Thursday, October 31

Natural Remedy Roundup (plus video tour of our DIY herbal "medicine" cabinet)

It's official. We've reached the time of year when we will have at least one runny nose in the house until spring. So I've been busy this week stocking up a few of our favorite remedies to help keep this bunch in tip-top shape. So today I just wanted to share all those favorites in one place, along with a video tour of my herbal "medicine" cabinet. I'll show you what remedies I make vs. which ones I buy, what herbs I keep on hand, and what I use them all for!

You can check out all my natural living posts here. 

Thursday, October 24

$50 Master Bedroom Refresh (Our Fall Challenge Reveal!)

It's reveal day! Did you join the Budget Refresh Challenge?

Today I'm sharing how we totally refreshed our master bedroom and made it so much cozier for under $50! If you love a good before + after, hold on to your hats. This is your time.

Let's start with the before (you can read more about it here). This picture was take almost two years ago:

Monday, October 21

Favorite Easy Fall Dishes

Hey friends! I put together a little bonus post this week with a few of our fall-favorite meals that are super easy to make! Spoiler: they're all in the soup family. Apparently I love a hot soup on a cool day!

I'm just going to list all the recipes for you in this post because they're so short and simple:

Thursday, October 17

Easiest Upholstered Headboard (and the easy way to mount headboard on the wall!)

We're finally giving our master bedroom a little during our Budget Refresh Challenge! (Get all the details here - there's still time to tackle your own space!) 

So today I'm going to show you how we made the easiest upholstered headboard ever!

We have barely touched this space since we moved in. I mean, we've addressed a few functional issues over the years. Two years ago when we upgraded to a king size mattress I had to build a frame for it (check out my posts on why we chose a floor bed and how we built it). Then I built a pair of crate night stands to match our new bed height and added a pair of thrifted sconces so we weren't living in darkness. But after all that it still felt like a bare-bones room!

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 or thumbs up 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!!! Tell your friends!

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**This giveaway is not sponsored by Cozy Minimalist Home, Hobby Lobby, candles, or anyone. 🙂 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.