I am very excited to announce I’ve been selected as a finalist in Urban Barn and Western Living Magazines Next Home Stylist competition. Here is my affordable party outfit from The Big Reveal this week. The Western Living article on the top 3. FRUGAL FASHION FRIDAY: Party Dress BCBG Pink… Read More

DIY Rope Belt

I have a special event tonight and wanted a spring belt for my dress but couldn’t really find what I wanted, so I decided to make one!  I had seen the tutorials for rope bracelets so I used that as a base.  I love how delicate the rope is and… Read More

Easy Handmade Gifts

Living a frugal lifestyle is a choice, one I have only recently come to truly own.  Before I wasn’t as confident in explaining my choices, baking muffins on the weekend to save a few bucks, having dinner parties instead of going out, attending free yoga, hand making gifts for friends… Read More

Affordable Summer Adventures

I was thinking about summer the other day and all the things I want to do, then realized how much all of my potential ideas might cost.  I am starting a list of AFFORDABLE SUMMER ADVENTURES.  If you have any to add to the list, comment below!! I needed to… Read More

Planning Ahead For Weekday Meals

I’ve been trying to simplify my life lately. It’s not easy. Everything from less clutter to a smaller wardrobe to planning ahead. Today is about planning ahead with food and how it can save you money and time during the week. Let’s take two women Penny Planner vs. Lizzy Last… Read More

DIY Floral Table Garland

I have been wanting to try a floral garland for a while, and was so excited I finally had the chance!  For my Next Home Stylist video entry I created a simple spring tablescape, one that could be created in less than 15 minutes and still wow your guests! I… Read More

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

When I was a kid we never went out and spent a lot of money on Mother’s Day gifts.  It was a from the heart kind of day.  My mom would always receive a homemade craft or card, and nothing has changed!  I love being creative when it comes to… Read More