When I heard about the KonMari method I immediately connected with the idea of keeping only the things that make you happy. What I didn't expect to find was a lesson in the true meaning of frugality.
My husband and I moved into our new house last year, and if you're a regular reader, you'll know we've been working to spruce it up for less every since. First, we did the kitchen, then the bathroom, and with the arrival of spring, we got a whole new to-do list. It's time for patio season!
While buying a house is expensive, it's often the best option for a financially savvy family or individual. But before you buy, you have to do the math. Is it really going to save you more money per month than renting?
You're tired of renting, you've got some cash saved up, and you've made up your mind: it's time for you to become a homeowner. But where do you go from here?
Beep beep! Need a new car but don't have thousands of dollars on hand? Don't worry, we've got this.
Oh say can you see, in malls and online, the star-spangled signs for Presidents' Day sales? Most major retailers would have you believe that the sales this weekend are too big to miss, but that's not entirely true.
What is hygge? It's raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings.
Ever get drape envy from a perfectly-dressed window you spot in a magazine or on a Pinterest board? Designers and TV hosts make it look so easy to buy a few yards of fabric and turn $7 into elegant draperies in 40 minutes flat. But when you try it, the end result is rarely as spectacular, and never as cheap as the professionals make it look.
Hosting Christmas dinner isn't a task for the faint of heart. The perfect Christmas dinner is festive, fun and just a bit formal, and as old pros like your Grandma will tell you, cooking a flawless meal is only half the battle.