Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Best of January 2012

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Best of January 2012

Hello, hello!  What's shakin'??

Me?  I have a fever and a runny nose, awesome!  This will make for a fun-filled weekend for me for sure. ;) 

Anywho, to cheer myself up I thought I'd write a little post about all the fun stuff I accomplished this month (since I'm not going to accomplish anything today in my cold medicine induced haze).  But really,  I  thought it'd be a good way for my friends (you) to see what you missed if you haven't stopped by in a while.

At the beginning of the month I introduced you to my new series:

Click here to read about it.

I then shared how I organized our walk-in closet.  A no-frills and budget friendly makeover.

Read about it here.

I then shared how I started organizing paper clutter... and believe me, we have a ton!!

Click here to read about it.

I also shared my 2012 Home Goals list and confessed that my 2011 Home Goals list was an epic fail.

Click here to see my list, I can already cross this one off!! 

Next, I shared how to organize a command station using Dollar Store baskets.

Click here to read about it!

I then shared how I organized my medicine cabinet using Dollar Store baskets (again!).

Click here and read about.

 Next, I shared how being organized can save you money... couponing for regular people, not extreme couponers.

Click here to read about it.

I shared how I've been avoiding costly accountant fees for tax filing for the past several years.  Click here to find out.

And finally,  my hubby, Mr. Chic, shares with you how he stained our oak stair railing and banisters. (I can cross it off my Home Goals 2012 list, YaHoo!!)

Click here to read the tutorial.

I'm so glad you stopped by so we could catch up!  Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway, a sterling silver tiny heart ring by Cherry Creek Designs.  Enter HERE.

Original Tiny Heart Ring - 1 ring


  1. I have the same cold all of a sudden (on the end of it, thankfully), but decided to blog surf to perk me up. Kudos to you for actually blogging! You go, girl! :-) I'm headed to check on your coupon post. Thanks!

  2. YAY! If I posted my pictures of clutter and STUFF I think I would be kicked out of blogland. :-) It is definitely on my to do list - to lessen the load. Off to read your post about your railings - at the top of my ridiculously long 2012 Home Goals list. Thanks for the post! I'll be watching... :-)


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