Father’s Day is just about a month away and that means it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas for all of the fab fathers in your life. Whether you want to give him something practical, something sentimental, or something delectable, these gift ideas will show him just how much he’s appreciated! See our Father’s Day gift guide below.

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1. A bucket list book is the perfect way to make memories with dad. This scratch-off style will keep the surprises (and fun) coming.

2. Another great way to bond with pops is with a game of bingo focused on America’s favorite pastime—baseball! This baseball version of bingo lets you both enjoy the game and each other’s company.

3. For work, tailgating, a day on the boat, or a night of camping, this insulated cooler lunchbox is great for so many occasions.

4. Let him bring his marinating imagination to life with this grilling spice set! ‘Tis the season for smokehouse selections.

5. When the grilling is complete, he can use this funny cutting board to serve up his delicious delicacies.

6. What’s a Super Daddio made of? This tumbler will remind him of his best qualities.

7. And for a more personalized version of the superhero gift, this Super Dad book is customizable and will be cherished forever.

8. Does anything pair better with a dad joke than a box of snacks?! Definitely not. Warning: may be accompanied by a lot of eye-rolling from the rest of the family.

9. A post-snack time nap is always a good idea. Or, “resting the eyes,” as he (and these socks) like to say.

10. For more cozy foot gear, these slippers will be his new go-to for lounging around the house.

11. This golf essentials organizer is perfect for a day out on the links. And now he can’t blame his poor golf game on forgetting his lucky ball marker.

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If you ask people where they spend the majority of their time in their home, most would probably say their kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home and the main hub where, really, all the action happens. From starting the morning with a cup of coffee or a healthy breakfast to ending the day with a nourishing family meal, the kitchen starts and ends our days and sets the stage for a lot of scenes throughout our day. Whether you’re gossiping with girls over an afternoon glass of wine or sharing a sweet dessert with your kiddos after sundown, having an organized kitchen makes all the difference in your day-to-day operations, and that’s no exaggeration. See our kitchen organization ideas below.

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If you start your day with a giant, delicious cup of coffee, having an organized and dedicated coffee station can help set the tone for your morning. Get yourself a nice coffee machine and milk frother, use this wooden riser to store your flavored syrups in pretty bottles, coffee pods, and stirring spoons, and start every day in your own mini cafe.

If you’ve got a family that you’re regularly cooking dinner for, chances are you end up with leftovers pretty regularly. Finding the right lid for the correct corresponding container in your jumbled Tupperware cabinet can honestly be the final straw of a really chaotic day. These drawer dividers will help take the stress out of saving the leftovers.

Use the dividers to organize your packed lunch supplies, too! From Bentgo boxes to mini Crockpots, these dividers will keep all of your on-the-go essentials in easy reach.

The worst thing is trying to find the utensil you need from the depths of your utensil drawer when you’re in the middle of cooking. With these drawer dividers you can quickly spot whichever tool you need and avoid a cooking crisis.

So. Many. Water bottles. If you’ve got a big family, then you know everyone wants their own water bottles and to-go tumblers. And one is never enough! You need different colors, pretty patterns, and all the sizes. Take your water bottle cabinet from a hectic mess to a fabulous haven of hydration with these organizers.

Opening your refrigerator and seeing clean, organized sustenance is, like, an incredible feeling. From a leftover pizza storage container to an egg organizer and see-through bins for everything else you can imagine, these refrigerator organization essentials will be life changing.

And for your drinks, these dispensers will make sure you never have to reach all the way to back to grab that last thirst-quenching beverage!

If you have a designated pull-out cabinet for your trash bin but you prefer using a motion sensor one or this just isn’t enough space for your garbage can, don’t let this cabinet go to waste! This hack with storage bins makes the most of this space by adding extra out-of-sight storage.

Cleaning supplies are a must, and it’s so easy for them to end up causing more of a mess when they’re shoved underneath your sink. These roll-out and stackable bins make cleaning supply storage a breeze.

The junk drawer always feels like a scary place to visit, but with the help of these drawer dividers, this will be your new favorite drawer! Keep all of your extra hardware and tools organized and easily available.

This extra towel bar is great for adding a splash of seasonal decor to your kitchen or for making sure you have plenty of extra dish towels within reach.

And if you’re looking to tackle your pantry, check out Kristy’s reorganization of her pantry here!

If you ask people where they spend the majority of their time in their home, most would probably say their kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home and the main hub where, really, all the action happens. From starting the morning with a cup of coffee or a healthy breakfast to ending the day with a nourishing family meal, the kitchen starts and ends our days and sets the stage for a lot of scenes throughout our day. Whether you’re gossiping with girls over an afternoon glass of wine or sharing a sweet dessert with your kiddos after sundown, having an organized kitchen makes all the difference in your day-to-day operations, and that’s no exaggeration. See our kitchen organization ideas below.

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If you start your day with a giant, delicious cup of coffee, having an organized and dedicated coffee station can help set the tone for your morning. Get yourself a nice coffee machine and milk frother, use this wooden riser to store your flavored syrups in pretty bottles, coffee pods, and stirring spoons, and start every day in your own mini cafe.

If you’ve got a family that you’re regularly cooking dinner for, chances are you end up with leftovers pretty regularly. Finding the right lid for the correct corresponding container in your jumbled Tupperware cabinet can honestly be the final straw of a really chaotic day. These drawer dividers will help take the stress out of saving the leftovers.

