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Fall Decorating Tips

Fall Decorating Tips

August 28, 2013

Five Easy Fall Decorating Tips- Now there’s no excuse not to decorate! Of all the seasons, there is none which invades our senses as dramatically as autumn. The overwhelming pageant of rich, robust colors and textures triggers a desire to bring some of that lavish display right into our homes. Here are some fall decorating tips  that [...]

The Perfect Curtains! Thrift Stores Can Save You Money but BEWARE of little old ladies!

The Perfect Curtains! Thrift Stores Can Save You Money but BEWARE of little old ladies!

August 8, 2013

Finding THE PERFECT curtains= time and brushing up on the karate skills I love thrifting for so many reasons. I thrift to outfit my growing boy. I thrift to outfit myself and my husband. I thrift when I am buying dishes to sell to Replacements,Ltd.  I also thrift when I decide to change the décor [...]

From the Shore to the Home: Turning Sea Treasures into Everyday Décor

From the Shore to the Home: Turning Sea Treasures into Everyday Décor

June 30, 2013

Sea Décor Ideas: Inspiring ways to use the seashells and sea treasures you’ve collected Whenever we travel to the beach, we always collect seashells. I find myself with bags of seashells that get tucked away into never- never land. I was excited by this guest post with some super inspiring sea décor ideas.  Thanks for sharing with us, Jennifer! From [...]

Inexpensive Ways to Redefine a Room and Refresh Your Surroundings

Inexpensive Ways to Redefine a Room and Refresh Your Surroundings

June 25, 2013

Inexpensive ways to redefine a room: Could it be just a trashcan away? Are you looking for inexpensive ways to redefine a room? It’s a perfectly natural feeling to grow weary of your house surroundings. If you are a homeowner on a carefully sculpted budget, you may feel as if the money and moment to [...]

Make Your Own Faux Metal Wall Art Project: Super Easy!

Make Your Own Faux Metal Wall Art Project: Super Easy!

June 5, 2013

No need for blow torches or forging tools with this faux metal wall art project! Faux metal wall art? Talk about frugal crafts! I went over to my friend Carmela’s house to help her with preparations for her daughter’s upcoming wedding. (They are doing a lot of the decorations themselves. I can tell it is going to [...]

Weekend Craft Projects

Weekend Craft Projects

February 28, 2013

 Looking for some great craft ideas to do this weekend?  Here are some that I’ve pinned and can’t wait to try!  What’s on your list?   Felt Needle Book:   mmmCrafts Glass Fabric Magnets:  Mr. & Mrs. Phillips DIY Braided Necklace:  More Design Please Fabric Flower Pillow: Laundry & Other Stuff Book Page Wreath Tutorial: [...]

103 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

103 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

November 30, 2012

103 Inexpensive  Stocking Stuffers are back by popular demand!   Want to discuss how to have a frugal Christmas?  Join us in our Frugal Mom Frugal Living Forum! Candy Lip Balm Socks $1 Makeup from e.l.f. Cosmetics Gift cards Earphones Yo-Yo Silly Putty Movie Tickets (Save up to 60% on Movie Tickets and Concessions with [...]

Make an Apron from Jeans

Make an Apron from Jeans

February 23, 2012

 I had a lot of fun making this apron, and I love how it turned out.  It is just the cutest thing and I almost love it too much to get it dirty. The denim front is from an itty bitty pair of Calvins that I’ll never get my post-baby hips into. Rather than continue the delusion [...]

14 Steps to a Decluttered Home

14 Steps to a Decluttered Home

February 18, 2012

Declutter one room at a time, and start with your most difficult room first.  You will have a huge sense of accomplishment when you finish, and all other rooms will seem easy in comparison. Start with a visible area of the room (rather than a closet or a drawer) to give yourself instant gratification. As [...]

Low Cost yet Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Your Sweetheart

Low Cost yet Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Your Sweetheart

February 7, 2012

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that you either love or your dread. Obviously if you are single, you do your best to ignore the cheesy commercials on TV, the cute teddy bears in the stores, but don’t worry – you have the advantage of heading back to the candy aisle the day after [...]

8 Frugal Valentine's Day Gifts

8 Frugal Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 4, 2012

 Are you looking for a gift idea that is both romantic and frugal? The good news is, romantic doesn’t have to be expensive. You may be on a limited budget, but that doesn’t mean you are on limited creativity. With a little brain juice, and a small amount of planning, you can come up with [...]

Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier

Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier

January 6, 2012

As many of you know, I’ve been a huge fan of Pinterest for quite some time.  My family would probably say I’m a bit addicted to it, but hey, we all need our vices.  Right?   Lately though I’ve been having a love/hate relationship.  I still love Pinterest, I still spend way too much time [...]

105 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

105 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

December 7, 2011

 This year I have been brainstorming stocking stuffer ideas for my family and wanted to share them with you. I began with 101 ideas but it has now grown to 105 (thanks Karen!). I hope you enjoy them. 105 Inexpensive  Stocking Stuffers: Candy Chap stick Socks Make-up Gift cards Ear buds Yo-yos Silly putty Movie [...]

Frugal Thanksgiving Decorations

Frugal Thanksgiving Decorations

November 16, 2011

You do not have to spend a lot of money in order to have a beautifully decorated Thanksgiving table.  Instead, take the kids, go on a nature walk, and collect interesting things you can use to create a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving centerpiece.  You can also take things you already own and repurpose them into frugal Thanksgiving [...]

Before & After:  My Coffee Table Makeover

Before & After: My Coffee Table Makeover

November 15, 2011

  Remember that big empty spot in the middle of our sectional sofa?  You know, the place that doesn’t hold the remote, a drink, or the bowl of popcorn?  Yes, that one.  You will be relieved to know that it’s gone now, and we now have a coffee table in its place.  Did you just [...]

A Heaping Helping of Frugal Thanksgiving Tips

A Heaping Helping of Frugal Thanksgiving Tips

November 14, 2011

Learn 8 tips on how you can have a Frugal Thanksgiving from this guest post by Jocelyn Anne. Just because somewhere along the line Thanksgiving became synonymous with an overabundance of food, does not mean that you can’t have a frugal Thanksgiving. In fact, I’d say there’s all kinds of fun to be had if [...]

RV Living

RV Living: Meet a Family Who Sold Their Home and Are Living Their RV Dream!

November 4, 2011

Is RV Living for You? Have you ever dreamed of selling your home so you could travel the country with your family in an RV?  This idea of RV living has always appealed to me and it’s a hot topic on KOA’s Around the Campfire Community.  I love the idea of simplifying life, enjoying more [...]

5 Smart Ways to Save on Furniture

5 Smart Ways to Save on Furniture

September 20, 2011

5 Smart Ways to Save on Furniture  is a guest post written by Mariana Ashley As much as I hate to see her go, my daughter finally decided to leave the coop and live entirely on her own (no roommates). I told her to stay a home a little longer until she was a tad bit [...]

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