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Remember last February when I shared my plans for our master bedroom? Let’s just say that it is a good thing that we haven’t gotten anywhere with that plan because I’ve changed my mind already. I guess it makes me feel better that I made up that initial inspiration before we moved into our house. I now PROUDLY present my navy + blush + gold master bedroom inspiration!
We are on our way to Chicago today to visit family for the holidays. So rather than scrambling to write a post in the midst of my mad dash to pack, do laundry, and clean the past few days, I thought I would share a few DIY oldies but goodies that I shared last Christmas. Christmas is just a week away but all 8 of these DIY holiday ideas are so simple that you can have them done in no time! Continue reading
Oh my goodness, peeps. I swear, each time I write up a post I promise myself (and you guys!) that I am going to write more often. But then I walk away from the computer and life takes over. Over the past few weeks we had our water heater explode, leaving water all over our basement. Then we had to replace our dishwasher. And just this past week the stove went out. Awesome. When it rains, it pours… right? So now I promise to try to write as much as I would like. Deal??
In the midst of all the craziness recently, I have managed to crank out 1 Christmas project. That’s right… ONE! I think I had about 15 planned. Stupid life. Always in the way of my crafting fun. 😉 I even wanted to do a winter home tour but you’ll be lucky if you see a picture of our tree. But seriously… I kinda love this project. Partially because it cost me $0 and partially because it looks way better than I could have hoped. So I guess if I was only going to get one thing done, I’m glad it was these adorable and incredibly easy Rustic Paint Stick Stars.
AKA: Where to find super cheap pillow forms.
I’m not ashamed to say that I’m crazy frugal. In fact, I’m quite proud of it. I don’t like to spend money. Scratch that. I don’t like to spend more money than I have to. I refuse to pay $40 for something I can get for $5 somewhere else. My hubby jokes that most men have problems with their wives spending too much money. But not him. I am always on the hunt for a great bargain. I stalk thrift stores, search garage sales, and scour clearance aisles. Just call me the Bargain Hunter! Da-dun! I’m like the Crocodile Hunter… minus the awful stingray accident. Just imagine me spotting a deal in it’s natural habitat…….. nevermind.
Just because I’m not willing to compromise on price does not mean I am willing to compromise on quality. Pillows are no exception to my frugality. I luuurrve pillows. But I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg to get them. The average cotton pillow form costs about $15 and the average down pillow form costs $40. No thanks. So I’m going to give you my little secret of where to get high quality pillow forms for super cheap!
First things first. You guys ROCK! You were incredibly helpful with my bentwood rocking chair decision! I’m going to be mean and not tell you what I decided to do. BUT fabric has been ordered and plans made to begin my makeover. Don’t worry. It won’t be too long.
Now back to why you all are really here. The hubby and I started to makeover our main bathroom back in August. Only 2 months isn’t too bad, right!? It has been a slow process gathering the bits and pieces of this little makeover. And since we all know that I am very
cheap resourceful, we spent less than $200! Woot woot! The main bath is my new favorite room in our home. You may or may not find me hanging out in here petting the floors.
FYI, the main bath is not 100% done. I’ve been itching to share it with you so I’m jumping the gun a bit. I’ve been on the search for artwork for the walls but I haven’t found anything I like so I’m still hunting. Also, down the line we want to replace the contertops, sink, faucet, mirror and light. All in time, right?