“Oh la la”…my latest thrifty finds

Happy Saturday!

I have some great news! I have almost completely recovered from my recent bout of Bell’s Palsy. Thank you to those of you who left me your thoughts on my last post and said that you would keep me in your prayers. I appreciate it so much!

If you have no idea what I am talking about because you are new here or haven’t been to my blog recently, you can read about my little health scare that happened just over a week ago HERE.

Amazingly, my face (and my smile) has about 90% recovered in only three days! Even my doctor was surprised, so I guess I am a fast healer. I’m still really sore and tired, but one day at a time, right? I can tell you that I am excited to get back into blogging and I have a few projects coming up that I’ll be sharing with you soon. You can see a sneak peek of the first one below, behind all of the pillows. Stay tuned!

Even though I have been mostly resting the past couple of weeks, I have also made some time for a little “retail therapy” around town. I don’t know about you, but shopping always makes me feel better, even if it is only window shopping.

So scroll on down to see some of the things that I found while out this past week. Everything I purchased was either on clearance or was for a great price.


Don’t ask, but for some reason there seems to be a bit of a “french” theme going on this time…




First, check out these amazing french scripted pillows that I found at Home Outfitters here in Canada. These pillows are currently on clearance for only $10.49 each! Yup, that’s it! I know, right?

I couldn’t help myself, so I had to buy four of them. Truth be told, I would have bought more but my Mom finally talked some sense into me. Thanks Mom!



These pillows only come in two styles (this one’s my favorite) so I decided to buy two of each pillow. They are of great quality and I love that they have a zipper closure so that the cover can be removed for cleaning, or like mine need, ironing!

I can’t wait to decorate with these. They are yummilicious! (Is that a word?)




Home Outfitters has a big pillow clearance going on right now, so I also picked up a few other pillows while I was there like these nubby, chenille style ones for only $6.99 each.

These are very soft and I think that they will be perfect for my family room couch. I decided that I am going to use them as everyday pillows because for that price they can easily be recovered once my kids get their use out of them. If you have kids, you will know what I mean!




Lastly, this beautiful french script butterfly pillow also came home with me. It too was only $10.49 at Home Outfitters. What a steal!


Good thing that there were only a few styles of pillows on clearance that caught my eye or I could have possibly lost my self control.  It seems that I have a little soft spot for pillows that I didn’t know about until now.

My suggestion to you is if you are from Canada, run, don’t walk to your nearest Home Outfitters (also check The Bay)! Once people get wind of these, they won’t last long.



Finally, at Home Outfitters, I found this Moda French Script shower curtain on clearance regularly $44.00 on sale for $15.00. This will be the perfect little inexpensive update for my main bathroom!







On with the shopping…last week my Mom and I made a stop at IKEA and came across these super cute hobnail-style sundae dishes. Aren’t they the sweetest? Sorry, but I don’t know the name of these because I forgot to take note of it before taking off the stickers for washing.

I picked up six of these at only $1.49 each.




My kids and I are going be making some yummy sundaes in these, I can promise you! I can’t wait to bust out all of my crazy colored ice cream sprinkles. So much fun!




Also at IKEA, I found this really nice Knubbig table lamp for only $16.99. I really like the soft glow that it gives off in my living room.




Here’s my lamp all lit up this evening. So pretty!


(Just in case you are wondering, my previous tutorial to make the bird nest picture above can be found HERE.)


Well, that’s the end of the little round up of treasures that I found while out shopping this past week. What new things for your home have you found lately? I would love to hear about them.


Until next time,






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  1. Janet

    So glad you’re better! And able to be back to enjoying retail therapy:-)

    1. Carrie

      Thank you Janet! A little bit of retail therapy works like a charm for me. Thanks for stopping by. :)

  2. Karin Savoie

    Beautiful, inspiring post. I am so glad that you are doing better. I have really missed you. Welcome back. I pray that your recovery will be swift and complete. Sending you lots of love from Houston, Texas. Karin.

    1. Carrie

      Awww… thanks Karen! That means a lot to me that you have missed my posts. You are too sweet! Thanks for the prayers as well. I am on the mend and I will hopefully be back to my regular self soon.
      Take care,

  3. Karin Savoie

    Beautiful, inspiring post. So glad to hear the good news about your health. I’ll continue to pray for a swift and complete recovery. Sending you lots of love from Houston, Texas. Karin.

  4. Carolyn

    Dear Carrie,
    So glad to hear you’re on the road to recovery. That must have been such a scary situation for you. I was really missing your blog and all your creative ideas. Thanks for the home outfitters tip. Managed to pick up the shower curtain for slightly more than you in Ontario. No luck with the cushions though. I am so jealous. They are adorable. Will maybe check The Bay. I have that same little ikea light. I use it on my nightstand at the cottage in the summer and bring it home when we close to use in my bathroom at home. It really does have a lovely glow to it. Our tastes are so similar it’s scary. Just bought a nice bergere chair at home sense with that french script all over it in that lineny kind of material. I think it was $200. Good price. Anyway, take care and glad you’re back to blogging!

    1. Carrie

      Thanks Carolyn for taking the time to leave me a message. :) I am so happy to hear that you found the shower curtain. Yah! I’m not sure what’s up with the pillows though. All of our Home Outfitters here have them on clearance. Were you able to find the same pillows at all? In some stores they had them still on the wall mixed with the other pillows and in other stores they had them in a clearance bin in the middle of the store. I would send you some in a heartbeat, but maybe shipping would be a lot because they are bulky? It is too funny that you also have the same IKEA light. You and I have great taste, I think! Haha! Your chair sounds like something I would love too. Thanks for sharing!
      Take care,

  5. Shannon @Fox Hollow Cottage

    I’m doing some late night catch-up! Glad you are doing better after your bought with Bells Palsy. I bet that shopping had a healing effect ;) GREAT deal on those Qt pillows. You sound like me.. I”ll buy 7 then, LOL. Good thing your mom was with you. I have the same Ikea lamp and it is very glowy :) Nice ambient light.

    1. Carrie

      Hey girl! How are you? Thanks for stopping by to check up on me. Yes, my face is pretty much back to normal. Yeah! What have you been up to? Are you getting excited for the Christmas holidays?

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