Shopping Smarter, Not Harder

Shopping Smarter, Not Harder

  • Ways To Casually Wear Gothic Attire

    If you love wearing your Gothic clothing and costumes at Renaissance Faires and festivals and other events, or on Halloween, you'll be happy to know that you can also bring that look into your everyday wardrobe. Although you may not think that Gothic pieces can look casual, there are plenty of ways that you can wear them on weekends and during your leisure time. Gothic, otherwise known as "steampunk," rockabilly," or "

  • 3 Fun Ways to Use Art to Liven Up a Child's Bedroom

    Children are naturally enthralled by art. Nearly every child loves to draw, color, paint, and engage in any creative task that you put in front of them. Kids can be great art enthusiasts, and it can be a passion that you nurture in your child that endures throughout their life. Choose some beautiful children's art in custom picture frames to create fun themes for your kids' rooms. Here are three ways you can incorporate antiques and art to liven up a child's bedroom and enhance its fun factor.

  • 3 Tips For Designing Your Child's Superhero Costume

    Dressing up as Superman or Batman on Halloween might get your kid an honorable mention in his or her school's costume contest, but if your child wants to win, you have to go above and beyond. You can help your child create a superhero costume that will blow the other children's store bought costumes out of the water. To help you and your child with designing a costume that is right for him or her, here are some design tips.

  • Display Your Vintage Or Cherished Jewelry—Without Wearing It!

    Clean out your jewelry and pull the pieces that you don't often wear, that are out of style, or that are damaged in some way. Put these aside to make a unique project that will give you a whole new appreciation for your old jewelry. Plus, this gives you the perfect excuse to buy yourself something new! Some ways to display jewelry pieces in a clever way are: Jewelry floral arrangement.

  • The Farmhouse Holiday: Rustic Christmas Decorating Ideas

    If you're hoping to move toward a more rustic decorating theme this Christmas, you'll need unique decorations with a country flair. Here are some more unconventional decorating ideas that can really reflect the rustic, country style.  1. The bucket stand. Instead of using a typical tree stand for your Christmas tree, use an old washtub, a large galvanized steel bucket, or another distressed metal container to hold the tree instead. To make this tree decorating style even more rustic, opt to cut a tree from a rural area instead of purchasing a tree from a farm.

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Shopping Smarter, Not Harder

After I became a mother, I realized that I was going to be spending quite some time shopping for supplies. I knew that when I wasn't getting groceries, I would likely be finding new clothes for my kids to wear and trying to find things for the house. Instead of spending loads of money on all of these shopping trips, I started trying to shop smarter, not harder. I started carefully evaluating things like price tags and sales, and it really made a big difference in our lives. This blog is all about saving money by buying the right things, and knowing how to avoid problems from overspending.

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