home girl on a budget
design your dream home on a budget!
Let me be your “home girl” and hook it up with all the best budget finds, tips and tricks to get your dream home and save you money! I’m always on the hunt for ways to make your home absolutely BEAUTIFUL without breaking the bank.
Shop all my affordable home finds:
I love sharing my affordable home decor finds and my “save versus splurge” for popular home decor items. Definitely check out my shoppable posts, deals, and more!
Decorating tips & tricks:
For some of us decorating isn’t exactly intuitive! I learn something new every day. I love sharing best practices in home decor with tips on how to save money and give it your own personal flair! (Because rules were made to be broken and it’s YOUR home after all!)
The best new homeowner tips:
Owning a home is a BIG DEAL. And it also comes with a lot of stuff ya gotta learn. Let me help you simplify the house-hunting, organizing, and designing process too all on a budget!
Shopping and saving? Kinda my thing! In my twenties it was clothes, but in my thirties as a homeowner my newest shopping addiction is without a doubt home decor! When I bought my first home I was particularly interested in making it a happy, cozy, organized space. And without a doubt I want that for you too! I love finding clever ways to save money that make a home look expensive without it having to be!
First of all, I’m far from an interior designer, but finding cute cheap things and saving money? Now THAT is my specialty. Therefore, this blog is here to help you hunt down that perfect decorative piece for your mantle, paint color for your living room, or spark some ideas on how to turn that IKEA dresser into something with a bit more flair! Above all, it’s especially for the millennial homeowner on a budget! Think of this blog like a bestie helping you decorate, combined with your home decor Pinterest board on steroids.
Lastly, not only am I here to show you pretty interiors so you can stare at them and think “oh I wish”. But I am also here to help you take an active role in creating your dream home too! This blog is FOR YOU so you can affordably design your home in a way that is uniquely you and make that house a home!
I have a non-traditional way of thinking about the word budget. I used to be a huge “penny pincher” looking to save a buck anyway that I can at all costs while still trying to buy ALL THE THINGS. To me, it was better to have the thing at a low quality than not have the thing at all.
I’ll tell you what, living like that gets you nowhere fast in life! Surrounding yourself with crappy things is basically like throwing your money out the window! It puts you in a mindset of lack, and sends you the message that you “can’t have nice things”. Don’t get me wrong, I love saving money and hate overpaying, so when I label a product on my blog as “Home Girl’s Pick” it means it hits that sweet spot of the best you can get for the lowest price. I don’t like to skimp on quality for the sake of saving a few dollars. I also find that if you budget for nice things, it makes the purchase feel 10x better instead of just buying cheap things at random to make yourself feel temporarily better. So when I say this is the budget item you’re looking for I do not mean the cheapest possible! I mean this is the item worth budgeting for.
I promise you the Wayfair dining room table that’s going to take you hours to build just to be wobbly and easily chip for the next 5 years AIN’T IT. You stumbled upon this blog likely because you’re on the hunt for a specific item for your home, or wondering how to decorate a space, but your budget is tight! Just know, if you feel like you can’t afford what you actually want right now, there are always options! Waiting and saving up, DIY-ing it, or letting that impulse to buy pass. I know that’s not as fun, but it’s better than throwing your money at something cheap and not worth it I PROMISE. (Again, no problem with you throwing your money at something cheap that is TOTALLY worth it!)
Of course, this is not to be taken as professional financial advice, just sharing my own philosophy, and hope it resonates with you! Let’s get you that dream home that fits in your budget and makes you feel happy and proud!