Easy DIY Gift Ideas For Mom {Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #125}

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Celebrating Mother's Day is all about appreciating all the little and big things Mothers have done for us.  Sometimes the most meaningful gifts are made with a lot of heart.  In that spirit, I'm sharing some of the easiest homemade gift ideas you can do for your Mom! Shared at: Motivational Monday and Project Inspired. Easy DIY Gift Ideas For Mom Strawberry Infused Sugar Scrub from The Casual Craftlete DIY Hydrangea Wreath from To Simply Inspire Sugar Body Scrub (with free printable labels) from Carrie This Home Kids Artwork Display (that only costs $16 to make!) From One Momma To Another  Painted Fabric Wrapped Vase from Hello Nature Tissue Paper ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #124

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Welcome to this week's Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  Amy from A Blossoming Life, Katie from The Casual Craftlete and Kristi from Making It In The Mountains and I are all excited to see your latest DIY projects, recipes and crafts!   This Week At Carrie This Home: Potty training is not easy.  If I can be totally honest with you, some of my ugliest moments as a mother have come out of potty training struggles. After potty training both of my kids (one boy and one girl) I’ve developed a list of tips and must haves for potty training that have literally saved my sanity.  These tips and key items will help make potty training easier, no matter ... read more

Potty Training Tips & Tricks That Will Save Your Sanity

This is a must-read for parents about to potty train! Potty training tips and tricks that will save your sanity.

Every parent has their Kryptonite -- that one major struggle you face in parenting that tests every ounce of your patience and brings out the worst in you.   For some parents it's getting their baby to eat.  For others it's figuring out how to get their kids to sleep.   Or take a nap for longer than 20 minutes. My parenting Kryptonite is potty training. Potty training is not easy.  If I can be totally honest with you, some of my ugliest moments as a mother have come out of potty training struggles. After potty training both of my kids (one boy and one girl) I've developed a list of tips and must haves for potty training that have literally saved my ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #123

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Welcome friends!  I'm so glad to have you here for another Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop--where you can see the latest ideas in recipes, DIY projects and crafts! Before we get to the party, I wanted to make sure to tell all my blog friends about the best blogging course out there. Last fall I took a leap of faith and decided to enroll in the first-ever (affiliate link) Elite Blog Academy course. I wasn't sure if it would be worth it but I decided to jump in and give it a try. It has a 100% money back guarantee, so why not? It was by far the best decision I've ever made for my blog.   What I love most about Elite Blog Academy is it really works and it fits into my busy ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 122

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Happy Easter and welcome to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  I'm spending time with my family celebrating what this wonderful day means.   When I gave my life to Jesus and let him be in charge of my life, I felt an enormous weight lifted off my shoulders.  Jesus captured my heart and trust. I felt free. Because He died for my sins, defeated death, and rose again, I can completely trust Him.  No matter what I face in this life, he has already faced the challenge for me. You can read more in my Because He Lives free printable post from last week.   Features from last week’s link ups: I loved this retro nursery from Bombshell Bling.  She ... read more

Because He Lives {Free Easter Printable}

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Today I'm changing up things a little bit and sharing something pretty personal and dear to my heart.   Easter is one of my favorite days of the year because it's all about new beginnings, new life and fresh starts.    Because He Lives {Free Easter Printable} When I gave my life to Jesus and let him be in charge of my life, I felt an enormous weight lifted off my shoulders.  Jesus captured my heart and trust. I felt free. Because He died for my sins, defeated death, and rose again, I can completely trust Him.  No matter what I face in this life, he has already faced the challenge for me. When he died and rose again, he defeated death and fear itself. ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #121

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Welcome to this week's Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  Don't forget to enter our $100 giveaway!  We'll announce a winner on Tuesday the 31st and hopefully it will be YOU!     This Week At Carrie This Home: Just because you have a small work space doesn't mean it has to feel that way.  Earlier this week I shared some easy tips that will help you make the most of your work space. Features from last week's link ups: Diane at An Extraordinary Day shared a great story of Making Time For A Good Friend.  We all have busy lives but taking the time invest in relationships is so important and I love that Diane shared her story with us. I LOVED this No Sew ... read more

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}

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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}

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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