Use the dividers to organize your packed lunch supplies, too! From Bentgo boxes to mini Crockpots, these dividers will keep all of your on-the-go essentials in easy reach.

The worst thing is trying to find the utensil you need from the depths of your utensil drawer when you’re in the middle of cooking. With these drawer dividers you can quickly spot whichever tool you need and avoid a cooking crisis.

So. Many. Water bottles. If you’ve got a big family, then you know everyone wants their own water bottles and to-go tumblers. And one is never enough! You need different colors, pretty patterns, and all the sizes. Take your water bottle cabinet from a hectic mess to a fabulous haven of hydration with these organizers.

Opening your refrigerator and seeing clean, organized sustenance is, like, an incredible feeling. From a leftover pizza storage container to an egg organizer and see-through bins for everything else you can imagine, these refrigerator organization essentials will be life changing.

And for your drinks, these dispensers will make sure you never have to reach all the way to back to grab that last thirst-quenching beverage!

If you have a designated pull-out cabinet for your trash bin but you prefer using a motion sensor one or this just isn’t enough space for your garbage can, don’t let this cabinet go to waste! This hack with storage bins makes the most of this space by adding extra out-of-sight storage.

Cleaning supplies are a must, and it’s so easy for them to end up causing more of a mess when they’re shoved underneath your sink. These roll-out and stackable bins make cleaning supply storage a breeze.

The junk drawer always feels like a scary place to visit, but with the help of these drawer dividers, this will be your new favorite drawer! Keep all of your extra hardware and tools organized and easily available.

This extra towel bar is great for adding a splash of seasonal decor to your kitchen or for making sure you have plenty of extra dish towels within reach.

And if you’re looking to tackle your pantry, check out Kristy’s reorganization of her pantry here!

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If you ask people where they spend the majority of their time in their home, most would probably say their kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home and the main hub where, really, all the action happens. From starting the morning with a cup of coffee or a healthy breakfast to ending the day with a nourishing family meal, the kitchen starts and ends our days and sets the stage for a lot of scenes throughout our day. Whether you’re gossiping with girls over an afternoon glass of wine or sharing a sweet dessert with your kiddos after sundown, having an organized kitchen makes all the difference in your day-to-day operations, and that’s no exaggeration. See our kitchen organization ideas below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

If you start your day with a giant, delicious cup of coffee, having an organized and dedicated coffee station can help set the tone for your morning. Get yourself a nice coffee machine and milk frother, use this wooden riser to store your flavored syrups in pretty bottles, coffee pods, and stirring spoons, and start every day in your own mini cafe.

If you’ve got a family that you’re regularly cooking dinner for, chances are you end up with leftovers pretty regularly. Finding the right lid for the correct corresponding container in your jumbled Tupperware cabinet can honestly be the final straw of a really chaotic day. These drawer dividers will help take the stress out of saving the leftovers.

Use the dividers to organize your packed lunch supplies, too! From Bentgo boxes to mini Crockpots, these dividers will keep all of your on-the-go essentials in easy reach.

The worst thing is trying to find the utensil you need from the depths of your utensil drawer when you’re in the middle of cooking. With these drawer dividers you can quickly spot whichever tool you need and avoid a cooking crisis.

So. Many. Water bottles. If you’ve got a big family, then you know everyone wants their own water bottles and to-go tumblers. And one is never enough! You need different colors, pretty patterns, and all the sizes. Take your water bottle cabinet from a hectic mess to a fabulous haven of hydration with these organizers.

Opening your refrigerator and seeing clean, organized sustenance is, like, an incredible feeling. From a leftover pizza storage container to an egg organizer and see-through bins for everything else you can imagine, these refrigerator organization essentials will be life changing.

And for your drinks, these dispensers will make sure you never have to reach all the way to back to grab that last thirst-quenching beverage!

If you have a designated pull-out cabinet for your trash bin but you prefer using a motion sensor one or this just isn’t enough space for your garbage can, don’t let this cabinet go to waste! This hack with storage bins makes the most of this space by adding extra out-of-sight storage.

Cleaning supplies are a must, and it’s so easy for them to end up causing more of a mess when they’re shoved underneath your sink. These roll-out and stackable bins make cleaning supply storage a breeze.

The junk drawer always feels like a scary place to visit, but with the help of these drawer dividers, this will be your new favorite drawer! Keep all of your extra hardware and tools organized and easily available.

This extra towel bar is great for adding a splash of seasonal decor to your kitchen or for making sure you have plenty of extra dish towels within reach.

And if you’re looking to tackle your pantry, check out Kristy’s reorganization of her pantry here!

The official start of spring is less than a month away, which means we are giving you full permission to break out your spring decor! Swap those cozy textures and dark winter hues for bright, vibrant pieces that will make your space pop! You want the interior of your home to mimic the changing of the seasons outside…bring in light colors, breezy fabrics, and bold patterns. Target has everything you need to prep your home for spring at really affordable prices! See Target spring decor inspiration below.

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These earthy tones bring the outdoors inside. Muted green tones paired with bright whites and shining brass accents will give your space a “one with nature” vibe while still feeling quaint and coordinated.

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Nothing says “spring” quite like pale pink! This pretty shade, mixed with mauves and beiges, brings the bloom of a fresh spring flower to your interior. These soft hues feel feminine and delicate, yet also practical and versatile.

