GMCHTA squad

Beware. This post is going to be loooong. I will try and be as concise as possible, but I want to share all the things {all the things my heart felt, all the things I experienced, all the places, all the feelings...etc}.  In short. I loved this opportunity. It's called the GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure. That's what #GMCHTA is all about. Thank you GMC for inviting me. Thank you to Habitat for … [Read more...]

GMCHTA 2015 (41 of 97)

If you follow me on Instagram, you know about my new boyfriend Elias. {Pronounced Ee-Lee-Us} For the last four years, I've had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the GMCHTA {GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure}.  Of all the things I've done in my life, this event is almost my favorite. Why do I say almost? Well, giving birth to my four kids and marrying my husband were definitely my favorite. This … [Read more...]


 Hey guys! Fancy Farmgirls here.   So you don't live in your dream home!?  Very few of us do. So let's go ahead and conquer those Dream Home Demons shall we! They do nothing but rob us of the present! Believe me, I know!  I've wasted way too many years in waiting.   So let's quit the waiting and claim our victory with paint! Lots and lots of paint! Our story of how Lizs' family came to … [Read more...]

Colorful Living Room Decor A (7 of 10)

This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. I received compensation from BHG at Walmart. All Opinions are 100% my own. I got to refresh my best friend Jo's living room today. She needed a change, and because of my ADD {attention decorator's disorder}, I was on that like white on rice.  Jo, her husband Ben, and their adorable four kiddos have rented for awhile now, and if you rent, you … [Read more...]


If you’ve ever read the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” you’ll understand how this: ...quickly escalated into a full-blown bedroom makeover involving: CHALK PAINT IN A SPRAYER CHALK PAINT WITH A ROLLER ON FABRIC STENCILS and HUSBAND SKILLS! Let’s call it “If You Show This Mom a Clearance Sticker…” The clearance sticker was attached to an amazing sparkly pillow. Sadly, the pillow didn’t quite … [Read more...]

front yard flower bed landscaping project for web

We bought our house in 2009. I was so excited to tackle it with full-contact-Brooke attack mode. The house was a bank foreclosure, and the yard was sucky sad with a capital S. I cannot believe that six years have flown by. Holy crap. Can you believe that All Things Thrifty is SIX years old?  Just take a look at this beauty. Lots of dead plants, over grown weeds, and a whole lotta nothin as far … [Read more...]


No Rust-Oleum did not pay me to write this review. But, yes I got the paint for free, and yes this post has affiliate links. {Just keepin' it real.} I guess you can call me a skeptic. I am the type of person who needs to use a product myself to form my own opinion. So, when I was introduced to Rust-Oleum's Chalked Paint, I was naturally thinking, "I'll use it myself and see if I like it." If you … [Read more...]

welcoming porch

#HELLO! You and me, we are friends. I can feel the friend vibe already. Have you moved lately? Thank heavens I haven’t because moving can be the pits. But when you move into your new space, making it feel homey and inviting is the fun part! The space that greets your new neighbors is your front door and courtyard. So I suggest adding a little love to that area soon after move in. First things, first: If you … [Read more...]


 Hi, we're Marg and Liz the Fancy Farmgirls!  We like to transform things through the power of paint.  You'll usually find us collecting (hoarding) and redoing furniture. But today we want to show you this dramatic makeover of Liz's entryway, done mostly through freshening it up with.......... paint!   This is a small simple space but with some simple DIY board and batten … [Read more...]

girls camp craft ideas

One of my top five fights ever with my husband was about a Super Saturday where a bunch of ladies from our ward get together and do projects all day. I had a major meltdown because I took over leading a project for someone else who went into preterm labor and for the life of me I could not get it to work. Granted, the projects we were making were not for beginners, and I had learned how to make the item too … [Read more...]