5 Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving on a Tight Budget

It’s the reality of life…sometimes the budget is just a bit tighter than you would like as the holidays come upon you. It may be a surprise bill or a true emergency that sent you into a budget crisis, but it’s hard to picture the traditional holidays when your budget is tight. Don’t fret…so much of Thanksgiving can be found in the traditions of the day. You can still host a nice Thanksgiving, while not putting yourself into debt or running up those credit cards. These simple tips can help. Continue reading “5 Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving on a Tight Budget” »

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10 Must-Have Thanksgiving Items from Amazon

Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving for the zillionth time or the first time (okay, especially if you are hosting it for the first time), setting the perfect table is fun. If you are going to spend hours in the kitchen, you want a beautiful tablescape to display all your creations. Yes, your niece is going to announce that she is suddenly a vegetarian. Yes, your daughter is only going to eat a roll. And yes, your Uncle is probably going to drink too much and make everyone uncomfortable. But, these 10 Must-Haves for Thanksgiving entertaining will have your home looking amazing…and later, when they all go home; you can finish off all the wine!

  1. The Turkey Baster
  2. The Turkey Roaster 
  3. The Gravy Boat
  4. The Serving Bowls
  5. The Serving Platter
  6. The Beautiful Tablecloth
  7. The Cloth Napkins
  8. The Centerpiece
  9. The Wineglasses 
  10. And something fun for you to wear over your cute outfit!

Dusty’s Note: This post contains affiliate links. As always, I encourage you to shop around and find items that really appeal to you, but have provided links to come of my favorites as a reference.

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Lego Birthday Party

I love parties. I know they can be stressful and expensive, but I love hosting them. This one was one of my favorites.

We were able to keep this party pretty inexpensive by creating as much as we could on our own. Lego party supplies are difficult to come by and can be expensive, but luckily, Lego’s are primary colors..so you can get creative on the cheap. Here are a few ideas that were simple to create, but gave us a big bang for just a few bucks. Continue reading “Lego Birthday Party” »

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