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The official start of spring is less than a month away, which means we are giving you full permission to break out your spring decor! Swap those cozy textures and dark winter hues for bright, vibrant pieces that will make your space pop! You want the interior of your home to mimic the changing of the seasons outside…bring in light colors, breezy fabrics, and bold patterns. Target has everything you need to prep your home for spring at really affordable prices! See Target spring decor inspiration below.

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These earthy tones bring the outdoors inside. Muted green tones paired with bright whites and shining brass accents will give your space a “one with nature” vibe while still feeling quaint and coordinated.

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Candle
Planter
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Nothing says “spring” quite like pale pink! This pretty shade, mixed with mauves and beiges, brings the bloom of a fresh spring flower to your interior. These soft hues feel feminine and delicate, yet also practical and versatile.

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Go for a bold look with blues and blacks sprinkled with a bit of gray and pops of pastel. This vibe is contemporary and cool, and will bring a bit of edge to any room!

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Happy Houseplant Appreciation Day! Whether you are a longtime plant parent, or you’re just looking for simple ways to bring a little liveliness into your home, keeping plants can be such a rewarding experience! Taking care of them and watching them grow is a great way to feel connected to nature, purify your home, and stay grounded. See some of our favorite indoor plants below!

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I love my fiddle leaf fig, and these guys can get really big! Unfortunately I had a little trouble with it when I first got it, so it lost a lot of its bottom leaves in the first few months. I’ve had this one for a little over a year now though, and it is going strong! It’s pretty easy to care for once you get it settled…I water it once a week and give it lots of love daily.

This red Chinese evergreen adds some fun color to your normal green foliage. This one can also grow pretty big, but I keep it in a medium-sized pot to help maintain its size. I also water this once a week, unless its looking a little droopy and dry and then I’ll give a little splash of water in-between regular waterings.

Aloe plants are super low maintenance! They also have healing properties which make them that much more special. While I haven’t used the aloe gel inside the leaves for any ailments, these guys are great to have around the house simply for their unique spiky growth patterns! I water these once every other week or so – they don’t need a lot of water.

While succulents don’t need a lot of care or attention, they can actually be a little difficult to take care of because most people want to over nurture (me, I’m guilty). Succulents were some of the first plants I ever tried to keep, years ago, and I ended up killing them all because I was overwatering. I have learned my lesson though, and now I give my succulents the littlest bit of water about once a month!

The golden pathos plant is one of my favorites – it’s SO easy to care for and it looks elegant! I love the way the tendrils grow long, and this is a really simple plant to propagate. I take cuttings often, and I always grow the cuttings right in water. I find this is the easiest way to do it, and they make nice additions in kitchens or bathrooms where you may not want to keep a plant in soil. The one I do have planted in soil I water once a week…the ones I keep in water I refresh every couple of weeks.

The OG snake plant!! This was the first guy I got when I started my second plant journey (after all the failed succulents) and he has grown so much since I first had him!! Snake plants are also really resilient and easy to care for, and also another one that’s easy to propagate. The cuttings can grow right in water as well, and they’re fun to watch because you get to see the pups (new leaves) as they begin to blossom! These are great to give as gifts too – give the cutting with a pretty jar or vase and it’s a simple and cheap housewarming or birthday gift. I water my snake plant once a week and refresh the cuttings in water every other week.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Don’t overwater! When in doubt, water less. It’s easy to give a plant more water, but if you water too often and your plant gets root rot, there’s no coming back from that. You’ll get a feel for how often you should water once you’ve had your plants for a while, but I always recommend starting out with less watering than you think.
  • Use room temperature water – extreme water temperatures (too hot or too cold) can shock a plants roots and prevent growth. Room temperature water is the best way to promote healthy growth!
  • Talk to your plants! Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but plants are living creatures! Talking to them actually helps them grow – my plants all have names and I talk to them every day. I make sure they know how appreciated they are for bringing clean air and cozy vibes to my home.
  • Be patient. Being a plant parent takes practice, and you might lose a few along the way. But don’t get discouraged…once you have a thriving jungle, it will all be worth it!

Happy Houseplant Appreciation Day! Whether you are a longtime plant parent, or you’re just looking for simple ways to bring a little liveliness into your home, keeping plants can be such a rewarding experience! Taking care of them and watching them grow is a great way to feel connected to nature, purify your home, and stay grounded. See some of our favorite indoor plants below!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

I love my fiddle leaf fig, and these guys can get really big! Unfortunately I had a little trouble with it when I first got it, so it lost a lot of its bottom leaves in the first few months. I’ve had this one for a little over a year now though, and it is going strong! It’s pretty easy to care for once you get it settled…I water it once a week and give it lots of love daily.

This red Chinese evergreen adds some fun color to your normal green foliage. This one can also grow pretty big, but I keep it in a medium-sized pot to help maintain its size. I also water this once a week, unless its looking a little droopy and dry and then I’ll give a little splash of water in-between regular waterings.

Aloe plants are super low maintenance! They also have healing properties which make them that much more special. While I haven’t used the aloe gel inside the leaves for any ailments, these guys are great to have around the house simply for their unique spiky growth patterns! I water these once every other week or so – they don’t need a lot of water.

While succulents don’t need a lot of care or attention, they can actually be a little difficult to take care of because most people want to over nurture (me, I’m guilty). Succulents were some of the first plants I ever tried to keep, years ago, and I ended up killing them all because I was overwatering. I have learned my lesson though, and now I give my succulents the littlest bit of water about once a month!

