Save Money, Get Fit: How You Can Achieve Both Fiscal and Physical Fitness at the Same Time

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Generally speaking, we all want to be physically healthier, and we all want to be more financially fit. Gains in both those spheres really boost our enjoyment of life, but attaining both those goals at the same time can seem intimidating. Can you save money and stay healthy? Do the two go hand-in-hand, or do they butt heads? Read on to learn about ways that will help you improve both your bodily and fiscal fitness. Continue Reading

How To Live A Creative Life On A Budget

How To Live A Creative Life On A Budget | By Curbly #diy #affordable #budget
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It can be tough to make a living in a creative field – but living a creative life can be so expensive! Oh, the irony. We get it… so today we’re sharing some tips on how to live your best life on an artist’s budget.   


How To Live A Creative Life On A Budget | By Curbly #diy #affordable #budget
Photo: Christina Morillo

1. Use your local library

I can’t even fathom the amount of money I’ve saved by using my local library over the years. First, there’s the obvious one… borrow non-fiction books for inspiration, DVDs, music CDs, novels, etc. Continue Reading

Yes, You Can Have a Great Vacation on a Budget. Here’s How.

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Who doesn't love to travel? Even if it's for one overnight stay, a quick vacation is good for the soul. There's a common misconception about the cost of travel and that vacationing is only for the wealthy, but you can have a good time for less! Here are a few tips and tricks to help you plan a smashing vacation on a budget! 



1. Airfare/Transportation – A novice jetsetter might think to quickly just check out sites like Travelocity or Expedia, but you can find better deals on airfare through sites like Continue Reading

It’s the Best Time to Buy Furniture, and You’ll Love These Sales

It's the Best Time to Buy Furniture, and You'll Love these Sales
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I recently learned something new and couldn't wait to share…this time of year is the BEST time to buy furniture. While January can also be a good time to buy furniture, July is actually the ideal month to buy, and because 4th of July sales promote major savings, you'll get the best deals shopping for furniture this week. It's the middle of the year, and stores are making room for new inventory, which is great news for buyers! Continue Reading

A Stylish Rental Kitchen Makeover on a Tight Budget

This little kitchen was the remaining evidence of an attempted house flip gone bad. The old home had great bones, but a few serious structural issues, discovered once the previous owner/flipper opened up all the old walls. The kitchen became too much for them to handle, and that’s when we stepped in. 

When we found the house, we knew most of the renovation budget would go behind the walls (plumbing, electrical, structural repairs), so the kitchen finishes would have to happen on a serious budget. Continue Reading

20 Things You Could Borrow (Not Buy) For Your Wedding

20 Things to Borrow Instead of Buy For Your Wedding

Weddings are expensive, and more often than not the things purchased for ceremonies and receptions are used only once. Borrowing some of the items needed for your wedding can help you cut costs. Here are twenty things (big and small) you can borrow instead of buy for your upcoming nuptials.   


1. Vases and Mason Jars

Table centerpieces can really be expensive, so send out an email to your friends and family asking to borrow vases, glasses, or mason jars. Continue Reading

Shopping Guide: 15 Chic Headboards For $200 Or Less

15 Chic Headboards For $200 Or Less

We’re all adults here. We should have a headboard in at least one of the bedrooms in our home. As I write this, I’m currently shopping for one for my own boudoir. My budget is small, but my dreams are big. Here are 15 cool headboards that are queen-sized, modern, chic, and $200 or less!      


15 Chic Headboards For $200 Or Less

1. Cleveland Upholstered Headboard via Wayfair – $128

2. Cepheus Metal Headboard via Wayfair – $180

3. Zelen Wood Headboard via Wayfair – $185

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10 Ottomans, Poufs, & Coffee Tables for $60 or Less

10 Ottomans & Coffee Tables For $60 or Less

Accent furniture is important in making a room feel complete. But it can break the bank when finding the right pieces! Here are 10 ottomans, poufs, and coffee tables that are good-looking and budget-friendly at $60 or under!       


1. Low White Coffee Table 2. Pink Cube Ottoman 3. OC Cabana Ottoman 4. Chooty & Co. Zippered Beads Bar Stool 5. Moroccan Leather Ottoman 6.  IKEA PS 2012 Coffee Table

10 Ottomans & Coffee Tables For $60 or Less

7.  IKEA Vittsjo Coffee Table 8. Comfort Research Pouf Ottoman 

10 Ottomans & Coffee Tables For $60 or Less

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Make It: 5-Minute DIY Textured Frame

diy textured frame
photo: Proper

This month, we’ve been scouring the web looking for budget decor projects. From furniture to wall art, I’ve tried to do my research. And I realized this project falls right into the theme! You just need a bunch of old jewelry to do it!      


diy textured frame
photo: Proper

Grab the hot glue gun and get ready to whip up a bunch of new frames in a matter of minutes. See the how-to over on Proper! Continue Reading

10 Virtually Free DIY Home Decor Projects

10 Virtually Free DIY Home Decor Projects
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So maybe you spent a bit too much on fixtures and flooring. Or maybe you’re renting and you’re on a tight budget. Whatever the case may be, it’s always advantageous to save a few dollars where ever possible. Here are ten creative decor ideas that won’t break the bank.   


10 Virtually Free DIY Home Decor Projects

1. Collect a few dozen mussel shells from the beach and create a wreath using this easy tutorial. [Photo: Tilly’s Nest]

2. Grab a few branches from the backyard and spray paint them for an easy, festive centerpiece. Continue Reading