Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Blog Hop

Pinnable-panel_CSv3I’m so excited and honored to be featured in the latest issue of Creative Spaces Magazine, Vol. 3. This issue is currently out on newsstands and filled with beautiful craft room inspiration photos! I’m thrilled and proud my little craft nook is one of them. Plus, I was happy to see some of my favorite bloggers are also featured in here! I can’t believe my little area is part of this! Because I know you LOVE creative craft spaces as much as I do I am participating in a fun Blog Hop at the end of this post!

Displaying CreativeSpacesVol3_Cover_WEB.jpgAs you might know, we have recently moved back to Phoenix, Az from Fresno, CA and I no longer have this space. It was sad to leave it behind, but guess what? In our new home I have an entire room to create another space! Whoohoo! This will be my 3rd craft area. See the details of my former craft closet here, and my (now former) craft nook here.

 Here’s some behind the scenes photos from my photo shoot with Creative Spaces Magazine!

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Here’s the list of AMAZING contributors to Creative Spaces vol. 3 Blog Hop:

Creative Spaces Vol.3 Blog Hop

Have fun and go visit each blog to see their fabulous craft spaces and get inspired!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine:

Cathe at Just Something I Made:

Kristi and Kelli at Lolly Jane:

Beckie at Infarrantly Creative:

Haeley at Design Improvised:

Tracie at Cleverly Inspired:

Carola at Boxwood Cottage:

Lina at Fancy Frugal Life: > You are here.

Lia Griffith:

Jen at Tatertots & Jello:

Jennifer McGuire:

Jill Yegerlehner/Jillibean Soup:

Amanda Coleman:

Jen Gallacher:

Becky Olson

Stephenie Hamen:

Jodi Sanford:

Elle Price/Elle’s Studio:

Mary-Ann Maldonado:

Michelle Hill:

Sherry Mendoza:

We R Memory Keepers:

Graphic 45:

Cosmo Cricket:

Fancy Pants Designs:

Simple Stories

Chalkboard Blue:

Stacy Cohen:

DCWV Inc.:

Hazel & Ruby:

Here is a quick peek at my feature in the magazine!!
magazine featureThanks Creative Spaces for thinking of my space for your incredible magazine! 🙂

 Have a beautiful day! Thanks for coming to see me. 🙂

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We bought a house! & Kitchen/Bath Inspiration

dream kitchen

If you haven’t already heard via Instagram, we have moved back to Phoenix, AZ! I am from here and happy to be home. In the past several years we have moved to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Fresno, and now back to Phoenix where we have purchased a home and hope to STAY!! My husband is in construction management so we’ve been moving for different projects he’s been on, but now he works for a company with (hopefully) plenty of work in the area! Hooray.

Moving gets harder as the kids get older and super hard on me. But we’ve had lots of great adventures and can’t wait for this chapter too. Here are a few pics of our house and we hope to make it our dream, forever home 🙂
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The backyard has an amzing pool with grotto and my kids are thrilled with it. The inside has a nice kitchen, but it was built in 2004 with basic builder grade bathrooms, so we hope to do lots of cosmetic improvements and remodel the bathrooms someday and add upgraded flooring throughout. I plan to change a lot of the paint colors and try to brighten it up.
Fancy Frugal Life New HouseI’m finding myself more attracted to neutral white and grey bathrooms and kitchens as well as flooring.

We love the look and durability of wood grain floor tile that’s so popular right now, don’t you? Look at this gorgeous floor called Timberlook Floor Tile. How amazing would that be?!

Check out this dreamy butler style sink! I’m obsessed with this style of sink.

I do love a unique backsplash and check out this White Dune Tile example. I’ve seen this stuff used on remodeling shows but never knew the name!










Wouldn’t you love to soak in this beautiful freestanding bath tub? Yes please! I present you with my dream bathtub!










All of these gorgeous kitchen and bath items can be purchased at “ABL Tile & Bathroom Centre was established in 1993 and is an industry leader in design and affordability, with the best prices across Sydney, and a huge range of products. We can cater for all needs, from a small patch up job, bathroom or kitchen renovation to a new home, or a high-rise apartment block.”

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I’d like to thank ABL for sponsoring Fancy Frugal Life and providing us with some amazing kitchen and bathroom inspiration today! Check out their facebook page and twitter to stay connected and visit their site to see what’s currently on sale!



White and Gold Mirror Makeover


painting with gold guilded wax

Good morning!

Happy Sunday! This mirror is one of my favorite ever transformations. I wanted to give some more details about this little fun bright corner of the house!

thrift store painted mirror fancy frugal life

We found the long mirror for around $10 at Yoshi’s thrift store warehouse inside the old Nabisco building in downtown Fresno. It’s a fun place to treasure hunt! Isn’t the shape of the mirror awesome? I love finding unique pieces like this to customize our home!

It has a couple coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure white, and Annie Sloan clear wax. There is a little distressing with sand paper as well. After the paint was dry I decided to highlight the details of the mirror with gold gilding wax and a small paint brush. The wax was from the same shop as the Chalk Paint. This was an easy couple hour project, love those kind!

mirror makeover with gold gilding wax

There she is all pretty and made over 🙂 Speaking of pretty,I wanted to point out this fun mirrored light blue cabinet. Remember last year I won a $250 HomeGoods gift card giveaway social media contest for the best find. (It was a photo of my $30 bedding set that won.) Isn’t that so exciting!!!? I never win stuff so I was super psyched 🙂


I used the gift card to buy this cabinet and I love how it looks with this mirror! The cute clock is also HomeGoods.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

Homegoods cabinet