FOUR OF THE BEST THINGS TO BUY IN FEBRUARY

FOUR OF THE BEST THINGS TO BUY IN FEBRUARY

February is a short month but it’s packed with holidays and stores will do their best to get you in! Not all sales are created equal, so let’s shop smart!

FOUR OF THE BEST THINGS TO BUY IN FEBRUARY 

JEWELRY

February is a great month to buy jewelry as jewelers will have fabulous deals for Valentine’s Day! Right after the holiday, prices go back to normal until Mother’s Day.

SMARTPHONES

Typically smart phones from the previous year model go on sale this month. You can usually find them for a good price in February or have you ever tried a refurbished smartphone? They are at least 50-70% cheaper than a brand new phone.

MATTRESSES 

Long weekends like Presidents Day weekend is typically prime for buying larger tickets items like mattresses. You can usually find them for around 25% with incentives like free shipping as well.

VALENTINE CLEARANCE 

Don’t forget to shop Valentine’s clearance items. I have bought kids Valentine’s for school to put away for the following year. I have also found Valentine cards for my husband and daughters. I will also look for small Valentine stuffed animals or Valentine themed clothing. These items are usually between 70-90% off, depending on the store. So let’s not forget about Valentine’s Day decor too!

FINAL THOUGHTS

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed reading about Four of the Best Things to Buy in February!

❤️~Shae

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Today I am joined by several of my friends, that happen to be bloggers as well, to share our Thanksgiving Tablescape’s with y’all! I would also like to thank our host Terrie, from Decorate & More with Tip. Rules: To decorate our table for Thanksgiving and one item needed to be a DIY! As I always say, challenge accepted!

I have had this idea in my head to make my own charges from a tree log, except I had to find a log that would be large enough for chargers. This moment unexpectedly presented itself when we had a storm pass through in our neighborhood, back in August. We have a 75 plus year old willow oak tree in our front yard. The wind had whipped up quite intensely and I actually thought the tree was falling on top of our house, but two of the larger limbs broke off from the tree and fell to the ground.

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After the storm was over, one of my first thoughts was that we could make several chargers from one of the limbs.

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The very next day, the first item on my husband’s agenda, without us even talking about it, was cutting eight chargers for our dining room table! My husband used his chainsaw to cut the chargers right off the fallen limb and voila, we had chargers!

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This is from the top of our front porch. The limbs completely knocked down the power lines in the road as well. We also had a small amount of damage.

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I have been letting the wood dry out in my basement before sealing. Wood usually needs to dry out for 3-4 months. I am planning to seal each charger with a clear coat to protect the wood for years to come!

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For the items on my Thanksgiving Tablescape, I began each place setting with the chargers that we made, along with a Pioneer Woman White Linen Salad Plate and a Pottery Barn Leaf Harvest Salad Plate. Pottery Barn is not carrying the Leaf Plates any longer, but I did find them here . I was able to find my Pottery Barn plates at a church rummage sale for $1.50 each and they were brand new! The crystal glasses were handed down to me from my Mother. I also used real cinderella pumpkins and faux pumpkins from Hobby Lobby and Trader Joe’s . The orange, yellow & green sprays are also from Hobby Lobby. I purchased four that I cut up and have used throughout my home for this year’s fall décor. I love the muted tones in the birch sprays! I also grabbed several brown acorn & berry picks from Hobby Lobby. I have used those all over my home as well in my fall décor. The brass candlesticks are from my fav local antique shop and local thrift store! I paid $2-$6 for each one. Farmhouse table, light fixture, wood cutting boards, curtains and Pumpkin Patch sign are all made by my husband and I.

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I hope y’all have enjoyed this easy diy and budget friendly Thanksgiving Tablescape! It does not need to cost an arm and a leg to decorate your home beautifully! Please stop by and visit each of my friend’s to see their Thanksgiving Tablescape!

Love~Shae

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