The golden pathos plant is one of my favorites – it’s SO easy to care for and it looks elegant! I love the way the tendrils grow long, and this is a really simple plant to propagate. I take cuttings often, and I always grow the cuttings right in water. I find this is the easiest way to do it, and they make nice additions in kitchens or bathrooms where you may not want to keep a plant in soil. The one I do have planted in soil I water once a week…the ones I keep in water I refresh every couple of weeks.

The OG snake plant!! This was the first guy I got when I started my second plant journey (after all the failed succulents) and he has grown so much since I first had him!! Snake plants are also really resilient and easy to care for, and also another one that’s easy to propagate. The cuttings can grow right in water as well, and they’re fun to watch because you get to see the pups (new leaves) as they begin to blossom! These are great to give as gifts too – give the cutting with a pretty jar or vase and it’s a simple and cheap housewarming or birthday gift. I water my snake plant once a week and refresh the cuttings in water every other week.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Don’t overwater! When in doubt, water less. It’s easy to give a plant more water, but if you water too often and your plant gets root rot, there’s no coming back from that. You’ll get a feel for how often you should water once you’ve had your plants for a while, but I always recommend starting out with less watering than you think.
  • Use room temperature water – extreme water temperatures (too hot or too cold) can shock a plants roots and prevent growth. Room temperature water is the best way to promote healthy growth!
  • Talk to your plants! Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but plants are living creatures! Talking to them actually helps them grow – my plants all have names and I talk to them every day. I make sure they know how appreciated they are for bringing clean air and cozy vibes to my home.
  • Be patient. Being a plant parent takes practice, and you might lose a few along the way. But don’t get discouraged…once you have a thriving jungle, it will all be worth it!

Stress less is our motto this holiday season, and that means simplifying anything we possibly can as we get ready to celebrate with our family and friends. If you’re hosting a party or gathering, or you volunteered to bring a dish to a potluck dinner, you don’t have to go over the top to make a winning snack! These easy holiday treats are as simple as they are delicious and are definite crowd-pleasers. See our easy holiday treat recipes below.

Spinach Dip

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Cut out one sourdough bread deep enough to hold the spinach dip but not too deep to cut into the bottom of the loaf. Add the spinach dip and spread evenly. Melt about 1 TBSP of butter and spread over the entire outside of the loaf of bread. Top with shredded cheese and bake at 350° for about 25-30 minutes until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Cut the other loaf into squares for dipping – setup on your favorite platter and enjoy!

Candy Charcuterie

  • Variety of candy and holiday-themed snacks
  • Snackle box

No explanation needed here!! This candy charcuterie is great for parties and gatherings. It’s the perfect centerpiece for a hot cocoa station and more! 

Holiday Donuts

Grab all of your ingredients and follow the directions on the box!! The instructions are straight-forward and easy to follow!

Peppermint Frosted Cookies

This is another one that is super easy to make! Gather your ingredients and follow along with the step-by-step directions on the box!

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Stress less is our motto this holiday season, and that means simplifying anything we possibly can as we get ready to celebrate with our family and friends. If you’re hosting a party or gathering, or you volunteered to bring a dish to a potluck dinner, you don’t have to go over the top to make a winning snack! These easy holiday treats are as simple as they are delicious and are definite crowd-pleasers. See our easy holiday treat recipes below.

Spinach Dip

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Cut out one sourdough bread deep enough to hold the spinach dip but not too deep to cut into the bottom of the loaf. Add the spinach dip and spread evenly. Melt about 1 TBSP of butter and spread over the entire outside of the loaf of bread. Top with shredded cheese and bake at 350° for about 25-30 minutes until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Cut the other loaf into squares for dipping – setup on your favorite platter and enjoy!

Candy Charcuterie

  • Variety of candy and holiday-themed snacks
  • Snackle box

No explanation needed here!! This candy charcuterie is great for parties and gatherings. It’s the perfect centerpiece for a hot cocoa station and more! 

Holiday Donuts

Grab all of your ingredients and follow the directions on the box!! The instructions are straight-forward and easy to follow!

Peppermint Frosted Cookies

This is another one that is super easy to make! Gather your ingredients and follow along with the step-by-step directions on the box!

We’re breaking out all the tricks and treats this Halloween season! Whether you’re looking for inspo for classroom parties, fall birthday party snack ideas, or Halloween party additions, we’ve got a lineup of Halloween-inspired treats that is definitely spook-tacular and sure to impress your ghouls of honor! See our Halloween treat ideas below.

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Pretzel Spiderwebs – a sweet and salty festive treat! Line pretzels up in the shape of a wheel on wax paper, heat up white chocolate until melted and swirl around, take a toothpick or prongs of a fork and pull out for that web look, and then finish with Halloween sprinkles!

Three Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies – Both savory and sweet, simple and perfect for a cookie swap!

  • Can of 100% pure pumpkin 
  • Box of spice cake mix
  • Dark chocolate chips 
  • Mix all together, form into balls, place onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 375 for 15 minutes and enjoy!
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Individual S’mores Cups – grab any seasonal peeps and make these year ’round!

Pumpkin Popcorn Station – Personalize toppings to your liking for a spooky movie night treat or a festive and fun addition to any party! Fill a pitcher or bowl with your favorite type of popcorn and top with a scoop, assemble bowls with “options” and scoops on a tray. Serve in festive little snack trays and enjoy!

