How I Furnished My House On a “Budget”

I’m a big believer in acquiring secondhand things; it’s my little way of going rogue on the consumerist culture we live in. This helps me build wealth and prevents me from getting sucked into a "Keeping up with the Joneses" mentality. I try to treat objects for what they are, goods that have a significantly lesser value than living beings.

My X’s & O’s

Since the calendar has turned I thought it was about time for a little Valentine's Day inspiration. The mother of all made up holidays, but I'm a good American so I'll buy in. Before Christmas even came around the dollar section at Target had already turned to Valentine knickknacks. I rolled my eyes and thought what a materialistic, hurried society we are and then started shoving things into my cart......

You Were Always Jealous of that Lamp: Part II

Posted by Chesna. Have you been on the edge of your seat waiting for this post ever since you read "You Were Always Jealous of that Lamp: Part I"?  I know I have and I live here. Let's start with the dining room... I put an ornament garland between the two lamps on the sideboard … Continue reading You Were Always Jealous of that Lamp: Part II

You Were Always Jealous of that Lamp: Part I

Posted by Chesna. Merry Merry! While I don't have a leg lamp I do want to show off some Christmas decor in an effort to ignite feelings of envy.  That's what the season is all about. Let's start with the entryway. Free was the goal for the planter- free tree clippings from Lowe's and magnolia … Continue reading You Were Always Jealous of that Lamp: Part I