When it comes to decorating I like to be thrifty, stylish, and unique. I don't want my decor to be where all my money goes. I also don't want my home to look like anyone else's. Even when decorating my children's rooms I stick to my mission. My daughter and I started collecting embroidered and … Continue reading Unique Wall Art Decorating Idea
Fireplace mantels mesmerize me. Especially the old ones. Their architectural detail can change a room. That holds true for my family room in my finished basement. My family room was a challenge for me to decorate because of its size, shape, and support poles...but also because it had the ugliest fireplace I have ever seen. … Continue reading Another Trash to Treasure DIY (and possibly a touch of lead poisoning for drama)
I'm confident that I've earned the adjective of "seasoned" when it comes to cleaning since I have lost count how many times I've cleaned another person's house. 😉 I mentioned in my post about Dawn and OdoBan that my experience has been humbling and insightful. To add to that post I am sharing what I have … Continue reading Show-and-Tell Time: My Cleaning Basket
Many people are aware of the reality TV shows that follow their stars hunting for matching sales and coupons, shopping, and saving BIG bucks at the register. That seems great, maybe even enviable, but is it realistic or even necessary for living a thrifty life? I have given much attention to this question. I could write an essay on … Continue reading Coupons: Company vs Consumer
Several months ago I was visiting a flea market I had forgotten about when I spotted a unique piece of furniture sitting outside in a sea of junk. I assumed it to be a stereo cabinet from the 50's or early 60's. I've been a fan of mid-century furniture since before it was cool, so … Continue reading The Poor Little Thing just needed some Love…
Today I made an unplanned purchase and craft worth sharing. 🙂 I am a wreath addict! They are so versatile and add a ton of life to any room. I make them to be creative and thrifty. Somehow I am out of summer wreaths for my door (gasp!), so I don't feel guilty. That and … Continue reading I Heart Wreaths!
Cleaning my bathroom has motivated me to write about two cleaning products every home should have. They're extremely effective and economical. About seven years ago, as I was getting close to obtaining my degree, I decided my associates in accounting didn't mean much to me, that I was tired of school work, and that I … Continue reading How to get the most Clean for your Buck
I know there are many fruit salad concoctions out there. When it comes to recipes, there are countless ways to mix foods. Probably more ways than there are people. This is my idea of how to combine different fruits into one bowl. I think of this fruit salad as being nature's Skittles because it is … Continue reading My Super Simple Fruit Salad Recipe
Do you see that awful tear?! I let out a small, mortified shriek when my favorite sheet set (a fantastic clearance find from a few years ago) broke the news during last week's bed changing that our time together is coming to an end. I am no professional seamstress, but I was optimistic that I … Continue reading Thrifty + Clingy = Victory
Just about everyone has given away or sold something only to regret it. You know it is true regret when you think of the item more than the money you received from its departure. Or you look at where it once sat. Or maybe you look at the photos of it in your phone from … Continue reading The One that Got Away.