20 gallons of primer and 10 gallons of paint later, the exterior of our house is somewhat painted! Now I understand why people pay professionals lots of money to do this...
I've read statistics somewhere that couples spend an average of 30K for a wedding in the U.S. Ridiculous, I know. But, I still pulled together the wedding of my dreams on a budget (and also had a sizable honeymoon fund leftover). The cost was nowhere near average. Here are some ideas that I followed to afford my … Continue reading Money Saving Tips for Affording Your Dream Wedding
Our fixer-upper was built in the seventies, inevitably there was going to be some paneling to deal with. Of course, tackling that blast from the past was at the top of our agenda. Here's how we did it: I read a TON of blogs, some that I found to be the most helpful were Young … Continue reading Beautifying the beast: paint vs wall paneling
Daniel and I recently bought a house. Crazy, straight out of college and we already have a mortgage! We have actually had our eye on the place for a while, and when we found out we were expecting, decided to dive in. Five months of negotiations later, (buying a home from a church full of … Continue reading Project: Renovating a home on a tight budget
I knew that I was going to have to get a bit creative and think outside of the box if I wanted to be able to afford my dream wedding right out of college. For me, that meant tackling a lot of DIY projects to cut down costs. These projects took a lot of time … Continue reading My DIY Wedding: DIY Bouquets and Floral Arrangements
Recycle, re-use, thrifting, apparently it is all the rage. In fact, some rapper made a song about. The other day, some girls at work were bubbling with excitement: "OMG I just got back from the thrift store and scored a LOAD of mom jeans--I'm turning them into those cute high-waisted shorts that I keep seeing … Continue reading Who needs a thrift store?