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The Ultimate DIY Bundle {2 Day Sale }

This week kicks off the spring round of the One Room Challenge and I can’t wait to show you what I’ll be up to over the next 6 weeks. Wednesday evening I’ll post the horribly embarrassing before photos of our garage, along with my plans to transform it into a place I’m inspired to create instead of […]

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The State of the Pantry {Six Months Later}

What a wild ride my pantry has taken me on over the last six months! I've gotten a few great questions about how things have been working for us, so I thought I'd do a little update post with some current UNSTAGED photos. It also gives me a chance to brag about some of the fun features the pantry has received and talk a … [Read More...]


40 Bags in 40 Days Declutter Challenge Results

Oh my goodness. This is not the report I expected to be giving when I told you I was participating in 40 Bags in 40 Days. Remember how I had the worksheet all printed & ready to take on the world? Let's just say it's a darn good thing I'm big on progress over perfection this year! I started off strong by … [Read More...]

This food and wine printable would make a great gift!

Free Food and Wine Printable

Who else enjoys great food and wine? After my husband drew the amazing artwork on our pantry wall, I asked him to sketch up an 8x10 version that we could share with others. As usual, he exceeded my expectations. Printed out in a nice frame, this is a great gift with a bottle of wine! As I reminder, here is what the … [Read More...]


Organized Home Gym {How to Turn a Corner to a Mini-Gym}

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, All You®, and Real Simple® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SpringintoMeTime http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I don't know about you, but Spring always inspires me to get healthier. I know for most people January 1st is a … [Read More...]


10 Stylish Headboards {At Crazy-Low Prices}

I've been spending a lot of time in the guest room getting a sideboard styled and photographed for Sauder furniture to use online (so exciting).  I can't show you the whole thing until May, but it's making me want to move upstairs and be a guest. At least until I turn around and see the rest of the room! We've never … [Read More...]


Reader Survey Results & Related Ramblings

I was pretty confident I LOVED my loyal readers before I launched the reader survey last week, but you seriously blew me away with your kindness and grace. I'm going to leave the survey open awhile longer (take it here if you haven't), but I've already got some great ideas based on your feedback.The giveaway winner was … [Read More...]

Decorate shelves like a pro with these easy to follow tips!

Decorate Your Shelves Like a Pro!

I find the concept of decorating bookshelves a mixture of fun and intimidating. Once you break it down into a few easy concepts, the intimidation factor goes WAY down. I thought it would be fun to put together a few visuals to help you the next time you need to update your bookshelf decor. But first, let me show you … [Read More...]


Annual Reader Survey & Giveaway

In the scheme of all my favorite things posts, this one is the most important to me because it's all about you! As A Prudent Life grows, I want to make sure I'm balancing my vision with the topics that are most important to you. I have an idea of the things you guys like the most based on how many views and comments each … [Read More...]

Bathroom Organization & Storage Ideas

Bathroom Organization {Under the Sink Tips}

Is the area under your bathroom vanity a mess? If so, this post is for you! I'm constantly in and out of the cabinet under my sink, and every day for months I've been annoyed at the mess. I finally got it under control and it turned out even better than I planned. Post contains affiliate links to Amazon.  The before … [Read More...]


DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shirt {Excuse My Punniness}

I've got a fun project today that garnered a serious eye-roll from my husband when he saw it. But then the eye-roll quickly turned into him Googling my St. Patrick's Day T-Shirt idea to see if it was trademarkable. He was certain it was SUCH a clever idea that we were on our way to swimming in cash like Scrooge McDuck. … [Read More...]


Old House Tour Part 2! {Including the Kitchen Before & After}

As I promised last week in the old house bathroom before & after post, I've got more pictures of the 70's ranch we called home for 7 years. It's pretty funny looking back at the before pics of the kitchen and thinking that we lived with it like that for 6 years. Yikes! But before we get to the kitchen, … [Read More...]

Learning a new skill doesn't have to cost anything! Craftsy is offering free guides for all kinds of creative hobbies. The photography one is excellent!

Learn Something New {The FREE way!}

Do you ever wish you had more time to learn a new skill or improve an old one? I've been a fan of Craftsy for awhile because they provide high quality, self-paced video courses in all things creative. I took one of the photography courses last year and thought it was extremely well done. Now they have added FREE e-guides … [Read More...]

I'm taking the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge this year. Click to read WHY!

Declutter Challenge {Favorite Things 2-16-15}

I think it's pretty well documented that I love spaces that are organized, labeled, and perfect. You could even say that they are my favorite things. But, our house still needs tons of work before every room, closet, and drawer are organized. In fact, some of them have reached the extreme clutter stage. Based on that, I've … [Read More...]