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Upstyling: The Solution to Frugal Decorating!

Upstyling: The Solution to Frugal Decorating!

Hi Frugal moms,  My name is Megan and I am so excited to be here!! Like you I believe in the frugal arts. Like you, I also want my home to be stylish and inviting. I have the solution to frugal decorating, I call it upstyling. I find and repair, repurpose or upcycle items that [...]

Fall Decorating Tips

Fall Decorating Tips

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!

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

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

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!

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

 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

zv7qrnb 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 [...]

Make an Apron from Jeans

Make an Apron from Jeans

 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

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 [...]

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