Decor · DIY At Home · In The Kitchen · Uncategorized · Up-Cycling

The Frugal Girl’s Guide to a Luxurious Home: How-To “Thrift Shop” Your Way to a Well-Appointed Home and Kitchen

When I discovered the thrill of thrift store shopping when I was a teenager, I thought I had cracked the code to putting together an awesome outfit at a fraction of the cost my peers were spending. I don’t know about you, but the “dress code” at my high school was peer pressure-implemented , with… Continue reading The Frugal Girl’s Guide to a Luxurious Home: How-To “Thrift Shop” Your Way to a Well-Appointed Home and Kitchen

Crafts · DIY At Home · Gifts · Paper Crafts · Uncategorized · Up-Cycling

Magnetic Attraction, Christmas Edition!: DIY Christmas-Themed Glass Fridge Magnets 

Only 9 days until Christmas and I feel like there’s still so much not yet crossed off on my Christmas “to do” list! Not the list that tells me I need to put up the tree, buy gifts, and send out Christmas cards (aka the Christmas Chore list). No, I’m talking about the list containing… Continue reading Magnetic Attraction, Christmas Edition!: DIY Christmas-Themed Glass Fridge Magnets 

Decor · DIY At Home · Uncategorized · Up-Cycling

DIY Bookcase Succulents

  Happy Monday, DIY-ers! Hopefully you were able to get out an enjoy one of the last weekends before summer officially becomes Fall. It was beautiful here in Greater Vancouver –the perfect balance of sunshine and brisk autumny breeze. I’ve never been a big “hot weather” person, but I can definitely enjoy a good dose… Continue reading DIY Bookcase Succulents

Decor · DIY At Home · Up-Cycling

From “Giveaway! To “Gimme!” : DIY Re-upholstered Bench On A Budget

Until I entered the DIY-Blogging world, I had never heard the word “upcycle” before. Yet “upcycle” (meaning to “process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original”) is the word that best describes most of the projects I do. Maybe that drive to “reduce, reuse, and… Continue reading From “Giveaway! To “Gimme!” : DIY Re-upholstered Bench On A Budget

DIY At Home · Sewing · Up-Cycling

From One Outfit to Two: Turn That Tired 90s Dress Into 2 Cute Statement Pieces

Like a lot of girls, I love clothing shopping. Not necessarily the type of shopping where you walk into a mall with a clutch full of cash and out of it four hours later with armfuls of carrier bags, but the type of clothing shopping that doesn’t always even require buying anything, but rather just… Continue reading From One Outfit to Two: Turn That Tired 90s Dress Into 2 Cute Statement Pieces

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Instant Upgrade: How to Turn That Disaster of a Hand-Me-Down Into a “Look! I Spent A Whole Lot of Money On This” Piece of Furniture

Whether you’re like me, a 20-something student with not a lot of extra spending money, or you’ve recently moved into your first apartment and don’t have a lot of your own furniture , or you’re just trying to save a few pennies for your next splurge on a pair of gorgeous designer shoes, it’s likely you’ve got a… Continue reading Instant Upgrade: How to Turn That Disaster of a Hand-Me-Down Into a “Look! I Spent A Whole Lot of Money On This” Piece of Furniture