7 Ways to Brighten ANY Room on a Zero Budget

7 Ways TO Brighten ANY Room On a Budget

 

As many of you know I set very lofty goals of saving $5,000-$10,000 this year.

I also wanted to upgrade, brighten and organize the two main bedrooms while we had them emptied to replace the carpets with solid oak wood floors.

During that process I found several ways I could change our rooms or “brighten” them without spending a dime.

I just needed a little imagination, willingness for change and a lot of elbow grease, cleaner, rags and water.

Most of these may seem like simple changes but the difference they can make is AMAZING.

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Taking Control Week 1: Controlling Your Power Cords

Taking Control Week 1 Power COrds

Taking Control Week 1: Controlling Your Power Cords

Who is tired of seeing their power cords all over the floor?

Gathering dust, growing dust bunnies and just making your space look messy?

I know I am!!!

So when we remodeled our master bedroom (details to come) and I was on a mission to “declutter and simplify” our master.  I began brainstorming how to control the mess of cords we had in four different areas of our room:  my nightstand, hubby’s nightstand, my desk and the TV area.  (We have a TV area because our syndrome often leaves us bed bound and I don’t want a TV in my teen’s rooms.  Mean Mom, right?).

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Monday Menus Week #1

Monday Menu Week #1

Monday Menu Week 1

 

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44 Ways We Saved in March & April

Ways We Saved In March & April

44 Ways We Saved in March & April

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Controlling the Chaos Month 5 Days 122-152 Outdoors and the Garage

Controlling the Chaos Month 5 The OUtdoors and the GarageWay to go!   If you have been following along your kitchen is done!  Not only is the “Chaos” controlled you have implemented plans to keep it that way.   It’s clean, efficient and should lead to a much less hectic lifestyle (especially with the menu plan in place).

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Gorgeous on a Goodwill Budget

Gorgeous on a Goodwill Budget

This week’s fantastic thrift store buys.

Gorgeous on a Goodwill Budget

Yes, we shop at thrift stores and rummage sales.

Does this mean we look like we are poor and only wear hand me downs?

Nope!  We actually have people stop my girls and ask them where they got their outfit from.

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Two Week Freezer Prep & Meal Plan

Easy Two Week Freezer Prep and Meal Plan

Many of you have asked how we prepare food without going crazy with so many food intolerances and physical challenges in our home.  I have decided to try to share each week’s menu plan and prep list with you. Click here to continue reading the full post »



April’s Shopping Haul #1

Aprils Shopping Haul #1

April Shopping Haul #1

Due to my health issues and severe pain when turning my head, writing, lifting my arms or driving, I chose to shop locally and with hubby this time.

I also decided to not to “stock up” on too many basics (we still have some fairly full cabinets and freezers).   Instead we shopped sales and bought meats.

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Controlling the Chaos Month 4 (Days 92-121)

 

Controlling the Chaos Months 3 & 4 Controlling the KitchenIf you are just joining the “Controlling the Chaos” Challenge we want to say Welcome we are happy to have you with us.

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Controlling the Chaos Month 3 (Days 61-91)

Controlling the Chaos Months 3 & 4 Controlling the Kitchen

If you are just joining the “Controlling the Chaos” Challenge we want to say Welcome we are happy to have you with us.

If you have been with us for awhile and followed along from the beginning I want to offer you a great, big high five!

You have conquered your paper piles, taken control of your digital disasters, and are learning to maintain your success thus far.

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