Have you ever heard the term “Travel Hacking”?  Until last year I really hadn’t paid attention. Last summer while working LONG days on my wholesale catalog I found myself binge watching (listening) a course on travel hacking.  What is travel hacking?  It’s finding cheap and free ways to travel basically.  Let me share my secrets…

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vacation durango debt free

It’s been 1 year since we clicked the mouse and paid off our last chuck on consumer debt. (we’re now just working on our mortgage). You can read all about our debt free journey here. So what has this year brought? Has it been as amazing as we’d hoped? Yes.  Yes it has.   In…

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I was in conversation a few weeks ago with a close friend and we were talking about bills. I mentioned how hard we were focusing on paying bills because we were close to getting out of debt and only having our home left to pay.  “Wow, you’re lucky.  Must be nice.” That was her reply.  That stuck with me……

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extreme ways to save money

So hopefully you’ve read my other post here talking about why and the general how we got out of debt.  Let me be clear that when I say out of debt, I am referring to all debt other than our house.  Our house is a little further down the list but we wanted to take…

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Fun side table – from pallets My hubby is lucky enough to get these great fee pallets every once and awhile from work, we love making fun projects from them.  I was using two tv trays in front of a window to hold our plants, it was time to make something more permanent.  We found…

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  Garage sales and yard sales are in full swing this time of year.   A few weeks ago we made over $1400 at our yard sale.  It was amazing!  Even better was that it was all donated towards my trip to Israel and Palestine in the fall.   Unfortunately just a week later I watched…

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directions how to make cheap burrito wraps

My husband and I are constantly on the lookout for easy meals for him to take to work.  I also wanted some healthy and easy meals for me and the kids.  So we bought these tortillas one day from Costco and I started looking around the house to see what else we had here.  I…

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  I am amazed at all the awesome things people do with pallets.  I’ve read some incredible blogs about people who have done entire floors of them and they look amazing if done right.  Pinterest is a super fun place to check out more ideas. When I got my art studio last year I needed…

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    I absolutely love to find solid wood furniture that just needs a little pick me up.  This looked great in the room it was in but my daughter wanted it for her Paris, hip themed room. So some black paint and funky zebra fabric and viola! Beautiful and new feeling.  Enjoy! For this…

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End Table Makeover I LOVE to get my hands on ugly furniture and make them over.  Sometimes I do intricate painting on them other times I just need something to match my decor and I know I’ll change it again later. This is an end table my sweet mother in law gave me, she knew…

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