Holidays

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019

Hey, Hey, Hey friends…Happy Friday!

Can you believe Father’s Day is already here? Where did the time go! If you’ve yet to get a gift for the special “dad” in your life, check out my Father’s Day gift guide I’ve put together for you!

Sperry Men's H2O Skiff Boat Shoes

Sperry Men’s H2O Skiff Boat Shoes

These Sperry boat shoes are great for on/off the boat. Comfy mesh upper material provides breathability and an antimicrobial/hydrophobic design to keep your feet feeling fresh and dry. Perforated, removable foot beds allow for water drainage, and the Razor-Cut Wave-Siping™ non-marking rubber outsoles keep his feet steady on almost any surface.

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PHG Mesh™ Ball Cap

I love the animal silhouette design on this flex fit, fitted cap!

G-Shock A-700UC

Can’t go wrong with a G-Shock Sports watch! Shock resistant & water resistant up to 200 meters. Perfect for those sunny fishing days when he’s out in the elements.

Kingsford® Professional Chimney Charcoal Starter & Weber Lighter Cubes

No more lighter fluid in the pit! These paraffin wax cubes are odorless and non-toxic. Use them under the charcoal chimney starter for a quick and hassle free start.

Traeger® Pro 575 Pellet Grill

The Ultimate Smoker! Traeger smokers are all the rage right now and I’m seeing them in all the hardware stores. If you feel like splurging for dad, this is the way to go! This wood pellet grill has a variable speed auger & fan, turbo temp start-up, & WiFire technology that lets you control the settings thru your phone or device. You add the pellets to the hopper, and it manually feeds them to the fire box keeping the grill at the perfect temp!

AirPods with Charging Case

After a simple one-tap setup, they’re ready to use straight out of the charging case. Automatic, and always connected.

Lew’s Mach II Speed Spool SLP Baitcast 7 ft MH Rod and Reel Combo

Hot Deal ya’ll at Academy! $139.99 for this Baitcast rod & reel combo.

20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver and Impact Combo Kit (2-Tool) with (2) Batteries 1.3Ah, Charger and Bag

Special buy at Home Depot $149.99 for drill, driver, 1 charger, and carry bag. This a great deal to add to dad’s garage!

BUBBLE BUCKET

Keep dad’s ride looking so fresh and so clean with this amazing car care line! This luxurious wash is designed to be hard on dirt and grime, but gentle on wax and sealants boosting your protection and shine. We currently use these for our vehicle and let me tell you, it is life-changing…it’s that good!

Ryobi 2,000 PSI 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer

Perfect for cleaning driveways, decks, windows, and other areas around the house. Grab it at Home Depot this weekend for $199.99!

Thanks for checking out my gift guide and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones. Happy Father’s day to all the dads!

~The Dimestore Gypsy

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Holidays

Valentine’s Day Tree

I’m in the process of decorating my home with Valentine’s Day decor and wanted to share my Valentine tree I have in my kitchen.

After the new year, I take all my ornaments off of my gingerbread themed tree and decorate it with Valentine ornaments. It’s a great little transition and an excuse to keep my little tree up just a bit longer!

I found my tree a few years back at Dollar General for $12.00. They still carry them so be on the look out next Christmas season. Here’s the one I bought.

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Once it’s set up you can start to decorate! I made some felt hearts and re decorated some old Christmas ornaments I had.

Felt Hearts:

The felt hearts are really simple to create. All you need is some felt sheets, fiber fill  (stuffing), embellishments, needle and thread, or a glue gun.

1st, make a template of a heart any size you want, then trace it onto your felt sheet. You will cut two of these out (front & back pieces).

2nd, glue the edges together leaving an opening big enough for you to be able to add stuffing. If you are handy with a needle, you can sew the edges together and leave an opening.

3rd, add your stuffing and be careful to not overfill. Glue or sew your opening shut.

4th, now you can embellish them. I added an assortment of glitter, bows, and buttons to mine. Add a loop of twine or ribbon to the back for hanging or you can hang them with hooks like so.

Old Ornaments:

1st, take some old ornaments (I used plastic)  and paper mache small pieces of newspaper to the ornament until it is completely covered and let dry.

2nd, once dry add glitter or paint to the exterior. I brushed mine on with a light coat so the paper would show thru. Be sure to let these dry after painting.

3rd, you can start embellishing. I made some gift tags with cardstock and Valentine’s Day themed stamps. Add these to your ornaments with pretty ribbon or twine and your ornaments are ready to be hung.

