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DIY Fall Centerpiece: Use grapevine wreaths to create an elegant & beautiful centerpiece!

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I made this simple elegant centerpiece several years ago.  I’ve gotten so many compliments on it, I thought you might enjoy a DIY tutorial.  Enjoy!!

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Frugal Fall Table Decorations

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Recently, my friend Judy posted this beautiful fall centerpiece on her facebook page. Don’t y’all just love it? I’ve been looking for ideas for fall table decorations. I just had to ask how she made it so I could share. I thought she did an amazing job! Meet Judy and check out her awesome step-by-step tutorial how to create this beautiful fall centerpiece.  [Read more...]

DIY Smurfette No-Sew Costume


DIY Smurfette No-Sew Costume

A friend of mine has a daughter who wants to be Smurfette for Halloween this year – and she’s been on the lookout for a deal.  The Amazon price for this official Smurfette Costume is around $25 – and when I saw it I knew this was possibly the easiest DIY costume EVER!  Here’s how to make a DIY Smurfette No-Sew costume:

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DIY Oil-Rubbed Bronze

DIY Oil-Rubbed Bronze

This is one of the oldest DIY tricks in the book, updating brass or gold fixtures to oil-rubbed bronze. You won’t believe how easy it is! Face it, we all have them….ugly brass or gold light fixtures, door handles, bathroom knobs, brass lamps, etc. Most anything could easily be updated to a beautiful oil-rubbed bronze in a matter of minutes.

In my case we have these:


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DIY Lamp Shade Revamp with Spray Paint!

DIY Lamp Shade Revamp

Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life on

Raise your hand if every lamp shade in your house is cream, beige, tan, or white. Hands down. Now raise your hand again if you wish they weren’t. Perfect! This is the DIY for you.

It’s 2 steps, and can be done by anyone. Ready?

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Home Depot Garden Club $10 off Coupon!


I just checked my inbox and I had a new $10 off $100 Purchase coupon from the Home Depot Garden Club!  This would be great if you’re buying dad a grill for Father’s day or just doing some summer landscaping/gardening purchases.

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Pool Party Fish Cake Recipe


To celebrate summer break – the kids and I made this fun Pool Party Fish Cake and invited the neighborhood kids over for cake and water games!  Check out our post on 15 water games HERE!

It turned out super cute – and would be appropriate for any pool party, summertime soiree or even Father’s Day for the fishing dad.  Here’s how to make your own Pool Party Fish Cake.

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DIY: How to Plant a Succulent Garden Video Tutorial + a $100 Home Depot Giveaway!

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Recently, I partnered with Home Depot to co-host a Pinterest Inspired Do-It-Herself Workshop all about Succulent Container Gardens. The big event was last Thursday, we had a crowd y’all, it was so much fun. Thanks to everyone that came out, it was so great to meet you in person. Although I have always loved vegetable gardening this was my first Succulent Garden lesson. Basically, Succulents are very hardy plants that require very little upkeep and minimal watering. Yes, my kind of plant! There are many different varieties with the most popular being cacti and aloe plants. During the workshop we learned step-by-step how to plant a Succulent Garden I couldn’t wait to plant my own.

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Here are just a couple of pics from the Do-It-Herself Workshop.  Home Depot even gave away a gas grill and the containers we made during the workshop!  The store manager presented me with a hand painted Home Depot apron.  It was such a kind gesture, and the apron was painted beautifully.


My kids had baseball and softball games all weekend, so we didn’t make it to Home Depot to pick up our supplies until Sunday afternoon. It was raining like crazy, and I don’t mean just a little bit.  There were flood watches everywhere, first time I’ve ever picked out planters in the garden department under an umbrella.  Otherwise, I was planning on filming what I was buying but we were a wet mess.

Favorite succulents

The kids helped me pick out their favorite Succulents, after looking at every single plant several times over (no exaggeration y’all it took forever). Love these sweet little hands.  If it would have been up to them, we would have bought every single one!

Succulent Supplies

Below I have included a list of supplies you’ll need to create a Succulent Garden.  We bought a beautiful large blue planter to use as a centerpiece on the table on our screened in porch.  Then, a smaller planter for the kids bathroom.

You’ll need:

Don’t forget to check out my Pinterest board of Succulent Gardens for additional inspiration.


Here is a step-by-step You Tube Video I filmed to help you create your own Succulent Garden. We’ve also got (1)$100 Home Depot gift card to give away to one Time 2 $ave reader!!  Follow directions below to enter.

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