Make The Most Of Your Work Space

A few simple steps will help ensure your workspace is a place of productivity and inspiration!

I spent years working in small cubicles dreaming of the day I'd have my own office.  Four walls with a door was all I wanted.  Having a peaceful workplace away from all the office drama was a constant yearning of mine.     That dream office I wished for--I never got it.  What I did get was a good lesson in making the most of what I have instead of wishing for something different.  I had to learn how to make the best of whatever office space I had...even if it was just a very small cubicle!   Today I'm collaborating with WeWork to discuss how you can make the most of your work space, no matter how big (or small) it is.  Whether you feel like a ... read more

Easy Easter Home Decor {Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #120}

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How has this winter been treating you?  I am more than ready to put the cold weather and snow behind me.  If you're like me sit back and enjoy some awesome Easter home decor ideas worthy of new beginnings, sunshine and warm weather! Then we'll get to party at this weeks Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! 10 Easy Easter Home Decor Ideas I love the truth and simplicity of this free He Is Risen Printable from Bombshell Bling.  This is what Easter is all about! The Organized Dream shared a super cute Easter Scavenger Hunt Printable. Ashley at 3 Little Greenwoods has tons of thrifty table setting ideas for Easter. Play. Party. Pin. collected 10 fun and creative ... read more

$100 Giveaway

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What would you do with an extra $100?   I would probably use it and have an afternoon of shopping at Target!  Oh wait...this is not about me.  This is about YOU! A couple good friends and I would like to give YOU the chance at winning a $100 giveaway! Amy, Katie and I have been so excited to have Kristi join our Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop.  So to celebrate our new friend and co-host, we're giving away $100!  One thing I love about blogging is having a platform to help give to others.  I'm hoping one of my fabulous readers wins! Prize: $100 Pay Pal Cash or $100 Amazon Gift Card! This Spring Giveaway is brought to you by: Making It In The Mountains, ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #119

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We had quite the week!  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know my family and I flew out to Arizona for Spring Break!  I've suffered in the super cold temps and crazy snow & ice this winter, so being able to enjoy the sun and warmth was a huge blessing!  Here's some of the vacation highlights: We all had a great time but now it's back to reality! Features From Last Week's Party: Delineate Your Dwelling shared this super Easy Art in Diamond Patterns.  I heart her creations! I am totally ready for spring & so glad Happiness is Homemade shared this lovely Hello Spring printable with us!   This Week At Carrie This Home  I'm at it ... read more

Get A High-End Look On A Budget With Softsoap Premium

Love these free yellow printables that coordinate with the new Softsoap premium foaming hand soaps!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FoamSensations #CollectiveBias #cbias   Something little can make a big difference in the feel of a whole room.   It's really important to me that my guest bathroom be an inviting and comfortable retreat for guests.  We have a group of friends from church in our home every week, so this bathroom has the important duty to make guests feel pampered and welcomed.   We're a family on a tight budget.  But that doesn't mean we can't make our bathroom feel like a high-end retreat!    You can do it too!  Today I'm going to share 4 quick tips ... read more

Delicious Drinks {Frugal Crafty Home #118}


Tonight before we start the party, I'm bringing you some Delicious Drinks brought to you by my Frugal Crafty Home Blog friends! Fresh Coconut Limeade by Titi Crafty Raspberry Banana Split Smoothie from My Newest Addiction Green Apple Energizer from Tried and Tasty Healthy Lunch Smoothie from Olive and Ivy The Best Avocado and Spinach Green Smoothie by From This Kitchen Table Shamrock Shake from Three Kids and a Fish Gluten Free Yogurt Parfait from Kristals Kitsch This Week At Carrie This Home This week I shared a super easy (and frugal) 3 ingredient Creamy Tortellini Soup recipe that satisfies my whole family for just under 3 dollars! Now Time For The ... read more

3 Ingredient Creamy Tortellini Soup

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I heart 3 Ingredient recipes.  I just started a Pinterest board devoted to just 3 ingredient recipes that I'll be using for my weekly meal plans.  Making recipes that only call for a couple ingredients saves a lot of money! This hearty creamy tortellini soup is perfect on a cold winter's night.  This entire meal can be made in one pot making it easy on your dishwasher as well.  It serves 4 people and only costs about $3.00 to make!  To prove it, here's the cost breakdown: Tomato soup: $1.18 (.59 each) Tortellini $1.29 Milk: about 36 cents Total cost: $2.83! Oh and let's not forget one of the biggest miracles of this meal.  My son (AKA "Mr. ... read more

Make The Most of Your Entryway {Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 117}

