We have a longish hallway in the upstairs of our 1920's bungalow -- in my mind's eye, I've always thought it would be a perfect gallery to showcase original artwork. But as we all know, it can be extremely difficult to find quality original art on a budget! After seeing this beautiful DIY botanical hanging … Continue reading Affordable Original Art |marbled paper
Today I'd like to share one of my "go-to" tricks for easy entertaining. This morning, we had an old friend from out of town come over for coffee (home roasted, of course!). I didn't have time to bake anything for us to nibble on, so I took a quick run to the Mexican super market … Continue reading Easy Entertaining | Mexican sweet bread
We scored our solid wood coffee table off of Craigslist for $30 about six years ago when we first moved to North Carolina. Initially, I loved it, but after a while -- it just didn't feel right. I thought perhaps it just didn't fit our rental space, but after we moved to our bungalow and … Continue reading Coffee Table Refresh // $20!
When we purchased our 1930's bungalow (almost two years ago!), one of the first items on my to-do list was to rip out the ancient vertical blinds in the living room and install sheer cotton panels hung on wrought-iron curtain rods. But as with most home purchases, several necessary repairs left me with a pretty … Continue reading Wrought Iron & Gauzy Cotton | An Affordable Option for Gorgeous Curtains
As virtually every financial book will tell you, the golden rule of personal finances is “Spend less than you earn.” In order to get out of debt or create wealth, there must be a gap between the money coming into your bank account and the money going out of your account. There are two ways … Continue reading Spending Less without Sacrificing a Beautiful Aesthetic | 7 Strategies
A few years ago, I fell in love with a rose gold hexagon necklace worn by Caroline over at Un-Fancy. However, my husband and I were both full time doctoral students, and a $100 casual necklace was simply not in our budget at the time. After scouring Etsy, I found a similar option for a … Continue reading Minimalist Rose Gold Necklace