Sunday, October 13

October 2019 Giveaway {Cozy Minimalist Home}

Hey friends! Just wanted to give a heads-up to anyone who follows my blog but doesn't follow me on social media yet - I'm doing a giveaway over there this month!

I am so grateful to all of you who follow along and participate as I run this little blog! It makes my day and it's actually a big help to me! So this month I have a great giveaway just for you guys. Here's all you have to do to enter:
  1. Follow me on social media (facebook, instagram, or both to double your chances!) 
  2. Like every post during the month of October. 
That's it! Just hit the little heart when you see me in your feed. Likes are such a big help to little fish like me - they help me be seen more, and make it possible for me to find partnerships and sponsors (which means more goodies for you!). So, really, when you see ANY of your favorite accounts in your feed give them all a quick like or, better yet, a comment!

But back to this giveaway- at the end October I'll randomly chose a winner who had liked every post! Your odds are pretty good. 😉 I've got a fun and cozy fall prize package that I can't wait to send someone's way! Here's what you could win:
  • A copy of one of my favorite books - Cozy Minimalist Home. It's an easy read that is absolutely packed with the best home decorating advice. More Style, Less Stuff. You will create home decor magic with this in your hand.
  • An all natural 100% beeswax candle. Candles are the ultimate weapon in creating a cozy atmosphere, and this one does the job without releasing anything harmful into the air.
  • One of my favorite pillow covers from Hobby Lobby. It's gray with tassels at the corners and great texture. Perfect for creating a cozy landing spot on your favorite couch!

This is just my little thank you to my peeps for following and interacting - I can't even tell you how much it means to me. Thank you for being my people!!!

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**This giveaway is not sponsored. 🙂 Open to anyone in the Contiguous United States.

Thursday, October 10

Low-Budget Bathroom Update (during our spending freeze!)

Today I want to share a little inspiration for anyone taking on the Fall Budget Refresh Challenge - so I'm going to show you how we totally refreshed our second bathroom during our spending freeze and spent (almost) nothing. It's a tale of thrifty updates, leftover paint, and a broken toilet seat. You have been warned.

Are you joining the Budget Refresh Challenge this fall? There are still two weeks left to work all kinds of thrifty magic! Let us know in the comments or tag us on Instagram or Facebook!

Thursday, October 3

2019 Fall Budget-Refresh Challenge

When I feel that first hint of fall in the air, I get a craving.

And no, it's not pumpkin spice. I'm Team Apple Cider all the way! But that's not it, either.

I start to crave quiet. And coziness. And snuggling up. My introverted heart looks toward chilly days hunkered down at home. So as fall begins to creep in, I start to quiet the house and get it ready for winter. Not just shutting storm windows and draining hoses and all that other homeowner stuff, but I also start to ready the atmosphere of our home for this cozier half of the year. The home I want our kids to remember - a place that's warm and welcoming and ours.

And so Fall is always the perfect time for our Budget-Refresh Challenge. A last chance before winter to tackle that space or project we've been putting off! Last year was our first challenge and I'm super excited to host it again this year! Ready to join the fun and make your home the best it can be?

The Challenge:
Making space to weather the coming winter and enjoy time together. That's it. Is there a corner of your home that needs a little attention before you're cooped up with it all winter? A dark kitchen that needs painted? Living room that needs freshened up or rearranged? Need to simplify the play room? That's your challenge space! And guys, we're doing it all on a budget. Because a house doesn't have to be expensive to be a home.

Thursday, September 26

Top 10 Things I Buy at Thrift Stores

Have you ever decorated your home with only a small budget? If so, then you’re probably already familiar with your local thrift stores. But whether you’re a seasoned pro or you’re new to the arena, it helps to know what you should be looking for! So today I wanted to share a short list of my very favorite things to hunt for when I’m thrifting, along with what I typically pay for those items. I’ll tell you now, there are some deals to be had out there if you’re willing to search a bit!

That’s why I love thrifting. Sometimes a little too much. It's easy to see those prices and just snatch up everything in sight that you might ever possibly use. I know. I used to do that myself. But trust me - from this side of things, I can tell you that it is so worth it to wait for the thing you really need and will really use. Right now. Don't clutter up your home just because it's a good deal. So, with that in mind, here are my top 10 favorite things to thrift!