  • popcorn
  • candy corn
  • crushed pretzels
  • peanuts 
  • gummy bears 
  • marshmallows 
  • Reese’s pieces

Apple Slice Sundae Station – Customize your apples, sauces and toppings for a delectable and seasonally fun snack or dessert!

  • apples apples – Granny Smith, Gala, Red Delicious (any kind will do)
  • chocolate and peanut butter sauce – (or whatever tickles your taste buds!)
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • mini M&Ms 
  • mini chocolate chips
  • shredded coconut 
  • toffee bits 
  • crushed Oreos
  • crushed pumpkin spice graham crackers (any graham cracker will do)
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We’re breaking out all the tricks and treats this Halloween season! Whether you’re looking for inspo for classroom parties, fall birthday party snack ideas, or Halloween party additions, we’ve got a lineup of Halloween-inspired treats that is definitely spook-tacular and sure to impress your ghouls of honor! See our Halloween treat ideas below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this post, see full disclosure here.

Pretzel Spiderwebs – a sweet and salty festive treat! Line pretzels up in the shape of a wheel on wax paper, heat up white chocolate until melted and swirl around, take a toothpick or prongs of a fork and pull out for that web look, and then finish with Halloween sprinkles!

Three Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies – Both savory and sweet, simple and perfect for a cookie swap!

  • Can of 100% pure pumpkin 
  • Box of spice cake mix
  • Dark chocolate chips 
  • Mix all together, form into balls, place onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 375 for 15 minutes and enjoy!
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Individual S’mores Cups – grab any seasonal peeps and make these year ’round!

Pumpkin Popcorn Station – Personalize toppings to your liking for a spooky movie night treat or a festive and fun addition to any party! Fill a pitcher or bowl with your favorite type of popcorn and top with a scoop, assemble bowls with “options” and scoops on a tray. Serve in festive little snack trays and enjoy!

  • popcorn
  • candy corn
  • crushed pretzels
  • peanuts 
  • gummy bears 
  • marshmallows 
  • Reese’s pieces

Apple Slice Sundae Station – Customize your apples, sauces and toppings for a delectable and seasonally fun snack or dessert!

  • apples apples – Granny Smith, Gala, Red Delicious (any kind will do)
  • chocolate and peanut butter sauce – (or whatever tickles your taste buds!)
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • mini M&Ms 
  • mini chocolate chips
  • shredded coconut 
  • toffee bits 
  • crushed Oreos
  • crushed pumpkin spice graham crackers (any graham cracker will do)

The leaves are falling, the crisp air has arrived, and the season of goodies is upon us. October through December have multiple holiday events – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and more, so that means classroom parties, various events, and the creation of goody bags, baskets, and more! Since my youngest daughter’s birthday is in October, I was invited to read a themed book, bring in a snack, and hang out with the class, and I used the opportunity to create pumpkin-themed buckets for her whole class! See our Halloween goody bag inspiration below.

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My daughter turned five and is in Pre-K, so I kept it fun but still simple with a pumpkin theme: pumpkin buckets, themed cups, straws, glow sticks, and most importantly, snacks!

The snacks were fun – I found a lot of pumpkin-themed snacks like Entenmann’s pumpkin flavored muffins, gogo squeeze apple pumpkin spice applesauce pouches and decorative fun Skinny Pop popcorn bags.

I kept it pretty simple with Mott’s tots apple juice boxes, but I also ran across Swiss Miss pumpkin spice hot chocolate and just had to add it in. I read the book 10 Little Pumpkins, and the kids were super excited about their snack which was fresh fruit salad in waffle cone bowls topped with a dab of whipped cream – a healthy sundae!

Kristy is room mom for her daughter’s class this year, so of course she got right on her duties of helping to plan the first classroom party planned for October. She went straight to Target’s Hyde & EEK Bootique for plates, napkins, games and more goodies. She’s planning on serving slime punch in cauldrons and using festive food trays for snacks.

“You’ve been Boo’d” – yep that’s right, Kristy created Boo Bags for her kids’ classrooms! She took small clear gift bags and filled them with a bunch of fun little festive toys and a bunch of yummy goodies.

The options are virtually endless with what you can fill them with. Mini play-dohs, bubbles, the classic spider ring and themed pencils. I’m sure no matter what you come up with, the bags will end up being super spook-tacular! Happy Planning!

halloween cupcakes on the table

The leaves are falling, the crisp air has arrived, and the season of goodies is upon us. October through December have multiple holiday events – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and more, so that means classroom parties, various events, and the creation of goody bags, baskets, and more! Since my youngest daughter’s birthday is in October, I was invited to read a themed book, bring in a snack, and hang out with the class, and I used the opportunity to create pumpkin-themed buckets for her whole class! See our Halloween goody bag inspiration below.

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My daughter turned five and is in Pre-K, so I kept it fun but still simple with a pumpkin theme: pumpkin buckets, themed cups, straws, glow sticks, and most importantly, snacks!

The snacks were fun – I found a lot of pumpkin-themed snacks like Entenmann’s pumpkin flavored muffins, gogo squeeze apple pumpkin spice applesauce pouches and decorative fun Skinny Pop popcorn bags.

I kept it pretty simple with Mott’s tots apple juice boxes, but I also ran across Swiss Miss pumpkin spice hot chocolate and just had to add it in. I read the book 10 Little Pumpkins, and the kids were super excited about their snack which was fresh fruit salad in waffle cone bowls topped with a dab of whipped cream – a healthy sundae!

