Living Room Update: Simple Envelope Pillows

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In between all the closet mania, I snuck in some time to whip up some new pillows for the living room.  I shared my navy ruffled pillow last week, and today I’m sharing some simple envelope pillows that I made for the sectional. My pillows measure about 16″ wide {and also 16″ tall since they […]

Budgeting 101

Monthly Budget

If you’ve been reading this blog since last year, you may be familiar with our cheapo intentionally money-conscious way of life:)  Last year I gave some tips that have helped us through our Financial Freedom Friday posts.  With it being the beginning of a new year, new resolutions, and new goals, I thought you all […]

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LiveOn: Photo Vault


I have an exciting new website to share with you today.  LiveOn is a new photo sharing/storing site with so many features, you won’t even know where to begin.  That’s why I’m here to help you:)  With the upcoming holidays, you’ll definitely want to check out this new photo vault website to store all of […]

Polishing Your Marriage

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If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have heard me talking about our small group that Mike and I lead at church.  We are finishing up The 5 Love Languages study and have loved talking about things that we enjoy doing for one another or what we would like more of in […]


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Mike likes to call me a “95% finisher.”  Why is that?  I don’t finish things.  Like rarely ever.  I finish the easy parts or quick parts or work until I’m tired and then I just quit.  I’m actually kind of lazy.  I’m the opposite of a perfectionist.  I’m not anal about details and don’t have […]

iPhone Case Makeover

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My birthday was Friday and Mike surprised me with an awesome gift-an iPhone!  I’ve been wanting one for a long time and we haven’t been willing to spend the moola on one, but apparently Mike was feeling very giving and my birthday was just the occasion to splurge:)  In fact, we not only got one […]

DIY Maxi Dress

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I got the itch to start sewing some clothes again the other day and started scouring Pinterest for some inspiration.  I found a few great tutorials on some simple dresses that I sort of combined to make my own little version. It cost me $9 and a couple hours to make this sweet dress and […]

DIY Kitchen Accessories

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Today is the last post in the kitchen how-to’s and I’m a little sad to not be writing about it anymore.  At least I still get to look at it everyday:) Today I’m going to share how I made a few accessories for the kitchen.  I would still like to find some cool, industrial, vintage […]