Home Decor

5 Simple Home Decor Ideas to Incorporate Pantone’s Color of the Year: Ultra Violet in Your Living Space

Hey friends, Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

This year is starting off bright, bold, and full of color! Pantone released their color of the year and It’s Ultra Violet. I have to admit, it’s one of my favorite colors.

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Today I’m sharing 5 simple decor ideas you can incorporate to your living space using the color of the year.

 

  1. Throw Pillows

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    Ibenz Vintage Violet Decorative Pillow

 

 

2. Soft Throw Blanket

 

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Pacific Coast Textiles Diamond Throw 

I mean, how cute is that pom-pom tassel fringe?

 

 

 

3. Area Rug

 

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Arcadia Purple 5 ft. x 8 ft. Area Rug

 

 

 

4. Decorative Glass Vases

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Purple Geo Lantern

 

 

5. Floral Stems & Greenery

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If you’re looking to refresh your decor for the new year, try these simple steps. These simple decor ideas allow you to update without having to fully commit to that color and they’re more cost-effective than say buying a “purple” sofa, or painting your entire wall “purple”. This way, if you want to change-up your decor again, you can do so easily.

I hope you found these tips helpful and I’d love to see how you change-up your decor!

Thanks for reading,

~The Dimestore Gypsy

 

 

 

 

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Home Decor

Target Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Spring Launch

 

Hey guys, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Just wanted to pop on here real quick and let you know the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia for Target Spring Collection launched today! You’ll find pops of Spring pastels with a modern farmhouse feel. There’s 140 new items ranging from $1 to $130. Scroll on down for a peek and head on over to Target to grab your faves!

 

 

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Office Supplies

 

Tabletop-collection
Dinnerware

 

Bowls
Bowls

 

Canisters
Canisters

 

Pitchers
Pitchers

 

Napkins
Napkins

 

Kitchen-towels
Dish Towels

 

Pot-holders
Pot Holders

 

 

Let me know what your faves are. Happy Shopping!

~The Dimestore Gypsy

 

 

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My Family Dinner Favorites: Double-Cheese Chili (photo: kraft.com)

The Dimestore Gypsy

I hope you’re staying warm where you are. Here in Texas it’s probably the coldest it’s been in a long time!

Today I’m sharing this double-cheese chili from kraft.com. It’s perfect for these cold winter nights. I tweaked a few things to our liking and it was really good.

I  used 90% lean ground beef and seasoned it to my liking. After adding the remaining ingredients, I added a quarter cup of pace mild picante sauce (for extra flavor and veggies), a dash of garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and hot sauce.

To serve, I added the cheese like so in the bottom and ladled a nice hot spoonful of chili on top. I also added a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chopped green onion. Add some Jiffy homemade cornbread and this meal is complete!

If you try this recipe let me know what worked for you!

Stay warm friends,

~The…

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Home Decor

Hearth and Hand with Magnolia for Target Collection Favorites

Hello Friends! Are you as excited as I am?? The Hearth and Hand with Magnolia Collection for Target launched yesterday! If you’re a fan of fixer upper then you definitely know who Chip and Joanna Gaines are!

I fell in love with so many things in this collection! There’s a lot of fun cream and black prints and pops of deep green…think Christmas tree green. Everything is so stylish and on trend.  Another thing I love is that it’s so affordable! From what I’ve seen, most of the items in Kitchenware and Home Decor are under $35, and the entire collection ranges from $2.99 to $129.99.

Here’s a round-up of my favorites pieces from the collection. If you’d like to shop any of the items, just click on the pink link and it will take you straight to the item.

 

  1. Morning Beautiful Stoneware Mug / Morning Handsome Stoneware Mug

 

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2. Textured Stoneware Pitcher

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3. Stoneware Salt Cellar/ Stoneware Pepper Cellar

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4. X Pattern Napkins (set of 4)

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5. Embroidered Table Runner

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6. Matte Black Flatware Set (5 pc)

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7. Steel Colander

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8. Round Acacia Wood Cutting Board

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9. Glass Jug Candle Holder

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10. Rectangle Mirrored Copper Tray

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11. Woven Tassle Throw Blanket

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12. Knit Tassel Throw Pillow

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13. Plaid Throw Pillow

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14. Round Wood and Wire Tray

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15. Galvanized Goat Bookends (set of 2)

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16. Plaid Coir Doormat

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17. Plaid Holiday Stocking

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18. Galvanized House Stocking Holder

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19. Cognac Leather Travel Wallet

 

20. Tote Bag

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Hope you enjoyed this round-up…now to buy all the things!! I will definitely need to exercise some self-control lol! Check out your nearest Target and let me know what your favorites are.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look,

~The Dimestore Gypsy

Holidays

DIY “Dia de los Muertos” Luminaries

For those of you wondering what this is…it’s a  holiday celebrated in Mexican and Latin culture. It’s a happy time to celebrate, remember, and honor friends and family who have passed away and is usually celebrated between Oct. 31st-Nov. 2nd.

According to Mexican folklore, the gates of heaven open for these few days and allow the spirits of the deceased to reunite with their families for 24 hrs. Family and friends of the deceased create altars  with “offerings” of the deceased favorite foods, sugar skulls, sweet bread, candles, marigolds & trinkets. People also dress up and decorate their faces like a sugar skull with jewels and flowers to visit the gravesites.

Today, I wanted to share this simple DIY luminary project you can make yourself!

 

Supplies:

clean, clear vase

print out of a sugar skull coloring page or a plain skull if you want to design your own

sharpie markers or fabric paint

double-sided tape, regular tape

 

To Make:

Clean and dry your vase where you will be adding the skull.

Next, cut the skull out leaving a few inches of paper around the edges of the skull and apply it to the inside of the vase with the tape you have on hand.

 

Now you’re ready to decorate! For this one I used sharpie markers and traced along the lines of the skull. You can use whatever colors you like and get creative!

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Now remove, your “skull template” and your luminary is finished!

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I didn’t seal these so be careful not to get them wet. The marker will wash off. Each year you can wash them and design a new skull.

Here’s a pic with a few tea lights at night:

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I hope you enjoyed this little project and learned something new! Make one for your loved ones and join in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by,

~The Dimestore Gypsy

 

Recipes

Fall Comfort Food: Shepard’s Pie with Cheesy Tator Rounds Topping

Hey guys! We had our first cold front blow thru this week and I must admit, I’m loving it! I thought I’d share with you one of my recipes I made this week for dinner. It’s Shepard’s Pie with Cheesy Tator Round Topping instead of the traditional mashed potatoes.

You’ll need:

1 lb. lean ground beef (can use regular, just drain fat after cooking)

1 bag frozen mix vegetables

1 small jar brown gravy

1 small can reduced fat cream of mushroom soup

1/2 bag of tator-tot rounds

1-2 cups of reduced fat shredded cheese

seasonings of your choice for meat and filling mixture

 

Cooking:

  1. Cook the tator rounds as per instructions on the bag. While these are in the oven, you can brown the beef and season to your liking.

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2. Next, add your mixed vegetables, brown gravy, & cream of mushroom soup. Season and stir to mix. (I used a sprinkling of garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, & pepper) Remove from heat.

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3. Place the beef mixture in a casserole dish & top with the tator rounds.

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4. Add 1-2 cups of cheese, depending on your liking. (I used about 2 cups)

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5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 min. or until cheese is melted. Dig in and enjoy!

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I hope your family enjoys this as much as we did! Thanks for stopping by!

~The Dimestore Gypsy