Fashion

Back to School Shopping Sales & Deals

August is just about here and you know what that means…back to school! I’ve rounded up some great back to school sales and deals going on right now for you. Scroll on down to check them out.

 

  1. Kohl’s

-online exclusive extra 20% off Promo Code: HURRY20 *(today only 7/31/17)*

 

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Urban Pipeline jeans for young men, select styles 24.99

 

 

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graphic tees for boys 8-20, select styles 9.99

 

 

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Jumping Beans tops & bottoms for boys 4-10, select styles 8.00

 

 

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Jumping Beans tops & bottoms for girls 4-10, select styles 8.00

 

*all photos from @kohl’s.com

 

2. JcPenny

-extra 30% off $100 or more/extra 25% off under $100

Promo Code: GOSHOP44 *(2 day online only, Ends August 1st)*

 

 

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juniors deconstructed denim (buy 1 get 1 for a penny) price range $40-$65ea

 

 

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junior plus deconstructed denim (buy 1 get 1 for a penny) price range $40-$65ea

 

 

 

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Flirtitude sweatshirt dress for juniors 24.99

 

 

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select style booties 35.99
*all photos from @jcpenny.com

 

3. Old Navy

-all kids and baby up to 50% off

-kids activewear & uniforms from $5

-kids shorts & dresses from $8

-kids fleece from $12

 

 

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girls tees from $4

 

 

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boys jeans from $10

 

*all photos from @oldnavy.com

 

4. Target

-backpacks & lunch bags on sale

-school supplies starting at .99 cents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

free $5 gift card when you spend $25 on kids clothes

(restrictions apply, see offer for details)

free $10 gift card when you spend $40 on kids clothes

(restrictions apply, see offer for details)

 

BOGO 50% off kids shoes

(see offer details, restrictions apply)

 

*all photos from target.com

 

5. Carter’s

-extra 20% off your $50+ purchase online Promo Code: STOCKUP

 

 

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tough tees $6 & up

 

 

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girls & boys shoes, buy 1 get 1 free

 

 

*all photos from @carter’s.com

 

6. Rack Room Shoes

-buy 1 get 50% off 2nd pair (exclusions apply, see offer for details)

 

 

*all photos from @rackroomshoes.com

 

7. Academy

-kids uniforms under $10

 

 

 

 

*all photos from @academy.com

 

I don’t know about you but I sure am ready to hit up all these sales now! I hope this helps out some and gets you into the back to school mood.

Have a great day and thanks for reading,

~The Dimestore Gypsy

 

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Home Decor

Entry Table Styling & Lamp Makeover

Hello friends! It’s been so long since my last post and I have to tell ya, I’m missing ya! I’ve been babysitting, working on a few home projects, and enjoying my summer…I hope you all are enjoying yours as well!

Today I wanted to share my entry table styling and lamp mini makeover. I’ve never talked about how I put together this area so I thought I’d show you.

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This is the table I have in our entry way and there is a large rectangular mirror hanging above. I painted and weathered the mirror myself from an old dresser we no longer wanted.

 

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I love thrifting and found this cute little sign and wreath holder one day at a Goodwill store. About a year ago, I found this gorgeous cracked glass vase at Hobby Lobby that catches the sun light just right! It’s always been in my living room under a table collecting dust so I decided to move it here. I used tree branches I found bundled up on the side of the road that someone was throwing away for a filler. The Acai wood bowl was a gift basket from a previous employer that i saved over the years and just added some pretty wood chip decorative balls to fill it up and give it some height.

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My lamp “before” and “after”.  This turquoise lamp was about as bright as the vase and I felt like they were competing with each other. For me, it was too much turquoise. I was about to throw it out and I thought I’d try painting it first. I gave it a grey wash and then went back over it with a bit of white to give it more of a stone look. I just love how it turned out and I’m glad I didn’t get rid of it! It’s much more neutral now.

 

 

 

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One thing I like to incorporate into my decor are things that have a story behind them or some sort of sentimental value to them.

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This basket here is filled with a few of my spouses treasures…the first 2 bucks he ever shot as a teen and a rattlesnake he crossed paths with last year!

It’s fun having family & friends over and sharing stories about how we came about these things.

 

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Here atop this vintage suitcase sits a pair of horseshoes I saved from a cousins quincenera that my baby girl got to be a part of.

 

 

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Here’s the full view of the table and decor.

Hope you enjoyed checking out this little space in our home. As always, thanks for stopping by!

~The Dimestore Gypsy


get the look:

 

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white stone wood sofa table

 

 

 

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antique bronze rectangle mirror with nested frame

 

 

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dark chocolate brown twisted wreath stand

 

 

 

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distressed gold isabella scroll lamp

*the lamp I have is a Ross store find. I wasn’t able to find anything like it. I did find this lamp here that you could paint grey to get the same mood. It’s one of those things that if you happen to see something similar at a discount store, grab it!

