February 16, 2011
We've been living in our house for about six and a half months now, and have been steeped in a massive kitchen remodel. We didn't take it down to the studs, but we did everything but that. And I shouldn't say "we," we did have someone else do most of the work, because my husband and I just aren't that handy. But, with the remodel, we haven't been able to get truly settled in the rest of the house. But, now that the kitchen is functional (minus some cosmetic things), I'm really feeling the urge to nest. That could also have something to do with our bun in the oven, too. So, I've got a list of projects in my head. Getting us organized is one of those, which (of course) involved a trip to Ikea recently. :) Doesn't the mere mention of that store make you smile? I had some Christmas money to spend, so a couple of friends and I make the trek. And boy, was it worth it! I walked out of there with $140-worth of wonderful home organization items, and am already using many of them. My next bargain shopping goal is to get some bargain lamps for our living room and bedroom—lamps that are nice as-is, or that I can tweak to fit my purposes. Wish me luck!
Wallet-Friendly Wednesday is an opportunity for you to share your latest bargain shopping finds, thrift store outfit deals, DIY projects, side-of-the-road pick-ups, consignment shop steals . . . ANYTHING you've done that's saved your money. Use your imagination! Share whatever you've done to save money recently! List it here so that other Bargain Shopping Paradise readers can get inspired. It's a great way to share ideas, and I love seeing how creative everyone gets when it comes to saving money! Please only list family-friendly links. Include your blog name and the name of your "brag" in your link.
Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:
- Adorable vintage finds from "Billy Monster:"
- Beautiful, beaded cards tutorial from "Sandy's Space:"
- Dramatic, DIY dresser makeover from "Erika . . . with a K:"
- Fun organizational drawer inspiration from "Thrifty and Fabulous:"
- Check out these sweet (and FREE) Valentine's printables from "Sweeter Hours."
- A crafty glimpse at Spring—take a look at these fun, plastic cup flowers from "Morgan Made It:"
Thank you all for linking up! There were some really fun, wallet-friendly ideas shared last week.
If you've never bragged about your bargains before, start now! Simply blog about your most recent bargains and link back here! I'll feature my favs from your links in next week's WFW post. Can't wait to see your ingenious bargains!
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