6 Easy Home Improvement Ideas that Cost Nothing

It’s no secret that my husband and I are frugal people. This especially goes for all home improvement tasks, as we first seek to DIY. If the task is something for which we’re unfamiliar, we put Google to good use and research like crazy, or we watch several YouTube tutorial videos in hopes of gaining the necessary knowledge to perform the task. There have been several occasions when the home improvement task requires a professional, but even in those cases we do our due diligence to find the best-priced professional without sacrificing quality. Frugality at its finest! Related: –How to Frugally Decorate a Brick Fireplace –Top Money-Saving Methods for Decorating –Paint Projects to Do this Weekend –How to Create the Ultimate […]

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How to Frugally Decorate a Brick Fireplace

Awesome budget-friendly decor options for my fireplace

This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure for more information. Ever since moving into my two-story brick colonial in 2013, I have struggled figuring out how to style my brick fireplace. You see, it’s not your typical fireplace. My house was built in 1978, and with that comes 1978 architecture. Instead of a typical brick fireplace in the middle of the wall, I have an entire wall made of brick and a fireplace that’s left-aligned, instead of centered, on that wall. Additionally, I have an incredibly long fireplace mantel that tends to look unbalanced without the proper decor. Before undertaking the decorating aspect of the fireplace, I had to figure out what I was going to do with the brick wall […]

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Paint Projects To Do This Weekend

Paint projects to do this weekend

This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure for more information. I am an avid painter. In fact, I usually opt to repaint or refinish a piece of old furniture before I even consider buying something new. It’s not because I love painting, but rather because I like a good deal. I firmly believe that it’s possible to have beautiful furniture without paying outrageous prices. A little paint can go a long way. One of the techniques I use to score frugal finds is to utilize sites like Craigslist and Facebook yard sale groups. Fun story: Awhile back, my husband and I were looking for a double oven for our home. Do you know how much double ovens cost? A lot. There’s no […]

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How to Create The Ultimate Soft & Feminine Bedroom

How to Create the Ultimate Soft & Feminine Bedroom

This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure for more information. I am passionate about creating beautiful living spaces. My master retreat – or bedroom – is no exception. In fact, it may be the most important space in my home. I have an almost-8-month-old daughter, and my house has turned into a baby space, pretty much everywhere. There are toys and specially created living areas just for her in every single room. Yes. Every. Single. Room. That is, until now. You see, when we transitioned my daughter from sleeping in our master suite to sleeping in her nursery, I immediately leapt into action and reverted our room back to its former glory. While doing so, I added in some extra lush touches to make […]

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DIY Paint-Dipped Plant Stand

Such a fun and easy DIY project for this weekend!

Here in Maryland, Spring is in the air. One of my favorite things to do this time of year is plant flowers for the season. I was going through all of my gardening tools and accessories when I came upon a trio of old plant stands I had bought several years ago. The paint was chipping and they were beginning to rust. Instead of throwing them away, I decided to restore the beauties so I could enjoy them all season long. I am a firm believer in reusing and up cycling, especially if the project only requires a few coats of paint. It’s a great way to save money, and if you do a good paint-job, your item will look brand new. […]

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How to Find Time to Blog when You’re a SAHM

You can be a blogger and a stay-at-home-mom. Here's tips and tricks for time management.

I’m fairly new to this mom thing. Ever since bringing my beauty queen into the world 7 months ago, I have grown to have an entirely new appreciation for mommas. I have always had a deep respect for moms, but after becoming one, that respect skyrocketed to a completely other level. Can we all just quickly give a shout out to all the mommas out there? You rock. Related: –Start a Blog Like a Boss –8 Things NOT to Do when You Start a Blog –The 3 Keys to Blogging Success –Starting a Blog? Do These 5 Things First I absolutely love being a stay-at-home-mom. And as much as I love spending every second with my baby girl and watching […]

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8 Things NOT To Do When You Start a Blog

Read this post before you start a blog. You'll be happy you did.

This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure for more information. Starting a blog can be fun, exhilarating, and exciting, but it can also be somewhat intimidating too. You are, after all, putting yourself out there. And not only that, but you’re doing so in what some call a saturated marketplace. I’d like to quickly pause for a second and tell you that I don’t believe in saturated marketplaces. Yes, there are a lot of bloggers out there in the blogosphere, but there’s no reason you can’t stand out from the crowd and make a name for yourself or brand. You are unique and you have a unique perspective and new creative ideas to offer. If everyone thought in a […]

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Top Money Saving Methods for Decorating

8 Ways to Save Money on Decor

I love Home Goods just as much as the next person. They always have the best statement pieces and the prettiest décor items. And while Home Goods and other similar home stores may not be overly expensive, you can usually get the same look for a fraction of the cost. That is, as long as you don’t mind putting in a little extra effort. There are, of course, times when you can’t DIY something and have to buy new. That’s why I’ve created an all-encompassing, money-saving-strategies list for both the ‘buy-new’ times and the DIY times.  Related Posts: -DIY Buffet Makeover -Easy Hacks & Ideas for a Cozy Home -How to Whitewash Your Brick Fireplace -19 Simple Things to Do […]

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