5 (MORE) Tips for Eating on a Budget

A few months ago, I posted my 5 Tips for Eating on a Budget. For the sake of time, I cut it short. There are really so many different things you can do to stay within a strict grocery budget. These tips (and the ones I just linked to) are just a few of the things I do to stick to my own budget…I even frequently come under it!...more

Peaches and Cream Muffins with Streusel

Remember my peaches and cream pie? Now I’ve turned it into peaches and cream muffins! Well, sort of. It’s not the same recipe, but it is the same concept. They’re actually a lot like my pumpkin cheesecake muffins, too. The filling is the same…and delicious with the peaches. ...more

DIY Pillow Covers from Old Shirts

Today’s project is something I’m really excited about–pillow covers from old shirts! This is an amazing project that anyone can do, and it results in beautiful, unique, and even sentimental home decor. I also did this at a great time–it’s been pretty cold here in Georgia (yay!) and these pillow covers add a warmth to my living room that the old ones just didn’t.And if you’re concerned because you can’t sew, no worries. I’ll get to that. ...more

Halloween Snack Roundup

Happy Halloween!I don’t know how you all plan to celebrate, but we’re having a couple friends over to play games. Board or video, I’m not sure. I guess we’ll see how every one feels!...more

My (New) Top 3 Social Media Sites

Back in February, I wrote a guest post for Mom’s Make Money called Top Social Media Sites to Help Your Blog Grow. Here’s the infuriating thing about social media–it changes. And if we want to be successful with it, we need to change, as well....more

Bloggers Make Money with ShareASale

Aside from disclosure statements, I don’t usually discuss my money-making tactics on this blog. For a long time, the reason was that I wasn’t making any money from blogging. I’m still not making a ton, but for a blog that has less than 20,000 visitors a month, I’m doing really well. Actually, I have a whole post that I intend to write after the New Year that will go into detail about my affiliate programs, what I’ve earned, etc. For my first one, I just want to do a year-end review…mostly so I can show you how slow it was to get started....more

27 Facts About Me (It’s My Birthday!)

Today’s my birthday, so I’m going to do something easy.  I’m 27 today, so I’ll write up 27 random facts about me. I’d also love to know some random facts about you guys, so leave some in the comments!1. I was in my high school chamber choir. It’s how I met Zach! He was a tenor and I was an alto. We didn’t start dating until college, though. Unfortunately, I lost my passion for music in my senior year. ...more

Hand-knit Seed Stitch Children’s Cowl

I have a new item in my Etsy shop! It’s a hand-knit seed stitch cowl. It’s actually for children, but it can be worn by a very petite adult, probably.  It was knitted with Loops & Theads Charisma yarn in Mulberry Bush. VERY pretty!...more

Checkerboard Baby Blanket

At the beginning of September, Zach’s brother announced his wife’s pregnancy. I was slightly less surprised than the rest of the family, apparently (just the circumstances leading up to the announcement)…but Zach and I are going to be an aunt and uncle. So I decided to try something I’ve been wanting an excuse to knit–a checkerboard baby blanket! And since neither of them know this blog exists, I feel safe sharing it with you…since it’s their Christmas present.  ...more

Tips for Keeping Things Clean When You're Feeling "Off"

We all have bad days…and sometimes when those days get really bad, crap seems to just pile up around us. Or at least it feels that way. I have been having a bad couple of weeks and this is what’s going on in my life. In reality, my brain has turned on its auto-pilot while I try to keep myself together and somewhat functional. So my basic needs are getting taken care of–meaning I’m eating, showering, etc.–even if I don’t notice it....more