October 20, 2017

Creative party decorations on a budget


As I browse amazing party decorations, my prerequisites always include amount of time, ease and budget-friendly. When  Cynthia shared what she did for her daughter’s birthday,  I squealed with delight. This easy to make and even easier on the budget’ […]

Creative Concealment – Hutch Redo


Do you know how often I make a small change within my home and then think, “Why in the world did I not do that sooner?”Well, this is definitely one of those moments. It’s not something original or extraordinary, but […]

Looking beyond the junk…


Do you remember the childhood classics, The Velveteen Rabbit or Corduroy?I often compare the moral of those stories with how I feel about yard sales.Taking someone else’s once loved items, now deemed trash, and pouring new life into them until […]

Sensational Saturday Swap at the Nester’s place


Some of my very favorite people gathered together in designer bliss for this first ever sensational Saturday Swap hosted by the Nester. Supposedly, the reason we gathered was to bring in some household items that we no longer used and […]

One Dollar….One Minute Magic


I am a Family Manager that loves accountability. My heart’s desire is to be in intentional in all aspects of my life, not just with my family. My intentional balancing act also consists of my home, finances, quiet time, and […]

Decorating on a Dime with Chalkboard Paint


For months, I have had the epitome of frugal decorating fun sitting patiently in my attic. It has been whispering, “Jen, just take me out to play for a few minutes. Please, you won’t regret it.” So I finally paid […]

Yard Sale Saturday Scores


Since I had the most surreal bedlam moment, which I will share at the end, my yard sale time was cut short this past Saturday. That didn’t matter since I am at the point where I MUST get rid of […]

How to find the perfect bedding…


…why you buy it from someone else, of course! You truly didn’t think I would be giving out decorating tips on bedding, did you?I stop at the fashion and decorating with spray paint tips, but I do have a few […]

Furniture Fun….frugal find!


I initially titled this post Need vs. Want, but quickly realized I just didn’t have the gumption to tackle that tempting topic this evening. It’s been an exhausting weekend, but I will be diving into that debate soon.Here’s a little […]

Trash to Treasure


I haven’t had as much time during the last few weekends for my favorite activity – yard sale-ing, but the beauty is that in one hour on a Saturday morning, there are still many treasures to be found. Here are […]

Painting Lighting Fixtures


When Tim asked if I would join his remodeling round up, I quickly started having heart palpitations. I am great at finding things that need remodeling, it’s the doing it part that gets me every time. He doesn’t know this […]

Yard sale + $0.75 + spray paint = MAGIC


It started with a pocketful of change, a wee early morning hour on Saturday, and vision… $.50 glass/brass tea tray, and $.25 Hutschenreuther Gelb(made in Bavaria Germany) china sugar set from two different yard sales. Spray paint given to me […]

Trash to Treasures…it’s yard sale time!


You all know how much I love my Saturday morning yard sales.It was quite an adjustment when we moved down south and garage/yard sales went from being held all weekend long, to finding out that they are held only on […]

Decorating a Mantle on a Yard Sale Budget


One of the joys of living frugally is the creative aspect that you can tap into for just a few dollars. With my walls painted a dramatic green, I desired to go with the shabby chic look. Since I have […]

Spray painting Brass


In continuation of my mad spray painting rampage, I give you some more of what I did when “I shopped my house.”Again, this was done in a few mere minutes, and the total cost was $2 (including the brass pieces […]