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Before we get to this week's blog hop, I wanted to show you all the fantastic ideas my blog friends have shared all about entryways!  The entryway or foyer is the first chance you get to welcome someone into your home.  So no matter what the size make sure you make the most of that first impression! Little entryways done right can make a big impression.  Cori at Hey, Let's Make Stuff did an excellent job making the most of her tiny, tiny entryway. A little pop of color can bring a lot of personality and life into a small space, like The DIY Dreamer did in her Small Entryway Makeover. Creating a drop zone for all the winter gear like hats and gloves is a necessity ... read more

Gallery Wall Inspiration {Frugal Crafty Home #116}


It's no secret that I heart gallery walls (in fact I have one in my master bedroom and one in my office)  Each week at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop I see some amazing home decor ideas and the gallery wall ideas were really inspiring me!  Here's some great gallery wall ideas, including some free printables to put in your own gallery walls! Dwelling in Happiness shares some great tips on making your own Simple & Neutral Corner Gallery Wall. This DIY Copper Frame from Home.Made.Interest would be the perfect gallery wall item for those in the aviation industry. I'm a little partial to any artwork with bikes.  I could easily see this DIY Pottery Barn ... read more

How To Combat Procrastination

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We all have chores and duties we hate doing.  In my case, I constantly procrastinate cleaning out the litter box.  I absolutely loathe it.  It's the worst household chore EVER.   I'll walk past the box, see that it needs to be cleaned and then debate with myself whether or not to do it right then. My usual response is "Meh.  I'll do it later." That statement, although somewhat harmless, has gotten me into so much trouble.  I decide to put off a task until tomorrow.  The problem is, once tomorrow comes I have to face that unfinished task again.  And sometimes that unfinished task comes with consequences. When it comes to my ... read more

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Last week we had over 340 link ups at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  Great job guys!  There were so many inspiring and creative ideas it was hard to get to them all! This Week At Carrie This Home: This week I took some time off from the blog to take care of my friend and her family.  I reached out on Instagram and Facebook asking you guys to pray and I so appreciate all the support from you!  One BIG prayer was answered and I'm so thankful God watches over us, even in the hard times.  Sweet Christie from Sparkles of Sunshine stepped in to bring you an awesome DIY project.  She did a wonderful job on this Antique Chair Revival, didn't she?   Now on ... read more

Antique Chair Revival

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Hello, wonderful readers of Carrie This Home!  My name is Christie, from Sparkles of Sunshine.  Since I'm a follower of Carrie This Home, I am absolutely thrilled to be guest posting here today! Carrie's been kind enough to let me to share one of my recent projects with you, and I'm on pins and needles hoping you'll like it! There's nothing I like more than taking something old and giving it new life, which is exactly what I did to a chair recently.  I hope you're ready to see the amazing transformation of my Antique Chair Revival, because I can't wait to show it to you!   When I first saw this chair, I knew it had another life ahead of ... read more

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Happy Sunday and welcome to the Frugal Crafty Home Blop Hop.  If you're not a blogger, stay awhile and get some great DIY design ideas, recipe inspiration and crafty ideas that will get your creative muscles going.  Just scroll down all the way to the bottom and check out some great ideas from my blogger friends! This Week At Carrie This Home: This week I shared the secrets of how I fit a home office, a reading nook, a guest bedroom, and a photography studio all in one room.   How did I do it?  Read How To Create A Multifunctional Room and I'll show you how! Now on to the party!  I'm so glad you decided to join me along with Katie, Kristi and ... read more

How To Create A Multifunctional Room

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  I am so thankful to have a craft room, a reading room, a home office, a photography studio, and an extra playroom.  Now you think I have a huge mansion, right? Wrong.  What if I told you it's possible to have all these functions in your own home today, even if you don't have much extra room? Let me introduce you to the multifunctional room.  The idea is you take one room or area in your home and design it to serve several different functions. Here is my multifunctional room.  I wanted this room to have several different purposes: be a quiet place to read the Bible, pray and write in my journal host my home office house my photo studio and ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 113

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Some days parenthood is wonderful and memorable.   Other days are just gross and messy. My two little ones both battled sickness on and off all week.  I'll spare you the details, but let's just say I spent a lot of time cleaning up a lot of (ahem) messy stuff. Gross. Now on to the party!  I'm so glad you decided to join me along with Katie, Kristi and Amy! Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop is THE place to link up and check out the latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects and more! This Week At Carrie This Home:  I've had something on my to-do list for years that I finally accomplished this week.  I created an awesome pack of over 50 free premium printable ... read more

Premium Free Printable Wall Art!

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You guys. You have NO idea how EXCITED I am about this! My readers and subscribers are simply awesome.  I've been wanting to give you guys something to thank you all for your support.  But not just anything.  Something good.  Something useful.  Something awesome. And here it is!!!  I've made over 50 premium free printable wall art files in 5 designs all available in 11 different colors! This will make your next gallery wall project so fun and easy!  Your bare walls will thank you. All the printables are designed to print on 8.5x11 sized paper and fit into an 8x10 frame.  So this means you can print them from home and get them up on your wall ... read more