 

 

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decorative horn bowl

 

 

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brown natural decorative sphere

 

 

 

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tall teal ceramic jar with handles

 

 

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antique bronze rectangle wire basket
DIY · Home Decor

Faux Lake Sign Turned Farmhouse Kitchen Wall Décor

Hi guys! Boy is summer in full effect here…toddler, teenagers, babysitting, & junior all-star baseball practice/tournaments. Whew! Just a few weeks in and I’m exhausted lol!

I was out and about shopping this past weekend at one of my favorite discount stores. I spotted this lake house sign in the clearance area and would you believe it was marked down to .65 cents? I kid you not, I couldn’t believe it either. There was nothing wrong with it so I brought it home with me and figured I’d find somewhere for it.

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I planned on a lake house theme for my sons room, but now he no longer wants that…teens, go figure!

So I have this sign and because the price was so low, they cannot take it back.  It got me thinking how else I could use it. I have been wanting a farmhouse sign to hang in my kitchen for sometime and I thought why don’t I just use this and paint over it…so I did!

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I used some basic white craft paint and coated the board about 3 times until everything was covered.

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After it was dry I used black acrylic craft paint and letter stencils I had on hand for the wording.

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I let that dry for about an hour and added a black wash to it for the effect of dirty, weathered wood. (check out how I did it here)

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I just love how it turned out and I think it looks great here in my kitchen! Let me know what you guys think!

Thanks for stopping by,

~The Dimestore Gypsy

Recipes

Family Dinner Favorites: Slow Cooker Shredded Salsa Verde Chicken

Hey guys, today I’m sharing the easiest crock pot recipe you’ll ever need! It’s slow cooker Salsa Verde Chicken.

This recipe is simple with only two ingredients…that’s right! Two!

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  1. Start by adding 3 frozen chicken breast to your crock pot. *(This recipe is for a family of 4 and you can tailor it to your needs adding more chicken and sauce if need be.)

 

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2. Add seasonings of your choice. I used a little salt, black pepper, onion powder, and cumin.

 

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3. Pour about 1.5-2 cups of Salsa Verde over the top and let cook on high for about 4 hours, or on low for 8.

 

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4. After the cooking time, pull the chicken breast out and shred. Add the meat back to the sauce and your ready to eat.

Serve over steamed rice & black beans, then add shredded cheese, lettuce, and pico for a DIY burrito style bowl.

 

Hope you enjoy this recipe and thanks for reading,

~The Dimestore Gypsy

DIY

Gender Reveal Party for my Brother and Sister-in-Law!

Hello all! So my brother and sister-in-law found out they were expecting again and I got the honor of hosting their gender reveal party! Here’s a few pics from the big day.

 

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For my entry table I made a voting station for the guests. We had them write their name on a piece of paper and then place it in the jar of their guess. Once the reveal was done, we picked a name from the winning jar for a door prize.

I hung an ultra sound pic and some pink and blue confetti from my branches I keep here year round.

 

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For the mantle I made this cute onesie banner and paper fans from scrapbook paper. The “BABY?” sign is from a piece of dollar store foam board and craft paint.

 

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I found some cute tissue paper fans from the dollar store and hung those in my kitchen for a colorful, festive display.

 

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The cupcake rattles was a DIY that I had seen different versions of online. One rattle was vanilla and the other chocolate. I hand frost these the most basic way (with a butter knife) and then arranged them on the board. After that, I placed some white vanilla icing in a zip-lock bag, cut the tip, and used it just like a piping bag to draw the rattles on the tops of the cupcakes. I found some ribbon from my stash and made a bow and placed it right on the base of the circle.

For party favors, we colored some Hershey bars pink and blue and arranged them in a bowl next to the cupcakes for everyone to take.

 

 

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A little fun chalkboard art!

 

 

 

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For the outside area I had a white tent set up and we made a tissue pom-pom “chandelier” that we hung in the center. Both sides had the cutest pink and blue tissue tassel banner swag.

We used white table covers and  mason jars filled with colored crinkle paper and straw picks.

We had a lot of kiddos at the party…moonwalk for the win!

 

 

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A friend of mine found the cutest pink and blue chevron “baby bingo” and “is the price right” cards for games. Be sure to check these sites out for your party needs, they have the cutest stuff!

 

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It’s a Girl!

 

So, we’ll be welcoming another baby girl into the family later this year and we couldn’t be more happy or excited!

Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

~The Dimestore Gypsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY · Holidays

Top 10 Cutest Mother’s Day Gift DIY’s

Hey guys…happy Friday! I just wanted to share some of the cutest Mother’s Day gift DIYs I have found this week on the web. If you’re still searching for the perfect gift, check these out and give one a try!

