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Join the 30-Day Outdoor Overhaul Patio Makeover Challenge!

Join the 30-Day Outdoor Overhaul Patio Makeover Challenge!

My friends at RYOBI Outdoor are sponsoring our Outdoor Overhaul Patio Makeover Challenge this month! A huge thanks to them for partnering with Thrift Diving to make this happen! I should totally be embarrassed to show you my outdoors. But I’m not! You have seen equally shocking “BEFORE” pictures here on the blog: crumbs littering […]

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Power Tools 101: What to Buy and How to Use Them

Power Tools 101: What to Buy and How to Use Them

The post is brought to you in part by RYOBI Power Tools, with whom I partner! All writing and opinions are my own, though. If you’d have told me three years ago I would be writing a Power Tools 101 blog post, I would have laughed in your face. Aside from holding a power drill, […]

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BEFORE & AFTER: Boy’s Blue Accent Wall Bedroom Makeover!

BEFORE & AFTER: Boy’s Blue Accent Wall Bedroom Makeover!

I thought people were pulling my leg when they said that it takes years to pull a house together. “Years?? Come on…you’re kidding, right?” I thought we’d move into this old 1973 home, being the young, zealous, excited new homeowners that we were, and just….renovate. Yep, remove all that wallpaper…paint this wall and that wall…and really turn this […]

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How to Use Stencils: A Complete Guide

How to Use Stencils: A Complete Guide

It looks complicated, but it’s really easy to learn how to use stencils on furniture, walls, and fabric. Show me a plain piece of furniture and more often than not I’ll think, “Turquoise!” followed by an excited, “With stencils!” You can’t go to some big box furniture store and buy a piece of hand-stenciled furniture. […]

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How to Ease Your Biggest Homeowner Fear: LEAKS!

How to Ease Your Biggest Homeowner Fear: LEAKS!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser Honeywell. All opinions are mine alone. #ConnectYourHome #CollectiveBias     When I think about our journey of moving from a 2-bedroom condo to a 4-bedroom single family home, I almost break out in hives. We were young, fresh-faced, naive parents “moving on up” […]

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Getting Your Car Ready For Summer Travels

Getting Your Car Ready For Summer Travels

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerCarCare #CollectiveBias Every time I drive to the airport, head to some awesome location, or drive into Washington, DC for a cool conference, it’s a reminder of just how different my life is as a publisher and spokesperson. […]

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The Craziest Week Ever!

The Craziest Week Ever!

For the past week there have been crickets chirping around Thrift Diving, but behind the scenes, it’s been the craziest week ever! I just got back from a 5-day trip to South Carolina, where the RYOBI headquarters is located. You guys know I partner with RYOBI, right? (Seriously the best people; they’re like family!). Well, for the […]

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The Best Smart Appliances to Consider

The Best Smart Appliances to Consider

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Nationwide provided me with information regarding its In The Nation blog post. It was a post called “The Best Smart Appliances to Consider“. When I read it, my ears perked up. As thrifty as I am, […]

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How to Clean and Organize Your Garage With 5 Easy Tips

How to Clean and Organize Your Garage With 5 Easy Tips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GarageCleanUp #CollectiveBias     If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’d know that my garage has been my nemesis. I’ve stumbled… I’ve shimmied….I’ve cursed its clutter as I’ve sucked in my gut, doing half-steps, struggling […]

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Friday Feature: Reader of the Month – Letty

Friday Feature: Reader of the Month – Letty

Last month when I kicked off a new regular feature here on the blog called Reader of the Month, I had no idea it would be so well-received! It wasn’t a DIY project. It wasn’t something that was necessarily “pin-worthy,” either. Rather, it was a big “THANK YOU!” for all you readers that really make this […]

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