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DIY Home Projects

Elegant 3-tier Cupcake Stand- Under $6

Looking for some décor for your desert table or wedding? Here’s an idea. This elegant DIY 3-tier cupcake stand comes out to be very sturdy and stylish, which is amazing for the price. I made these for my wedding and they ended up being used for baby showers, anniversary dinners, and parties. I had about 20 of them stored up in boxes for about a year, and so I ended up trying to sell them on OfferUp and they were a big hit. When the buyers ...
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DIY Ceramic Coasters

I’m really excited to share my new DIY coaster project with you guys! This is the easiest and cheapest DIY that I’ve done, and possibly the funniest. Each ceramic coaster ends up costing under $.85 cents, what a deal? Materials: 4 Hexagon Ceramic Tile -4in (.45 cents each; individually sold at HomeDepot) 1 Sheet of Adhesive Felt (individually sold at Joann’s) Scissors & Pen Step 1) Start with tracing the tile on the ...
Home & Life Tips

How to be a Better Hostess for your Guest

Dec 1, 2016   All year round we have parties, get together’s, and celebrations. All though they should be the happiest days of our lives, we turn them into the most dreadful and stressful events. Usually, it’s because we are hosting and we want everything to be PERFECT. However while trying to live up to this expectation we lose the real meaning of hosting. Hosting is about building relationships and memories with those surrounding you. ...
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Tips for Finding & Bargaining for a Great Deal

  Hi everyone, If you ever visited my blog you would know that I find great deals for my projects. Mostly it includes furniture and home décor because that’s what I blog about mostly. But today I will be sharing how I find my deals and some bargaining tips that will get you what you want for the price you want. These tips apply mostly for second-hand websites like Craigslist, OfferUp, etc. Before I begin I would like to share the site I ...
DIY Home Projects

DIY Glass Calendar

  Nov 19, 2016 Glass wall Calendar   We all have busy lives, and my guess is that it really never gets easier for any of us to keep track of all that’s going on around us. I’ve tried planners, sticky notes, and even writing things on my hand but I always end up forgetting either way. So to help you and me as well, I’ll be sharing how to make this budget-friendly glass calendar. That looks great and hopefully works even better. Jen ...
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Why Make Your Own Decorative Pillows

  Yes, I make my own pillows, why? I simply don’t like paying $30 for a single pillow, and sadly you always need a pair. If you want to see how I did it, keep reading. My mom was the one that gave me the idea about making pillows. It started out when I was getting married, and she wanted to help me save some money on home essentials. Of course, when you’re starting out as a new family and moving out from the affordable place ...
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Picture Frame Makeover

  Let’s spice life up a bit, with some new picture frames. Well they won’t necessarily be new, but they will look new and no one has to know that they’re just your old frames in disguise. Just like we remodel our homes, sometimes we also need to remodel our frames. So today I’ll be showing you a very cheap and easy way to give your frames a completely different look. It’s very simple and cheap, so why not? You ...
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8 Ways To Use A Tea Cart

  Hi everyone, Tea carts are back! Yes, yes, yes! How cute are tea carts? You probably noticed the occasional tea cart while scrolling down your Pinterest, so it must be true, they really are back. But what I noticed is that tea carts are only being used for its purpose. So I’ll be breaking the rules today and saying that I won’t be doing that. I know that we aren’t living in the age where we drink tea and sit around on our ...
DIY Home Projects

DIY Cart Table

Hello Everyone, Today I would like to share my total transformation of an old cart table that cost me under $65. As a gift, we got a record player. My husband loves this thing but personally I’m not the biggest fan.  For almost a year I’ve been trying to find a piece of furniture that would fit this abnormally sized record player and also simultaneously the records as well. So I found my deal on wheels, it was this old flimsy cart from ...
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Chaise Lounge Makeover

When I got engaged, my mission was to transform my little old room into a majestic dressing room for the morning of my wedding. The good thing was I had 6 months, so I searched everywhere for beautiful pieces I could use. This one caught my eye, and it ended up being the first piece of furniture that I refinished. Sadly at that time I didn’t know that I would be sharing my work and so I didn’t record my progress. My motto is never buy ...