Category Archives: Frugal Living

No Sew Bedskirt

When we were redoing our room last month, I was surprised how many little details make a space feel finished.  The bedskirt is one of those. Our previous bed had a wooden frame that hid the box springs.  We were ready for a new look, so kept the headboard only and put the bed on metal […]
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Moss Covered Monogram

In the Cozy Minimalist class, I learned that plants breathe life into the room.  My family room is land locked and light deprived.  Real plants wouldn’t survive a week in this space, so a little creativity is in order. (The plants in the picture are fake IKEA plants.  Cute…but too small for the space?  I’m looking for […]
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The Risk of Painting Brick

  There are a lot of things I love about our family room.  It’s open concept so we can see the kitchen from our comfy sofa.  It’s big with lots of options for furniture placement.  It has yummy hand scraped hardwood floors and French doors leading out to a sunroom and deck. The room has […]
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One Pot Wonder: Cheesy Sausage and Pasta

I’m excited to introduce this guest poster to you today!  She has a yummy recipe to share that’s perfect for those nights when you don’t want to wash a lot of pots and pans. Hello!  I am Terri from Our Good Life blog and I am here as a guest host for our friend, Angela.  I am […]
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It’s One Pot Wonder Week!

Oooooooh, I’m so excited!  One Pot Wonders are deliciously easy meals that require minimal clean up.  They often work well for outdoor cooking over an open fire with a skillet. (A flame is ok, no need to wait for coals.) And a lot of them can go in a freezer bag for make ahead prep, and […]
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Freezer Bag Cooking: Lunch and Dinner

Yesterday I shared with you some really simple Freezer Bag Breakfast Recipes perfect for camping or just to make ahead for busy moments.  Today I’m going to give you my best Freezer Bag Lunch and Dinner recipes.  When meals are packed frozen in a cooler, you need less ice and they gradually thaw to be ready […]
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Tips for a Low-Work/High-Profit Garage Sale

Having a garage sale can be a lot of work, but it can also raise a lot of money.  Here’s how we do it to minimize our time spent and maximize our money earned. 1.  Have a staging area in your house, out of the way of daily life.  I have a small area in […]
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Garage Sale Season is Here!

We had a garage sale last week.  That on top of a public speaking gig and choir contest kept me offline most of the time.  I didn’t get rid of any big ticket items at our sale but still made $450 on bric-brac. I talk to a lot of people who would rather just donate their stuff […]
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New Project: Girl’s Bathroom

I’ve started on a new project in our house, and I haven’t finsihed Caleb’s room, my room, or the entry.  This makes my husband crazy.  He works differently than I do (slow and careful), and I need him to do a couple of things before I can move on in the other areas.  It could […]
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Master Bedroom Refresh

I’m feeling a lot better and dove head-first into a new project.  As part of the Cozy Minimalist course with the Nester that I’m taking, I had to choose a room for my project.  I got that assignment while laying on my bed in this: And I thought, “This is the room I hate most in […]
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