Redecorate For Free: Family Room Project

Redecorate For Free: Family Room Project

The following is a post from my beautiful wife, Michelle. Thanks hunny! The couch that started it all. It was a fateful rainy day in Seattle.  Just a girl and her baby walking through a thrift store….and then….she saw it!  It’s what she’d been waiting all her life for.  The one.  The perfect floral couch! I looked, I lusted, I sat and took a quick sniff….but then I left.  What in the world would I do with a crazy couch like that?  I already owned three couches, all of which I love.  Go home, Michelle, go home!  But first, post a photo on facebook! I got home and had non-buyer's … [Read more...]

Redecorate for Zero Dollars

Redecorate for Zero Dollars

This post was written by my lovely wife, Michelle. Thanks sweety! Jake’s been talking a little about our “Redecorate for Zero Dollars” series.  So here’s a little intro: This seriously all started with my Naked Lady Party.  We had a lot of left over clothes so I went to a local thrift shop to donate them.  I decided to take a quick peek inside, looking for potential treasures, and found this beauty. So then I left after a little slap on my own wrist and a reminder that I already have enough couches.  Got home, posted this pic on facebook and showed Jake.  A few encouraging comments … [Read more...]

Mrs. iHB: How To Save Money – Kids Clothing

Mrs. iHB: How To Save Money – Kids Clothing

When you get pregnant there are many things that run through your mind, SO many things to be excited for, nervous for and plan for.  I know I started planning the nursery immediately, and the first thing I did when I found out we were having a boy was buy him this onesie. (There are little socks with Harleys on them to go with it ;) )  This thing was on clearance at BabyGap for like $12….and as a new mom so excited for her little BOY, that was no problem (better than the $30 onesie on the next rack over!)  It got me to thinking though, if I have to pay $12 every time my kid needs a … [Read more...]

Mrs. iHB: Saving Money in the Kitchen – Chicken

Mrs. iHB: Saving Money in the Kitchen – Chicken

Hello Blogosphere!  Mrs. iHB here. This post is for the more domestically inclined among us (or not, it will save you money to learn some of the arts of domesticity!)  This kitchen tip has got to be the biggest money saving item in my food budget.  We only get $300 a month for food and I try to feed our family as wholey and organically as possible.  I believe that food is medicine and while it may cost a little more to eat this way, it is sure cheaper than cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc! Anyway, here’s the tip:  Buy whole chickens on sale, cut them up, freeze the pieces, make stock … [Read more...]