Posts tagged Budget Friendly
DIY: Pumpkin Oatmeal Dog Biscuits

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I love my two fur babies. They’re definitely our children and we spoil them so much. Now that the seasons are changing and it’s time for Fall to hit us full force, I think our dogs need to celebrate with us as well! These treats are perfect for your K-9 companions and they’re even healthy for them too!

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DIY: Summer Tea Towels

I don’t know about you, but when summer hits – I just want to DIY everything. It must be something about the good weather and the hot air outside. I definitely turn into a home body in the hot Arizona sun and DIY my heart out. I had some old flour sack towels laying around and decided to jazz them up a bit to make them summery.

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DIY: Bullet Journal

When it comes to an agenda, I have tried just about everything under the sun. I’ve tried online, small pocket ones from target, massive ones that have literally everything in it but none of them did everything that I needed them to. I decided to branch out and create my own bullet journal where I customize the pages and create my . After using a bullet journal, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to a normal agenda.

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5 Steps to Staying Motivated Through Tight Budget Months

Are you on a really tight budget and can’t seem to stay motivated. Or is it really tough to make it to the end of the month without pulling out your credit card and splurging on something? I’m encouraging you to stay your course with your budget and work hard on creating your dream lifestyle. Don’t forget that you need to enjoy your life along the way, but don’t give up on your dream. You’ll look back at this all and not remember the hardships you endured but the fact that you achieve your dreams. To help you stay motivated, here’s 5 tips I use to keep us motivated.

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Growing Your Blog Without Spending Money

Growing your blog can be one of the hardest things to do for some, and the easiest for others. When it comes to growing your blog, it really is networking and being your true self. There’s nothing else that you need. If you think you need to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on advertising, then you’re wrong. Would it help you grow your audience fast? Sure. But you’re also likely to change your brand, your voice and much more within your first year. I know I did! I started out as a relationship blogger then I moved to soap making. After a few valiant but failed efforts I finally landed on finance blogging. Why did it take me so long?

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DIY: Home Decor Finger Painting

When it comes to art, it get expensive. I figured it might be a fun experiment if I messed around with creating my own abstract art to hang around the house. I decided to create my own finger painting! Why not, right? I’m an adult and I still want to finger paint. Got a problem, come at me bro!

Ha. Just kidding. But seriously. This was such a fun little experiment and I’m pretty impressed with how it turned out. Very abstract and super fun to make.

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DIY: Budget & Environmental Friendly All Natural Dye

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love white dishtowels. I usually purchase a package of flour sack towels because they’re the cheapest. But sometimes you need something a little bit more than white in a kitchen to spice it up a bit! This Friday’s blog post is about naturally dyeing fabric with materials that you have around the house – ultimately saving you loads of money because you’re not buying the expensive hand towels at the store. Plus, those white flour sack towels have an uncanny knack for getting stains and turning grimy after a couple of uses. So, this is one way to cover up those pesky stains!

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5 Ways To Eating Healthy On A Tight Budget

Healthy eating is a huge part of my lifestyle. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and in trying to take care of my body, it’s important that I feed it the right fuel. I will live and breathe by eating healthy to fix some of your daily frustrations with your body. Once I cut the processed sugar, wheat, soy, and dairy from my diet I almost instantly felt like a different person.

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Gaining Pinterest Traffic on A Budget

You guys! I’m so excited to share my new tool with you. I’ve been using Tailwind for about a month and I can’t even tell you how useful it is in growing my following on Pinterest. Seriously.

Let me give you a bit of a backstory about Pinterest. I’m on Pinterest at least once a day pinning my little heart out. Why? Because if I had to choose any social media platform, it would be Pinterest. I like the usability, functionality, and all the cool stuff that you find on there.

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DIY: Budget Friendly Tassel Wall Hanging

Home decor can add up really quickly, can’t it? It’s not something that you go and buy on a whim when you’re trying to pay off debt. But, I was able to make a fun, budget friendly, wall hanging that I absolutely love and can’t wait to share with you.

Guess what? It only cost me a whopping $2 to make two separate wall hangings. I went to Goodwill (which I frequent often) and I picked up two scans of yarn that was donated for $0.99 cents a piece. Me, being the crafting connoisseur that I am, couldn’t let that deal pass me up. So, I pick them up in hopes that I would have a project come along. What do you know? This project did!

