Bathroom Flowers

I love having fresh flowers in the house, in particular, in the bathroom so every morning I see them while getting ready and start my day. I usually try to spend around $5 for a bundle and Trader Joe’s is a good place to find them; however, while at Michael’s I came across these really…

Interim Outdoor Off-Grid Bathroom

We are in the process of building an outdoor bathroom for our property and we are completely off-grid. In the interim, we needed some sort of shower structure/bathroom area. We decided on the kitty litter method until we get a septic system installed just because it’s the easiest and we’re not able to use a…

Plaid Nails

For the holidays, done with nail stamp (Born Pretty BP-L 006)  and BMC nail polish in black.

Pinterest Inspired Log Bench = Success!!

After seeing this log bench on Pinterest (photo on left from 1001gardens.org/2015/06/15-diy-log-ideas-for-your-garden/), my husband took his chainsaw and built the same bench (see photo on right) at our property. It is a solid bench and recommend it to others who need a bench. We got the 3″x12″ wood beam from our neighbor who wanted to get…

Spring nails

China Glaze Gelaze nails in That’s Shore Bright with a marbled accent nail and sparkle in China Gelaze Pixie Dust. Just having fun with some bright nails as spring is in the air.

Virtually Paint Your Room/House

So my husband and I wanted to paint our house completely different colors than the current blue and gray-blue. We wanted more neutral colors and I was really unsure if the colors that I was thinking in my mind would look good in real life. So I went to the Benjamin Moore website and found…

DIY Bridal Bouquet

My wedding was a couple of years ago and I and my aunt did all of the flowers for the wedding. We had fun and SAVED US SO MUCH $$. So I thought I would blog about how it easy it was and how You can make your own bouquet for $30!

Birthday Beer Cake

BEER + BIRTHDAY = BEER BIRTHDAY CAKE Sometimes just giving what someone wants can be dull, so I got creative in giving Beer to my hubby. He really enjoys Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and just relaxing at home when he has time off from work. Also, I was not going to be there when he…

Halloween Wreath

This project is UNDER $20 and UNDER 20 minutes to make. We really wanted to have more Halloween decorations and not spend a lot of $$ on them either so I thought making a Halloween Wreath would be fun, easy and cheap….not to mention easy “set-up and take-down” for the holidays. 😀 This was my…

Spending Fast FINISHED: Conclusions and Lessons Learned

So in retrospect of my Spending Fast, here are some conclusions that I have come to Wants: Reality: Eating out/happy hours 1x/week – more of bummer as I was pretty frugal when I did go out = normally spending $10 Hard – I make this sound like I’m a socialite but I’m not. As long…