Accessorizing Your Home on a Tight Budget

By |November 18th, 2013|

As I showed you yesterday, it’s not impossible to have a beautifully decorated home on a tight budget.  All it takes is a bit of creativity and a little elbow grease.  But sometimes it’s not the big statement pieces, but all the little details that polish off your home.

However, it’s amazing to me just how expensive these details can be!  Because of my current financial situation, as well as the fact that I am a firm believer in the DIY movement, I am here to tell you that you don’t have to pay oodles of money in order to have cute things.


Decorating Your Living Room on a Tight Budget

By |November 17th, 2013|

I love this time of year.  Here in Southern California, we don’t have much of a changing of the seasons – it’s more indoors than out.  Homes transform with oranges and reds, wreaths, decor, and very soon after that, twinkling lights and Christmas trees.

But to be honest, I’m also terrified of this time of year.

Why?  Because we’re on a budget – an extremely tight budget.  That means that as a wife and mother, I don’t always have a chance to purchase pretty things to decorate my family’s home, and that’s a scary thought.  No one wants to be judged as lacking, especially by family and friends that visit during the holidays.

But we’re a proud family.  In order to beautify our house to our own satisfaction, we do what we do best: get creative!  So before our family makes the indoor holiday changing of the seasons, I wanted to show my lovely readers exactly how we normally decorate the heart of our home – the living room – on a tight budget.


Halloween Ariel Seashell Bra

By |October 15th, 2013|

If you saw my post from yesterday, then you know my daughter wants to be Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” for Halloween this year.  And of course, she wants to be Ariel in her mermaid form – the kid always makes it extremely easy on me…

So since we’ve done the tail, and the Flounder Trick-or-Treat Bucket, it’s time for the top.


$153 Coral Knockoff Plates

By |July 17th, 2011|

My dining room table is constantly getting hit with everything other than dinner plates and silverware.  As a large flat area in a very small apartment space, the table has become a landing pad for bills, crafts, laundry, purses, toys, laptops, and anything else I can cram onto it’s pitifully cluttered surface.

My poor table needs a makeover.


Beachified Blue Bottles

By |June 25th, 2011|

I was on a roll after vintaging up some brand new glass, and I knew there was more I could do with my trusty IBC bottles.  These beautiful babies definitely do not belong in the trash, especially in my cheap frugal household!  So here is yet another technique I did with them:


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