Easy No Mess DIY Play MakeUp

Anyone with a munchkin has definitely had their makeup collection raided and also been on the receiving end of an oh-so-artfully applied makeover or two:

a munchkin makeover

Of course you look beautiful but letting the kiddo loose in your beauty bag is not really cost (or easy clean-up) effective for everyday play. So, what’s a mommy to do?

DIY Play makeup

Create a glamorous no-mess munchkin makeup collection with some upcycled bits from around the house!

Here’s how it’s done:

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My Thrifty Spruced Up Stairway & Landing

My humble home tour continues with a peek at my thrifty spruced up stairway and landing:

Stairway before & after

Let’s head upstairs…

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Why Not Thrift?

I’ve heard so many silly and just plain illogical reasons from anti-thrifters for NOT shopping secondhand that I thought a wee bit of an educational video was in order.

Silly Reasons Not toThrift

Meet my amusing cast of characters and discover why thrifting and reusing should be an important part of everyone’s life:

Spread the thrifty love and share my groovy video – let’s enlighten those thrifting naysayers about the positives of reusing & shopping secondhand!

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An Easy Breezy #ThriftyThursday

There’s nothing easier or breezier or more comfortable than yoga gear:

easy breezy thrifty yoga style

’tis awesome for lounging, thrifting and yes, even doing some relaxing yoga!

Here’s the deets behind my restful ensemble:

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My Jumpsuit Refashion & Bias Binding How To

If you follow me on social media you’ll have already seen my latest thrift score:

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jumpsuit refashion before

The charity shop staff had quite a giggle when I excitedly photographed it on the rack and were overcome with hilarity when I actually bought it (for only €1 – seriously get to know your charity shop staff, a smile & friendly chat about thrifting can most definitely bring you some awesome deals + a peek through the back room treasure trove!)

That incredible example of 80’s nostalgia was in desperate need of an overhaul:

Refashioned Jumpsuit after

Here’s what I did + my simple bias binding technique:

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A Darling Dress Refashion

In keeping with this month’s Refashioning 101: The 2 for 1 Upcycle theme I’ve come up with an adorable quick fix for a too small dress + a simple trick for camouflaging unwanted prints!

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Head to Dream a Little Bigger & discover how to create a darling dress refashion AND get rid of an annoying t-shirt graphic! (this tutorial also works brilliantly on grown-up gear!)

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My DIY Adjustable Easel

I’m not at all an artist but occasionally I do like to dabble with a bit of paint on canvas.

As trying to create a masterpiece bent over a flat surface is pretty darn uncomfortable & the cost of an “artist’s easel” is insane I hit the wood shop and figured out how to make my very own fancy schmancy adjustable easel:

diy adjustable easel

Here’s what I did:

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The Thrifty Diva Survey Results

Last month I asked you to share your thrifting expertise with me by taking my quick Thrifty Diva Survey and was indubitably impressed by the massive response and honest answers I received.

the thrifty diva survey results

Here’s the refreshing frugal stats, thrifting tips and info + a few personal observations from yours truly:

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A Holiday Wear #ThriftyThursday

Whether you’re flying off to an exotic locale, road tripping with pals or enjoying a simple staycation summer is definitely the time of year to array yourself in comfortably cool holiday wear!

Thrift and charity shops are bursting with unique, boldly patterned gear so why not stand out from the crowd and create your own sustainable style?

Get the info behind my bright staycation outfit below:

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My Baby Weight Dress Refashion

vintage dress refashion tutorial

I thrifted that lovely vintage dress a few months after my darling daughter popped into the world and it fit my mammoth nursing chest and baby weight carrying body splendidly well – fast forward a few years and my gluten/lactose free lifestyle combined with chasing an energetic munchkin around has banished that excess baby weight and left me with a dress in dire need of an imaginative refashion!

Here’s what I did:

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