know you need a savings for emergencies but you also need it for those irregular purchases that come up throughout the year. To make sure you always have enough, make a list of all of those expenditures and when they occur. Then use that list to build savings goals into your monthly budget. Make a note each month of how much you need saved to prepare for those expenses. Each month in this printable monthly budget has a “Don’t Forget” section that includes these reminders but here are a few to get you started:

  • Vehicle Maintenance (Oil Changes, Tire Rotation, New Brakes)
  • School Supplies
  • Kids Clothes
  • Christmas
  • Birthdays

 

Do you get overwhelmed by all of those sections on traditional budgets that seem to break down your finances until they are unrecognizable? You are not alone. This system for easy monthly budgeting is a simple and straight-forward solution.

Plan Your Paychecks

This is the key for when you are overwhelmed by traditional budgets. Most traditional budgets simply have a section for your income that you use to budget the entire month. That doesn’t work when you are struggling to use a budget. It definitely doesn’t work when you are living paycheck to paycheck. My monthly financial planner has a section to break that down for you. It is also why you need to know when your bills are due on your monthly budget.

 

Do you get overwhelmed by all of those sections on traditional budgets that seem to break down your finances until they are unrecognizable? You are not alone. This system for easy monthly budgeting is a simple and straight-forward solution.

How to Plan Your Paychecks

Start with your pay dates and the amount of each check. Then add in the expenses that come out every paycheck. For example, half of our monthly mortgage payment is automatically paid from every check. That means it gets factored out of the total check before other bills and expenses. Once you have those amounts subtracted, budget your remaining bills based on their due dates.

Tip:

  • Don’t forget about the next month. Some bill due dates fall early in the month before you get paid again. Make sure that you are paying them with the last check of the previous month.

 

Do you get overwhelmed by all of those sections on traditional budgets that seem to break down your finances until they are unrecognizable? You are not alone. This system for easy monthly budgeting is a simple and straight-forward solution.

Use a Register

This is the single-most overlooked area when budgeting. I worked in banking for years and I can tell you that not using a register will cost you hundreds of dollars a month. You cannot rely on your online banking or ATM balance to know how much you truly have. Many transactions do not post immediately. Some stores are slower than others at pushing transactions through. Paying for gas at the pump only registers as a dollar for days before the full amount posts. The only way to know what you have in your account is to keep a register. That is why you will find one on every monthly sheet of this budget.

 

Do you get overwhelmed by all of those sections on traditional budgets that seem to break down your finances until they are unrecognizable? You are not alone. This system for easy monthly budgeting is a simple and straight-forward solution.

Whew! That was a lot of information to take in. It all adds up to easy monthly budgeting when you’re overwhelmed. Budgeting doesn’t have to be complicated. It is about finding what works for you. If traditional budgets aren’t working then it is time to try this method. You will know what is coming in and when, and you can budget to pay your bills on time. You can implement this budget on regular paper if you want but this printable budget makes it easy and lays everything out for you. Make right now when you finally get your finances under control. Don’t forget to check these Printable Colorful Candy Planner Pages for even more organizational awesomeness!

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Sparkly Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Truffles

Are you ready for a delicious and decadent dessert that will blow your guests away this New Years? You are in the right place. These sparkly peanut butter caramel chocolate truffles are rich inside and out. They are also incredibly easy to make. Only 4 ingredients topped with a dusting of gold sparkle and you have an amazing dessert to wow your guests with. Of, and did I mention that they aren’t made with cream cheese? Instead, they come packed with a mouthwatering caramel. This is great for the guests who don’t love cream cheese, like me.

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Ingredients

Note: The pearl dust is totally optional. It doesn’t add any flavor. It just makes it shiny and pretty!

 

Sparkly Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Truffles | Wow friends and family with a decadent dessert! So delicious you won't believe how easy they are to make.

Step 1

First, crush the Oreos in your food processor.

Tip:

  • If you have a small food processor, I found it is better to do one row of Oreos at a time.

Step 2

Pour your crushed Oreos into a medium-sized mixing bowl.

Step 3

Next add your caramel to the crushed Oreos and mix thoroughly with a silicone spatula.

Step 4

Form your cookie mixture into 25 even balls and place on a silicone mat.

Tips:

  • The mixture will be very sticky so you may want to coat your hands in non-stick spray.
  • If the mixture is too loose to work with, chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes before forming your balls.

Step 5

Now freeze your balls (still on the mat) for 1 hour.

 

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Step 6

Next, melt your chocolate chips.

Step 7

Then stir the shortening into your melted chocolate chips.

Tip:

  • This will make the chocolate coat the balls better.

