Free Seasonal Decorating Ideas

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

Cut Your Grocery Budget – Without Coupons

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. The result is too often a cart full of stuff we don’t need – and a huge bill at the register.  Sound familiar? Continue Reading

6 Fun & Easy Ways to Homeschool for Free

Homeschool has been a wonderful experience for our family.  In fact, 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. The truth is, 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 Continue Reading

DIY Farmhouse Coffee Filter Flower 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

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

It’s fall! This is my favorite time of year and I would love to decorate every single thing around my home.  But I’m, like, really cheap. 😉 So this year, I challenged myself to spend less than $50 getting my home ready for fall. That’s right – $50! I have had so much fun being creative with decor. But my absolute favorite project of the season is this extremely budget friendly pumpkin garland. It cost Continue Reading

Easy Crochet Projects a Beginner Can Complete in a Weekend!

For the past few weeks I’ve been recovering from surgery. I haven’t been able to do anything remotely strenuous, and there’s only so many makeup tutorials you can watch on YouTube without getting bored, right? So to keep myself occupied, I have been working on some easy crochet projects I’ve been wanting to make but hadn’t had time.  These projects are simple enough, that even a beginner can complete them in a weekend.  And as a Continue Reading