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Hi, my name is Sarah. I am a stay at home mom in a small town in Virginia. I have two beautiful girls and one of my jobs as a stay at home mom is to plan meals and grocery shop and then finally cook them! I take this job very seriously. I figure if it's my husband's job to make the money, it's my job to spend it! (Wisely, that is!) I am a very simple cook with very simple recipes. I can eat almost anything, but my husband is a little less adventurous. Plus, I have two little kids-need I say more?

I also love to organize, so some of my posts will be about how I organize my kitchen, my recipes and my life in general. Follow along with me as I share my recipes with you! Thanks for stopping by!

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My $100 Kitchen Cabinet Makeover!

I'm so excited to share today's post. It's something I've been working on for about 2 months, on and off. But it is finished and so today I'm sharing how we renovated our kitchen cabinets for about $100.
When we bought our house in a little over a year ago, I fell in love with the kitchen just by the listings photos.

UPDATE!!! Check out this post to see how I also stained my island!


It was HUGE and there was about a billion cabinets. The kitchen in our old house was a pretty good size also and I knew I would not be content with a smaller kitchen. So these pictures sold me.
We bought the house and moved in and I lived with the kitchen for awhile but the cabinet color was really bugging me. I liked the counter tops well enough but they clashed with the cabinets. We did not have the money to replace all those cabinets so the next decision was to either paint or stain them.
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My Frugal Cottage/Farmhouse Decor and how YOU can get it.

I have been on a decorating spree lately. I just finished my cabinets (see them in this post here!) and so I've been changing things up a little bit. Plus spring is almost here and so I've been getting my flowers out for it!

I also love to see how inexpensively I can decorate while still looking nice. I love the stuff from Pottery Barn, Magnolia Market, etc. but here on THIS blog, I'm on a budget! My favorite stores are thrift stores, specifically the Goodwill or Goodwill Outlet and stores like Ross, Homegoods and Michaels. And of course, the Dollar Tree! I try to make a lot of my stuff, or redo it so it's more my style.

I've tried to include links to some of the stuff I've bought. None of these links are affiliate links, they are just there to help you out!



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How I Use Trays to Organize

I love to organize my home, but I like my organization to be as cute as possible. Recently I picked up two things-a white dish/tray/platter, and a shallow basket with handles. And I put them to work! This is so simple but it really works well for me!


I bought this basket at Homegoods for $6.99. I love how it has the handles. This only holds decor. I have the items sitting on a paper covered book for a little more height. How is this organizing? this is perfect because I love for my house to look nice. But my kids also like the coffee table because they put their play dishes and toys on here. I don't mind that really, but with the decor in the way it's just not practical. So my solution? Put them in a tray so that the kids want to play, I just pick up the tray and move it. When they are done or when I want the house to look pretty again, I just put it back! It's simple and easy and it keeps my home looking nice while still being functional.

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