Step 8

Using a fork dip your frozen balls into the chocolate to cover and then return to your silicone mat.

Step 9

Let the chocolate set before moving on.

Step 10

Lastly, brush each truffle with Wilton Pearl Dust.

Tip:

  • I brushed mine directly on but you can also mix it with a dab of almond extract for a more metallic look.

 

Sparkly Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Truffles

Yield: 25

Sparkly Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients


  • Package of Peanut Butter Oreos

  • 8-10 oz. Hershey’s Caramel Topping

  • 12 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

  • 1 tsp. Shortening

  • Wilton Pearl Dust

Instructions


  1. First, crush the Oreos in your food processor.

  2. Pour your crushed Oreos into a medium-sized mixing bowl.

  3. Next add your caramel to the crushed Oreos and mix thoroughly with a silicone spatula.

  4. Form your cookie mixture into 25 even balls and place on a silicone mat.

  5. Now freeze your balls (still on the mat) for 1 hour.

  6. Next, melt your chocolate chips.

  7. Then stir the shortening into your melted chocolate chips.

  8. Using a fork dip your frozen balls into the chocolate to cover and then return to your silicone mat.

  9. Let the chocolate set before moving on.

  10. Lastly, brush each truffle with Wilton Pearl Dust.
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Sparkly Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Truffles | Wow friends and family with a decadent dessert! So delicious you won't believe how easy they are to make.

Sparkly Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Truffles | Wow friends and family with a decadent dessert! So delicious you won't believe how easy they are to make.

Sparkly Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Truffles | Wow friends and family with a decadent dessert! So delicious you won't believe how easy they are to make.

Seriously, these sparkly peanut butter caramel chocolate truffles are the most delicious thing you will ever put in your mouth. Your guests will love this decadent dessert so you may want to snag one before you serve them. Otherwise you could miss out. Trust me. You do not want to miss getting your truffle. Do you need more awesome ideas for your New Years Eve party? Check out the tutorial for this New Years Eve Gold Clock Noise Maker. Then come back to find out how to make a Family New Years Time Capsule and DIY Colorful Party Blowers! All of these DIY ideas will help you have the best New Years Party ever this year!

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Sausage French Toast Breakfast Casserole

When you are not a morning person, breakfast can be a dread. The last thing a tired mom feels like doing as soon as she gets up is cooking in the kitchen. This sausage French toast breakfast casserole lets you spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying that cup of coffee in the morning. Whip it up the night before and throw it in the over the next morning. This is also a fantastic recipe for Christmas morning. It can bake in the oven while your family gets started on gifts and fun!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Breakfast Sausage
  • 10-12 oz. French Loaf
  • 1 dozen Eggs
  • 2 tbsp. Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. Allspice
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • Powder Sugar for Sprinkling
  • Syrup

Step 1

First, pre-heat your oven to 375º F.

Step 2

Next, brown your sausage in a sauté pan.

Step 3

Strain the grease from your cooked sausage.

Step 4

In a large mixing bowl, whisk your eggs together.

Step 5

Next, whisk in your vanilla, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon until well combined.

Step 6

Add you milk to the egg mixture and whisk together.

 

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Step 7

Spray an 8×10 baking dish with non-stick spray.

Step 8

Begin tearing your bread into small pieces and add them directly to your baking dish.

Step 9

Crumble your cooked sausage over the top of your torn bread pieces.

Step 10

Next, pour your egg mixture over the top. Let it sit a minute to allow the mixture to soak into your bread.

Step 11

Bake your sausage French toast breakfast casserole at 375º F for 25 minutes.

Step 12

Pull your casserole from the oven and sprinkle powder sugar over the top of it.

Step 13

Serve with syrup as desired.

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Sausage French Toast Breakfast Casserole

