Dollar Tree Bins

Monday, December 31, 2012

Some great bins I found at the dollar tree - they are loaded up with all sorts of colors.  There were lots of plastic baskets as well -

Happy Organizing <3

I took this cold & snowy day to create a "bill paying" binder.  You can find instructions and pictures  on the projects page.  One more day till we ring in 2013 - I can't wait!!!

Target $1.00 Magazine Holders

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Found a great deal on magazine bins today at Target for $1.00.  Who doesn't love the dollar section as Target?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Deal of the Day!  I went to Staples with 3 - 40% off coupons for Martha Stewart Office Products from Avery.  Coupons said, "one coupon per product" and they took all three :-).  I especially like the binder because you can fold it over like a portfolio as well as it opens completely flat so it is easier to write in it.  I will use this as my personal planner for 2013 - calendar has much more space than the smaller ones I usually use and that's a big plus for me!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Since I am on vacation I have been trying to organize my blog - running into some difficulties trying to make a picture gallery as well as add a pin-it button on here.  Taking a break from the blog, I have decided to take down the Christmas tree and now I will have to deal with the 16 inches of snow we got last night.  Pictures to follow, when I get brave enough to venture outside :-)

Brooklyn enjoying the snow!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Today I made two "Movie Theater" Gift Baskets for Holiday Gifts.... Very easy to do - I purchased the "popcorn" container from the Dollar Tree as well as most of the candy, basket bags, shredded paper, tissue paper, and styrofoam to hold the candy on the dowels.  The dowels and popcorn I purchased from Walmart and also included a gift certificate to Regal Movie Theaters.  Instead of a movie gift card you can replace with a DVD for a family gift.


Place tissue paper so it hangs over the side of container.
Then place styrofoam rectangle into the container - cut with a knife to fit to size.
Hot glue candy to the dowel (I used clear scotch tape as well to hold in place)
Arrange candy on dowels in the container.
Next add loose popcorn bags to fill in the container.
Add some crumpled up tissue paper to hold styrofoam in place.
Spread shredded paper in the container.
Put container into the basket bag and add a bow.

Happy Holidays!!