Decorating On A Budget

I love beautifully decorated homes but truthfully my house’s decor is pretty much non-existent. Part of this is because we are renting and can’t do much, part is because I have young children around, and part of it is because I just don’t have a lot of money to invest in decorating.

I was excited when Family Dollar contacted me about their decor line and challenged me to decorate a room on a budget. I eagerly accepted and headed to the store. I knew that Family Dollar had a great selection but I hadn’t really explored the home decor section before. I was going to decorate my downstairs bathroom but then decided that no amount of home decorating would distract away from the hideous fish wallpaper {I rent a home from a fisherman apparently…} so I instead decided to do my entryway.

Entryway Before

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Entryway After

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Cute fabric "cubbies" for the toys. Two for $5 at Family Dollar!

Family Dollar had a bunch of rugs, some even larger area rugs. I chose a brown and tan one for in front of the door that was $5. I picked out a few prints for the wall, one for $3 and a couple for $5. I found mini-shelves for less than $10 and a small plaque on a stand for only $2. I added in a small figurine on one of the shelves. I spent less than $30 on this area but it makes my home look a lot more inviting, don’t you think? I’m excited to go back and get great deals for the rest of my home!

Want to decorate your home, too? Check out the great sale going on now and get an extra $5 off a $25 home decor purchase using the coupon found here!

(Disclosure: I was given a gift card in order to go shopping at Family Dollar. All thoughts are my own.)

Last Minute Christmas Shopping At Family Dollar

Still have shopping to do? Family Dollar has a great selection of name brand toys at wonderful prices. Hundreds of their toys are only $5 or $10. They also have a coupon online for 10% off a toy purchase of $100 or more.

Last time we were there they had a large assortment of Disney themed toys which is great for my boys who love Cars and Toy Story and for little girls who love Princess toys. The also have Paper Jamz. We got a guitar to try out. Look at Jake as a Rock Star:

He loved playing it and even climbed up on the little picnic table pretending it was his stage. Luke liked trying to play it too though he had no idea what to do with it.

(Disclosure: We received the Paper Jamz Guitar from Family Dollar to review but all thoughts are my own.)

Fall Decor {And More} At Family Dollar!

Sunday I went to Family Dollar to check out their Halloween and Fall selection. If you are still looking for Halloween items I recommend stopping in because they are having a huge sale. A lot of the items I found were Buy 1, Get 1 50% off their already low price. Here are a few of the things I found:

This garland is fun and I could probably find a ton of uses for it!

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These scarecrows are so cute and best of all? The little ones are only $1!

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This would be a quick way to decorate the front porch!

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Jacob wants to hang this from the tree in our backyard.

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This turkey will be cute sitting on a shelf. He's only $3 but it looks like it cost more because it's so detailed!

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Family Dollar has Halloween costumes if you are still looking!

This pirate costume is really cute and they had a princess costume for girls. Each were only $6 which is a great value!

(Disclosure: I received a gift card to Family Dollar so I could go shopping but all thoughts are my own.)

Christmas Shopping at Family Dollar

Recently I was invited to a Family Dollar Holiday event. We entered a hotel suite with lots of beautiful decorations.

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We were then told that all the decorations there had been bought at Family Dollar.

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After listening to people from the corporate office speak we all went to a local Family Dollar and did some shopping. I could not believe all of the great Christmas toys that Family Dollar had at such great prices. Here are some of the toys they carry:

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I had never considered doing my Holiday shopping at a “dollar” store. I always just assumed the only things I would find would be cheap little nick-nacks for a dollar. I was pleasantly surprised to see good quality, brand name items, and toys my children would actually want to play with.

Want to check out Family Dollar for yourself? Make sure to grab this coupon for 10% off your toy purchase of $100 or more!

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Here’s a video from the event.

For more event coverage check out these links:

Toni @ The Shopping Adventures of Cheapo McFrugalPants

Kim @ Hormone-Colored Days

Paula @ Frosted Fingers

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(Disclosure: I was invited to this event and received car pickup, appetizers, and a small shopping spree for my time. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)