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These were picks I found at Dollar Tree and I just removed the stick and hot glued some hooks to the top.

Add a bow or embellishment to the top of your tree and your tree will be complete!

I’ve linked some fun options below If you’re not into DIY and you can have your tree up in no time!

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Purple glittered heart ornament Hobby Lobby $1.39

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Set of 6 Valentines Day Mini Heart Ornaments $15.00

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Felt Heart Ornaments Set of 6 $10.00

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Pink Glitter Heart Ornaments $2.99

I hope you have fun creating your own tree decor. Let me know if you put one up. I’d love to see it.

Thanks for reading

~The Dimestore Gypsy

DIY · Holidays

Vintage Halloween Card Tree

Hi friends, It’s been forever! A lot has changed in the past month….I recently started working full-time again and my blog/creative time has been put on the back burner. I sure do miss having my craft & blogging time! Now that I’ve gotten into a routine and the craziness has slowed down a bit, I would like to start making time to share my crafts and stories with you again.

So why not start with a craft for one of my favorite holidays…Halloween! I found these cute, vintage Halloween images online and thought they would be fun hanging on my little black Halloween tree.

All you need is a few printed images, some self laminating sheets from the dollar store, and a little bit of ribbon to make these fun little hanging cards.

To make these cards, start by printing out your images at about 3 x 5 size. Follow the simple instructions on the self laminating sheets and trim off the excess. Be sure to leave a small 1/8 in border so your sheets stay sealed. Punch a hole at the top of the card and string your choice of ribbon thru. That’s all you need to make these cute little cards!

 

 

 

 

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There’s so many ways to use these cute little cards…scrapbooking, planners, attach them to cute goody bags, or even use them as postcards/cards! I hope this gives you some ideas for ways you can add to your Halloween decor with just a few inexpensive supplies.

 

Thanks for all the support, likes, and comments!

~The Dimestore Gypsy

Home Decor

Cravings by Chrissy Teigen for Target Kitchen & Tabletop Collection

Hey friends! If you’re a fan of Chrissy Tiegen then this post is for you!

She is officially launching a kitchen & tabletop collection with Target. This collection “Cravings by Chrissy Teigen” will be available exclusively in Target stores & online starting September 30th. There will be more than 40 pieces to choose from and with prices ranging from just $4 to $140, you’ll be entertaining in A-list style with out the hefty price tag!

The collection features serving utensils, dishes, cutlery, pitchers, glassware, and cast-iron Dutch ovens. According to the press release, a few of Chrissy’s favorites are the “go to’ Santoku knife, which is the perfect all-purpose knife, & the organic plates and bowls which have raw edges & flecks of glaze for an extra touch of character.
Get excited and mark your calendars, folks! I know I am! Take a peek below at the collection before it drops. Let me know what your favorites are… Happy Shopping!

~The Dimestore Gypsy

 

 

Recipes

Rustic Roasted Red Pepper, Chicken & Cheese Ravioli Casserole

That’s a mouthful right? Let me tell ya, it is delicious! I needed a quick, hearty dinner this week so I put this together. It was really good and my family enjoyed it.

 

For this recipe you’ll need:

-ready made ravioli ( I used Buitoni sweet bell pepper & roasted chicken stuffed ravioli)

-your choice of marinara

-shredded mozzarella & grated parmesan cheese

-Italian bread crumbs

 

First you’ll want to pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees, and boil your pasta per the instructions on the package. Once that’s done, turn off the heat on the pasta and set aside. (I left my pasta in the water so they wouldn’t stick to each other).

Pour about a 1/4 of the marinara sauce into the bottom of the casserole dish and spread evenly.
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Next, transfer the ravioli with a slotted spoon (draining excess water) to the dish overlapping each other like so.

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Once you have arranged your pasta, pour the remaining marinara on top and spread evenly.

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Now you can go as light or heavy as you want on the cheese! First I sprinkled about 10/4 cup of shredded mozzarella, then about 1/4 cup of grated parmesan. Lastly, I sprinkled 3 tbsp. of Italian bread crumbs evenly on top of the cheese.

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Place it in the oven and bake for about 20 min. or until cheese is melted. Serve this up with a side salad or bread sticks and dinner is done!

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Let me know what you think and if you guys enjoyed this recipe.

Thanks for reading,

~The Dimestore Gypsy