Side Table Space Makeover

Side table Makeover

My side table is a dangerous place to be. It’s not as tall as my bed, so at least once a week, when I’m reaching around digging for something in the dark, something goes crashing to the floor. You’d think that would be the reason I decided to make it over, but that’s not even the case. What really made the decision for me was the little light I have. It’s from Ikea and it’s … Continue reading

New Blog Launch – Come celebrate and Enter to win!

White Corner Creative

And with that I bid adieu to The Crafty Frugaler! I’ve decided to move in a new direction which I’m really excited about. It was a tough decision to make but I finally decided to cut the chord and make the jump. The White Corner Creative is my new blog focused on helping you create a beautiful online presence. It will focus on blogging tips, design advice, entrepreneurship, and finding inspiration in everything you do! … Continue reading

Starting Over and Rebranding


I’ve been on a little bit of a hiatus for the past few days. That’s because I’ve decided – it’s official – that I am starting over and rebranding with a new blog. The Crafty Frugaler has been a huge part of my life for the past few years, but now that my passions have shifted, I have decided to start a new blog focused on design, blogging, business, and entrepreneurship. I’m really excited to … Continue reading

How to Know When It’s Time to Rebrand

How to know when it's time to rebrand

So, this is a little different than my normal posts. Rather than me telling you how to do something, I’m asking for advice. Because the problem is I don’t know if it’s time to rebrand – but I can’t get the thought out of my mind – so I need your advice. I started The Crafty Frugaler a few years ago with a focus on crafting and saving money. I posted mostly deals that I … Continue reading

Six Ways to Brainstorm Post Ideas Right Now

6 ways to brainstorm post ideas right now

Coming up with post ideas is something that I think every blogger struggles with. Sticking to deadlines and writing when you’re not feeling inspired or can’t think of anything blog worthy is really frustrating, so keeping an ongoing list of ideas is a great way to avoid this issue. But if your list is empty and you need an idea right now here are a few ways to brainstorm. To read the rest of this … Continue reading

Why You Should Never Click Publish Now – Scheduling Posts

Why You Should Never Click Publish Now - How to Schedule Posts

All bloggers have done it – suddenly realized that they day is ending and today’s post isn’t up yet, thrown together a low quality ramble with no real value and tossed in a stock image just so you could hit publish by midnight. It’s never a good feeling. But, there is a simple way to stay ahead of the clock, and never have to publish a bad post again. The simple answer is to start … Continue reading

On Screen Drawing Tools for Better Digital Artwork

Wacom Intuos Tablet

I’ve been using the Adobe Creative Suite for my graphics as long as I can remember. I think I was first introduced to it in Highschool Media Arts and Yearbook class. Back then I loved using their drawing tools and programs – but never really thought it could be anything more than a fun hobby. But, it got a lot more real in second year when I started taking classes at Sheridan as part of … Continue reading

Freebie – Spring is in the Air Wallpaper

Spring is in the Air Wallpaper

Happy first day of spring everyone! I know the winter has seemed months and months and months long, but finally spring is here! Can you believe it! And soon we’ll be complaining that the sun is too hot! I’m sure I say this every March, but I feel like the winter was particularly harsh this year. It was longer, it was colder, and there was more snow than I have seen in a long time. … Continue reading

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Clothes

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Clothes

I’m on a bit of a clothes diet right now. In a nutshell, I have way too many clothes. My closet is full, my drawers are full, a have a bucket of summer stuff in another room. Too many clothes. Yet, I still wear the same stuff all the time. When I find something comfortable that I love, I wear it a lot, and though I try to put on other stuff before leaving the … Continue reading

Feeling Inspired: Uncommon Goods

Day Tripper Rug

I’ve recently been browsing around the internet in search of things to dream about for when I finally, eventually, one day move out into my own place. I think one of the most exciting things about moving out is the prospect of being able to decorate beyond just my own bedroom. In my internet travels I recently stumbled upon this rug that I absolutely fell in the love with. It’s almost $300 for the larger … Continue reading

50+ Free Things You Can Get on Your Birthday

50 free things you can get on your birthday

There are a lot of email programs that are worth signing up for because of email sales and coupons that you receive. But, a lot of programs also give you free things on your birthday – to encourage you to stay signed up all year long. Here’s a list of all the things I know of – so sign up, and don’t pay a cent on your birthday! I decided to do this before my … Continue reading

Feeling Inspired – Quotes and Typography


I love inspiring quotes and I love beautiful typography, so anytime I find a quote that speaks to me, I have to save it. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the future and all the things I want to do and all the things I’m wishing for. Quotes like the ones above make me feel really optimistic and hopeful for those things – and that my dreams are maybe reachable after all. When I … Continue reading

eBay Finds and Things to Consider Before Buying

eBay purchases

I love Ebay. You can find almost anything on the site and most of the time prices are amazing. I started buying from them a few years ago, and ever since I’ve gone there for all the small things that I need. I don’t buy clothes or electronics or anything like that from them, but smaller things like craft supplies and phone cases are reliable and really well priced. Though shopping on Ebay is a … Continue reading

Seven Frugal Apps You Need to Download Right Now


I’ve been an iPhone user for a while now, and I’ve been a frugaler for even longer – so it only makes sense that I have all the apps necessary to save money. And, of course, all of these apps are free – since it takes a really good app to actually convince me to pay. All of these apps I use on my iPhone, so I’m not sure if they’re available in Adroid version, … Continue reading