Frugal homemaker, amateur decorator, thrift store addict. I think outside the box and create a beautiful and cozy home for my family on a thrift store budget. I host a Money-Saving Tips party on Mondays, and a Knock-Off party once a month.

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  • The Un-Blogger
    on Nov 25, 2012
    Hello, friends!Yes, yes, I know it's been over a year.  Call it a blog breakdown.  I was just totally burned out.  I ran out of things to say.  Oh, several times over the months I thought "I should blog about that", but I never co...
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    on Oct 25, 2011
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    on Oct 19, 2011 in cuisine
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    on Oct 13, 2011 in all about me
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    on Oct 10, 2011
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  • Inspired
    on Oct 5, 2011 in blogging
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    on Oct 3, 2011 in decor
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  • Announcement
    on Sep 30, 2011 in blogging
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  • Another Craigslist Purchase
    on Sep 23, 2011 in decor IKEA home
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  • New Living Room Accents
    on Sep 21, 2011 in decor home
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