I think I have just found my new favorite web site. Frugal Girl!
This web site is really cool - and the girl is a Christian who takes joy in living simply. I love that.
I constantly have to remind myself of the value of simple living. Especially when I drive because the only thing that prevents my car's windshield wipers from going all the time is an old subway napkin I had to stick in the steering wheel - ghetto fab people!
Anyways, I am getting more into saving money. Nerdy? Maybe. I even bought a coupon book. So far I have used one coupon and saved one dollar on lean pocket quesadillas that Josh didn't like....so I have got a ways to go until I can be as savvy as those moms who like feed their whole family for 40 bucks.
Frugal Girl also offers some how-to's.
I loved this one on how to paint wood furniture
If you want, you can read the article here, I can't get the hyperlinks to work!
There's something so cool about a piece of furniture that you can put your own style into by changing the handles or the paint color.
I swear, if I could, I would learn how to build cool furniture and be like that girl carpenter on Trading Spaces who could like build a whole entertainment center. But alas, I can barely put together a coffee table from IKEA.
Check out this awesome before and after she did...
ugly night stand thing before....
totally cute looks-like-you-got-it-at-pottery-barn-after...
Anyways, home ownership on a budget has brought me to some super fun blogs and I can't get enough of HGTV. I even have Josh drive thru the neighborhood slow at night so I can look in people's windows and see their decorating ideas....I am so creepy! I am like a peeping tom, except I just look at people's decorations and furniture. I draw the line at hiding in bushes though.
Anyways, just thought I'd share some inspriation (and some totally creepy factoids about myself.)