Kristy is room mom for her daughter’s class this year, so of course she got right on her duties of helping to plan the first classroom party planned for October. She went straight to Target’s Hyde & EEK Bootique for plates, napkins, games and more goodies. She’s planning on serving slime punch in cauldrons and using festive food trays for snacks.

“You’ve been Boo’d” – yep that’s right, Kristy created Boo Bags for her kids’ classrooms! She took small clear gift bags and filled them with a bunch of fun little festive toys and a bunch of yummy goodies.

The options are virtually endless with what you can fill them with. Mini play-dohs, bubbles, the classic spider ring and themed pencils. I’m sure no matter what you come up with, the bags will end up being super spook-tacular! Happy Planning!

Fall – we are officially ready for you! The kids are back in school, the weather is (finally) getting cooler, and the stores are breaking out their best autumn apparel and decor! We love Target because it is a one-stop shop for just about anything you could possibly need, and things you didn’t even know you needed. And when it comes to home decor, the options are aplenty! See some of Target’s gorgeous fall home decor below!

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These moody floral arrangements in purples and reds bring an unexpected element to your entryway table, dining centerpiece, or decorative shelves! For an entryway table or office space, a simple and modern desk calendar will help keep you on track.

These gorgeous golden leaves in an amber vase scream “autumn”!! Add your favorite reed diffuser for a breezy, beautiful scent that permeates throughout your entire home.

These decorative vases in earthy autumn hues also make great accent pieces! Add faux or real flowers, or leave them empty and mix and match a few for an eye-catching design.

This artificial wreath is great for a front door! The deep green eucalyptus with white seed sprigs sprinkled throughout is a simple yet beautiful way to welcome guests to your home.

More stunning red floral arrangements! Complement the fall colors with a sparkling brown glass pumpkin, and keep your favorite room spray handy for easy refreshes throughout the day!

For a more rustic look, opt for this woven pumpkin bowl filler! Add a touch of modern elegance with a black and blood red floral arrangement, and a charcoal and black teak candle will soothe and relax.

Deck the halls for fall with blankets, pillows, and lots of little accent pieces like ceramic pumpkins and artificial greenery.

Snuggle up with your pumpkin spice latte and your favorite cozy pumpkin pillow!

And then complete the vibes with a pumpkin spice pillar candle. Mmmm, that’s good.

And if you’re already dreaming of Halloween, these fun patterned Midnight Moon and Ghost Train candles are calling your name!

Fall – we are officially ready for you! The kids are back in school, the weather is (finally) getting cooler, and the stores are breaking out their best autumn apparel and decor! We love Target because it is a one-stop shop for just about anything you could possibly need, and things you didn’t even know you needed. And when it comes to home decor, the options are aplenty! See some of Target’s gorgeous fall home decor below!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

These moody floral arrangements in purples and reds bring an unexpected element to your entryway table, dining centerpiece, or decorative shelves! For an entryway table or office space, a simple and modern desk calendar will help keep you on track.

These gorgeous golden leaves in an amber vase scream “autumn”!! Add your favorite reed diffuser for a breezy, beautiful scent that permeates throughout your entire home.

These decorative vases in earthy autumn hues also make great accent pieces! Add faux or real flowers, or leave them empty and mix and match a few for an eye-catching design.

This artificial wreath is great for a front door! The deep green eucalyptus with white seed sprigs sprinkled throughout is a simple yet beautiful way to welcome guests to your home.

More stunning red floral arrangements! Complement the fall colors with a sparkling brown glass pumpkin, and keep your favorite room spray handy for easy refreshes throughout the day!

For a more rustic look, opt for this woven pumpkin bowl filler! Add a touch of modern elegance with a black and blood red floral arrangement, and a charcoal and black teak candle will soothe and relax.

Deck the halls for fall with blankets, pillows, and lots of little accent pieces like ceramic pumpkins and artificial greenery.

Snuggle up with your pumpkin spice latte and your favorite cozy pumpkin pillow!

And then complete the vibes with a pumpkin spice pillar candle. Mmmm, that’s good.

And if you’re already dreaming of Halloween, these fun patterned Midnight Moon and Ghost Train candles are calling your name!

Let the countdown to spooky season begin! We may be just getting ready to gear up for fall but for us, that means thinking about Halloween too! And if you love Decocrated as much as we do, then you’re gonna want to grab this year’s Halloween deluxe add-on box before it sells out! Kristy received her box and is just loving the items included this year. If you’re a new Decocrated member, use our exclusive code DECO15 to save on your first subscription! See Halloween decor from Decocrated below.

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This wooden stand makes a great showcase for your Halloween-scented candles, faux flowers, or even fun holiday-themed bowl fillers (like adorable mini pumpkins)!

This fall-inspired foliage is perfect for Halloween with its blood-red hues. Place in a black vase for a chillingly chic accent piece.

These candlesticks are ghoulishly glamourous! Use black or white tapered candles for a neutral, modern look, or opt for purple or orange to add a pop of color!

Trick or treat! We’re picking treat every time. This spiderweb dish is great for keeping those Halloween candies on the counter!

Wash your sweets down with a refreshing beverage in one of these spooky skeleton hand glasses! Perfect for a kids’ punch or an adult cocktail.

