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How to: Save Money!

April 24, 2013

Hey everybody! I posted this to my friend’s blog a few months ago and I thought I would share it today to change pace a bit! If you know me well in real life, you’ll know I’m pretty thrifty. I’m just sharing this a bit in hopes it might help someone who’s trying to save […]

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Family, fun, and frivolous fall!

September 18, 2012

Fall is the season where I finally begin to venture out again. The heat is beginning to dissipate, the days are cloudy just enough to break up the monotony of the sun, the longer sleeves and cardigans get moved up to the front of the closet. Here is what I’ve been up to lately. When […]

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Tutorial: Recovering a Lampshade

September 16, 2012

My grandmother likes projects. I think I get it from her. She’s constantly redecorating her house, and lately she’s been tired of the red bedroom she has and she has recently opted for a black and white theme. It’s very Parisian.  I also inherited another thing from her — never pay full price for anything, […]

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Just Between Friends — and a GIVEAWAY!

August 20, 2012

When you are a mother for a first time, you want to provide your new baby with the best things you can possibly buy.  You want the nursery to be beautiful and serene.  You want to swaddle your baby with the softest blankets.  Whatever your list may be, you have one. When I was pregnant […]

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Birthday Party Plans… or lack thereof.

March 14, 2012

Birthday date? Check. Birthday Party theme? Check. Birthday guests? Check. Birthday Budget? Negative. Is it bad that I’m really not making a big deal out of Belle’s birthday this year? I mean, we’re only inviting family and having cupcakes and ice cream (maybe a few finger sandwiches). I started out planning an elaborate plan – […]

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Tutorial Tuesday (on Wednesday): Simple rag wreath.

October 12, 2011

I made this yesterday and I couldn’t WAIT to share it with you!  I didn’t take pictures of it step by step like I would a “real” tutorial, but I’ll tell you how I made it so that you can easily make your own! Here was my old fall wreath: Pretty good for my first […]

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Tutorial Tuesday: Homemade Laundry Detergent

October 4, 2011

My soul sister Heather over at Another Ten Miles recently shared her adventures making laundry soap and dishwashing detergent.   It’s been a wee-bit of a money stretching week and I am ALWAYS looking to save a dollar here or there! I’ve heard about homemade laundry detergent before, but I have to share with you […]

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Tutorial Tuesday: How to make an Osnaburg Wrap

August 16, 2011

Woohoo! A Tutorial Tuesday! I was laying here in bed, thinking about all I need to do this week, and I thought “I need to post about the wrap.” So, here I am! Here is a “tutorial” for making an Osnaburg wrap.  It’s totally not hard. At all. However, when I was looking online to […]

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Making it work: some thoughts on life, family, and finances.*

July 1, 2011

Impromptu, slightly serious post.  Well, 90% of my posts are impromptu.  I’m a poor scheduler. We’ve made a lot of sacrifices for me to stay at home.  I think that there’s a common misconception that women who stay at home have a husband that makes really great money and it’s possible to live a great […]

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Tutorial Tuesday – Wipes Case Tutorial

May 31, 2011

Finally, a Tutorial Tuesday! Actually, this one was kind of an accident.  I’ve been making these for almost 2 years now, and I don’t necessarily consider them part of my “tutorial” qualifications, because my Tutorial Tuesdays are designed to force me to learn something new and then share it with you. However, I am so […]

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