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Everyone loves a surprise in the mail right? Well the winner of today's giveaway will be getting Happy Mail every month for the next year!! We have joined together with some amazing bloggers and the fantastic shop, Michelle Dwight Designs to give one (very) lucky reader A Year's Worth of Pillows. Are those not great? The winner will get to pick one pillow of their choice... each month... for 12 months... that's crazy … [Read more...]

valance turquoise

Photoshop is my best friend and sometimes when I can’t decide which color to paint something, I simply just check out my different options in Photoshop. I told you that I finally chose the fabric for my new curtains the other day, but now I need to decide which color to paint my window valance.{The hubby and I made the valance for about $30.00 by the way!} I am raising the valance to the ceiling also, but it was easier to … [Read more...]


I get excited about finding fun pillows. The perfect throw pillow can tie all of your color choices together in a room. I am right in the middle of a huge home re-design job. I am having a BLAST! I cannot wait to show you the fun projects we are doing.This pillow from Homegoods is a little hint at what is to come! Isn't it DARLING!?! I love the colors and textures.I love the deep brown velvety feel to the fabric. I love … [Read more...]

Owl pillow 1

I am in love with the Silhouette Flocked Heat Transfer Material. It was so simple to make my own Owl pillow for the nursery. All I did was choose the image, cut it out on my Silhouette... Iron it onto my fabric... ...used my "make a pillow cover" tutorial, and voila....an adorable Owl pillow for the baby's room. I love making pillows. It is sooo easy, and it saves a TON of money. Plus, if you are like me, and … [Read more...]


Charlie sent me pictures of her flower pillow that she made after seeing the one from my antique lace pillow post HERE. I LOVE her rendition! Nice work Charlie. Isn't it adorable!?!?Now, go check out her post and give her some love and comments ?. :)The next feature Friday post goes to Laura McNeilis who created an amazing dining room table transformation! She was inspired by my colorful dining room table post and decided … [Read more...]


I needed a change in pillows. So, I went to Home Fabrics and bought a yard of fabric. For $5.00, I made two new turquoise striped throw pillows for my couch. I needed a change, and pillows are a great outlet for change for cheap! I used the exact same pillow technique that I explained in a previous post HERE. By the way, Home Fabrics (at least in Vegas) is having a store closeout sale. The store is not closing, but they … [Read more...]


Once upon a time, there was a purse that I LOVED...I captured a glimpse of it from a far at a Comedian's show. A lady was carrying it around, and it instantly caught my eye. I was in love. It was like love at first sight! So, I told my friend about this AMAZING purse with all sorts of colored flowers on it, and how I wanted it really bad. Well, my good friend Jo ran into the purse lady in the restroom. Being the rock star … [Read more...]


I have pillows like this laying around my house because my husband is SUPER picky about his pillow. So, for the last 9 years (of marriage) I have bought quite a few pillows that have been discarded almost immediately because they weren't "comfortable" enough. I decided to use those rejected pillows as part of my change-a-roo in my spare room.When making your own pillows, you first need to know the dimensions of the … [Read more...]


"White...is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, and as definite as black...God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, as when He paints in white." -- G. K. ChestertonOnce upon a time, a long long time ago, I had a vision for a little girl's white vintage nursery...my little girl's nursery if I were to ever have one. One day Brooke waved her magic wand … [Read more...]

ruffle pillow

For those of you who don't know what All Things Thrifty is all about, we are decorating gals who can't get enough of Interior Design. We are THRIFTY to the core, and we love to share our ideas of how to decorate on a budget. We will share with you how much our projects cost to prove how inexpensive decorating can really be! Pillow, n: 1. A cloth case, stuffed with something soft, such as down, feathers, or foam rubber, … [Read more...]