Yield: 8

Sausage French Toast Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients


  • 1 pound Ground Breakfast Sausage

  • 10-12 oz. French Loaf

  • 1 dozen Eggs

  • 2 tbsp. Vanilla

  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg

  • ½ tsp. Allspice

  • 1 tbsp. Ground Cinnamon

  • 1 cup of Milk

  • Powder Sugar for Sprinkling

  • Syrup

Instructions


  1. First, pre-heat your oven to 375º F.

  2. Next, brown your sausage in a sauté pan.

  3. Strain the grease from your cooked sausage.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk your eggs together.

  5. Next, whisk in your vanilla, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon until well combined.

  6. Add you milk to the egg mixture and whisk together.

  7. Spray an 8×10 baking dish with non-stick spray.

  8. Begin tearing your bread into small pieces and add them directly to your baking dish.

  9. Crumble your cooked sausage over the top of your torn bread pieces.

  10. Next, pour your egg mixture over the top. Let it sit a minute to allow the mixture to soak into your bread.

  11. Bake your sausage French toast breakfast casserole at 375º F for 25 minutes.

  12. Pull your casserole from the oven and sprinkle powder sugar over the top of it.

  13. Serve with syrup as desired.
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This sausage French toast breakfast casserole is amazing! It is the perfect easy dish for weekday mornings, holidays, or brunch. The mix of sweet and savory delights your taste buds. Your kids won’t miss the cereal and Pop-Tarts when you serve this amazing breakfast. It is freezer-friendly too! Cover and freeze it after step 10 for up to 2 weeks. Pull it out to defrost in the fridge the day before cooking. You can prep it the night before for an easy and delicious hot breakfast the next morning. Stock your freezer with more delicious breakfasts when you make this Quick and Easy Sausage Quiche.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.

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Colorful Candy Planner Sheets for Your Big Happy Planner

Have you ever created something that you love so much that you squeal like a little girl every time that you look at it? That is exactly how I feel with my newest printable. Everyone knows I’m a totally Happy Planner addict and in the beginning of 2017 I switched to the big one. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of accessory pages for the Big Happy Planner. That’s why I created these colorful candy planner sheets to accompany the regular planner pages. Getting them from the printer was like a birthday and Christmas present all in one!

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Colorful Candy Planner Sheets

First, let’s answer the big question you have. What additional sheets are a part of this? I created the most important sheets for your daily life to help keep you on track. That includes:

  • 12 Monthly Budget Pages
  • 12 Monthly Financial Planners
  • 2 Debt Payoff Tracker
  • 2 Important Dates
  • Yearly To-Do List
  • Yearly Goals
  • Password Keeper
  • Monthly Habit Tracker
  • 4 Blog Post Ideas

Note: You’ll Need The Happy Planner Big Punch to Add These to Your Planner.

 

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Monthly Budget Sheets

There are 6 sections to the monthly budget sheets and they are different than any other budgeting printables you will find. The budget itself is only broken down into 2 sections. I have tried traditional budgets that are broken down into a ton of different categories. You know what? I never stick with them. You can learn more about my budget format in-depth later this month. Until then, here is how to use the different sections of this monthly budget sheet.

  • Monthly Staples
    • These are the expenses that are necessary and unchanging each month (for the most part).
    • Examples of these are your mortgage, insurance, and food.
  • Debt/Optional
    • These are the monthly expenses that you have chosen but that aren’t absolutely necessary for living and working.
    • Examples of these expenses include any outstanding debts (credit cards, loans, etcetera), subscription services, and paid television.
  • Savings
    • This section is for keeping track of your emergency savings.
    • This is not for your envelope breakdown, vacation fund, or Christmas savings.
  • Register
    • If you are not keeping a register of your account transactions, you need to start today. You cannot rely on your internet account balance.
  • Don’t Forget
    • This section will help you remember uncommon monthly expenses that only occur during certain times of the year.
    • You will also find blank lines to write in personal expenses such as anniversary plans, graduations, and more.
  • Monthly Finance Goal
    • It is always smart to readily set and view your financial goals often. This keeps it front and center each month to keep you on track.

 

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Monthly Financial Planner

This section helps you plan your monthly finances. Start by budgeting each paycheck and then keep track of any events or expenses coming up that month.

  • Paycheck Planning
    • Write each pay date and amount at the top of this section.
    • Use the following lines to plan what expenses will be paid with each check.
  • Event Planning
    • Use this section to plan for any parties, trips, anniversary dates, and more that are happening this month.
    • Only one is included because you do not want to over-extend your budget to try to include everything you want (but don’t actually need).
  • Notes
    • The last section on the Financial Planner page is to note any anomalies for the month. This includes extra paychecks or bonuses you are expecting and unexpected expenses.

 

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Debt Payoff Tracker

Paying off debt is definitely a priority. Keep track of where you are at in the process with these pages. List each debt and its beginning balance. Then use the remaining lines to track payments and updated balances.

 

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Additional Planner Sheets

The remaining planner sheets do not need explanation (except for possible the Yearly To-Do List which will get explained in its own post). The rest of them are all basic additions to keep you organized throughout the year. In these sheets you’ll find:

  • Important Dates
  • Yearly To-Do List (Again, I will explain this further in its own post.)
  • Yearly Goals
  • Password Keeper
  • Monthly Habit Tracker

 

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Are you a Happy Planner addict? Organize your life and dominate your finances with these colorful candy planner sheets for your Big Happy Planner.

