September 30, 2016

Stop the Clock (and giveaway)

Sep14

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

Jun30

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 […]

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

Oct22

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” […]

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

Sep11

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

Sep4

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

Aug12

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)

Aug2

 (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 […]

Clutter Countdown: Parting with Sentimental Objects

Oct28

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 […]

Trash to Treasure Weekend Finds

May18

It’s that time of year again when yard sales are in full force. Yes, it’s definitely my favorite time of the year. Not only does it remind me that beautiful weather is on the horizon, but it’s when I purchase […]

Defying Your Age: Hair Tips for Looking Younger

Dec16

These are some of my best friends – all over 40 and 50, but they look better now than when I first met them. Our third son was just four months old and I was juggling having three boys in […]

Finally Fall – Home Decor Ideas

Oct11

For years, our home was the place to be during the fall. With lots of land and a huge bon fire pit, hay rides, bon fires and s’mores welcomed our fall guests with all that autumn has to offer. With […]

Painting an Ugly Brass Lamp & Making It Beautiful

Sep5

I know, I know. It’s hard to believe that those are the same lamps, but they are. Even my husband dropped his jaw and said, “I can’t believe  it.” A total transformation with just a little bit of paint and […]

8 Ways to Look Younger Now

Aug23

Hi ladies! I’m Cyndi, and I blog at Walking in Grace & Beauty. I love to share fashion & beauty tips with women over 40, as well as reminders that true beauty begins on the inside. I’m excited to be […]

Ultimate Girls Get Away Weekend – Join Us

Jul20

I can guarantee that you do not want to miss this weekend. It’s for you… Women are arriving from all over the US, and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s only three weeks away, but that’s just enough time for […]

Easy Do It Yourself Wood Pallet Signs

Jul15

If you stroll through any craft  or home decor store lately, I know you’ve eyed the beautiful typography and wood signs that line the aisles. I just love them and have picked up quite a few myself over the years,  […]