Fashion

Frugal Fashion Fridays #1 | What Is It?

I love fashion magazines and runway shows, but I'm always left thinking at least three things when browsing through a photo layout or watching models show off the latest designs: 1. These clothes are way out of my price range- 2. They are beautiful, but aren't practical for my real life- 3. How do I… Continue reading Frugal Fashion Fridays #1 | What Is It?

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Your Ultimate Guide To Finally Cleaning Out Your Closet (And Loving Everything In It)

Does this seem like an impossible goal? Are you swamped with clothing but feel like you have nothing to wear? Do you wish Clinton Kelly would appear on your doorstep with a box of trash bags and a gift card for new clothes?  Are you ready to (almost) never impulse buy again? Keep reading! I… Continue reading Your Ultimate Guide To Finally Cleaning Out Your Closet (And Loving Everything In It)

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Why We’re Like Contestants On “The Bachelor”

I know, I know. The Bachelor is the cheese fries of the television world. You think you’ll have just one fry (or episode), and then before you know it, you’ve finished the whole thing (or series). You know it’s junk, but you can’t tear yourself away from it. The show is extremely cheesy (pun intended), formulaic,… Continue reading Why We’re Like Contestants On “The Bachelor”

Simple Living

10 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Actually Easy To Keep

40-60% of people make New Year's resolutions, but only about 8% keep them. US News says that 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by February. [Are you feeling (un)motivated yet?] Why even make resolutions if we're just going to fail anyway? How can we be in that 8%? New Year's resolutions can be a really… Continue reading 10 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Actually Easy To Keep

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Favorite Books of 2017

  Doesn't it feel exciting when you meet a goal? I read much more in 2017 than I did in the previous year (a new baby and lack of sleep didn't leave much time for it) and for me, that's reason to celebrate. If you're looking for a new read, here's my favorite books that… Continue reading Favorite Books of 2017

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Favorite (Fabulously Frugal) Things | Winter 2017

Today is the first official day of winter! Though, depending on where you live, it may have felt like winter for a long time already. December 21st marks the winter solstice, the time of year with the least amount of sunlight. While it may seem cold and dark now, the days are only getting "longer"… Continue reading Favorite (Fabulously Frugal) Things | Winter 2017

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Free Giveaway of “Simplify Magazine” e-Subscription

 I'm giving away a FREE e-subscription (a $20 value) to Simplify Magazine as my Christmas gift to you! To enter, head over to my Facebook page and follow the directions in the pinned post! This giveaway ends at 11:59pm on Dec. 24th and a winner will be chosen and notified on Dec. 25th! Merry Christmas… Continue reading Free Giveaway of “Simplify Magazine” e-Subscription

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4 Reasons To Switch Up Your Gift Wrap Routine

I thought I needed a variety of bags in different colors/sizes and different rolls of wrapping paper; I used to save all the tissue paper and stick on bows we received...but the majority of it never got completely used up. I wondered about trying something different this year: One roll of recycled brown paper, and… Continue reading 4 Reasons To Switch Up Your Gift Wrap Routine

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Raising Adventurous Eaters In The Land Of Chicken Nuggets

We can have this idea that kids' food looks a certain way. Think about what's on a typical kids' menu at a restaurant: chicken tenders, grilled cheese, a hamburger, french fries, and maybe some pasta. There isn't much variety in color, flavor, or texture. Maybe there's a side of plain broccoli. It most likely doesn't get… Continue reading Raising Adventurous Eaters In The Land Of Chicken Nuggets

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Reducing Parenting Fears In A World Gone Mad

Parenting brings a whole new level of anxiety to life. It's hard enough to be an adult and take care of youself, and then you have a tiny human who's determined to try to run in traffic and eat hazardous objects on a daily basis. You think about pesticides and nuclear war, child abductions and… Continue reading Reducing Parenting Fears In A World Gone Mad

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To Homeschool Or Not To Homeschool? 6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Jumping In

What is the right choice for your child's education? We know there is no "one-size-fits-all" answer. I've experienced homeschooling, homeschooling groups, private school, and public school. Of course, everyone's experiences are different (and I'm not going to tell you what to do), but here are some thoughts based on my experience. Homeschooling does have some… Continue reading To Homeschool Or Not To Homeschool? 6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Jumping In

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Favorite (Fabulously Frugal) Things | Fall 2017

Crimson and gold leaves, warm sweaters, hot apple cider....there's so much to love about fall. Here's what I'm loving as the temperatures cool off and the daylight hours begin to shorten: (If you missed the spring list, you can find it here, and the summer list is here. Everything on the lists is $15 or… Continue reading Favorite (Fabulously Frugal) Things | Fall 2017

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Greed and The Perfect Lamps

I waited years to find The Perfect Lamps (TPLs). Literally, years. TPLs would help make my Pinterest-inspired bedroom dream a reality. They would be not too small and not too large; they would look classy and elegant without the accompanying high price tag; they would be perfectly cohesive with everything else I already had. These… Continue reading Greed and The Perfect Lamps

Frugality

Thoughts on Brandless’ $3 Organics: Are They Really A Deal?

Have you seen the Facebook ads yet for a new online grocery store called Brandless? They've taken the basics of generic organics/healthier foods that you can find at places like ALDI/Walmart and repackaged them with a minimalistic website. So how does Brandless' items compare to the ones you'd find in your local grocery store? *… Continue reading Thoughts on Brandless’ $3 Organics: Are They Really A Deal?

Simple Living

10 Routines To Make Your Day Run Smoothly

Are you tired of mountains of laundry and piles of dirty dishes? Have you already gotten rid of your excess/unused items and it still doesn't feel manageable? We all do the same things every day- we get dressed, make ourselves food, wash our clothes, etc. But when we do those things make a huge difference in whether or… Continue reading 10 Routines To Make Your Day Run Smoothly

Frugality

“The Millionaire Next Door” (It’s Not Who You Think)

Who do you think of when you think of a millionaire? Celebrities and athletes? Have you ever thought: anyone who has xyz millions of dollars must have a yacht, a 6,000 sq ft. mansion, and their own personal chef? Or, if I made double or even triple what I do now, then I'd buy a fancy sports… Continue reading “The Millionaire Next Door” (It’s Not Who You Think)

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Favorite (Fabulously Frugal) Things | Summer 2017

(This is not a sponsored post and does not contain affiliate links). Daily rainstorms, sweltering heat, mosquitoes- summer is here! Here's my favorite fabulously frugal things to help you survive these next few months. Everything is under $15. If you missed the spring list, you can find it here!   1- Sweet Loren's Peanut Butter… Continue reading Favorite (Fabulously Frugal) Things | Summer 2017

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Is Homemade Lasagna Really Cheaper? | A Comparison

Have you ever felt guilty about buying convenience foods? We assume they're usually much more expensive than if we make the item ourselves. One convenience food that I tend to buy is frozen lasagna- on busy days it is definitely nice to just put it in the oven and use the prep time to do… Continue reading Is Homemade Lasagna Really Cheaper? | A Comparison

Fashion

A Simple 4th of July Outfit (For Under $15)

I will always love kids' clothes that match holidays- red and green at Christmas, red, white, & blue at 4th of July, etc.-- they are so adorable and look great in photos. The only problem is that many of the holiday outfits in stores are very holiday specific- a top that says "Happy 4th of July"… Continue reading A Simple 4th of July Outfit (For Under $15)