Handmade Fathers Day Key Chain

With father’s day coming up I thought I would create a DIY for the guys!  This is a really simple key chain but looks great!  I made one a year ago that has so far held up! STEP ONE: * Pick your leather, clip and rivets.  This is personal preference.… Read More


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