Wednesday, June 26, 2013

52 Week Money Challenge - Are you game???

A while back I ran across a post someone shared on Facebook about a 52 Week Money Challenge.  I looked at it briefly and took note that this was something that I wanted to try.  Of course I forgot all about it and went on with my daily routine.  Thanks to Pinterest I ran across it again and this time I made sure to print out the 52 Week Money Challenge Chart, so I could track the amount to save each week.

So how does it work exactly???  Well for 52 weeks you save the same amount of money for which week you are on.  For instance week one you save $1, week two you save $2, and so on.  By the end of your 52 weeks you will have saved $1,378.00.  It may not seem like a whole lot, but it is when you are not taking that much each week from your paycheck and just putting it in a jar and allowing it to add up.  Since our household has two incomes we are both doing the challenge, so in 52 weeks we will have saved $2,756.00 or more because when my husband throws his loose change on the dresser- I add that in there as well....every little bit counts ;)
All you need to start is a jar and one dollar....Are you game for the 52 Week Money Challenge?  What will you use your money for? I'm sure we will find some DIY project to sink our savings into!
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Shutters Make Me Flutter

I have a serious crush on our Bali EuroVue Shutters from  A few weeks ago I shared that we had teamed up with to bring you some posts about their fabulous window coverings and they've done it again!  I didn't think it was possible to top the love that I have for our bamboo shades, but I was wrong!

I was on a search for shutters that came without a visible louver tilt rod like these...I was looking for something sleek and modern.  I was happy to find the Bali EuroVue Shutters, which offered easy installation, no visible hardware, and a contemporary design.  Ordering was simple!  But if you need additional help with ordering, they have design consultants to help you with all of your needs.  Once my order was placed it took about 30 days to receive our custom shutters and to my surprise I loved them even more in person.  I wanted to installed them as soon as I got home, but my husband was out of town for work so all I could do was wait.....

Installation was a breeze, and the entire process took only about 10 minutes!

Shutter Installation....

Step 1 - Assemble and Attach Frame to Window Jamb
  • Position side frames approximately 1" inside window opening.
  • Position light looks in the top and bottom of window between. installed side frames.

Step 2 - Prepare Hinges
  • Pry hinges open using screwdriver
  • Lift shutter panel up to window and slide hinges into mounting plates.
  • Tighten screws.
Step 3 - Attached Bumper Pads
  • Apply adhesive back bumper pads.

The shutters have a huge impact on our kitchen.  Everything looks much more custom and I LOVE it!  Make sure you check out and take advantage of our 10% discount offered to our readers (code: tyeshat) and right now the EuroVue shutters are on sale, so order yours today!!

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Monday, June 17, 2013

House Made Home on

As a DIY blogger I look for inspiration and how-to tutorials all of the time.  My main go to sites are Hometalk and Pinterest.  So imagine my surprise when I was contacted by Hometalk to curate a "Simple DIY Composting" board using their new "clipboard" feature, because they loved our Composting Made Easy Pinterest Challenge that we posted awhile back.
Clipboards offer you to "clip" your favorite posts to themed boards to keep you and your projects organized. 
If you haven't looked around Hometalk yet, go check it out!  It's a great place to get home-related information and a great way for non-bloggers to share their projects for free! 
While you're there check out our 22 Simple Tricks to DIY Composting.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rock Your Style with Firmoo June New Arrivals-Free for New Customers



Hi guys! Stay in the trend this summer with Firmoo! Since, we all are waiting for the luck of June, why won't we see first what Firmoo June collection will give us? They just updated their new arrivals for June, and right now, they are available for Firmoo First-Pair-Free-Program. Now you may have the chance to get yours for FREE!  Now I know you readers love a chance to score something for FREE...who doesn't?  Please go checkout Firmoo's easy to navigate website for some stylish glasses to make a statement with your summer fashion trends.



+ Looking for Geek Glasses?

If you care about fashion, you could never be unknown to the geek elements blended in many designs. Geek glasses are a must-have for you who want to look intelligent and unique.


+ Looking for Chic Tortoise Glasses?

This tortoise glasses collection features an intriguing collision between retro glasses styles and modern fashion. Luxury feels yet low-profile design, break limits and lines.


+ If you're looking for something more subtle, you can go for a simple but always fashionable rectangular frame.

Rectangle glasses with small-sized frame of serious and scripted design add sharp angles to the soft curves of your face, making you look mature and attractive.


Still not convinced that eyewear can be fashionable? Then check out how some of these fashionistas style them:
(The above model photos are all derived from Firmoo+.)

New Customers, check more products for your first free pair at Firmoo right now! You just need to pay shipping. First come, first served! (Simply clicking "LUCKY DRAW" on this page, you may even get a totally free pair including shipping free.)

It's so easy to find a great pair of glasses with Firmoo!  Make sure to enter to see if the month of June will bring you some luck!  I know June will bring some inspiration when it comes to your DIY design, so lets look good while doing Firmoo glasses!
About Firmoo
Firmoo is the World's Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store. We have always been committed ourselves to offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which start at 8 dollars- 80%-90% lower compared to that in local store.
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