$5 Fun

I'm always looking to change things around my house. New projects or major purchases can get expensive and stressful after awhile though. That's why I love it when I come across little changes that bring a big smile. 

Like potting these houseplants! I hadn't gotten any new ones in at least ten years, but I was in Walmart for some groceries and the nursery section just called my name. 

Getting a new kitchen rug in front of my sink. And the best part is that it was almost free because I had to use up some Kohl's cash. Yay!

Garage sale finds. This little bench was only $5. It was stained an oak color when I bought it, but a fresh coat of paint brightened it up. Now it's a little extra seating in my kitchen. 

Your turn. Have you found something inexpensive that brought you a little joy recently?


  1. Cute items! It's the little things that make me happy too. Recently, I found a box in the garage full of clothes I had forgotten I had. They were a size smaller and had been packed away when I was pregnant and now that the baby weight is gone I can fit in them! It's a whole new free wardrobe :)

  2. Hi Marie!
    LOVE the pots in the first photo! Your plants look so pretty in them!
    A few of my HAPPY finds this week . . . buying another bouquet of peonies (YAY!) and a Lemon Cypress Topiary. I'm in love :0) Flowers and plants bring me so much happiness. It's the little things :0)
    I need to find some great $5 finds like you did!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. We are repainting most of our first floor, so I'm looking for a few new accessories to swap out - I love hitting Home Goods and Tuesday Morning for great deals. I rarely find anything as inexpensive as $5 though!

  4. I love going to the thrift store and looking for things I can repurpose. Love your new bench!

  5. I am not a big spender or a big shopper - but like you, I get a lot of pleasure out of little things. I could find a million uses for your little bench!
    I have just subscribed by email to your blog Marie. I wasn't in the habit of doing so early on, and I have realized it is a good way to not miss a single post of my favorite blogs - one of which is certainly yours!


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