Blushing Twist On *Takeout (Part 1)

It’s so important Gals for you to come here and be inspired, not only by our monthly themes, but through posts that show you a little creativity, inspiration, and thought can make a few pennies look and feel like a million bucks! For this entertaining post, which will have two parts, I wanted to do […]

Oh La La Ode to a Simple Dinner*

The first thing that came to mind when I wanted to throw a dinner for friends with an ode to “Oh La La “, was the thought of a simple meal with special details that wouldn’t break the bank. A simple meal that would still be sophisticated and tasty, but decorated by a table that […]

Vintage Florals for Easter*

Easter is always a special holiday for me because it reminds me of Mommom Rose, her tablecloths, cooking, and my crazy cousins scattered throughout the house and around the table. It’s a day where nothing matters but food and family. So when you’re putting your tablescape together… don’t over think it and don’t over buy. […]

An Artsy Birthday Idea!

You don’t have to have a lot of money to throw a great party. You just have to be thoughtful, and at Polished for Pennies, we like to think that if we invest a lot of creativity in what is already around us, that what we do spend money on shouldn’t cost us a fortune! […]

A Simple Sampling*

So you’re having a gal pal or two over and you want to give them a sophisticated experience, how about a simple light spring sampling? Our go to for simplicity and versatility… Frittatas! Make omelet batters using different fix’in combos, pour the batter in non-stick or greased cupcakes pans and bake! SIMPLE and Polished for […]

Blushing Twist On *Takeout (Part Pho)

Let’s talk PHO! So I hope you’ve had a chance to check out Part One of our Blushing Twist on Takeout, where I break down the decor but now we need to dish on the dish! I can not express to you enough how easy it was to put together a Pho bar for my […]

Blushing Hot Chocolate

So you may be over all of the holiday hubbub, BUT I’m sure you’re not over a little chocolate indulgence! Or maybe you are, but I promise this hot chocolate won’t make you feel too guilty even with those New Year resolutions! You only live once anyway! Anywho, this is the perfect drink if you’re spending tonight […]

A Golden Gathering

Gals it’s so important for you to remember around the holiday season and really any season that your experience is what you make it. As they say, “life is but a dream. It’s what you make it.” Whether you live in a mansion, an apartment, a twin, or a dorm… You always have the option […]

Holiday Gift Haul!

It’s gifting time!! If you haven’t seen it already… take a look at my TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Homegoods gift haul video! I was invited to hand pick a few of my favorites and here is a full breakdown below of all my fabulous gift picks that are perfectly Polished for Pennies!   The cutest little doll […]

My #TheBestGiftEver Story*

Gals, I’m one lucky gal to have gotten to know a few other bloggers from around the U.S through Marshalls Project Fab Program and this year is super cool because our holiday mission was to play secret Santa to another blogger! How awesome! So here’s my story of how I worked a little P4P magic to […]

Nouveau Noshing for Buck Bucks*

Entertaining in my mind should never feel like a chore, it should be something that’s enjoyed and even relaxing. So how do you make it easy on yourself? Go somewhere and get inspired! The other day I decided to stop off at a Dollarstore… I do this often. Why? Well for starters dollar stores are […]

DIY BABY PHOTOSHOOT

[iframe][/iframe]   The thing about being Polished for Pennies is that if you think you can do anything… YOU CAN! Like do a DIY Baby Photo Shoot! My BFF Laurie just had beautiful Baby Macie, and we wanted to treat her like the princess she is by making her a model for a day for photos […]

Thanks Table*

With beautiful “Thank You” cards we found at Marshalls for $4.99, we thought to ourselves… what’s the best way to celebrate your guests or even say Dad for Father’s Day? Saying Thank you!! So in honor of the many people that sit around our table and yours, here’s a cool Polished for Pennies way to say […]

$6 Floral Arrangement

When you’re entertaining and you’re looking to make it memorable, don’t think that money has to do with it. Sometimes it’s just the simple things that make statements! Check it out! How cool is this modern, multiple, flower vase from Marshalls? For $5.99, it served as the perfect centerpiece for my table and was something […]

Printed Napkins Add Pop

When we Shop for What Pops, not only do we use this principle for when we’re shopping for clothing, but we use it to also find perfect party elements for a table that will POP the eyes of your guests at your next soiree! Like, gorgeous printed napkins on pennies! Popping off of the clearance […]

Mother’s Day? Put A Ring On It!

Looking for the perfect Polished for Pennies gift that WOWS on Mother’s Day but only costs a few pennies of your hard earned dough? How about a set of elegant napkin holders for the Mom who loves to entertain and make her home and guests feel pretty as she plays hostess! A thoughtful gift like […]