I recently came across this article on Babble and was immediately enthralled. Blogger Mara Kofoed knows a personal stylist from J.Crew and shared some of her top-secret fashion tips. I learned some fun new things like how to properly cuff my shirts, how to roll a messy cuff on a jean, and how to fold and wear scarves. Valuable info!
My husband and I gave up on any kind of cable or dish service a few years ago when we could no longer afford it. Lucky for me, my husband is super smart about these things and a bit of tech-nerd (but a cute tech-nerd!), and he figured out ways for us to still enjoy some of the perks of cable and DVR without having either.
Since then, we’ve shared our secrets with lots of friends and family so they, too, could happily get rid of their cable bill. I’ve been seeing a lot of people asking questions on the internet lately about how to make the transition, so I thought I would share what we do.
I can’t stand empty walls. When I move out of our rental, I’m going to have an awful lot of holes to fill, because I hang something on every inch. After hanging so many gallery walls, I’ve learned a few tricks along the way, including one from Young House Love that has made arranging and hanging easier than ever. Anytime I have a wall to cover, I turn to this technique, which has simplified the process more than I could have dreamed! It’s so simple, I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it myself.
As soon as I had my daughter I was introduced to the wonderful world of children’s birthday parties. What happened to the days of an ice-cream cake, a couple balloons, and a friendly game of pin the tale on the donkey? It’s no longer an acceptable party unless you’ve got a theme, the proper décor, a spread of food that looks just as good as it tastes, and endless activities for the kids.
Ok, I’m not entirely immune. My daughter’s first birthday and second birthday were carefully planned and executed. I enjoyed creating a thematic party and crafting up a storm, but I also found that it can get so expensive! I “Martha Stewart” my way through most parties in order to save on décor, but then there’s the paper goods, the food, the favors… So how’s a modern mom supposed to stay afloat with today’s birthday party trends and do it on a dime?
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that looking great is about more than just what you wear. It has to do with confidence, attitude, comfortability… If you ever struggle with how you look (I’m pretty sure that’s every woman), then read through these tips to help you find confidence in your wardrobe.
When you’re spending your money on diapers instead of yourself living on a budget, you sometimes have to be creative with your wardrobe. I like to remix the dresses I own by pairing them with different pieces and accessories to give myself more options when my closet is looking a little bare.
I thought I’d show you how I remixed this simple floral dress that I bought from Target the other day ($24.99). It’s easy to create 4 different looks with just one dress and some basic staples.
Summer is upon us, which means it’s almost garage sale season!
Growing up, my family ALWAYS had garage sales. We made them big family events, inviting my cousins and aunts and uncles. We pooled together all our stuff to create a mega-sale, and then we ate a big meal together at the end of the day to celebrate our earnings. I have very fond memories of those days.
When we wanted to get rid of something in our house, we put it in a “garage sale” box; taking something to Goodwill was completely foreign to me until my adult years. Although preparations can be a hassle, I still firmly believe in selling your used goods as opposed to just giving them away (nothing against you, Goodwill).
If you haven’t had much experience throwing garage sales, or if you’ve tried and been unsuccessful, follow some of these that I’ve picked up over the years (thank you mom). You’ll be rolling in dollar bills in no time.