After 7 years of teaching, I became a stay-at-home mom (now 15 years ago) which meant learning how to live on one income (sometimes as low as $30k a year).  Although this was challenging, it taught me how to create beauty in my home by thrifting, shopping deals and renovating our home, with the help of my handy husband. I love intentional design with neutrals (function and beauty on a budget is my jam) and love helping others create a cozy home on a budget too.  

 Grab a paintbrush with me and let's do this!     

I'm Amy.  Wife.  Mom of 4.  Former high school teacher.  Avid Thrifter and DIYer 

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My 5 Favorite Ways to Organize my Pantry Our old 1980’s pantry was disorganized and so ugly (see the before and after pictures below). It wasn’t functioning very well for our family. So after living with it for 17 years, we finally DIY’d it and now it is beautiful, functional, and organized. You can read […]

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Pantry Reveal

Where We Started…It’s SO UGLY I look at this picture and I cringe. How did we live with this disorganized and cluttered pantry for 17 years? I made it work but just looking at it now makes me feel overwhelmed. We prioritized other spaces over this one but FINALLY it was time to make our […]

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Pantry Makeover

Functional, beautiful DIY design on a budget. Interested in a design consultation?