Free Seasonal Decorating Ideas

free seasonal decor

I love decorating for the seasons. It’s so fun – creating a festive, warm atmosphere in and around my home to celebrate a holiday or time of year.  There are times, though, when money runs a bit too tight for me to indulge in seasonal decorating. Having the desire to prettify my space, but not having any budget to work with can be frustrating.  So during these times of ‘fiscal drought’ I like to get creative, Continue Reading

Essential Oils For Seasonal Allergy Relief

essential oils for seasonal allergy relief

Spring, aka allergy season is my most hated time of the year.  Elm pollen is everywhere and for 4-6 weeks, I am a sneezy, itchy-nosed, watery-eyed, stuffy-headed hot mess.  Do you suffer from seasonal allergies?  Abject misery, am I right?  I prefer to use essential oils for seasonal allergy relief. And because I so love a good natural home remedy for seasonal allergies,  I keep these essential oils in my stash at all times. I use ultrasonic diffusers in Continue Reading

Cut Your Grocery Budget – Without Coupons

cut your grocery budget

One of the biggest things my fellow Mamas I complain to each other about is … grocery shopping.  No one likes doing it, and everyone feels like they spend way too much money when they do.  Almost all of us feel stressed, overwhelmed, and unprepared when we head into the grocery store, and the result is too often a cart full of stuff we don’t need – and a huge bill at the register.  Sound Continue Reading

6 Fun & Easy Ways to Homeschool for Free

free homeschool resources

Homeschool has been a wonderful experience for our family.  We love the flexibility it offers, and the opportunity for each of my four children to learn at their own pace.  Every homeschool family is different, of course … there are so many ways to go about teaching your kids at home. But something almost all of us have in common – we want to give our kids a great education … and we’re on a Continue Reading

DIY Farmhouse Coffee Filter Flower Wreath

diy farmhouse wreath

I love farmhouse decor.  Which makes complete sense, since I live in, you know, a farmhouse.   I think the shabby, chippy style adds so much warmth and character to any space.  Now, there are tons of beautiful farmhouse wreaths available on the market – but they are very EXPENSIVE!  Which is why this gorgeous, elegant, diy farmhouse wreath was something I just HAD to do!  It’s easy to make and looks like it came from a Continue Reading

Budget Friendly Furniture Facelifts

budget friendly furniture facelift

Is your furniture looking a little worse for the wear?  Showing signs of aging, sagging, rips, tears, stains?   Wishing you could replace it but knowing it’s just not in your budget right now?  Me, too.  If only there were some fast, easy, and budget friendly ways to give your furniture a facelift.  Wait!  There are!  And I’m going to share my very favorites with you in this post.  🙂 Every year when I start decorating Continue Reading

Fall Decorating on a Small Budget

fall decorating budget

I hope you are are having an amazing fall so far! Fall is my favorite season and I LOVE to decorate for it.  In the past, I’ve gone a little overboard with things, though.  So, I have set a self-imposed, super small fall decorating budget this year.  And today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite DIYs and seasonal decor ideas for this fall. I would love to be able to spread ‘Fall Continue Reading

Budget Friendly Pumpkin Garland

Budget Friendly Pumpkin Garland

It’s time to decorate for fall! This is my favorite time of year and I love to do it up right, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money. This year, I challenged myself to spend less than $50 getting my home ready for fall. That’s right – $50! I have done really well so far, and my absolute favorite project is this extremely budget friendly pumpkin garland that I saw on Pinterest Continue Reading