Don’t forget to grab your winter box now (use our exclusive code DECO15 to save on your first subscription) and stay tuned for our Decocrated winter decor post!!

Let the countdown to spooky season begin! We may be just getting ready to gear up for fall but for us, that means thinking about Halloween too! And if you love Decocrated as much as we do, then you’re gonna want to grab this year’s Halloween deluxe add-on box before it sells out! Kristy received her box and is just loving the items included this year. If you’re a new Decocrated member, use our exclusive code DECO15 to save on your first subscription! See Halloween decor from Decocrated below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

This wooden stand makes a great showcase for your Halloween-scented candles, faux flowers, or even fun holiday-themed bowl fillers (like adorable mini pumpkins)!

This fall-inspired foliage is perfect for Halloween with its blood-red hues. Place in a black vase for a chillingly chic accent piece.

These candlesticks are ghoulishly glamourous! Use black or white tapered candles for a neutral, modern look, or opt for purple or orange to add a pop of color!

Trick or treat! We’re picking treat every time. This spiderweb dish is great for keeping those Halloween candies on the counter!

Wash your sweets down with a refreshing beverage in one of these spooky skeleton hand glasses! Perfect for a kids’ punch or an adult cocktail.

Don’t forget to grab your winter box now (use our exclusive code DECO15 to save on your first subscription) and stay tuned for our Decocrated winter decor post!!

Time is a thief for real – I can still vividly remember all of the details of the evening that my first daughter was born and now, seven short years later, she has moved into her big-kid room a few weeks shy of entering the second grade! I let her take the creative director roll and she decided the color scheme and theme and it turned out better than I could have imagined….and let’s just say that I wish that I had cool parents like me when I was growing up! See her big kid room redo below!

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We have a 4-bedroom home so originally she had her own nursery and toddler room, and when I was expecting my fourth baby, we purchased full-sized bunk beds from Pottery Barn Kids and moved our second daughter in with our oldest. It’s been two years of sharing a room and she’s getting more independent, so I started hinting around the idea of her having her own room again, and she was open to the idea towards the end of the school year. Then she started asking when she could move in, so I decided that my goal would be to have it completed and have her moved in before the new school year started.

I asked her to start thinking about her color scheme and that was easy – teal had become her new favorite color in the past six months replacing the longtime favorite, purple. Next, I had asked her to think about if she wanted a theme, and that was a bit trickier, but it soon came to her once we hit the stores.

First we went to At Home, and there it began! She found the perfect accent pillow to start off with…it was so soft and priced well. Then we grabbed some of the not-so-much-fun things like a mattress protector, pillows, two regular cooling sleeping pillows and two-pack pillows for the decorative sham covers.

Next we looked for bedding. Nothing really stood out until we saw the display and that was it. SOLD! Then we started to check out some of their decor, and then…the theme was born! She found a stuffed pig pillow and instantly it became a teal pig room! At first I was hesitant and couldn’t figure out how I was going to pull this one off – I even tried to talk her out of it, but she insisted, so pig it was. We headed into the wall decor isle and then we found the cutest canvas of a pig with glasses, and then I started to get excited about it all. The teal and pig pink colors could definitely work! We grabbed a couple other items and checked out.

We stopped in at a couple other stores, but didn’t really find what we were looking for. We grabbed some pink Pillowfort Sheets from Target and stopped in a Mattress Warehouse to shop for her new mattress. She got to do their bedMATCH quiz and diagnostic to match her up with the best mattress for her. She loved being able to use their system and picked out a great full-sized mattress that was easy on the pockets too! We ended up with a mattress in a box – the Simmons Blue Dream Memory Foam Mattress. The best part was they had one in stock for us to take home that day and it fit in my “mom van”!

We grabbed smoothies from our favorite smoothie place, Tropical Smoothie Cafe and headed over to Hobby Lobby – jackpot! We found all types of room decor and more, and then we came across the creme-de-la-creme of all pig decor! A huge canvas picture of the cutest pig you ever saw, and I was in love! It ended up being 75% off y’all! It was the easiest purchase of the day! We ended up with a whole cart full of items from HL and finally headed home!

Let’s start with the room re-do. First, I vacuumed and mopped the floors and baseboards and wiped down all of the dressers and windowsills. Since we had always purchased the convertible cribs for 3/4 kids, we transitioned the bed and switched out the decor, made the bed, and started transferring all of the personal items and clothing between the two rooms.

I ended up ordering ombre curtains and an accent rug off of Amazon, and I got the curtain rods from Wal-Mart. I found the vanity/desk off of Facebook Marketplace, brand-new, still in the box! It took a total of four days until we did her room reveal…she LOVED the end result. It was all smiles and she even gave it two thumbs up! If you’d like to see more of this room transformation, be sure to check out the video on Tik-Tok here!

Time is a thief for real – I can still vividly remember all of the details of the evening that my first daughter was born and now, seven short years later, she has moved into her big-kid room a few weeks shy of entering the second grade! I let her take the creative director roll and she decided the color scheme and theme and it turned out better than I could have imagined….and let’s just say that I wish that I had cool parents like me when I was growing up! See her big kid room redo below!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this post, see full disclosure here.

We have a 4-bedroom home so originally she had her own nursery and toddler room, and when I was expecting my fourth baby, we purchased full-sized bunk beds from Pottery Barn Kids and moved our second daughter in with our oldest. It’s been two years of sharing a room and she’s getting more independent, so I started hinting around the idea of her having her own room again, and she was open to the idea towards the end of the school year. Then she started asking when she could move in, so I decided that my goal would be to have it completed and have her moved in before the new school year started.