How to Get Your Colorful Candy Planner Sheets

Okay, now it’s time to answer the big question which is how you get your hands on all of this awesomeness? You can get the additional planner sheets for free by clicking right here! As an added bonus, I’m also giving you the blog post ideas pages with them. They are all included in the link above. You can grab the budget planner sheets here. Not enough? Do you want even more? Get an exclusive discount for being awesome and save 15% on your budget planner sheets. Enter the code “diyreaders” and you can snag all 26 pages for only $8.50.

 

Are you a Happy Planner addict? Organize your life and dominate your finances with these colorful candy planner sheets for your Big Happy Planner.

Are you a Happy Planner addict? Organize your life and dominate your finances with these colorful candy planner sheets for your Big Happy Planner.

Make this the year you finally get organized and dominate your finances with these colorful candy planner sheets. What is even better is that the bright colors and fun candies make these pages something you look forward to using daily! Did I mention that I’m absolutely in love with these? You will also need to snag the Happy Planner Big Punch so that you can add these to your planner. It is so worth it. I use this thing all of the time to add fun pages and useful accessories to my planner. Don’t forget to use your exclusive discount code (diyreaders) to save on your budget printables now. Then come back at January 1st to find out even more about rocking your budget this year!

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Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Glittery Merry Christmas Floral Wreath

Can you believe it’s already Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop? Yesterday I shared the recipe for delicious peanut butter brownie cookies. Definitely check out the yummy cookie recipes if you haven’t yet. Today is all about dressing up your door, starting with this glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath. You can find everything you need to make this wreath except the ribbon at your local Dollar Tress making it another budget-friendly décor option. Once you’re done here, check out Frugal Tips for Gorgeous Christmas Décor for even more budget-friendly ideas.

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Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

Shirley~Intelligent Domestications I Alli~An Alli Event I Michelle~Our Crafty Mom I Marie~DIY Adulation 

Erlene~My Pinterventures I Beverly~Across The Blvd. I Debra~Shoppe No. 5 I Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled

Megan~C’mon Get Crafty I Michelle~Michelle James Designs I Amanda~Domestically Creative

Deborah~Salvage Sister & Mister I Jeanie~Create & Babble I Sherry~Olives & Okra

Jenny~Cookies Coffee & Crafts I Emily~Domestic Deadline I Bonbon~Farmhouse 40

Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I

Marie~The Inspiration Vault I Gail~Purple Hues and Me I Lynne~My Family Thyme I

Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West Lorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess I

Terri~Christmas Tree Lane I Sam~Raggedy Bits I Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity  Valeria~Val Event Gal 

Yami~The Latina Next Door I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage I Lauren~Wonderfully Made

 Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful ThoughtKim~Everyday Parties  I Dru~Polka Dot Poplars


Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

 

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Materials

  • 5-10 Floral Stems (I got some of all of the Christmas stems at Dollar Tree)
  • 18 inch Wreath
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Glitter Gold and Burlap “Merry Christmas” Ribbon (I got mine at Michael’s)

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 1

Remove all of the packaging from your wreath.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 2

Next, fluff your wreath to make it fuller.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 3

Then cut all of your flowers and elements off of their stems.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 4

First, glue your red poinsettias to your wreath.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 5

Next, glue the white poinsettias to your wreath.

Step 6

Fill out your wreath more with some leaves from your floral stems.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 7

Add your red glitter stems to your wreath next.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 8

Then glue your gold glitter stems on.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 9

Next, add pine cones and flocked fir branches.

Step 10

Cut a piece of ribbon with one full “Merry Christmas” saying in the center.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 11

Fold the ribbon to form a banner as pictured.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 12

Then check your banner against the center of your wreath for size. You want enough overlap to be able to glue it to your wreath. Readjust it if necessary.

Note:

  • Do not attach it to your wreath yet.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 13

Next, glue the folds of your ribbon so that they stay in place.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Step 14

Lastly, attach your banner to your wreath with hot glue.

 

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

You’ll notice that there is no ribbon hanger on this wreath. When I tested it, the hanger made it look cluttered. Instead, add an outdoor Command Hook to your door and hang your glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath on the hook. I absolutely love how this wreath turned out. We’ve already gotten a ton of compliments on it which is always nice as a creator. Now, it is time to check out all of the amazing wreaths and door décor ideas that my friends created. You can also visit days 1-8 of the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop for more holiday crafts and recipes.

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Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop 2018. Intelligentdomestications.com


 

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Get your front door ready for the holidays with this DIY glittery Merry Christmas floral wreath that proves gorgeous decor doesn't have to blow your budget!

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