Sunday, May 19, 2013

DIY Engagement Party

This past weekend I had the pleasure of helping throw an engagement party for one of my best friends! The other exciting thing about it was that it was there very first event that my business, Thrifty 31 Rentals got to be a part of! Here are some pictures of the party and the items rented from our inventory! 

Old Bed Springs - make the perfect vase!

Shepherd Hook & Pail - great for sunscreen at any outdoor party!

Small Chalkboards-cute accessory! 

Divided Wood Crate- use to hold candy!  
Love is Sweet chalkboard!

Old  Galvanized Washtub - use to hold drinks. The lemon slices added a nice pop of color too!

The happy couple next to our large chalkboard!

So glad my hubby and I got to be a part of their day!

Verge group LOVE!

Check out our website, Thrifty 31 Rentals, for a full listing of our inventory!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Yes You Can...Plant Flowers In It!

This year I have really been enjoying planting flowers and making the front of our house more inviting.  While at the thrift store today, I found this old rusty refrigerator drawer...perfect planter and only $1.00!

Here are some other ideas for unique planters I found on Pinterest. It's going to be a beautiful week here in Southern Illinois, so go ahead....get inspired and start planting! :)

Tea Kettle

Galvanized Watering Can

Old Tool Box

Vintage Colander

Antique Chair

Wood Milk Crate

Turquoise Ice Cream Maker...I NEED to find one of these! :)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Flowers and a Roadside Find

Some stuff around the front yard.... 

Planted some flowers today.

Love this wood barrel we found on the side of the road! 

Welcome mat from Kohl's and confetti flowers. Liking the bright colors!

What's new around your yard? Any fun projects you have going on?

Friday, May 3, 2013

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

I stumbled upon this great blog the other day, Blissful and Domestic! You may have heard about her thrifty lifestyle of living on a budget of $14,000 a year! She's got some great tips for how to live frugal and lots of yummy and inexpensive recipes too! 

On Sunday nights we usually do leftovers or something quick and simple. I found this recipe for mini corn dog muffins on her site. They were cheap and easy, tasty and much healthier that corn dogs you buy from the store!

Mini Corn dog Muffins 
3 hot dogs (I used turkey dogs)
1 cup flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar  
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water
1 egg, lightly beaten  (or substitute applesauce)
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 tablespoon ground flax seed

Preheat oven to 400'. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add water, egg, milk, and melted butter, stir until moistened. Pour into 12 prepared muffin tins. Cut your hot dogs into fourths. Place one hot dog piece into each muffin tin and push down lightly. The hot dog will not be covered by the batter, as they bake the cornbread will cover the hot dogs.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until cornbread is cooked. Serve hot and with a side of ketchup!