October 20, 2017

Cheap vs. Frugal: What’s the Difference? Share Your Examples…


I knew that many of you missed this post the first time I shared. I just had to revive it, since the comments are much more entertaining than the post. I can’t wait to read your new comments and experiences. […]

Saturday Morning Thrifty Treasures


With such a busy summer, it’s been awhile since I’ve shared my Saturday morning thrifty treasures.. I have been a little lax on my early morning excursions, but I still have gone out at least twice a month and found […]

It’s Here: Back to School (Traditions & Ideas)


It’s hard to believe that the school year is upon us. In fact, our district went back two weeks earlier than our neighboring counties, so the first week is already behind us, and it’s been an emotional roller coaster. I […]

Favorite Summer Memories – It’s the Little Things


This summer has been a whirlwind of activity for our family. Whoever coined the phrase “lazy, dog days of summer” forgot to whisper it in our direction. The summer kicked off with gatherings in our home, then moved to planning […]

Becoming Conference Registration is Now Open


Last year, a dream came true in the form of our Becoming Conference . We had the privilege to share our love of all things creative, purposeful and frugal with hundreds of women from around the US.  It’s a weekend […]

5 Skin Care Tips for Young Girls


In one week, I will be the mother of FOUR TEENAGERS! Yes, four! (Let’s just pause for a moment, and take deep breaths, while I wrap my brain around that fact. Ok, I am much better now, thank you.) Raising […]

My Saturday’s Thrifty Treasures


Yard sale season has sprung, and over the last few weeks, I’ve been itching to get out thrifting, so I was having to compensate by going to the thrift stores. Of course, I love a good thrift store, but there’s […]

Tips for Choosing a Hair Stylist & Going For a Big Change (mine: 4 inches)


Throughout college, I worked as a receptionist in a really nice hair salon. It was always interesting for me to find out how people choose a good hair stylist. For first time visitors, that was often the first question I […]

Easy Half Braid (perfect for long or shorter hair)


Over the last few weeks, I’ve gotten a little side tracked from my 30 Days – 30 Ways Hair Challenge, but we’re definitely on our way again.  Many friends have shared that since they never mastered how to hold three […]

Trash to Treasure Spring Decor in Minutes


I’m not in my Spring Cleaning mood yet (I’m waiting patiently for that to hit), but when the spring air hit this week, it sure did get me in a Spring spray paint kind of mood. I went on a […]

Hair Challenge: Twist & Pin – Perfect style for long and short hair length


I’ve had a fun “play around with my hair” week, and my apologies for not posting any new styles for our 30 Days (that’s spread out through a few months) hair challenge.  I’ve officially dug myself out of my pony […]

Fanciful Fun Pony Tail for Longer Hair


Trying to find easy, yet simple ways to dress up my pony tail has become my hair mission. Since every time I get my hair cut, I sit in the stylist chair and remind them I am really flexible, AS […]

The Sara: Easy Curled Up-Do (that looks like you styled it all day)


Are you having fun with our 30 Days – 30 Ways Hair Challenge? Remember, the goal is not  necessarily to be “Red Carpet Ready” every day, but just to encourage ourselves to get out of our rut. I find that […]

Join Me in Person: There’s No Such Thing As Small Change


For the last few years, I’ve had the privilege of meeting many of you as I have shared simple tips to live an 80% off Frugal Lifestyle. Yes, you can read my lifestyle tips on the blog, but there’s something […]

Side Pony Tail Twist (& a hint of frugal fashion)


I’ve been the queen of the side pony tail. But then last week, I showed you the inverted pony tail which is another fun and easy look. In my opinion, any traditional pony tail creates a hint of drama when […]