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DIY Mistletoe Wreath

This is such a fun, easy, and inexpensive wreath to make. I love the tradition of kissing under the Mistletoe. When I went to make this wreath, I was curious about where this tradition came from. I did a little ‘google research’ and found that Mistletoe has been around for ages. According to Wikipedia, Mistletoe is

#LIGHTtheWORLD Day 3: Jesus Helped Others to See and So Can You

I am so excited about the Christmas 2016 #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign. I joined and will be given 25 ways/ideas over the course of the next 25 days to try to be more like Jesus Christ.  Each day there is a challenge to do something that Christ did in his life: feed the hungry, visit the sick, honor parents, etc. It

25 Christ-Centered Christmas Activities

I love Christmas! It is such an amazing time of year. I mainly love it because of the fun traditions, the spirit of remembering and celebrating Jesus Christ, and the time I get to spend with loved ones. Almost all of my favorite Christmas memories and traditions have to do with celebrating Christ. Here are

Quick and Inexpensive Neighbor Gifts for Christmas

Neighbor gifts are always nice to give and receive. The past few years I’ve really enjoyed giving gifts to those people who mean a lot to my family. Although I love gift giving, for budgeting and time purposes I have to be sure that I’m giving out inexpensive and quick neighbor gifts. Here are some ideas I liked that I thought

How to Make a Table Taller

I have a small table that I bought 5 years ago on the local classifieds for about $25.00. It has been in my living room until a recent remodel, when I moved it into the kitchen/dining area. Even though it is a bit small, it fits my little family (single mom of two toddlers) perfectly. And because

Gift Guide for Different ‘Types’ of People on Your List

This is the time of year that my family starts divvying out names for gifts that we are going to buy for our siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles, etc. We draw names for my immediate and extended family. Instead of getting hundreds of gifts each year, we only give a few. By dividing names out, we save a

23 Must-Read Tips on Preparing Your Home for Its Sale

I was getting ready to sale my home. Life circumstances changed, but I had it on the market for four days and received 2 good and one excellent offers. So the following steps did work! I’ve taken multiple real estate courses. I’ve also been doing a lot of research and asking trusted experts for tips on preparing

How to Easily Up-Cycle an Old Trunk

Old trunks and vintage suitcases are favorites of mine. My grandma used to keep blankets and toys in vintage trunks for us.  They are so lovely, and I can say even slightly nostalgic. I found this trunk at a garage sale ($20.00) but it needed some jazzing up. Unfortunately I don’t have the ‘before photo,’

DIY Fabric Wall Art

Last fall I was redecorating my guest bedroom downstairs. I needed inexpensive wall art and saw a fabric project on an online decor website. I decided to try it out. It is about as simple and inexpensive as ‘DIY’ gets. For the materials, I found 6 matching frames at a garage sale for $5.00 total.  I found a bunch of fabric remnants, yards,

DIY Memory Foam Side Table Toppers

I found these darling side tables at Deseret Industries for $15.00 each. They sold them to me as a set for $25.00. I went to JoAnn’s and bought 4″ memory foam to top them. I made sure to use a coupon because memory foam is pricey. Then I went to Home Depot and picked up

Garage Sale Haul 2

One Saturday morning, I was scanning the local classifieds for promising garage sales to attend. I use strategy when searching out yard sales. I found two amazing ones in the same neighborhood. I was super excited to find all the stuff listed below and ultimately saved over $1,375.00! (Note: I will mention a lot of brand and

15 Inexpensive Yet Quality Home Decor Projects…Part 2

Decorating doesn’t have to be super expensive. Using principals of thrift, creativity, and do-it-yourself resourcefulness, you can have quality AND affordable home decor! Below you will find 15 inexpensive home decor projects I really like… Popsicle Stick Hexagon Shelf – Add some mid-century charm to your gallery wall with this DIY wall art idea. All you need

How to Save Thousands on a Bathroom Remodel

Most DIY bathroom renovations cost upwards of $10,000.00—especially when they include new plumbing and installing a shower, tub, vanity, toilet, and flooring. Here’s how I did mine for under 9% of that figure. The guest bathroom needed an entire ‘gut remodel.’ There was no tub, shower or plumbing for it. And no flooring. Everything was outdated and old. This is the

19 Fun Easter Recipes

Easter is such a lovely holiday. I enjoy the spring temperatures, the budding flowers, and the rebirth of green in nature! I appreciate the time I have to contemplate Christ and his Messianic mission during this holiday. Easter baskets and egg hunts are a favorite—especially now that I have kids. I love to see them excited

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