October 24, 2016

Stop the Clock (and giveaway)


Growing up in the incredibly cold winter weather state of Wisconsin, I know something about protecting skin from the elements. Even though we made the big move from the North to the South years ago, our family still battles with […]

Join Us for the Ultimate Girls Getaway: Becoming Creative, Purposeful, Frugal


One of my favorite weekends is right around the corner and it’s nearly impossible to believe that we are about to celebrate our 6th annual Becoming Conference and we’ve posted our 2016 agenda. Our speaker line up is fabulous. This weekend is […]

I’m Choosing to Make This a Great Day (free printable)


Every day when we wake up, we have a choice and sometimes I forget that very simple, yet vitally important truth. We begin the day with new opportunities, new interactions, and new decisions. Many things in our day to day life […]

Last Minute, Creative Stocking Stuffer Ideas & Traditions


“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” The carols are playing, the fresh garland’s been hung and the Hallmark Channel is on autoplay because our youngest daughter and I can not get enough of these cheesy, feel good movies. […]

5 Frugal Things I Did Today: Food, Make Up & Home Decor


Think back this week. Have your “Wants” driven your buying choices? One of the reasons I love living an “80% off Lifestyle” is that the day to day, intentional financial choices that we make, eventually leaves room in the budget to splurge on a “want” […]

Make Your Own Huge Chalkboard Sign for under $10 (+ video)


There’s nothing I love more than displaying words of encouragement and truth around our home. Learning how to make your own chalkboard sign for just a few dollars is a fantastic way of bringing character to your home without breaking the bank. […]

5 Frugal Things I Did Today that Saved me $300 (& I’m chatting on video about it)


Last month, I started a new post topic called, “Five Frugal Things,” and I just loved it because it’s really just about sharing peeks of my life with you all. I wish I could do it every day because I […]

Fabulously Fun Care Package Ideas


One of the long standing jokes in our family is of my mother’s first college care package to my older brother. You need to remember, this is long before constant communication through cell phone and social media, so a care […]

5 Frugal Things I Did Today


Around the blogosphere, there are a few blogs that post “5 Frugal Things I’ve done this Month.” It’s always interesting to read what people are doing to save money, but honestly, living an “80% off Lifestyle” like I do means that […]

DIY Foaming Hand Soap ($1 for an entire year of soap)


 (We just finished our Becoming Conference and this tip was shared. It reminded me to share this for those of you who missed it.) During a fit of panic,  I discovered this amazing trick.  I anticipated a large group of […]

Ever So Fun & Inexpensive Table Centerpieces (perfect for Easter)


I’ve shared this post idea previously, and it’s still one of my very favorite frugal and creative ways to bring a touch of Spring to my decor. Honestly, for one dollar worth of seeds, you can create the most fun […]

$50 Food Lion Giveaway (Box Tops for Education)


Oh yes, it’s January. A fresh start. A month filled with New Year’s Resolutions and all those old familiar sentiments and goals. The kids are excited to start back with some new routines, and for me personally, it’s a month […]

Dayspring 30% off through Cyber Monday


My favorite sale of the year on inspirational, home and dishes is when Dayspring combines their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals all in one to give us 30% off our entire order (yes, that includes the clearanced items.) TAKE 30% […]

Starbucks BOGO Free Holiday Drinks (Nov. 12 – 16th)


It’s finally here again!!! Starbucks BOGO FREE WEEK!! Every year, I update this Starbucks post with the new dates because it’s one of my favorite indulgent treats of the year and I look forward to this week. What a treat […]

Clutter Countdown: Parting with Sentimental Objects


Howdy, howdy! My name is Katie Clemons; I’m the storycatcher and journal crafter behind the much beloved-writing prompt journals at Gadanke.com. I’m going to be joining you and Jen here twice a month to talk about intentional living and crafting […]