Bad Ideas by Brooke {Never Paint a Couch}


I was had. I believed the tutorials. They said things like, “It went so fast,” or “It was a lot softer than I thought it would be.” Liars. {I’m sure they are lovely in real life, just for the record}. I bought this couch for $35.00 because I wanted a cute little couch for my office. It was the perfect size, and the tufted back had me at hello. Although I have reupholstered before, I thought painting the couch … [Read more...]

Call for Contributors!!


I am really excited to announce that All Things Thrifty is expanding and accepting applications for a few high quality contributors! I am blown away on a weekly basis by the talent in this blog world of ours! If you are an avid All Things Thrifty reader, don’t be alarmed. I will still be posting all the time, and I plan to keep my posting schedule the same. I am specifically looking for contributors with a fun, spunky … [Read more...]

Facebook Page has been Hacked


First of all, I apologize for publicly posting something like this. But, I honestly do not know what else to do. As of Saturday evening my All Things Thrifty Facebook page was compromised. I got this message: And I honestly thought it was legit, and I gave them access on accident. Within seconds my All Things Thrifty Facebook page was removed, and I realized what I had done. I immediately changed my password to my … [Read more...]

New Gallery wall is complete! {After I convinced my hubby it was necessary}


  Does your husband hate me? It’s ok, you can be honest. I’ve heard it dozens of times, “Would you quit changing your house? Now my wife thinks we need to change OURS!” Although Dan is mostly supportive of my crazy ideas, last time I went to IKEA with him, I started arranging frames on the ground at the store. Dan’s reaction? “What are these frames for? What wall do we even have left to decorate!?!” I didn’t … [Read more...]

Purple Minion Valentine Box


I just HAD to share this fun Purple Minion Valentine Box that my son and Hubby made yesterday. Didn't it turn out DARLING!?! I'm so proud of my boys! All I did to help was make the white vinyl pieces and buy them the purple pipe cleaners!   My kids love crafting, and it makes my heart even happier when we do it as a family. I wish I would have taken pictures of the process, but to be honest, I wasn't … [Read more...]

7 ways to cope when you HATE your carpet


My head is going to explode. We have been looking at wood floor options for the last few months and I seriously CANNOT decide. In fact, at this point, all the choices have started running together and I can’t even remember which ones I hated yesterday. In case you missed my implied true feelings, I do not like my carpet. But, I have endured the carpet for almost 5 years now. So, I have some advice for those of you … [Read more...]

Life is a Highway Date Night Basket Giveaway!


After four kids tugging on my arm and my hubby’s leg for the last 12 years, the best way to rekindle our flame is to hit the road for a day or two sans kids! So, this Valentine’s Date Night Basket is exactly that! I am SUPER excited. After all, Valentine's Day will be here before we know it! I hope these 28 date night baskets will give you a TON of ideas for Valentine's Day! Love is in the air, friends! We are … [Read more...]

2014 Goals


Hey, hey, hey!! Welcome 2014! Do you have your ducks in a row and have you set your goals for 2014? I am quite proud of myself that I am setting goals this early. Last year I didn’t post my goal for 2013 until JULY!  Whoopsie. It’s ok, better late than never, right!?!? Virtual high fives to those that have read that post. When it comes to resolutions every year, I think: HA! Can you relate? In all reality, I … [Read more...]

All Things Thrifty 2013 Project Wrap Up!


I CANNOT BELIEVE IT IS ALMOST 2014! Yes, I am yelling. It is absolutely insane that this year is over. Every year I put together a post that highlights my favorite projects/posts of the year. 2013 was a busy year around these parts. I’m excited for 2014 and what it has to bring! What was your favorite project at All Things Thrifty this year? Here is a little preview of this loooooong post: Click on the images … [Read more...]

I love this quote!


When I was in the brunt of my Master’s degree program, I was an absolute mess. I had just had a miscarriage, I worked full time, I had two young kiddos ages 3 and 2 at home, and I was teaching two college classes to fulfill my requirements of my assistantship. I’m not sure a “mess” is even accurate. I was drowning. I was overwhelmed. I was ready to quit. One day I was in the shower after a terrible day and all I could … [Read more...]