Pinterest Inspired Log Bench = Success!!

After seeing this log bench on Pinterest (photo on left from, 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 … Continue reading Pinterest Inspired Log Bench = Success!!

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.

Make your own Wedding Centerpieces

My aunt and I made our wedding centerpieces. It was fun, inexpensive and exactly what I wanted. Supplies: 200 Costco Bulk Yellow Roses - $160 Floral tap - $1 Small short vase (Jo-Ann's) - $1.75 with a 50% off coupon 6-pack Plant foam squares - $2-3 Plant moss (Jo-ann's) - Think this was $3 with … Continue reading Make your own Wedding Centerpieces

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! Our wedding colors … Continue reading DIY Bridal Bouquet

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 … Continue reading Birthday Beer Cake

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 … Continue reading Halloween Wreath

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 … Continue reading Spending Fast FINISHED: Conclusions and Lessons Learned