A Little Fall in the Bedroom

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I have been so frustrated! I have written this post and a couple of other ones numerous times. I wish I could say it was the platform I am using but, it's not. My laptop is wearing out and Troy has been "threatening" me that he is going to just go out and buy me a new one. Which is nice that he doesn't hesitate in getting me a new laptop. And I really appreciate it. But, I really don't want to spend that kind of money. But more importantly, I hate learning a new electronic thing! I have everything set up the way I want it on this laptop. 

Moving right along....

I finally finished adding the Fall decor touches in our home last week. I didn't really go overboard. To be honest, I am heading out on the road with Troy and will be gone until around Thanksgiving. So, I won't be enjoying the decor for very much time.

I decided to just add a small touch of Fall in our bedroom. And it is all your fault!


Just adding a few dollar store fall flower stems and leaves can give your bedroom a pretty holiday touch. It's simple, easy and thrifty.


Fall Entryway Table

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Yesterday I decided to add a little Fall decor inside. I didn't go all out, just simple, thrifty and easy Fall decor.

It has been such a warm October here. My poor flowers and herbs are so confused. But, the trees have all turned beautiful colors and we have had some light rain. It is finally feeling like Autumn around here. And that's what really motivated me into get in the mood for Fall decorating.

I used what I had on hand which were some fun thrift store finds and a few Dollar Store florals and what nots. I spent very little this year on Autumn decorations. Fortunately I had lots of Fall things and warm color items are really all that is needed. 

Simple easy and thrift Fall decor in our entryway. Items thrifted and from the dollar tore was all I needed.

Easy Potato Chowder Recipe

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Not only are we in soup time of the year, we are in busy holiday time of the year. So throwing ingredients into a crock pot and letting them just cook and not having to worry about it until it is ready to serve is a blessing .

Easy potato chowder is a simple but, hardy meal to fix on a busy chilly day. Adding corn to the mix gives it a nice slight sweetness to the chowder. 

Using a bag of frozen shredded hashbrowns really thickens this chowder up. It is more of a meal than just a soup.

Easy potato corn chowder recipe. Add everything into a crock pot and let cook. Simple and quick. A warm hardy Fall Soup.

How to turn a Christmas Wreath into a Halloween Wreath


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It's Flashback Friday again and this is the last Halloween post for the year.

I haven’t made a new Halloween wreath this year. I have been debating on what I want to do. So, I thought I would go through what I have made in the past and see if new inspiration hits me. Usually I make a thrift store run and something just seems to jump out at me. But, I have just been too busy and haven’t been shopping in any form in ages. Maybe something will just click soon. In the meantime, here is last years Spooky Creepy Halloween Wreath….

How to Age a Plaster Relief

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Our upstairs hallway is very dark. It's painted a milk chocolate color with off white trim. I actually really like the paint color. But, there is no windows and no real direct sunlight. Even before I painted it and the walls were an off white, it still was dark. 

I haven't had anything on the walls in the hallway for years. Nothing seems to work. 

I found this plaster relief wall hanging at a thrift store for .99 cents and thought It would look nice on the brown walls. I had a small area that I wanted to hang it.

When I put it up I was surprised that the relief didn't show up at all. It just look like a white square on the wall.

So, I thought I would try to "age" it and bring out the relief design.

Thrift Find Turned Halloween Decor

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It's time for Flashback Friday!

I don’t know about you but, for me those seasonal items that have a little “weight” to them always seem so expensive. Sure, we can pick up fun and cute little things from the dollar store and that is great. However, anything bigger and the stores price is too high for me. Even though I have a little bit more spending money this year, I still can’t bring myself to pay $25.00 or more for a Halloween decoration. Maybe because Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday. I am more likely to spend more money on Christmas décor than Halloween.

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.


So, I still try to find a bit cheaper….er…thriftier options. And to be honest, I kind of like looking outside the box at things I find at thrift stores and seeing what I can turn them into.

