Category Archives: DIY Projects

5 Days to Get Your Home Holiday Ready In Minutes

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Okay, so we all know that part of the stress of the holidays is trying to get your home ready for guests. The cleaning, rearranging, and organizing can be overwhelming if you don’t have a system in place, and especially if you’re not much into that type of work and you don’t have much time to get it done. Well, I’m here to let you in on a little secret…You can get your home holiday ready in as little as 5 days (remember, there are only 5 days left until Christmas) in just minutes a day!

I like to consider myself somewhat of a maintenance cleaner. You know, I’m not one that deep cleans every week, scrubbing the floors and wiping down the walls. But, what I do actually do is a little bit of cleaning each day to keep my home clean all the time. So, today, I’m sharing a few of my tips for doing light cleaning each day to get your home holiday ready in 5 days or less. Plus, you won’t have to spend hours cleaning to get there! Continue reading

Fast and Frugal Christmas Keepsake Craft

Frugal Christmas Keepsake CraftEvery year it’s our focus to make Christmas more about experiences and memories rather than the presents and festivities. One of the best ways I have found to maintain this focus, particularly with little ones, is creating Christmas crafts. Along with that practice, though, I’ve also discovered that more often than not, the simplest crafts make the best activities. (I’ve had one too many projects go awry that I’ve spent hours planning and putting together.)

This year, I put together a fast and frugal Christmas keepsake craft to do with a few of the kids I work with. It turned out so cute, I decided I just had to share. Continue reading

Fall Favorites—Décor and Recipe Ideas for the Season

Fall FavoritesI’ve already confessed my love of fall to you, but I just can’t contain my excitement any longer! I’ve been searching Pinterest boards high and low for fun fall projects and wanted to share. So whether you’ve already started your fun fall festivities or not, consider adding one (or two) of my fall favorites to your list.

Fall-Leaf-Centerpiece

We’ll start off with a few of my favorite fall décor suggestions.I love this Simple Fall Candle Centerpiece! I have a few leftover leaves from another fall project and may just have to use them up with this option.Designer Pumpkins

These pumpkins are gorgeous. The vintage glamour of these would be perfect along my mantle! (No source found.)Pumpkin VaseThis vase of pumpkins and branches is darling. Hometalk featured a number of fast and frugal ideas that are fun and, obviously, easy!Fall CenterpieceThe rustic yet classy elements of this Fall Centerpiece are simply perfect.

Another reason I love fall is for all of the yummy flavors. So here are a few of my favorite fall recipes I have found and want to try.pumpkin-oat-chocolate-chip-cookies-edit+srgbPumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies, need I say more? slow-cooker-caramel-apple-cider-2This Crockpot Caramel Apple Cider looks heavenly!skinnypumpkin2This Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread doesn’t look skinny at all to me. It just looks delicious!pumpkincinnamonrollsPumpkin Cinnamon Rolls, what could be better? Are you noticing a theme in my recipe favorites? Pumpkin all the way!

Okay, so that’s all for now, but keep an eye on my Fall Favorites board on Pinterest to find more of my favorite recipes, décor items, and fun fall festivities.

What are you looking forward to creating or tasting this fall? Do you have any fall favorites to add to my list?

5 Tips for Frugal Fall Decorating

5 Tips for Frugal Fall Decorating

It’s no secret…I love fall! So, it goes without saying when we purchased our home earlier this year, I immediately started dreaming of how I would flavor it with a touch of fall colors and harvest freshness. When it came time to decorate for fall, though, we were right in the midst of our Savings in September series, so I knew I wanted to add some fall freshness to our home on a budget. It turns out, I was able to add some fun fall décor for less than $15. Keep reading for a few of my best tips. Continue reading

DIY Front Door Decor, Simple & Rustic Letter

Today’s Throwback Thursday is one of my favorite DIY décor projects I’ve done to date, mainly because I was able to complete it with my sister (who now lives several hours away unfortunately).Front Door Letter with Title

Who doesn’t love a simple, DIY project? What about a project that can be completed in one sitting and that adds instant character to any home? Exactly, everyone loves a project like this! So, when I was looking for a fun easy project to add a little charm to our front door, I couldn’t pass on this one. It requires little investment in materials and time and turns out sooo cute! Read on to check it out, and make your own DIY front door decor! Continue reading