10 Reasons to Start Green Cleaning Your Home Today

The world is currently witnessing an influx in natural catastrophes that are destroying lives and property. From hurricanes to tsunamis, earthquakes and typhoons, disaster has been everywhere. Sometimes it takes tragedy to bring about positive change, and many have started to both knowledge and  appreciate the need to protect Mother Nature in our everyday lives … Continue Reading

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Build Your Own DIY Industrial Floating Shelves

I’m always looking to make the most out of the space I have in my 800 sq ft apartment in Alexandria, Virginia. I’ve always been a sucker for a good weekend project. When I was looking around my living room last week I realized that everything kind of felt half-done, and the space wasn’t being … Continue Reading

6 Easy Ways To Use DIY Pegboards to Organize Your Home

When it comes to home organization, the most important part of the process is figuring out how to organize and display your household items. A well-organized work-space helps you be more productive, and it’s just more inspiring to work in. While shelves are a good place to start, most homes really need cost-effective and easy … Continue Reading

14 Personal & Creative Ideas For Small Apartment Decorating

Decorating and furnishing a small apartment is a challenge.  Between IKEA trips and a constant battle of using measurements at the store to decide if you can squeeze a futon into that one corner, you’re likely to get a little frustrated. It also doesn’t help that a lot of home-magazine and decor-inspiration boards on Pinterest … Continue Reading

How To Spring Clean Yo’ Life

My dad always said that when I get in the “mode” there’s no stopping me. By that, he means the cleaning mode. I get an idea in my head to maybe start picking up some clothes off the floor and before you know it I’m organizing drawers/taking out bags of garbage/crawling into the attic to … Continue Reading

15 Quick Ways To Decorate on a Budget

Budget decorating can sometimes feel like an art form. I’ve crafted, couponed and ikea-ed my way through a few apartments with very little funds and found that sharing ideas online is half the fun. So here are a few quick snaps of some of my own tactics for giving your place personality without giving your … Continue Reading

23 Must-See Tips For The Shopaholic On A Budget

Secrets passed on from a former retail employee and lifetime retail enthusiast.   1. Start at the back of the store and work your way up. 2. Ask the store associates about when new floor-sets are being put out, or what days regular shipments come in. 3. Not all associates are able to tell you … Continue Reading

17 Ways to Turn a Cheap Apartment into a Chic Apartment

Let’s be honest, decorating on a budget is a freaking challenge. Chic apartment decor usually comes with a really dangerous expense. Not to mention those of us on a  budget generally have a smaller living space to work with as well. However, through several long trips to Big Lots and binge Pinterest sessions, I have … Continue Reading

DIY Personalized Night Light Gift

Personalized Night Light Gift: This is something I made for my sister to keep in her room as a photo and a small light. It was a simple find and a very easy gift to make! Basically, it just took a little digging, which I would encourage everyone to do. The main lesson with this … Continue Reading

DIY Wall Decor Star Gift

DIY Crafty Star for Wall Decor Gift: This is a star that I decorated for wall decor for my mom for Christmas. It is super easy to make and a great present! What you’ll need: plain metal star wall decor, glue, embellishments, scrapbooking paper, printed matte photos, and anything else you would like to add … Continue Reading