Living Life on a Budget!

I know that I have talked about this before, but I am a stay at home mom.  My husband works hard for us but doesn’t make millions.  We went from 2 incomes to 1 with adding two kids to the mix.  We live by faith.  And God is so so good!!  I have so many stories, and I will share some of those with you later, but today I wanted to say that even if you don’t make millions, or drastically less:)  you can still live in a cute, in-style, fashionable home!  I have just a few pictures to show you to prove that, and how we created our home for way less.

LG Stainless Steel Refigerator–$2699 + tax

LG Stainless Steel Refrigerator, with a couple dents:)  $1000 (Tax Included!)

We bought this guy, as well as the rest of our appliances, on an online auction.  Some of them had dents, some were perfect, but overall we got our refrigerator, dishwasher, front loading washer and dryer all for $2000, still under the cost of a new fridge from your local Home Depot:)

Pottery Barn Chandelier–$199 plus shipping

Pottery Barn Lamp Shades, 3 for $29 + shipping.  Total for chandelier + Shades = $230 plus shipping

Ikea Chandelier–$40 plus 5 Shades from Lowes at $4/piece = $60

Not bad!  It’s not the same fixture but it gives you a very similar feel for a whole lot less!

Classic white Pottery Barn Dishes–4 Piece Place Setting, $142 + Shipping

8 Piece Place Setting including Large Plate, Bowl and Mugs from…wait for it…THE DOLLAR STORE!!  $32

This one blew even me away:)  I was looking for something like this when we got married and couldn’t find it anywhere (at least in my price range)  so imagine my amazement when I run across them when I am doing some Christmas Decorating shopping at the Dollar Store!!  What a steal:)

and last one…for now:)