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DIY: All Natural Throat Lozenge

We all have those awful summer colds that seem to come out of nowhere and then suffocate us in the heat. I hope that you don’t catch that summer cold bug – but if you do – let’s be prepared.

You know, runny nose, congestion, sore throat all in the dead of summer. Yuck!

You could grab cold medicine or you could use all natural throat lozenges that will help aid you to feel better. I’m not going to say this is the cure for all colds, because I’d be lying. But, I’ll tell you this will make you feel a little bit better.

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Easy and Sustainable Ways to Save Money Around the House

I’m all about being sustainable – I’m a firm believer in the fact that we, as a collective human species, were put on this planet to take care of it. So, with that mindset - I’m a lover of all things sustainable. However, I don’t know if you’ve noticed how expensive sustainable products are. Well, let me tell you – they’re expensive! Totally not cost effective especially when you’re trying your best to pay down debt!

So, I’ve put together a cost effective yet sustainable list of things to DIY around the home. Plus, a cost breakdown on how much I’m saving on average by using these items. Not only are you saving the planet, but you’re saving your wallet too! Win win? I think so!

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DIY: Soothing Bath Salts

Relaxing is hard to do when you’re overwhelmed with the debt right at your fingertips. You feel guilty when you buy that extra latte that you didn’t budget for or you don’t feel like you can rest because you feel massive debt guilt every time you take a day. I get it. I’ve been there. Resting is hard to do when you have massive debt on your shoulders, but it’s a necessary part of life.

If you don’t take care of your body, you’ll end up with serious chronic conditions, trust me. I know all about the effects stress has on your body. But, heed my warning. You need to relax every once in awhile. It’ll do your body, mind, and family a whole lotta good when you’re not cranky and stressed out all the time.

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Dear Diary: 22 Things I Learned From Being 22

Well, I’m officially 23. I feel like this year will be a great year. Filled with change, self improvement, and determination. I wanted to quickly jot down 22 things that I learned from 22 years on this planet. Why? Because life lessons are always hard to learn in the moment, but once you live through it – it always makes you a better and stronger person on the other side.

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How to Save Over $419.26 A Year On DIY Products!

Making your own home and beauty products might seem cumbersome from the start. But once you start to jump into the making of it all I think you’ll realize that it’s super fun and cost effective to DIY everything in your house.

There are a lot of benefits to making your own home and beauty products.

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DIY: Budget Friendly Abstract Painting

Let’s be real here. Art’s expensive! I’m trying to redecorate my home and turn it more modern – minimalist chic than country chic because that’s just not me anymore. But, in looking at purchasing artwork to hang up on the walls – I realized that it’s super expensive and there’s no way I can afford artwork on the tight budget that we’re on to save money towards paying off our debt.

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Wishlist: Home Decor to Create A Perfect Hygge Home

So, we’re in the process of achieving Hygge in our home. If you haven’t heard about Hygge, check out this blog post. Basically, Hygge is the act of getting rid of things that you don’t 100% love. What’s the use of having stuff around the house that you kind of like? There’s really no use. So, get rid of that stuff and only buy things that make you happy and make you feel comfortable in your own home. Chances are if you only like 85% of the stuff in your house, you don’t 100% feel relaxed and comfortable in your home. So, in hopes of achieving Hygge – I’ve created a wishlist of things that we need to buy or repurpose in our home.

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Cheap Date Night Ideas

When you’re trying your best to save up money – a lot of the time your entertainment fund takes a huge blow. Which can make it tough on a marriage – no doubt about it. But, when it comes to cutting your entertainment budget for your date nights your marriage doesn’t need to suffer in the process. There’s plenty of things that you can do as a couple together for cheap or free! Here’s a list of things that you can do that won't break the bank!

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DIY: Honey Face Mask

When you’re trying to save all that money and put it towards paying off debt, you don’t have time to relax let alone treat yo’self! But, I just want to remind you how important it is to take care of your body and relax – even during this super debt saving mode you may be in. Today’s blog post is about. I’ve written a couple of posts on how to relax and a couple other ways you can relax, so check that out too!

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Minimalism: How to Apply It To Your Life

When it comes to minimalism, there are many things that you can do to help declutter your house, mind, electronics, and more. Knowing what to do and how to commit to minimalism is the biggest part of avoiding stuff from controlling your life. It’s important that you actively practice minimalism and look for ways to best declutter your life.

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