 

  1. Mother’s Day gift in a Jar from Jillian @hellosplendid.comhellosplendid.com

 

 

2. Cozy Slipper gift Set from Sarah & Jessica @prettyprovidence.com

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3. Mason Jar Succulent Pots from Kelli & Kristi @lollyjane.com

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4. Mother’s Day Mason Jar gift from Melissa @polkadotchair.com

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5. Spring Basket from Carrie @theglitterguide.com

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6. Scented Natural Candles from Julia @bunnybaubles.com

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7. Boxed Floral Arrangement from @VasseurBeauty

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8. Prayer Box from Sarah @travelersdream2012.blogspot.com

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9. Colorful Grandkids Make Life Grand Wood Sign from Christine @wherethesmileshavebeen.com

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10. Yankee Candle Tart Bouquet from Lynn @indulgy.com

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I hope all you moms have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Thanks for reading,

~The Dimestore Gypsy

 

 

Holidays

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Hi there!

With Mother’s Day being right around the corner, I thought I would share some fun gift ideas for that special lady in your life. Scroll on down and take a peek at some options I’ve rounded up for you.

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  1. SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Beaded Tassel Pendant (pink) 2. My Creative Bible 3. Fizz & Bubble Bath Truffle 4. Formations “Best Nana Ever” white/gold mug 5. Create 365 “The Medium Happy Planner” box kit (faith edition) 6. Merona Tote Handbag 7. Lush Hello Gorgeous Box Gift 8. Charming Charlie Gift Card 9. I love Mom (Lilac Blossom) Candle 10. Pretty as a Peach Sparkling Gift Set 11. Memories by the Minute Wall Clock 12. Dana Buchman Lucille Tote 13. Stella Rosa Wines/Stella Berry 14. The Pioneer Woman 5-Piece Stoneware Prep Set 15. Nana Floral Scrapbook Shadow Box

1. SUGARFIX by BaubleBar for Target Beaded Tassel Pendant (pink)-Tassels are everywhere this season and I love the pop of color for Spring.

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2. My Creative BibleBible journaling is a new thing I’ve been seeing and I’m wanting one myself. How fun to be able to create something that speaks to you and your unique self.

3. Fizz & Bubble Bath Truffle-Dipped & drizzled in Shea Butter, these bath truffles are simple and sweet!

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4. Formations “Best Nana Ever” white/gold mug– Fill this stylish mug with chocolates and wrap with cellophane or add a pair to a basket filled with coffee goodies!

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5. Create 365 “The Medium Happy Planner” box kit (faith edition)-Give Mom something she can use all year-long! Love this faith-based themed planner kit.

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6. Merona Tote Handbag- give me all the pineapple things! Love this playful print. Perfect for the beach or a picnic.

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7. Lush Hello Gorgeous Box Gift-Fruity, floral, luxurious bath in a box! Fresh, handmade, vegetarian, and cruelty free.

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8. Charming Charlie Gift Card-Accessory heaven! Pick one of these gift cards up in store or shop their e-cards online.

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9. I Love Mom (Lilac Blossom) Candle-I love the 3-wick candles from Bath and Body Works and now there’s one just for Mom.

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10. Pretty as a Peach Sparkling Gift Set-I’m a sucker for cute packaging! Get a full size ultra Shea hydrating lotion, full size fine fragrance mist, and a sparkling mist sleeve in this boxed set.

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11. Memories by the Minute Wall Clock-I saw this clock and thought it was just too cute! I love the farmhouse style. How fun would it be for Mom to display all her favorite photos year round.

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12. Dana Buchman Lucille Tote-I’m getting all the spring/summer feels with this bag. Just look at that floral print! Comes with a removable shoulder strap.

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13. Stella Rosa Wines/Stella BerryI’ve recently had this wine and it’s so delicious! It’s semi-sweet and semi-sparkling with hints of wild strawberry, blackberries, and red berries.

Add this to a basket with all of Mom’s favorite snacks, some cute stemless wine glasses, and wrap with cellophane for a fun DIY gift basket.

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14. The Pioneer Woman 5-Piece Stoneware Prep Set-I’m such a fan of The Pioneer Woman and her kitchen collection is now available at Wal-Mart. The entire collection has a vintage vibe with fun and flirty prints like this stoneware measuring cup and bowl set.

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15. Nana Floral Scrapbook Shadow Box-I’m always on the look out for “Nana” framed art or wall hangers. This one is a good size and is on sale! Also comes in a “Mimi” or “Gigi”.

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I hope you enjoyed this gift guide. Drop me a line if you have any questions or feel free to say hello!

Thanks for reading,

~The Dimestore Gypsy