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GUEST ROOM ON A BUDGET

Empty bedrooms.  For years there were more kids than bedrooms and then I blinked. I never thought I’d see the day I’d have a dedicated space for guests. But I’m thrilled to finally reveal how I pulled together a guest room on a budget. A New Season of Life A new season of life is…

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DIY, round coffee table, chalk paint coffee table, chalk paint recipe

DIY ROUND COFFEE TABLE

Sometimes a piece of furniture has served its original purpose and it begs for a makeover. Such was the case with a round table that Eric and I purchased many years ago at a second-hand store when we lived in Tennessee. Many family dinners have been enjoyed and birthdays celebrated around this simple round table….

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THRIFTY CHRISTMAS DECOR {Home Tour}

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ― Norman Vincent Peale A softer and more beautiful world. I vote for that, how about you? But a few of my Christmases have felt hard and ugly mostly because I tried to do too much, spend too much,…

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BATTLING THE BUDGET BLUES

Do you ever get the budget blues? The budget blues is the occasional feeling of discouragement and overwhelm caused by the gap between what you think you need/want and what your budget says you can afford. The feeling can be made worse by scrolling through Pinterest or watching HGTV. Battling the Budget Blues I have…

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CAVE SPRING AND ROME, GEORGIA DAY TRIP + THE THRIFTY FIND OF THE WEEK

Cave Spring and Rome, Georgia have been on our list of places to explore for a while. They’re both beautiful  cities with lots to see and do within an hour of our home in Jacksonville, Alabama. After our usual date day launch breakfast at Waffle House we meandered slowly toward Cave Spring traveling northeast through…

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An Outdoor Spring Garden Party

We like to party and by party I mean hang out at home with friends and family and eat. Home is our favorite place to party and since indoor space is limited we decided to take advantage of the mild weather and gather outside. Our yard normally looks like this. Pretty but not very party-like….

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