Archives for June 2015

Less is More – When Frugality Hurts

Less is More – When Frugality Hurts

Are you a collector? ...a thrifter, garage saler, picker, or might you be a hoarder? How do you know if you have a problem? How do you know if you are out of control? Balance is key. Sometimes good can turn bad quickly when we lose our balance.   If a person overindulgess using frugality as their excuse, then "frugality" hurts.   Ask yourself: Can I afford it? Do I need it? Do I have a place for it? Do I have a specific plan to use it, give it away or am I just buying it because it's a good deal?   I've known many people who buy things just for the fun of it and stuff piles up everywhere... in the spare bedroom... and then into the hallway... and then in every nook and cranny of the Continue reading

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Living Room Reveal

Keeping Up With the Joneses – Living Room Reveal

The day is finally here. The Joneses living room reveal has been a long time in coming.     If you remember, they bought a foreclosure and rehabilitated the poor thing. It was a mess and they brought it from an unlivable beast to a beautiful charming home for a family of 5 - oh wait. Home for a family of 6!   We are so long in bringing this reveal to you because a little baby doll, Maddie Moo made her appearance (April found out she was expecting) and everything changed.   She sort of took over their world and slowed down their progress on the house. They moved in without having finished, hence no "reveal."   It's OK. A home is a home because of who we share it with, not because the trim is finished or the drywall is up in the basement, right? Continue reading

Do It Yourself Photo Session – NEWBORN BABY!

Do It Yourself Photo Session – NEWBORN BABY!

  My daughter Jillian and I recently did a newborn baby girl photo shoot for my new granddaughter, Madison Grace.     Have you priced photo shoots lately? I have and it's not pretty. There is no reason you can't do your own and do it well.     The background in the above picture was the Jones' living room curtains. Maddie is laying on her crib quilt atop my DVD basket from my livingroom propped on my bigger basket that we use to store winter gloves and scarves that sits in my entry way.       There is nothing more fun than taking pictures of our new baby and being able to say, "I took that." Our oldest daughter, April, had Madison a week ago. It's her home that I followed during their remodel Continue reading