My Weight Loss Journey: How I Lost my Pregnancy Weight

How I lost my pregnancy weight

Hi, friends! My post today is a bit more personal than usual and there’s a good reason for it: I recently hit a huge goal in my life!  All I want to do is shout how proud I am of myself from a rooftop, or a hill, or…. OK, this blog will do. I lost 45 pounds in 9 months, after having gained 45 pounds the 9 months prior. To my delight, I became pregnant in January 2016. I couldn’t wait to experience pregnancy, and everything that came with it. I wanted to be just as beautiful and glamorous as the pregnant actresses I’d seen on magazine covers. I wanted to wear pretty maternity clothes that accentuated my little baby […]

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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 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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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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The Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Guide with Free Printable

Hello, Spring. I missed you. Here in Maryland, we’re starting to feel the warm weather, and with that comes the wonderful task of Spring cleaning. I don’t have deep cleaning days as often as I should, so I like to take this time to really do a good job making my house shiny and sparkly. In addition to cleaning, this is the perfect time to sort, organize, donate, and get your house in order. Related Items: -10 Habits for Maintaining a Clean Home -19 Simple Things to Do to Make a Happier Home -26 Things to Do to be Happier -Easter Basket Tutorial using a Storage Bin -Budget-friendly Hacks & Ideas for your Home Before you begin your Spring-cleaning undertaking, […]

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10 Habits for Maintaining a Clean Home

A clean home is impossible to maintain, or so I used to think. I have two medium-haired pups who shed like crazy and a 6-month-old baby girl who requires constant care. My husband works a lot while I run this blog and take care of our daughter. Dog hair, dirty puppy prints, laundry, dishes, dust, clutter and general dirt and grime pile up in my home on a daily basis. Like most families, we have a busy life, filled with chaos and constant hustle, and cleaning the house just doesn’t top the priority list. Related Items: -The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide -Easy Hacks and Ideas for Your Home -How to Whitewash Brick (Tutorial) -Fun Things to Do Outside with the […]

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Easy Hacks & Ideas for a Cozy Home

Love these easy, budget-friendly ideas

I love decorating and updating our home. I, of course, want my home to be beautiful, but I don’t want to spend a fortune to make that happen. Through creativity and budget-friendly hacks, I’m able to consistently update my home frugally and tastefully. I hope some of these ideas inspire you! (DIY Whitewash Tutorial here) (DIY Buffet Makeover Tutorial here) What budget-friendly tips and tricks do you have to update your home? See more home inspiration by touring my home.  

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Fun Things to do Outside with the Family

Fun Things to do Outside with the Family

If you’re bored and searching for a budget-friendly activity to do outside, look no further. Here’s a list of fun ideas that range from taking only a couple minutes to having an all-day adventure. HERE ARE 54 (ALMOST) FREE THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE WITH YOUR FAMILY: Go for a walk. Have a picnic. Use whatever leftover food you have in your pantry. Go swimming. This could be at your pool, a friend’s pool, a local pool, the lake, or a beach. Go camping. It doesn’t have to be at night either. Try setting up a tent during the daytime, packing it with pillows and light blankets, and then relaxing with some music. Make an outdoor escape at nighttime with lighting. […]

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