Thrifted home decor has become a part of the "norm" in our house. If I tell my friends that some of my decor is from Facebook Marketplace, many are stunned that I shop secondhand. Shopping thrifted items and repurposing them helps us "pay it forward" so that it's easier to afford the big stuff. I'm ... Read More about $15 Thrifted Mirror Makeover
Using dollar store mugs and my new ceramic paints, I've been testing out a few techniques to create PERMANENT mug designs! You don't need a kiln, nor do you need artistic skills. Just the right paint, a little creativity, an oven and setting spray to make them dishwasher-safe! (Because let's be real ... Read More about DIY Painted Mugs That Are Dishwasher-Friendly
When summer is your favorite season and you don't live in a tropical climate, it can feel like a fleeting time of year. But with a few simple home decor updates, you can make it feel like summer all year long if you want to. Here are a few tips to help you get started. Bring the Outdoors ... Read More about How to Create A Summery Atmosphere in Your Home
Large-scale wall art can be SO expensive! Years ago we figured out a trick -- shower curtains can also double as oversized wall art! Shower curtains come in a TON of colors and varieties. Now you can scale up your art at a fraction of the price by building a simple frame and stapling it to the ... Read More about How to Make Oversized Art Using a Shower Curtain
Thanks to the novel coronavirus, most of us are spending more time at home than ever. And while some might not be so bothered by the idea, those who don't live alone might be desperate for some time by themselves to recharge. Whether you're a mom who's suddenly tasked with the responsibilities of ... Read More about Why Build a She-Shed? Why NOT!
Cleaning up after an elderly dog isn't easy when you don't have the right equipment. In addition to trying to keep my house clean and sanitized during a global pandemic, I've been playing nurse to Buddy, our 15 year old sheltie who is in his twilight years. From soaking up messes with paper towels, ... Read More about Sweet Buddy
For many Americans, owning a home is a rite of passage. Although American households owed $9.12 trillion in mortgage debt as of January 2019, the possibility of high mortgage payments may not deter you from buying a house to call your own. Whether you're leaving rental units behind and embracing ... Read More about Prepping Your Dog For Your Big Move
As you know, I love posting about budget decorating ideas. But after 8 years of the same, I've been yearning to write about other topics that I love. So today I'm branching out and I've become an official BeautyTap Advisor, so I'll be sharing my favorite skincare products along with some anti-aging ... Read More about My Favorite Anti-Aging & Skincare Products