Some of my favorite posts of all time on All Things Thrifty are our reupholstering tutorials, but I am not going to deny the fact that lately I have paid to have a few things reupholstered. Upholstering takes a LOT of time, and time is something that I’m lacking these days. Over the past year I have grown a lot as a Mom and a person, and I have learned to value time a lot more.  So, one of my upholstery projects sat for … [Read more...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]

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  If you missed our big Christmas Decorations Reveal yesterday, check it out!! I wanted to show you a little behind the scenes of our house when we are in project mode.  So, here is a keepin' it real post just for YOU! Plus, a SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!  As you can see, our ceilings are very high in our kitchen, and I am TERRIFIED of heights.  I do my best and believe me, I find myself standing on our plant shelf … [Read more...]


As you know I’m doing a December series where I post almost every day this month. So, if you missed day 1 and day 2 of this series check them out!  {I hope you are enjoying it by the way.} Today I’m going to delve deep into the skeletons in my closet and talk about weight loss…dun, dun, dun. First, give me a second to vent….WHY DO I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THIS!?!?! GAHHHHHHHHHH! Ok, I feel so much better. The truth is, … [Read more...]


Over the past few weeks/months, I have found myself in a deep rut and although I don’t write many posts like this, it’s time to be honest and keep you all informed.  I consider you all my friends. I hope you know that. I love getting emails and comments from you telling me about you, your family, and your projects. It makes me happy when I see you painting your furniture, your kitchen cabinets, and just plain doing things … [Read more...]


Last week I was tagging along with Mandilicious when she went to Maskcara’s house to shoot her amazing office makeover, and I was hoping/wishing that Cara would offer to do a makeover on me {a girl can dream, right?}. I LOVE Maskcara’s blog. I’m a HUUUUGE fan, and I think her tutorials are genius. AND GUESS WHAT!?!? She totally did a makeover for me!!!!   Head to Maskcara to see the after photo! When I … [Read more...]