I asked her to start thinking about her color scheme and that was easy – teal had become her new favorite color in the past six months replacing the longtime favorite, purple. Next, I had asked her to think about if she wanted a theme, and that was a bit trickier, but it soon came to her once we hit the stores.

First we went to At Home, and there it began! She found the perfect accent pillow to start off with…it was so soft and priced well. Then we grabbed some of the not-so-much-fun things like a mattress protector, pillows, two regular cooling sleeping pillows and two-pack pillows for the decorative sham covers.

Next we looked for bedding. Nothing really stood out until we saw the display and that was it. SOLD! Then we started to check out some of their decor, and then…the theme was born! She found a stuffed pig pillow and instantly it became a teal pig room! At first I was hesitant and couldn’t figure out how I was going to pull this one off – I even tried to talk her out of it, but she insisted, so pig it was. We headed into the wall decor isle and then we found the cutest canvas of a pig with glasses, and then I started to get excited about it all. The teal and pig pink colors could definitely work! We grabbed a couple other items and checked out.

We stopped in at a couple other stores, but didn’t really find what we were looking for. We grabbed some pink Pillowfort Sheets from Target and stopped in a Mattress Warehouse to shop for her new mattress. She got to do their bedMATCH quiz and diagnostic to match her up with the best mattress for her. She loved being able to use their system and picked out a great full-sized mattress that was easy on the pockets too! We ended up with a mattress in a box – the Simmons Blue Dream Memory Foam Mattress. The best part was they had one in stock for us to take home that day and it fit in my “mom van”!

We grabbed smoothies from our favorite smoothie place, Tropical Smoothie Cafe and headed over to Hobby Lobby – jackpot! We found all types of room decor and more, and then we came across the creme-de-la-creme of all pig decor! A huge canvas picture of the cutest pig you ever saw, and I was in love! It ended up being 75% off y’all! It was the easiest purchase of the day! We ended up with a whole cart full of items from HL and finally headed home!

Let’s start with the room re-do. First, I vacuumed and mopped the floors and baseboards and wiped down all of the dressers and windowsills. Since we had always purchased the convertible cribs for 3/4 kids, we transitioned the bed and switched out the decor, made the bed, and started transferring all of the personal items and clothing between the two rooms.

I ended up ordering ombre curtains and an accent rug off of Amazon, and I got the curtain rods from Wal-Mart. I found the vanity/desk off of Facebook Marketplace, brand-new, still in the box! It took a total of four days until we did her room reveal…she LOVED the end result. It was all smiles and she even gave it two thumbs up! If you’d like to see more of this room transformation, be sure to check out the video on Tik-Tok here!

Who is ready to break out all the autumn accessories?! We start getting excited for fall usually around the beginning of August, though we try to wait ’til September creeps closer to start our switch to all things fall. If you’ve been with us for a while, then you know all about Decocrated – the home decor subscription service that delivers a box of carefully curated decor to your door every season! This year’s fall box has come and gone and is unfortunately sold out, but Kristy is showcasing everything that was included so you can see exactly what this box is all about. If you’re interested in hopping on the Decocrated train, go grab your special Halloween add-on box before that one sells out too, or shop the winter box that’s also available now! Use our exclusive code DECO15 to score some extra savings!! See fall decor from Decocrated below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

An entryway table that we are seriously falling for! The rope basket, beige woven blanket, and gorgeous glass pumpkin are all from the Decocrated Fall 2023 box!

How gorgeous is this mantle setup? The white vase with artificial flowers is from this year’s fall box, while the mini pumpkins and the wooden lantern are from past Decocrated boxes.

Keep your shelf decor simple to really make the pieces stand out! The wooden frame is from a past Decorated box, and the “fall breeze & autumn leaves” insert is from this season’s box!

This simple striped throw pillow is the perfect accent on any couch! The fun tassels add a touch of personality, but this is an otherwise understated piece that can be mixed and matched and used all year long!

Who is ready to break out all the autumn accessories?! We start getting excited for fall usually around the beginning of August, though we try to wait ’til September creeps closer to start our switch to all things fall. If you’ve been with us for a while, then you know all about Decocrated – the home decor subscription service that delivers a box of carefully curated decor to your door every season! This year’s fall box has come and gone and is unfortunately sold out, but Kristy is showcasing everything that was included so you can see exactly what this box is all about. If you’re interested in hopping on the Decocrated train, go grab your special Halloween add-on box before that one sells out too, or shop the winter box that’s also available now! Use our exclusive code DECO15 to score some extra savings!! See fall decor from Decocrated below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

An entryway table that we are seriously falling for! The rope basket, beige woven blanket, and gorgeous glass pumpkin are all from the Decocrated Fall 2023 box!

How gorgeous is this mantle setup? The white vase with artificial flowers is from this year’s fall box, while the mini pumpkins and the wooden lantern are from past Decocrated boxes.

Keep your shelf decor simple to really make the pieces stand out! The wooden frame is from a past Decorated box, and the “fall breeze & autumn leaves” insert is from this season’s box!

This simple striped throw pillow is the perfect accent on any couch! The fun tassels add a touch of personality, but this is an otherwise understated piece that can be mixed and matched and used all year long!