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Favorite Things Fridays

Favorite Things Fridays

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Favorite Things post, so today’s post is newsy. Yesterday we enjoyed a grower reception at Ocean Spray and got to meet the OS “commercial guys.” I am busy getting ready for Christmas. I have a good chunk […]

DIY Spring Bird’s Nest Tutorial

DIY Spring Bird’s Nest Tutorial

Even though we still have two feet of snow on the ground, I’m working on decorating my house for spring. Today my goal was to finish decorating my mantle. I made this bird’s nest for the mantle and thought I’d share how I made it. […]

DIY Spring Tulips for the Front Door

DIY Spring Tulips for the Front Door

Never mind the fact that it’s blizzardous outside, today. I’m sharing a spring décor idea. Everywhere you look on Pinterest and Etsy, you’ll see tulip wreaths. I’ve eyed this one for some time and have seen variations galore on this same theme, so I  decided to […]

6 Money-Saving Tips for Throwing A Graduation Party

6 Money-Saving Tips for Throwing A Graduation Party

I love trying to save money, playing the CVS game, and have been inspired anew after reading Crystal Paine’s book Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. (I loved Crystal’s story, by the way. Practical, inspiring and manageable.) I had a thought. Not a deep one, mind you. […]

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas {for those with little time, money or energy.}

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas {for those with little time, money or energy.}

Tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day, girls. Yup. And if you are in need of some last minute, frugal ideas, I have a few for you. 1. No money to go out? Hype the kids up for a special early dinner (pizza?) in front of a short movie […]

Merry Christmas, Meager Budget Ebook Giveaway

Merry Christmas, Meager Budget Ebook Giveaway

UPDATE: The giveaway is over, but you can snag your own copy here on SALE for just $3.99 right now! ************************************************************************** Merry Christmas, Meager Budget Giveaway! To celebrate the launch of our new ebook, Beth and I are giving away FIVE copies in 12 hours!   […]

DIY Tutorial for Farmhouse “Primitive” Look Furniture

DIY Tutorial for Farmhouse “Primitive” Look Furniture

  Have a piece of furniture that totally needs a face lift? I did. I gave this small end table a new look using three quick steps. (under and hour!) This technique can be used for anything wooden. Cupboards, shelves, coffee tables, etc. And you […]