boy do I hate moving! 
Packing isn't so bad,
it's the purging and sorting and the UNpacking
that I strongly dislike!!

On a positive note,
 we are moving only about a mile away
and it gives me a chance to try out some new decorating ideas!!

I just got the new Ballard Designs catalog...
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything for the holidays!!

I am really excited to get decorating in the new place 
and hoping to find some great new pieces
for our new home :}
Here is some inspiration I will be on the look out for...
I may need one of these ;}

For my love of Poppies...

On the look out for one of these...

I know exactly where I would put this...

Need to get organized...

And of course,
I can never pass up a cute pear...

I will keep you posted on the status of my finds,
but for now this is about how much we have packed...

Two weeks to go,


Halloween Mantel under $25

I am normally not one who goes all out with decorating for the Halloween,
but this year I thought some nice mantel decor would be fun and festive!
Keeping my budget in mind, I wanted to stay under $25!!

Here is what I came up with...
{except the mirror, which I had} 
was bought at the Dollar store or the Target dollar bins!

I decided to spray paint the wreath all BLACK! 
I think it gives it a spooky look ;}

The hurricane jars were made with
a vase and candlestick holder from Dollar Tree!
I found this great idea from Decor Chick 
where she can show you how to make your own!!
And of course what doesn't say Halloween better than candy corn 
to fill those chic hurricane jars ;}

I was noticing a lot of PURPLE in the Halloween decor out there this year,
so when I found the glittery Trick or Treat sign, 
I had to have it!

I picked up the mini pumpkins on our family trip 
to the pumpkin patch :}
I haven't been able to find my tea light candles,
but I was hoping to do this with them!

And the grand total...
How did I do?

On another Halloween note,
we finally decided on costumes for the girls...
Cadee is going to be our girly girl giraffe ;}
and Aria the bouncing bumble bee!
{pics coming soon}
More Halloween fun over here!

Happy Halloween,


Garage Sales!!

Since this is my very first post for Decor on a Dollar I wanted to share with you one of the great places I like to find those "one-of-a-kind" pieces!!

This past weekend was jam packed with garage sale hopping!
A nearby town was having a community garage sale {which are the BEST} and we found great little treasures around every corner :}

Here are a few of my favorite finds:
Starting at the top left:
*Never used, 6x8 ft piece of carpet.
We are planning to use this for our daughter play area
in the garage! PERFECT!
*The cutest BEE broch!
I just had to have it, I am a little obssesed with
birds, pears, and bees!
*The Radio Flyer Ride-on Car was FREE!
I know crazy right, but our neighbor was just giving it away,
so of course we wanted it, my daughter loves it!
Bottom left:
*YES!! A vintage wooden skate board!
This is actually a gift for my Dad,
he used to have one just like it as a kid and I think he will love to have it!
*Cast-Iron mini bird bath, another must have, especially since it already has that great distressed, rustic look!
*This was just a fun find for my daughter, I am calling it an "astro ball" because I am not really sure what it is called!
{Anyway, my husband always wanted one of these as a kid, so he might be playing with it more than the kids... just kidding honey ;}

Do you have a favorite garage sale find?

Happy Hopping,