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December 31, 2009

A Fabulous Feature...Domestically Yours

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I came across a new blogger this morning who not only has a fabulous new blog, but some fabulous before and after photo's as well! Her name is Kelly from Domestically yours, she loves Diy projects, and she and her husband have moved 5 times in the last 11 years...wow, I bet they've tackled a ton of projects!

Here are the "before" pictures of Kelly's kitchen. Yup, that's one white kitchen!


And here are the "after" photos. This kitchen went from stark white to warm and inviting and now it looks fabulous. And with paint being one of the most cost effective ways to re-new your kitchen, she saved a ton of money too...love that!


Kelly and her husband painted the cabinets, then added an extra cabinet and a bee-autiful cherry wood butcher block to the center island.

Great job Kelly, obviously you and your hubby are tried and true Diyer's and I can't wait to see more of your fabulous Home Improvement Projects! Oh, and I should mention that I'm domestically challenged, so any domestic posts about cooking, cleaning, and gardening WILL BE greatly appreciated on my end.

So go check out Kelly's blog Domestically Yours when you get the chance, and give her a follow while your there! She's got some great Diy and home improvement projects posted, and is new to this crazy blogging world, so let's give her a warm welcome!








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December 17, 2009

A Fabulous Frugalicious Friday...Guest Host!

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Do you know what today is? It's Frugalicious Friday, and the fabulous Kathy from her blog Creative Home Expressions will be our guest host this week...thank you Kathy you rock!

Well, I have been swamped this Holiday season with several things on my plate, including a new part time job that I'm very excited about. Then add to the mix the Holiday Decorating, parties, gift buying, wrapping and mailing, kid 1's basketball and kid 2's Cheerleading and Girl Scouts! Phew...I'm exhausted just thinkin' about it all!

So Kathy from her awesome blog Creative Home Expressions, is taking over for me tomorrow and hosting this fun day all about $aving, while adding her own chic flair no doubt! So link up and share your fabulous finds, crafts and Diy projects, And give Kathy a shout while your there...she'll have the MckLinkey list up and running Friday morning!

Finally, there will be no Frugalicious Friday on December the 25th or even January the 1st for obvious reasons! So after tomorrow, the next Frugalicious Friday will be on January the 8th, 2010...wahoo, bring on the New Year! So Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday's everyone, and here's to a joyful and prosperous New Year!





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December 10, 2009

Frugalicious Friday & a Giveaway!

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Welcome to the 11th edition of Frugalicious Friday! Today's a big day because we've got a giveaway...wahoo! This day is all about sharing your fabulous, thriftiest, most frugalicious home decor Finds! And if you revamped or renewed your find in a fab Diy project, tell us about that too...we can always used a little extra Diy inspiration! Are you new to Finding Fabulous? Here are the guidelines for this fun day that's all about $aving!



Well I am super excited because Christy from Embellished Bayou is kindly offering up one of these 3 bee-autiful hand painted wooden ornaments to one lucky winner, and the winner gets to choose...how cool is that! I just adore Christy's blog Embellished Bayou...she has got to be one of the craftiest blogger's I know. In fact, I'd say she's totally craftalicious! ;) How cute are these hand painted wooden ornaments?




Okay, my frugalicious finds came from a simple trip to the Dollar Store! Ya know, decorating for the Holidays isn't cheap. In fact, after you buy the outdoor decorations, wreaths, garland, and lights, not to mention the tree and presents...you can easily spend a small fortune. So every year, I make a trip to the Dollar Store in search of fun decorations, that won't break the bank! Here's what I found for just under $10: a fun Holiday sign, sparkly stars, faux glass ball ornaments, even snowflake ornaments, all for just $1 each...love that!

So armed with my Dollar store finds I set out to spice up some of my existing Holiday decorations. First things first, the mantle. These apple green ornaments, and gold sparkly stars are just what my tired mantle needed for a little extra Holiday bling! Oh and the flat screened TV...I just pretended it wasn't even there. Maybe next year I'll cover it in wrapping paper. Hmmm...somehow I don't think the hubby will go for that!



Our Christmas tree has a gold and red color scheme, so these gold sparkly snowflakes are perfect! I've seen similar ornaments from Pottery Barn for over $10 each...yikes!






I thought this sign that reads "Santa, I want it all!" would look great on my new shelf in our mudroom. I also put Holiday wrapping paper in this frame that usually holds a vintage map. Yup, I'm the crazy girl who decorates her mudroom with Christmas decorations!



And finally this red sparkly star found a home above our nutcracker collection. I hot glued natural twine rope and hung it directly on the mirror.



So there it is...fun Dollar Store finds that add a little sparkle and bling to otherwise simple Holiday decorations! What's your latest frugalicious find, craft or Diy project? Link up and join the party and consider yourself entered for this sweet Holiday giveaway! (the winner will be announced Monday)



So link up...and give us the scoop on how you $ave!










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December 7, 2009

Frugalicious Friday Recap!

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Wow...I am definatley feelin' the linky love! 61 fabulous blogger's linked up on Friday and I am thankful for every single one of you! You posted revamped dollar store finds, renewed thrift store finds, and just all around fabulous finds, crafts and Diy projects! Here are a few of my favorites filed under Holiday Decorations that won't break the bank!

Karla from It's the Little Things That Make a House a Home linked up her adorable Jingle Bell Wreath. Karla picked up this simple berry wreath at the dollar store, and then added jingle bells to give it more presence! What a simple idea with fabulous color and texture...love it!



Rebecca from her blog Blue Cricket Design shared with us her paper mache ornaments that she used for her front door Christmas frame. These ornaments she made are so colorful and fun and look fabulous centered in her front door Christmas frame. This is such a fun n' unique Holiday decoration...I love this!



Mikael from her blog Starter Home to Dream Home linked up her festive blue and silver ornament trees. And she claims she's not crafty. Well, based on these beautiful ornament trees and her other fun Holiday decorations, I'd say she's a total crafty gal. Aren't these fabulous...love those feathers too!




And Finally Stephanie Lynn from her blog Under the Table & Dreaming shared with us her fabulous faux mercury glass decorations. She bought these shiny little trees at the dollar store, and used a faux painting technique to create the look of mercury glass. I'd say they're spot on...and look just like the real thing. Great job Stephanie Lynn!




So that's a wrap! With 61 participants...Frugalicious Friday last week was a big success! If you participated...as always thanks for the linky love! And if you haven't linked up yet, Friday will be here before you know it! So link up, show us how you $ave...we want to see your fabulous finds, crafts and Diy projects!
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See you on Fridays!





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