Hi! I'm Camilla. I love to work with my hands and create new things, all while on a frugal budget! I blog on DIY, lifestyle, and frugal living topics at SomethingIsDone.com.
The best thing about giving cool, thoughtful kitchen gifts to the avid home cook? Yeah, the delicious home cooked gifts you'll enjoy for years to come.
It's smart to cut costs in the kitchen and pantry with discount staples. Boost their flavor (and mealtime enjoyment) with a few pricier, higher quality ingredients.
Find a beat-up piece of wood furniture? Don't just paint it — try your hand at stripping and staining, and let the gorgeous wood show through.
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by your rising heaps of clutter. Bring order to your chaos and keep your home clean with this simple technique.
Wondering what to do with the big bag of shrimp you got on sale? You'll find plenty in this lengthy list of delicious and frugal recipes for shrimp.
You can extend your stay and deepen your experience by hustling up side jobs (or even full-time gigs) while you roam. Here's how to do it.
A staple in frugal pantries the world over, cabbage is full of nutrients, low in pesticides, and inexpensive. Add cabbage to your diet with one of these classic preparations.
Tired of trying to make chicken breast interesting? The humble and affordable chicken leg quarter offers the frugal cook lots of flavor, lots of value, and lots of variety.
That old couch ain't much to look at and it's worse to sit in, but it doesn't have to be that way. Refresh it with these simple hacks.
Refinishing your grandmother's old dresser might be a terrible idea. Learn when you should refinish wood furniture, and when you should use a professional.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are good for you...but less so if they're covered in pesticides. Shop smart to reduce your exposure and still save money.
It's not always easy to say no to the people you love. Reclaim your time while keeping your relationships with these five ways to say "nay."
You don't have to be an extreme couponer to find great deals online. Learn how to get major discounts on online purchases, every day.
Before you start a DIY home renovation project, consider this question — are you really the right person for the job?
Yes, you CAN grow your own food. These easy-to-grow herbs and vegetables will thrive even if you've got the blackest of thumbs.
Keep your home clean AND your kid happy with these tricks for corralling your child's clutter.
Your wedding registry is your ultimate wish list, so think carefully about what you put on it. Follow this guide to ensure you get useful, long-lasting stuff.
Delicious appetizers are part of what make parties awesome — and what can make them expensive, too. Keep costs down with these recipes.
Whether you're chasing after kids or rushing home from work, if you're short on time, pre-made pesto can be your ticket to a quick, healthy, and delicious meal.
Looking for secondhand treasure? Knowing the pros and cons of each type of thrift store can help you decide where to shop.