Frugal Living · Holidays

5 Things I Buy On Black Friday

this post contains affiliate links Black Friday has evolved from the old one-day event (that you had to stand out in the cold for 12 hours to experience) to almost a month-long series of sales. I personally prefer the 2018 version of the Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend - online shopping is so much easier! :)… Continue reading 5 Things I Buy On Black Friday


Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Kids

Over the past couple years I've really come to love stocking stuffers! I always put a stocking together for my husband, and this year I added three more for our niece and nephews. Sticking with my set Christmas gift budget was easy because I shopped at the Dollar Tree! Here's my strategy - I chose… Continue reading Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Kids

Recipes · Time Management

7 Recipes For The Busiest of Days {Menu Monday}

A couple weeks ago I had a very busy week at my day job, working twice as many hours as I do on a normal week. This only happens about twice a year, but it really makes me grateful to only work part time! I worked full time for 10 years and try not to… Continue reading 7 Recipes For The Busiest of Days {Menu Monday}

Holidays · hospitality

Colorful Thanksgiving Tablescape {2018}

this post contains affiliate links Every other year I host Thanksgiving at my house, and I eagerly anticipate every step of the process! I was really excited to put this tablescape together, and today I'll take you through my process. I saved pins and Instagram pictures that caught my attention, then decided what elements of… Continue reading Colorful Thanksgiving Tablescape {2018}


Fall Outdoor Decor – Simple Touches

I really wish I was the essential Southern woman who loved working in the yard, planting flowers and caring for a garden. In the words of Ouiser from Steel Magnolias, Southern women are "supposed to wear funny looking hats and ugly clothes and grow vegetables in the dirt." With all due respect to Ouiser and Southern women… Continue reading Fall Outdoor Decor – Simple Touches