Frugality, Simple Living

A Girl Can Have Another Best Friend

Diamonds Are A Sham And It's Time We Stop Getting Engaged With Them is a fascinating, eye-opening article on the history of diamonds. It addresses many things that I wasn't aware of, including: Why companies' monopolies on diamonds make them more "rare" Why they aren't as much of an "investment" as we think they are Why the "engagement rings… Continue reading A Girl Can Have Another Best Friend

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Frugality, Wedding

Getting The Most Out Of Rewards Coupons

Knowing a store's coupons/rewards policy is key to getting a great deal! We needed six identical blue ties for our wedding party. We wanted them to be of a good quality that would last a long time. We found the perfect ties in the perfect color, but at $60 each, that would mean paying $360… Continue reading Getting The Most Out Of Rewards Coupons

Frugality, Simple Living

Something Old, Something New: How I Found My Perfect Wedding Dress at Goodwill!

  I love telling people I found my wedding dress at Goodwill. I had no intention of stopping in that day, but as I was driving by with a friend, the thought popped into my head. We browsed the racks and didn't see anything spectacular. Then I noticed the small rack of wedding dresses against the… Continue reading Something Old, Something New: How I Found My Perfect Wedding Dress at Goodwill!

Create, Frugality, Simple Living

5 Frugal DIY Wedding Ideas

  The idea of planning a wedding was overwhelming to say the least. I wanted it to be beautiful, but I knew that everything can get ridiculously expensive. According to theKnot.com, the average cost of a wedding was $29,858 in 2013. $29,858! That's a (really nice) car! (I told my now-husband this stat while I was wedding… Continue reading 5 Frugal DIY Wedding Ideas