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

I’m sure you guys have probably seen these type of tabletop candelabra things before. They were big in the 1980’s. I found this one for $1.29 at a recent shopping trip to Value World (had my 50% off entire purchase coupon). I figured I could do something easy to turn it into a Halloween decoration of sorts. And it was a good size to sit on a table. It would have décor weight.

Most of you are well aware of the fact that I have the attention span of a 2 year old. So, you probably aren’t going to see any big huge heavy detail time oriented projects from me. Nope, I like 3 things: Thrifty, Quick and Easy! And that is what this project is.

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

What need:
1 Candelabra kinda thing
Black Spray paint
Hot glue gun
Five dollar Store skulls.
Fake spider webbing
Dollar store plastic creepy crawlies

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

Spray paint the thing
After it is dry, glue the skulls into place

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

Randomly drape spider web. Hot glue some creepy crawlies.
That’s it! Simple.

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

Oh, and look how fun it is at night when you turn on the skulls!

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

It randomly changes different colors. So fun and silly!
The next time you are at the thrift store look at the items in a different light. Imagine what it could be instead of what it is. Get creative and have some fun!

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your visit and taking the time to comment.
Have a wonderful day! 

Another Small Catch-All Declutered!

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Last week was a painful one for me. I had a pulled muscle in my back and it was a doozy! Even with all my back issues I still make a conscious effort to stand up straight. Well, that couldn't happen last week. I actually could not stand straight. I was hunched over for 4 days.  It was not fun let me tell you! So, I did little to nothing last week.

However, once the muscle relaxed and I could stand straight again, I did manage to tackle a small area in our upstairs hallway. I really was trying not to do very much because I new it would flare up that muscle again if I did.

And I have to say, you guys really have helped and encouraged me, even if you didn't know that, to get my home back in shape. For the last 3 years I have been in almost a fugue state. I kept up appearances when I needed to but, inside me was totally dark. And finally coming out of the darkness here on my blog, I finally feel light. So, I really have been trying to tackle at least one area a week. Even if it is just a small area. it makes me happy and lightens up my soul. I actually feel like I am healing inside. 

I know I have said it before, but truly I mean it, thank you!

Okay enough of that!

I decided to just have a little fun with this clutter mess in this picture because, hey why not!


A Thrifty Disinfecting Glass Cleaner!

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This is just a little cleaning tip post. I have been making my own glass cleaner for a lot of years. Super simple recipe. Just water, white vinegar and a tablespoon of Dawn dish detergent. And it works pretty good. The downside of it is that I generally have to go over spots for streaking. But, that is normal for most glass cleaners. And with dollar stores carrying window cleaners for a buck, that is a quick thrifty choice. But, once again, they have a tendency to streak and you need to use more to get your glass clean.


A Fun and Thrifty Halloween Centerpiece

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I'm doing a little "Flashback Friday" on the Thrifty Groove. I hope to put up a flashback every Friday through the new year. Something seasonal.
I thought it would be fun to make a pretty witchy hat as a centerpiece for my dining room table. It had to be fun, easy and……wait for it……Thrifty! And I think I did just that.

How to make a Fun, Easy & thrifty bewitching centerpiece! All the materials needed can be purchased at the dollar store . Add as much or as little as you want. Very simple DIY project. So cute for a Halloween centerpiece on your dining room table. Easy tutorial.

I found the witch hat at a Goodwill store for .49 cents. So, that was a good start on the thrifty part of this centerpiece!

A Small Change

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Wow, it's October already! From now until the first of the New Year time seems to just vanish! 

Do you ever feel like you move at a snails pace yet the rest of the world is moving along just fine? That's how I have been feeling lately. 

As a blogger I should be totally immersed into Christmas right now. All Halloween, Autumn and Thanksgiving posts should be finished and scheduled. Not me. I decided not to do any Halloween decorating this year. Last year I had fun creating some different Halloween decor items but, this year not so much. And as far as fall goes, I am adding a little here and there which I plan to share soon.

I think spending more time on the road with Troy has put me behind on a lot of things. But, to be honest I would rather go out on the road with my husband and create fun new memories. So, that is what I am doing.

A few things to get you caught up.