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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 […]

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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...]

Budget Bathroom Makeover

Budget Bathroom Makeover Before & After {Our Old House}

When I was trying to find the perfect Maddie picture for my silhouette art, I stumbled across photos of our last house. I thought you guys might have fun checking out our 70's ranch! We bought it from a very nice senior couple that had taken meticulous care of it. BUT, they were about 50 years older than us. Our decorating … [Read More...]

Paint a Silhouette of YOUR dog - without pulling your hair out like I did!

How to Make a Pet Silhouette {And How NOT to}

Please tell me that I'm not the only one that has had a project go wrong in a hurry? Last week, I decided to try out some Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets that I've had laying around since last year. I wanted to cut out a silhouette of our dog Maddie for a 12x12 canvas and then fill her silhouette with glitter. It … [Read More...]


Inspirations for Finance, Business & Life {Favorite Things 2-9-15}

Over the past several years, I've come up with a list of online personalities who provide consistently good advice about different areas of life. As someone who admittedly is extremely self-driven (AKA stubborn about listening to others), it's been great to have this group of reliable good advice-givers to turn to when I'm … [Read More...]

How I FINALLY got rid of my hard water stains

Cleaning Hard Water Stains {Without Chemicals}

Let's just mark this down as my most embarrassing post to date. I'm going to show you our nasty shower glass that I COULD NOT get clean, no matter what I tried. We're talking homemade cleaners, chemicals, magic erasers, and brute force with scrubby sponges. Nothing was making the glass clear again. Hard water is MEAN … [Read More...]

Stuck doing the same old thing all the time? Create new memories with these fun date ideas!

5 Unique Valentine’s Date Ideas {Favorite Things 2-2-2015}

Do you already have special plans in February to celebrate Valentine's Day?  Before you decide to just go to your same favorite restaurant for dinner, consider some of these date ideas that will create lasting memories! 1. Visit a Museum - I'm sure some of you are thinking that your spouse is NOT into strolling … [Read More...]


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" it! If you follow me on … [Read More...]