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.
Before you start a DIY home renovation project, consider this question — are you really the right person for the job?
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: DIY, Home, Personal Development
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.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Food and Drink, Green Living, Lifestyle
Keep your home clean AND your kid happy with these tricks for corralling your child's clutter.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Family, Organization
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.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Lifestyle, Shopping
Delicious appetizers are part of what make parties awesome — and what can make them expensive, too. Keep costs down with these recipes.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: DIY, Food and Drink
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.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Food and Drink
Looking for secondhand treasure? Knowing the pros and cons of each type of thrift store can help you decide where to shop.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Shopping
If you're in college, check out these flexible gigs that can get you some extra cash — and important resume-building experience.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Career and Income, Career Building, Education & Training, Extra Income
From the dry desert to the humid woods, paying attention to your climate when you landscape can benefit both your wallet and the environment.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Green Living, Home, Lifestyle
For one writer, having her first child hasn't just taught her a lot about parenting — it's also provided some great lessons about life.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Family, Personal Development
Your freezer can be an amazing source for quick, healthy, and ready-to-eat meals — especially if you have a little one on the way.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Family, Food and Drink
You know about the miraculous properties of baking soda and vinegar, but there are plenty more effective, all-natural cleaners you might already have around.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Green Living, Home
That little bundle of joy can cost you a big wad of cash. Discover great ways to give your baby everything she needs while saving a few bucks.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Budgeting, Family, Lifestyle
A one-day DIY project can spruce up your home and give you a sense of accomplishment without the time commitment of a bigger project.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: DIY, Home, Lifestyle
Before you toss that bundle of junk mail or printed-on computer paper in the recycling bin, hold on! Try one of these 22 creative ways to reuse it.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Green Living
You take time to research products that will cost you $20 — but how much do you research the person who advises you on spending thousands of dollars?
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Real Estate and Housing
Want to make sure you're getting the best value for your dollars? When it comes to these 15 items, it makes sense to spend more.
Stop gritting your teeth when you pay bills. With a little planning, you can slash your monthly expenses while experiencing little change in your living standards.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Budgeting, Home
We all love to give gifts, but sometimes tight budgets make it difficult. Use these ideas to give thoughtful gifts without spending much — or any — money.
by: Camilla Cheung | channel: Budgeting, Shopping
From classics like spaghetti to Japanese soba and more, discover new ways to prepare this fast-cooking and filling pantry staple.