Fall has an amazing way to be colorful and beautiful. The change of warm summer to cooler nights, warm campfires, s'mores, and pumpkin everything! I think this is just about my favorite season! I decided to spruce up the house for this years fall festivities and try and keep it as cheap as possible!Read More
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!Read More
I know I’ve mentioned it a couple of times in the past, but it’s been awhile since I’ve talked about it so I thought I would show you instead! My husband and I are renting a space above a working barn, meaning we literally live in a barn. This lifestyle isn’t for everyone but we absolutely love it. We wouldn’t trade it for the world. When we first moved in, the house was livable but needed a lot of improvements. Luckily, I have a eye for interior design and I have a husband that knows how to make my ideas become reality. There are a couple of places that we’re still working on but for the most part, we’ve finished up the space. We’re so happy with how it turned out – plus we only put about $6,000 into it! We were able to salvage materials from construction sites that helped us save thousands of dollars!Read More
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.Read More
Last week, I talked about a mosquito repellent but what if those darn bugs already attacked? Well, I created mosquito relief sticks that I carry everywhere and I can’t tell you how helpful they are with reducing the redness, itch, and swelling. I made one small batch of it and it made enough relief sticks to last me for years and enough to pass out to my family and friends too!Read More
We have two fur babies that we absolutely adore, but it’s hard to spoil your pups when you’re on a tight budget. We usually get them one toy each for Christmas that lasts for the year. But when they’re being good, you just need to have some biscuits on hand to spoil them with. Instead of buying $20 worth of dog treats, I decided that I would make my own dog treats!Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
Home decor can add up really quickly – especially when you’re like me and you love keeping up with the trends. I’m super into hygge right now – but two years ago – I was all about shabby chic. So, home decor is something that needs to be affordable in the Binderim household.
There are a couple of things that you can do to keep your home decor affordable and allow you to throw money towards debt.Read More
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.Read More
Purchasing candles and plug in wallflowers can add up really quick. Especially when you account for the refills and how quickly your home can go through them. Even with wax melts, I find myself going through them at fast rates and that adds up really quick! Not to mention all the chemicals that are in most air fresheners – it’s just a whole lot of no good! Especially with people with allergies and asthma. Definitely something to stay away from!Read More
During the summer months, my creativity comes alive. It’s like it was dormant during the winter and as spring turns into summer it grows and grows and grows. During summer, I usually want to do #allthethings. So my favorite things list revolves mostly around crafting and the tools that I’m in love with as I’m exploring new passions like painting, calligraphy, and more!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
When it comes to all things DIY on a dime. I’m there. This was another one of those things that we ran out at the house and I refused to buy at the store because I have perfectly good items to make it around the house. This one took me a couple tries to get something good, but I finally landed on a recipe that I like and works for us. Keep in mind that this will last about two weeks and you’ll need to remake the batch every two weeks or so.Read More
Minimalism is a lifestyle that I’m learning to adapt to each and every day. The more I learn about minimalism, the more I love it. I recently had spring cleaning fever and cleaned out our entire house of the stuff that we haven’t used in quite some time and all the junk that’s just been sitting around.
Let me tell you, donating all that junk (literally an entire car full) is such a freeing experience! I would recommend that everyone do this at least once a year (I do it twice) to just recenter yourself on what’s important in your life and get rid of the things that don’t serve you anymore.Read More
Going to a salon can get expensive very quickly, am I right ladies? I usually drop about $120 every time I get my hair cut. Which, I don’t go as often as I should because of how expensive it is! You’ll be lucky to see me in that chair 3 times a year. But, by applying these hair treatments I’ve noticed that my hair is healthy, shiny, and full of volume which means I don’t have to go in as often anyways!Read More