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Three years ago today I started this little blog. The older I get the faster time goes by and I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging here for longer than I was in grad school, for longer than I was with my college boyfriend, and for more than twice as long as it would take me to walk around the Earth (if I could walk on water). To say that writing here has been a positive experience for me would be an understatement. I dare say it’s been lifechanging. My blog serves as a creative outlet, as a means of connecting with others, and as something I can rely on even when other things in my life are chaotic. It gave a purpose to my free time during a very stressful time in my career and has continued to be a haven of peace and positivity. I really feel like the words to describe my gratitude escape me, so allow me to quote a cultural treasure:

Thank you for being a friend

To thank you all for being such a positive force in my life I’d like to offer the only thing I really have to give: stuff from my shop. Enter the giveaway below to win any single item of your choosing, and even if you don’t win you can use the code THANKYOU to get 40% off. Both the code and the giveaway close at midnight on Monday March 3rd so don’t dawdle! Thanks again, my friends. You’re the best.

To enter, either like my page on facebook or leave a comment telling me something you do that brings you joy every day, then complete your entry using the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I am so pleased with the positive response to Living Well on the Cheap’s first ever giveaway! I was really just tickled pink to hear from so many of you. It feels great to have that interaction. After adding up your comments and heading over to, the winner is…

Shelly Lachow 

Congratulations, Shelly! I’ll be getting in touch with you to work out the details, so be sure to check your email!

In other news, here’s what I’ve got in the works for next week (if all goes as planned):

  • adding flair to an inexpensive store-bought throw pillow
  • using chalkboard paint
  • diy-ing a rustic shelf
  • bedroom wall art continued

Hope you all have a great weekend! It is super duper hot right now in South Louisiana so I will most likely avoid any sort of outdoor projects, but I may venture outside for some recreational time. This girl needs to work on her tan!

This week marks three months that I’ve been puttering away at my little corner of the blogosphere, and I feel like things have been going swimmingly thus far. Despite all the hours I’ve spent working and writing, y’all are the ones who deserve the credit. The truth is that a blog is nothing without readers, and I’ve been really overwhelmed with the number of people who have subscribed or become regular visitors already. It means so much to me that you take a little time out of your day to check in on what I’ve been up to, and I’m  flattered by each of you who has left a comment or reached out to me personally. To show you how much it means to me, I’ve sprung for a little thank you gift.

One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to your choice of one of my three favorite stores–Pottery Barn, Z Gallerie, or Crate & Barrel

Here’s how to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post with the words “You’re Welcome!” (so I can be sure you took my thanks to heart) by 8pm Central on Thursday June 2nd.
  • If you can spare a moment extra, please give me some feedback on how I’m doing so far. Constructive criticism is welcome, and if you’d like to provide your feedback privately you can email me at
  • Check back Friday to see if you’ve won!

My goal here at Living Well on the Cheap is twofold:

  • To provide a creative outlet for myself
  • To inspire others

Am I achieving that goal so far? Is there something I can do to make the site or my posts more accessible, interesting, or useful? Is there something that you’d like to see more often, or less often? I can dream up projects and write about them all I want, but unless I’m inspiring others I’m only halfway there. Y’all are a crucial part of this endeavor, and I’d love to hear your input. Thank you, again, from the bottom of my heart, for being here. Y’all are amazing!

Giveaway will close Thursday, June 2nd at 8pm Central Daylight Time. One entry per email address is permitted. Winner will be selected using and announced on Friday, June 3rd in a separate post.