A few years ago we purchased our brand-new builder-grade home, and I was ecstatic that we were blessed with such a beautiful new home that had lots of design potential. While our home was new and fresh – it lacked style and character. It came with the standard builder-grade lights, cream-colored carpet, and cream-colored walls. We have tackled a few projects in our home like installing some shelving, building a custom built-in entertainment system with cabinets and bookshelves (my hubby gets all the credit for that huge project, that I convinced him to build for me!), and changing a couple light fixtures.
I wasn’t happy with our dining room light (as it was the cheapest builder-grade option out there), so I started searching for some affordable farmhouse lighting options. Some of these options below were ones I considered, and the one I chose (this one) is from World Market. I waited for it to go on sale, and then used a coupon that I had in my inbox to reduce the price by another 15%. I scored it for around $90, what a steal! I also use Ebates to earn cash back on my purchases, yet another great way to increase your savings!
My big goal for this new year was to get organized, and this included more meal planning to help ease the stress in my daily life. Well, I honestly haven’t made much progress in the area of meal planning yet – so it is time to start making a positive change! What better way to start accomplishing this goal than to create my own weekly menu planning printable that I can fill out each week. And I have included it as a free download for you!
I have always been frugal and love to find amazing deals and different methods of saving money. I started clipping coupons from the newspaper during my college years and I’ve been hooked ever since. The feeling of cutting your grocery bill in half by using coupons and cash-back is amazing, especially when you have little money to work with and need to make your budget stretch very far. And think of it this way: the less you spend on groceries = the more you have to spend on home decor!
Do you get overwhelmed at the thought of keeping track of your Christmas shopping list? How about the thought of trying to purchase all of your Christmas gifts within the budget that you have set aside?
Decorating on a budget can seem daunting at first, especially if you have a look you want to create, but not the budget that is needed to achieve that look. I have learned how to save as much as possible on decor items for my home and want to help you do the same! Here are a few ways that you can start saving money while decorating your home.