How To Organize Your Pantry On A Budget: Dollar Tree DIY

I’ll be the first to admit that organization doesn’t come naturally to me.  My natural tendency is to leave things a bit messy and chaotic.  I definitely don’t WANT that to be the case and am making an effort to get organized and stay that way.

We went from having a one bedroom apartment on the beach in New York to a four bedroom house with a full basement in Kentucky.  I thought it would take us YEARS to even fill the house with furniture but we managed to accumulate a lot of stuff very quickly.

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How to Decorate Your Coffee Table on a Budget: $50 or Less Challenge by Miranda Schultz of The Plus Life Blog

How to Style A Coffee Table On A Budget: $50 Challenge

Hi, I’m Miranda and while you likely know me for my love of plus size fashion… I’m also obsessed with home decor.  Like, give me all the HGTV, Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living, Martha Stewart, Pinterest etc. etc. etc. obsessed.  I can’t quit.

I’ve promised more home content on the blog for a while, and I’ve had SO much fun creating this post.  I also love a good excuse to actually work on my house.  We’ve lived here for a year and we haven’t completely made it our own yet.  Your home decor requests are motivating me to get to it!

Today’s post is all about a personal challenge I gave myself… to decorate my very boring, very plain coffee table beautifully but also on a budget.

I decided to allow myself to spend $50 on the project, and *SPOILER ALERT* I spent even less than that to achieve this look.  I’m really happy with the way it turned out and hope it inspires you to tackle an area of your home with a frugal update!

Monthly favorites in plus size fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle from The Plus Life Blog

Monthly Faves – February

HELLO MARCH!!!!!  I always get so excited when March rolls around because Spring is the best!  I am so excited for all things Spring fashion, Spring cleaning, and SPRING BREAK!  I’m so inspired right now and my mind is racing with all of the things I want to share with you – so many ideas, so little time! Haha.

I’ve been brainstorming the best ways to share all of the things I’m loving with you and how I can organize it in a way that is most beneficial.  I’ve spent a lot of time sharing things I’m loving on IG stories and LOVE the conversations we all have via DM when I do.  On the other hand, when content disappears after 24 hours and the good discussions are happening one on one, not everyone benefits.

I’ve decided to start sharing a monthly roundup of all my favorite goodies I’m loving on the blog.   I’ll share all things fashion and beauty as always, but also home decor, business stuff, entertainment and more.  Don’t worry – the IG stories and our awesome convos will continue, but I’m excited to organize my thoughts here and hopefully spark conversations publicly so everyone benefits!

I hope you enjoy it!  Let’s dive into my first ever monthly faves roundup!  Here’s everything I was loving the most in February!

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Women in 2018!

Did you catch the announcement that The Plus Life will be participating in BLOGMAS by providing a TON of awesome holiday-inspired content throughout the month of December? Well, it’s true… and here we are again for part two in the series!

Check out the first post here to read about 15 awesome holiday traditions you could start this year!

Today’s post is the next in the Blogmas series, and it’s been extra fun to prepare for you!  I have a few special gift guides coming your way as part of the series, but I thought it would be fun to start with a roundup of the exact items I PERSONALLY would love to receive this year for Christmas.  I don’t currently own any of the items on this list but they’re all things I’ve been considering purchasing or hinting about to my family.

Real talk, this is a LONG list.  I have absolutely zero expectation of receiving all or even most of these items.  I’ll narrow this down to a few of the things I want the  most and share it with the people who’ll be shopping for me.  Hi, Mom! Hi, Kevin!

Black Friday 2018 Deals!

It’s finally here!  Every bargain shopper’s favorite weekend of the year!  Now that we’re all full of turkey, let’s get down to business and look at some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

I’ve included a variety of brands below, from plus size fashion to mattresses to gifts.  I’ll be updating this post throughout the day and over the next several days with new deals as I have them.

It’s A Problem: My July 2018 Amazon Purchases

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I’ve got an Amazon problem, y’all!  I LOVE it.  I have to say, I’ve gotten way better about my little habit, but July was definitely a little Amazon shopping heavy.

When we were in our apartment in NY, a neighbor once questioned me about what in the world we were buying to have packages arrive every day.  Oops!  I’m not proud of it, but it is what it is I guess.  There was no Target nearby so what was a girl to do?

Top 10 Wreaths for Spring on Amazon

After what seemed like 17 months of winter, we’re FINALLY seeing some gorgeous spring temperatures in Kentucky!  We’ll be in the 70’s next week, and I am excited to have my adorable spring wreath on the door!

An awesome wreath and door mat are key to creating a welcoming first impression for your guests.  Mine was a gift from my mom – AKA she had it on her door, I loved it and she gave it to me.  Her generous gift inspired me to share my top 10 favorite wreaths with you below.  The best part is that they’re ALL from Amazon, so you don’t even need to leave home to get your favorite!