How to Work With What You’ve Got

One of my favorite hobbies (much to my husband’s chagrin) is upcycling furniture. (I’m one of those people who sends my husband to the curb on trash day to pick up people’s discards so I can make them pretty!) We’ve done several pieces over the last few years and it just feels good to put a new coat […]

Boot camp- is it worth it?

Okay, I admit it. I’m one of those weird people that enjoys working out. In the last two years it’s become a habit and I’ve faithfully hit up the YMCA 2-3 times a week with different friends- it’s physically and socially good for me! In September, I decided to try something different. One of my […]

31 days {thrifty art for the home}

I love decorating my home and making it feel, well, more homey. In fact, I’m going to be doing a series in November on “Making a House a Home.” I love using thrifty art since I love finding (or making) beautiful things for little money. One of my favorite pieces of art in our home […]

31 Days { Early Start on Christmas Gift Guide}

Let’s talk about one of my favorite topics- Christmas! Although October may not seem like the ideal time to start Christmas shopping, I love shopping year -round to get the best deals on gifts, and not have to spend a ton of money all in the month of December. Since we already established that carrying […]

31 Days: How to Vacation for {Really} Cheap

Last weekend, our family, along with extended family and some good friends, spent some quality time on a mini-vacation together. It wasn’t an exotic locale or fancy resort- it was camping! Now I know camping isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it is such a cheap vacation and if the weather is right, it’s an […]

{31 Days} Is a Sam’s Club membership financially savvy?

Is it worth the money to invest in a Sam’s Club membership? This is a very good question that many frugal people ask. I can’t answer that for you- it ‘s different for every person- but I thought I’d give an overview of what I have found to be cheaper than other retailers. With a […]