Monday December 2, 2013
When it comes to decorating for Christmas, nothing beats getting your decorations for free! To help out your wallet this season, I put together a fantastic collection of free Christmas printables from around the web.
Not only are there tons of free printable decorations and decor ideas for your entire home, but also the collection includes party and table printables plus activities to keep the little ones (and the big ones!) busy during the holiday season. From printable gift tags and gift wrap to complete kits of coordinated Christmas printables, these ideas should have your decorating covered this season. Pair these printables with our DIY ornament ideas, and now all you need is your tree!
Free Christmas Printables for the Home
More Holiday Decorating Inspiration
Holiday Decorating 101
How to Decorate for Christmas Fast
Holiday Decorating for Small Spaces
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Friday November 29, 2013
I've explored some fantastic home stores and put together a collection of hot tableware items for 2013. Plus, there is even an idea for a complete "party in a box" that will help you set a cocktail scene in only a few simple steps.
All of these affordable items are chosen to coordinate together, or pick your favorites and pair them with your everyday dinnerware to set a beautiful holiday table on a budget.
Holiday Tableware Ideas
More Holiday Table Inspiration
Making a Holiday Table Shine
Ideas for Holiday Place Settings
Design Your Own Seasonal Dinnerware
Thursday November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day. ~ Robert Caspar Lintner
All of us at About Budget Decorating would like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving! May this day and season bring bountiful blessings into your life that resound for years to come. Among our many blessings, we are certainly thankful for our readers (you!) and look forward to helping you through another busy holiday season of decorating on a shoestring budget!
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Thursday November 21, 2013
The countdown to Black Friday is on, but so far in my poll, it looks as if the majority of you will be sleeping in. I'm right there with you! You also won't find me out and about on Thanksgiving Day. I'm not fond of the recent trend to open stores early. My heart goes out to the retail workers who may have to leave family and friends to open checkout lines so we can get a "good deal."
If you are like me and want to sleep in, or if you like to shop from home in addition to the stores, I've put together some fabulous finds and great gift ideas that will fit right into any budget. So now you can mark off your gift list while sitting on the sofa in your PJs!
Of course, some of the most unique and special gifts don't come from a store, so consider staying home and crafting handmade gifts this year. They are usually a frugal alternative to store-bought items and often mean much more.
To further help you in your search for great deals, our experts have put together some Black Friday info that will help you score great gifts (and goodies for yourself, too). If you are looking for home electronics, check out About Home Theater's blog daily because Robert is always posting Black Friday info there. Also, our furniture expert, Abe Abbas, always keeps his readers informed on Black Friday furniture and home decor deals.
So cheers to a happy and stress-free holiday season, and happy shopping!
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