More Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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Whether it’s for St. Nick’s Day, Christmas, or just a gift for a teacher or friend, it’s time to start thinking about stocking stuffers. For us it was picking out some extra fun little items for the two little kids we adopted this holiday season, a 3 year old boy and 6 year old girl.

DG stocking stuffersSince the little girl is right around Ellie’s age, I brought her along with me to Dollar General to pick out the stocking stuffers. For the little girl we picked up this Minnie Mouse Bow-tique paper dolls set… SIMPLY ADORABLE. It was in a huge toy bin with items marked 50% off. Final cost for the paper dolls? Only $2.50! My daughter is obsessed with paper dolls too so hopefully this little girl will enjoy them. We also snagged a Barbie lip gloss set for $1. Because every girl loves lip gloss.

dollar general christmas ideasThe little boy and girl both requested coloring books and crayons. Dollar General had a ton of holiday options for this (and I grabbed some extras just to keep around the house for my nieces and nephews). Love the non-candy stocking stuffers. I feel like Halloween just ended since we still have huge bowls of candy in the pantry!

dollar general christmasI picked up some little activity kits that included crayons and stickers, a coloring book, a pen and pad of paper. Then I grabbed some extra stocking stuffers… the 6 year old girl got Christmas playing cards and the 3 year old boy got a pop up book.

dollar general stocking stufferThis is seriously the most adorable pop-up book. We had to pick up an extra one for Ellie!

dollar general pop up bookOf course I did have to scoop up a little bit of candy. I mean, c’mon… who can resist chocolate peanut butter Santas and peppermint patties?

dollar general christmas candySo since I had Ellie help me shop for the kids we adopted this holiday season, I still need to find her a couple little things for her St. Nick stocking. Her birthday is on St. Nick’s Day so trust me… she remembers!

Does your family have any stocking traditions?
Do you celebrate St. Nicks’s Day?

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Christmas Sun Room

The tree is up, the wreath is hung… I’m officially ready for Christmas. Well besides that whole shopping, cooking, baking thing. Last week I showed you guys my Christmas kitchen and family room, but today I’m taking you on a tour of my final decorated space… the sun room.

sun room christmas decorationsAnd I think this is my favorite room in the house because it has our Christmas tree. This year I added some burlap garland from Michael’s and a new bow at the top that I scooped up from Ace Hardware.

christmas tree home tourAnd if you remember when I revealed my new sun room there was an empty space above the TV armoire. I made a little wooden backdrop out of scraps from my basement workshop, painted it white, added some dark wax then hung a wreath on it. I’m loving the look and can change out the wreaths year round if I want!

christmas decorations homeThe space to the left of the armoire got a little holiday love as well. I pinned some poinsettias onto the pillows. $1 makeover. My kind of makeover.

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christmas house tour

christmas home tour

christmas decorations sun roomAs I mentioned in my Christmas kitchen, ornaments in a bowl is one of my favorite ways to budget decorate for the holidays. I also used another $1 box from Dollar General in this room with some sparkly trees.

christmas decorations on a budgetI also scooped up this little reindeer pillow from Dollar General for $8.

christmas accent pillow

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christmas sun room decorationsNow that I’m ready for the holidays well in advance, I’m ready to sit back and enjoy my scenery for the next month!

sun room christmas decorations How about you?
Is your tree up? Do you do real or fake?

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