Today I'd like to share a an idea for a simple but meaningful DIY baby gift : a name meaning plaque! It's a very straightforward project -- you only need 4 supplies (you might even already own some of them), and it can be started and finished in a couple of days -- but it's … Continue reading Meaningful DIY Baby Gift // $25
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!
We all know we need to clean our makeup brushes regularly... but if we're honest, most of us would probably admit we don't clean them as often as we'd like to. In the past, one of the things that would prevent me from regularly cleaning my makeup brushes was that it would take me FOREVER … Continue reading Cheap & Clean Beauty | an easy way to wash your makeup brushes
This post is the second part of a three-part series on cloth diapers. If you missed it, check out my first post, where I talk about our routine and approach to cloth diapering. And keep an eye out for the third installment, which will cover tips for building a cloth diaper stash on a budget! … Continue reading Cloth Diapers | number crunched
Chances are, if you are a cost-conscientious parent-to-be, you have considered going the cloth diaper route. It's no secret that using cloth over disposables can save you **thousands** of dollars long term (see this article). Not to mention, some experts think putting kids in cloth diapers might help them to potty train sooner! We have … Continue reading Cutting Costs with Cloth Diapers | our approach
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