Friday Faves + Frugal Finds: Goodwill Target finds


Many times I walk in Goodwill, look around, and walk back out with nothing.    Prices too high, junk that I just don’t need, or whatever. But then occasionally, I walk in and find so much that I end up having to get a cart and leave with a big bag of finds!  This was the […]

DIY tray: Distressed Decou-Page Tray


Disclosure:  I am a member of the core blogger program with DecoArt.  I receive compensation and product for my partnership with this brand.  All ideas and opinions are 100% my own. I put on my crafting hat recently to help with an organizing problem we were having and I bet you might have this same […]

Twin headboard makeover with Rustoleum Chalked paint


So remember when I hauled home a truckload of yard sale finds 2 weeks ago?   This $10 twin headboard/footboard was in that load and I couldn’t wait to get it transformed.  I have REALLY been trying to be better about immediately putting into use and fixing up the things I pick up at yard sales.  You […]

10 tips to hosting a budget friendly party


I love to blog about all things frugal here – hence the name “The Frugal Homemaker”.   I truly am a homemaker at heart who loves all things home – from decorating, to cooking/baking, to entertaining, to cleaning and laundry – ok, well maybe not those last two!     I love to make all things PRETTY […]

March + April recap (+ plans for May)


I hope you document progress on your house even if you don’t write a blog.  Maybe do a house tour – just taking pictures with your cell phone each year at beginning or during the summer.  It is fun to look back and see the changes, because sometimes the biggest changes are gradual changes that […]

Adding a Mohawk SmartStrand bound carpet to our master bedroom


Disclosure: I received a bound carpet for review from Mohawk, but all opinions and thoughts are completely mine. I have another new addition to the master bedroom!  Which means one more step to having it finished.  Can you guess what it is? Yes, its that beautiful gray rug!  This rug is a bit different though […]

Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint


With the arrival of spring, out comes the gardening gloves and shovels, the rake and broom, the pressure washer, and yes… the spray paint! We finally had some days without rain last week and I pretty much emptied my whole front porch onto the driveway and got to refreshing it all with some spray paint.  […]