Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt discouraged by Pinterest and Instagram.

Yep, me too.

(Yes, bloggers feel this way, just like you. I realize that this may be hard to believe, but trust me, the comparison bug gets me ALL the time. It’s normal, and social media makes it particularly challenging to not want to keep up with the Joneses!)

Don’t get me wrong: I looooooove social media for all the amazing decorating and organizing inspiration it provides, but some ideas that I come across feel unattainable. And that can suck. Let’s be real: I don’t have an endless budget, nor do I have a home where breakable items and delicate fabrics can be front and center (hellllllllo, toddlers!).

That said, I’m thrilled to have found a tribe of fabulously talented and creative ladies who subscribe to the same decorating mantra that I do. They all believe that it’s completely possible to create a stylish AND family-friendly home on a normal budget — one that you’re proud of, yet doesn’t feel like it should require a bunch of “do not touch” signs.

One of these ladies happens to be my friend Brittany at Our Home Made Easy. She was kind enough to invite me to share a guest post on her site, so today I’m chatting all about 10 easy ways to refresh your home decor that all cost less than $10. You can read the full post right here!

easy decorating centerpiece

Spoiler alert: One of my tips involves using fresh fruit as a centerpiece. It’s pretty, inexpensive, and can provide your kiddos with a quick snack option. If that’s not winning, I don’t know what is.

Make sure to stick around and check out her other content too. She’s a pro at organizing, and her meal planning tips and recipe ideas are SO GOOD for busy mamas like you and me!

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