Make a Blissful Home on a Budget With Goodwill

Everyone loves a good re-purposing project, right? Right! So let’s talk about making your home blissful on a budget.Sure, you can go down to the local antique store and find those beautifully painted chairs, dressers, picture frames and other crafty items. But have you seen the price tags on those things? It is much more satisfying and frugal to do it yourself.Check out this refurbished side chair project as a great example of bliss on a budget!So where do you begin? Maybe you already have an idea of what you want to do? A new chair for your reading room, something to decorate your new dining room table, maybe you are looking around and seeing bare spots on your wall that needs something appealing? Or maybe you have no idea what you want to do yet and you need some inspiration … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Heart Bunting {a Budget Friendly Craft}

When is the last time you saw something in a store that was meant for one thing and you thought of an idea to use it for something else? It honestly doesn't happen to me very often, but the other day was different. I went in to Dollar Tree to let my daughter spend her $5 from the tooth fairy and while there I stumbled upon glittered heart table scatter. My first thought was, "why would I scatter this all over my table?" That's when it hit me. These glittered hearts would make the PERFECT bunting when all sewn together! So, I bought a bunch of bags, went home and got to work creating this tutorial for YOU! Without further ado, the perfect Valentine's Day Heart Bunting. {Did I mention it is budget-friendly?}First, gather your supplies. You'll need:glittered heart table scatter {or … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Save Money on Summer Travel

10 Ways to Save Money on Summer Travel by Tonya PMany families look forward to the last day of school so they can put their summer travel plans in motion. After all, what can be better than spending time away with the family?I can think of one. How about returning home from vacation with money in your pocket? Here are some of my best tips to help you save money on summer travel with your family.1. Book your hotel in advance, but continue to look around.If you’re booking directly from the hotel, you either save the most by booking far in advance or by waiting until the last minute. It sounds like a gamble, but it doesn’t need to be.Go ahead and book in advance, most hotels will not charge you until you check-in (confirm this with the hotel). You can continue to check … [Read more...]