...Although the closet had a full-sized window, which brought in plenty of
light, the window had a paper shade taped to its frame providing little
privacy. I wanted to do something different to set my space apart from
the rest of the townhouses on our block...
During the summer months when craft fairs, street festivals and outdoor
markets take place, consider the importance of purchasing handmade items
to help support the local artist and handmade community. You never
know the treats you might find for yourself or loved ones...
Last summer my wife tasked me with turning our pantry door into a
chalkboard door. She insisted it would help her to keep track of our
family’s grocery needs and to-do lists. Aiming to save money on this project, I remembered our local Habitat for Humanity had a home goods store that is outfitted with...
From the time my oldest daughter was a toddler, we always encouraged her
to pick up her toys. Luckily, this everyday request taught her to enjoy
cleaning. Although having her help usually means that tasks can take
twice as long, we have always allowed her to...
Earlier this year my family adopted a rescue puppy named Charlotte. We expected, based on her apparent breed,
she would grow to the size of our current, full-gown Labrador
Retriever. As it turns out, she is a much smaller breed...
Spring and summer are my favorite time of year because you can open the
windows and smell the savings—it’s yard sale and consignment season! I
purchase most of my kid’s toys used and have realized there are many
other categories that are solid buys...