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Etsy Launch Day!!!

Happy Friday! It’s a crazy exciting day for me. After receiving so many requests for the labels I used in the Pantry Makeover, I decided to officially open an Etsy shop to sell them, along with a few other fun items. I’d LOVE you to head over and check out the shop here and “favorite” […]

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I Love You Because… {Valentine Advice & Silhouette Vinyl Tutorial}

This post was sponsored by Expressions Vinyl. All ideas, content, and photographs are my own!  Do you ever have irrational fears that hold you back from trying new projects? Despite my love of working with vinyl, I've been terrified to try layering it. But not any more! As with most fears, once I tried it, it wasn't scary … [Read More...]


Favorite Things 1-26-15 {Blogs I Love}

Happy Monday! It's time for another edition of Favorite Things and this week I'm going to share some of the blogs I love to read. As A Prudent Life grows (yah!), I find myself having less time to engage with other blogs (boo!). Spending time visiting my favorites to make this list was an awesome start to my week, and I hope … [Read More...]


Easy Marquee Letter Tutorial

It might be a stretch to call this post a tutorial because I'm starting with marquee letters you buy. I wasn't even going to write about them, because it's so easy! BUT, once I saw how amazing they were, I couldn't keep them to myself! Remember my word of the year post? I also wrote a corresponding one over at the SNAP … [Read More...]


How Do I Make Wire Shelves Look Better? {Reader Q&A}

Ok, how many of you are living with open wire shelving in closets, pantries, or laundry rooms? Do you struggle making the shelves look good and/or keeping them organized? Maybe you can relate to the email I received from a reader: I'm trying to come up with a solution for an unsightly area in my laundry room. Above the … [Read More...]

Philbrook Museum in Tulsa - Former home of Waite Phillips

Favorite Things 1-19-15 {Generosity, Waite Phillips, & Philbrook}

After a little break for all the holidays, Favorite Things Mondays are back. This week I've got a special treat for you! We're talking genius life advice, business advice, AND eye candy photos of a 1920's villa. I'm not sure where to start this story, so I think I'll begin where it started for me. In middle school, I had … [Read More...]

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Desk Organization Reveal!

I've got an organized desk and now I'm ready to be a focused, productivity machine in 2015! Toward the end of last year, my messy desk was starting to make me crazy. I decided to ask for three of the pretty Nate Berkus gold magazine holders for Christmas to kick start my desk organization. Lucky for me, I DID receive them … [Read More...]

Cute folders don't have to be expensive - click for 3 quick upgrades to plain file folders.

3 Ways to Customize File Folders

The next step in my desktop organization makeover is complete! I picked up a desktop file sorter (like this*) to keep my most frequently used files close by. But who wants to look at plain manila folders all day? Not me! Like the binder makeovers, I started with the most inexpensive (aka boring) folders. You can get … [Read More...]


Cute Gold Binder Labels {2015 Organization}

I have a little thing for office supplies. Okay, I confess. It's a BIG thing. If you ever need to cheer me up, just bring me some new pens and a pretty notebook. As far as obsessions and collections go, it's not the most expensive habit, but I still love it when I find a way to indulge my deepest office supply desires on … [Read More...]

Vegas - Me & Gram Airport

5 Life Lessons from Gram

Our family was blessed with a woman who lived her life to the fullest for 92 years. Known by everyone as Gram, my grandma was one of the most fun-loving and adventurous people you'd ever meet. I've been thinking about writing this post for quite a while and wish I would have done it earlier. Gramps had been waiting for his … [Read More...]

Need help picking your "one word" for 2015? Try this free helpful worksheet!

2015 Word of the Year & Free One Word Planning Worksheet

Happy 2015! I love a fresh start. The 1st of every month I always feel more energetic, and the 1st of January is the best of them all. Like so many others, I use the new year as an opportunity to reflect on my life. What's working? What's not working? Do my actions reflect my values? Like last year, I have selected … [Read More...]

Most popular posts of the year from A Prudent Life - have you seen all 10?

Top 10 Posts of 2014 {Organizing, Decor & More!}

What a year 2014 has been! Instead of sharing MY favorite things on this last Monday in December, I thought it would be fun to recap my 10 most popular posts of the year. Click on the images to see the full posts! 10. Organized Bathroom Closet 9.  DIY Dry Erase Menu Board 8. Laundry Room Reveal  7.  Chic Organized … [Read More...]