Hi guys! Tomorrow is the big day. We are finally moving after we sold our little 1960’s rancher home. Today I’m sharing photos of my house makeover before and after. Although the pictures aren’t actually in the same frame, you should still be able to get a sense of what it was before we moved here seven years ago. Let’s start on the outside, shall we? Before:
Getting rid of an old table? Before you throw it out, check out this beautiful upcycled clock. Today’s Choose Save Tuesday blog is from Tania at Farragoz. This talented interior designer and teacher of all things patina, tells us a bit about her broken table and just because something is ruined, all is not lost with an upcycled clock. On her blog Tania writes, “You can view it as a disaster, or as an opportunity to create something new. In its present state it is worthless, but look at…
My second e-book, Think Outside the Big Box Stores has been published on Amazon. Think Outside the Big Box Stores provides full tutorials so that you can create useful one of a kind products. Instead of buying from big box stores for every purchase, you can customize things for your home and individual needs.
With summer now in full swing our family has been enjoying many cookouts, picnics and a recent camping trip. We’ve been using a lot of throw away products. It often leaves me feeling a little wasteful.
Not only is marble painting over laminate counters frugal, it’s eco-friendly as well. Faux marble painting is a terrific option for a high end look if you have low budget for updating your kitchen counters. If you read this post, you know we are selling our house. I only wish I had updated our kitchen years ago. This was extremely inexpensive, so it really only cost me some time. I also added new cabinet bar pulls I purchased from Houzz, you can also get them here. (affiliate link) I was inspired by Tasha’s (Designer…
These 2 step natural cleaning hacks and tips for every room are not only effective, but they are simple and eco-friendly. The few important basic products you need to simply clean, is baking soda, vinegar, lemon, peroxide, rubbing alcohol, newspaper, used dryer sheets, old socks and essential oils.
Compromising when you’re frugal and he’s not, will take deep communication and understanding. Especially if it always feels one-sided. Financial guru’s suggest that before you even get married, get all of your finances in order. Know your partners spending habits, including any previous debt. But, what if you didn’t do that? And perhaps it took you 5 years, just to share an account. Then a couple more years down the road, you’re living on edge. Because frankly, you just don’t like the purchases your husband makes.
We’ve been told that Spring is the time to sell your home. It’s not too hot or cold, so it makes house hunting and moving bearable. Also most families want to find a house closer to the summer, so that don’t have to pull their children from their current schools.
I’m sharing upcycled baby wipe boxes today, from various sources. I had no idea how popular it was making these into something new or repurposed. Before Pinterest was booming, I used to recreate these for my son. We would make treasure trunks out of them, or anything else we decided to do, like sticker boxes and little toy containers.
If you know a little about my background, you probably would guess that I have a passion for therapeutic fun! I made my daughter an upcycled sensory board for just this occasion. Boards like these are essential therapy tools for people with mental, physical and developmental disabilities. You may know that Alzheimer’s patients and people in the Autism spectrums use sensory boards for help with activities of daily living.