Girls cottage themed room/playroom makeover ($100 room challenge reveal!)

Our bonus room/girls room/playroom $100 room challenge makeover is done!  For not being a very involved makeover this one was still a challenge for various reasons.  But I am thrilled with the after even though it isn’t one of my most dramatic before/after reveals.  Isn’t this room so cute?! So first let me go back […]

Old entertainment center turned American Girl dollhouse

So if you’ve been following along my $100 room challenge this month you know that I needed to build a dollhouse to fit 18 inch American Girl style dolls. I considered several options and when I added up the cost of lumber to build one from scratch it was going to be well over $80 […]

$100 room challenge update–painted furniture + painted trim + lots of tidying

Just a quick update on the $100 room challenge…   So we are at week 2 and this week my my nieces, little girl and I went through all the drawers/shelves/toys/closet and purged and reorganized.  Felt so good to throw away several bags of trash and have a huge bin for Goodwill and a few things […]

Cozy Winter Living Room

I loved decorating my living room for winter this year!  There’s something about cleaning up and simplifying after Christmas, but still leaving up a bit of greenery and winter decor that just gives everything a fresh and clean look.  I love using lots of green and white along with natural textures to decorate for winter. […]

DIY Picket Fence Headboard

It’s week 2 of the $100 room challenge and I am back with a simple project that made a big difference!  So this is how the room looked last week before I started working on anything… And here’s how it looks now!   (With a bit of different lighting since I took in the evening with […]

January $100 room challenge–Kids room/playroom before

Welcome to January which means the beginning of a new $100 room challenge!  If you are new to this challenge, you can read all about how Erin from Lemons, Lavendar, and Laundry started the challenge.  But basically anyone who wants to participate chooses a room to work on, blogs about progress on it every Wednesday during […]

Favorite projects of 2018

Happy New Year!!  I hope you had a great Christmas and are excited to bring in the New Year.  I love the fresh start that a new year brings and can’t wait to get working on projects and rooms in our house.  I’ll be sharing more on what I hope to accomplish this year a […]

Red Plaid Simple Christmas Table

Do you set a fancy table for Christmas?  I love to set a special table especially for holidays and hope by next Christmas will have a big farmhouse table in our dining room with enough seating for everyone!  We will have a special table set for Christmas breakfast at home though with just our family. […]

Farmhouse style Christmas front porch with picket fences

I am excited to share my Christmas front porch with you today!  Decorating my front porch for fall and Christmas is one of my favorite things to do and usually one of the first things I will do as the season changes. I thought I’d step back first and show you the previous 2 years […]

Farmhouse Plaid Christmas Tour

Happy Wednesday!  I’m excited to be joining 15 other bloggers in sharing our farmhouse style Christmas home decor ideas!  So grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy and be inspired! First off if you are new here, my name is Christina and I love all things frugal. home, family, with a bit of farmhouse thrown […]