November 17, 2017

Ultimate Girls Get Away Weekend – Join Us


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


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,  […]

30 Minute, $3 DIY Bench Re-do


Why, oh why, do I let myself think that tackling a DIY project is going to take all afternoon? It’s a lie, I tell you, a lie. Every single one of you can transform an ugly, old $3 yard sale […]

Framed Fabric Art in Minutes: Ditto DIY


Welcome to the July {ditto} DIY challenge! It’s another month for our Ditto DIY challenge and this one packs a punch of such versatility and ease. Each month, my sweet friends and I  are challenged to recreate a project or […]

30 Second “Pony Tail Rut” Buster


Last week, I posted on Facebook and Instagram this super quick 30 second braided “bun” that I literally created while I was sitting at the computer reading, and you all wanted to know how to do it. I almost feel […]

Saturday’s Thrifted Treasures


It’s been pouring rain for what seems like weeks here, and I just wasn’t sure if yard sales were going to make it or not, but they did, some of them. I got a late start to my yard sale […]

Simple Summer Beauty Tips


 As summer lurks around the corner, I’m stashing my sweaters in lieu of sundresses and packing up the boots for my favorite sandals. I love the thought of summer months, but the reality of hot temperatures and humidity reeks havoc […]

Creative, Purposeful, Frugal: Becoming Conference


Two years ago, I had the desire to bring the creative topics of my blog to real life.  I didn’t want to just write about things and have you read them over a screen. I wanted to meet you and […]

Fun Thrifty Treasures from this Week


I’ve been counting down the weeks till yard sale season begins, but unfortunately, with all the chilly weather, people are holding off until the sun pops out on a regular basis. Fortunately for me,  a few brave souls decided to […]

My 80% Off Lifestyle = $100,000 in Savings


(Liz Claiborne Turquoise Leather Handbag – $1 at a yard sale this weekend. I do not “need” another handbag, but I just couldn’t pass on one of my favorite colors.) Living the 80% off Lifestyle and Loving it has become […]

Tips for Buying Second Hand Furniture from Thrift Store/Yard Sales


As yard sale season approaches, I am continually asked for my tips and tricks of the Garage Sale Guru trade, so I thought I’d break down the process of what I look for specifically in a furniture purchase. We all […]

Thrifty Treasures that Add a Pop to a New Space


A few months ago, I stumbled across these light weight wooden beauties for $2 a piece at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore. I don’t shop there often because it’s a good 40 minutes from my house, so when my […]

Thrifty Treasures: 80% Living


Fiesta ware pitcher $4 It’s a joy for me to welcome people into our home. Yes, bedlam might reign on a regular basis, but my desire is that beauty peeks through a multiple of venues, and a “welcome home” mentality […]

What are Your Beauty Must Haves? Neutral Smokey Eyes


Last month, I shared my love of all things fall, including fall color palettes for both my wardrobe and make up. I love pulling out my plethora of scarves and creating new looks with fun, fall accessories. While we may […]

Easy Eye Make Up Tips (+giveaway)


(Typically, I am not a disclaimer kind of girl, but when a video goes through editing from an outside source, and comes back a bit blurry, I just can’t help but add an “I know, but it’s out of my […]