Art Wall On The Cheap

I’m not big into buying expensive art. I mean, I LIKE expensive art, but can’t buy it. But I do love my family and taking pictures, and that’s really all you need to make a beautiful and personal art wall. (more…)

10 DIY Halloween Crafts & Costumes

Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to be scary.. unless you want it to be.. bwahahahahahah. (Did that sound creepy in your head? It did in mine.)

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love fall weather, my birthday is in October, I love scary movies.. what’s not to love?! So I get excited when it’s time to indulge in candy, costumes and classic horror films. Exorcist is my all time favorite movie. What’s yours?

Another thing I love about Halloween is getting the kids involved in decorating. Partly because I want them to love it like I do, but also crafting and making it fun hopefully takes any of the creepiness out of it since they’re still a little young for really ghoulish stuff.

Here’s a few DIY projects inspired by Pinterest of course. You can check out my Frugal Florida Mom Pinterest DIY Halloween board for these ideas and a ton more. (more…)

Hidden Home Office

When you downsize from a two-story house to a ranch without a guest room, you need to come up with new ways to create functional spaces.

The problem – I had no place to work, print coupons or keep important papers.

The solution – turn a corner of our ridiculously big master closet into a makeshift office. (more…)

3 Simple Steps To Grocery Savings

Food is a huge part of a family’s budget. And the choices we make impact our budget and our children’s health. I use a combination of (1) planning, (2) printing coupons and (3) cashing in on rebates and rewards to save what I can without compromising smart food choices or over-buying. (more…)

Make Pampering Personal

My little girl loves going to the salon to get manicures and pedicures. It’s completely my fault for getting her hooked on it. I mean, what’s not to love? A warm bath, a massage, pretty polish. Feet never had it so good!

But alas, when we downsized to one family income, some luxuries had to go. But worry not! My baby girl can still get pampered… at home.

I created my own home nail spa for very little money. She still feels like she’s getting the four star princess treatment, and it’s a good bonding opportunity for us as well. (more…)