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decluttering guide

I struggle with clutter. With a family of five living in a modest sized ranch home, there just isn’t space for clutter and the clutter happens quickly. I’ll deal with it for a few months (or maybe a few years) and then it starts to drive me crazy and I HAVE to get rid of Read more

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Disclosure: Contains affiliate link. All opinions are mine.  Happy Hanukkah!!!  Maybe you’re just here because you’re preparing for Hanukkah. Or because a friend of yours celebrates Hanukkah and you want to do something a little special for them. Whatever the case is, we have a free printable for you! Happy Hanukkah wrappers for Hershey Miniatures Read more


How to Furnish Your Home on a Budget

budget home

Furnishing your home can be an expensive endeavor, but that doesn’t have to be the case. There are several ways you can find amazing furniture for your home without spending a fortune. Instead of going into debt while decorating your new home, consider these ideas for furnishing your home on a budget. These are also Read more

cut cable

Television could be considered one of the great American past times. After all, we can’t get enough of our favorite shows – so much that we’re willing to pay hundreds of dollars a month on our cable subscriptions. Fortunately, the rise of various streaming options has made it easier than ever to cut the cable cord and switch to cheaper alternatives.

Not sure where to start? Here are five ways you can stream your favorite shows without cable. Read More…

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Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve discovered that I love, love, love the look of photo collages made with canvases.  A quick search on Pinterest will show you tons of rooms that have been decorated with them and they just look so sharp!  And wouldn’t you know, when our first kiddo was born, we were presented with lots of photos that we wanted to showcase!

BUT…I didn’t really want to shell out a bunch of money for photos.  Because I love pictures and I wanted to be able to change them semi-often.  Not every day or anything, but more often than once every 5 or 10 years.  Our family was changing fast and I just knew that I didn’t want to be tied to the same 5-6 prints.  So I wanted to have some photo canvases on display in our house, but didn’t want to spend $10, $20, or more on each picture.  I couldn’t justify that kind of expense.

How to Make the Photo Canvas Read More…


This is part one of two part guest post from LeAnna Brown from WellTraveledNebraskan.com After living abroad for 6 years and exploring over 40 countries, my passport is well loved, my walls filled with memories of adventures across the globe and it’s not uncommon to get a text from my Mom asking “Where are you Read more


The basic concept behind gardening is easy. Plant a seed, add water, give it some sunlight, and wait for something to grow – sounds pretty simple, right? Not quite! Not all plants are the same. Some crave colder climates, while others favor warm, humid locations. Some love water; others only need a little moisture to Read more


5 Smart Strategies to Stop Spending So Much Money

Have you ever been blindsided by your bank account? I’m sure I’m not the only one who has pulled up my monthly statement and asked myself where it all went! The answer, of course, is often right there in front of us – the third Starbucks run of the week, the $100 we didn’t really Read more