Live Pretty on a Penny: December 2016

A Walk Down Memory Lane: 2016 Year in Review

Friday, December 30, 2016

Hey good people and happy almost New Year!! So as we wind down to the last day in 2016, I can't help but to reflect on this year. It's definitely been a whirlwind year, both good and bad. This year we've had quite few things happen both on the home front  (intentionally and unintentionally), and personally, but I am excited for all things positive coming my way in 2017. I really just want to thank everyone who has read, commented, shared, and visited my blog! You guys make my day, I swear. Thank you so much!

So let's take a look back over the past year and see what posts you guys made the most popular. It's always fun to see what interested people the most, so let's get started.

10) DIY Subway Tile
The kitchen got some much needed, yet unplanned changes this year. The subway tile project was both hard work, yet rewarding. Such a nice and bright change to the kitchen. To see more about this project, click here.



5 Simple Ways to a Pretty Guest Ready Storage Cabinet

Monday, December 12, 2016

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Hey folks and happy Monday!  So we are a little over a week out from Christmas, and if you are hosting guests this time of year, then you know how important it is to "appear" to have it all together, right? Meaning making your guests feel at home, and making pretty much anything that they will need within a close arms reach and making sure you stocked on essentials, toilet paper, towels, etc.   On the contrary, if you are anything like me, sometimes storage space can come at a premium. For example, my guest bathroom is pretty small. So having everything needed for my guests inside of that small space just won't work, but finding a solution to fit in the nook outside of the bathroom was just perfect!

Thinking of ways to stock my guest cabinet with necessities, while making it pretty stumped me in the beginning, but then I got to thinking, what is it that guests really need when they need it? Toilet paper!! So my first stop was to Target where I picked up the Quilted Northern® Mega Rolls. Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® Mega Rolls last and last so you can change the roll less often during the busy holiday season. A+! Not sure about you, but during the holidays, running to store for a toilet paper run is last on my list.


#12DaysofGiftGuides: Gift Ideas for the New Homeowner

Wednesday, December 7, 2016



Hey good people and happy Wednesday! Thanks for all of the love on my toddler boy gift guide last week. Have you seen the posts from the others participating in the #12daysofgiftguides listed below?

Today, I'm back with a gift guide for the new homeowner! Although, I became a homeowner a little over 5 years ago, I can clearly remember the things that were helpful to me, also things that would have been helpful!