Ideas for Travel When You're Flat Broke | Lifestyle Queen Bee

Ideas for Travelling When You’re Flat Broke

Note from Lana | Lifestyle Queen Bee: “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal”. The best thing you can do for yourself is travel. Exploring new cities, meeting new people and trying new things doesn’t just get you out of the house and experiencing everything this world has to offer, it also energizes your mind, body, and soul and teaches you about different people and cultures. Travel is the best learning experience you can get but it doesn’t always come so easily with jobs to do and of course, the lack of funds. Today’s post, by Guest Alex S., is sharing a few budget-savvy tips on how Continue reading “Ideas for Travelling When You’re Flat Broke”

5 Smart Ways to Budget-Friendly Home Décor | Lifestyle Queen Bee

Bougie on a Budget: 5 Smart Ways to Budget-Friendly Home Décor

Note from Lana | Lifestyle Queen Bee: I have always been obsessed with home decor. I started my love of IKEA at a very young age & even contemplated going to school to be an Interior Designer. Let’s not even start on how obsessed with Pinterest I am. Even though decorating your home or even freshening up a room can be costly, it doesn’t have to be. As part of the monthly ‘Bougie on a Budget‘ series, today’s guest post from Julie Austin at My Bed Comforter is sharing her 5 tips on how to achieve a beautiful space on a reasonable budget.

Home décor is a big thing for everyone; it is something that takes a lot of time, attention and requires lots of money as well. Have you ever thought of ideas how you could decorate your home at a low cost?

The following are five smart ways to budget-friendly home décor, have a look:

[ Use Carpets ]

Instead of the expensive flooring like marble and wood flooring, you can use carpets. There is a huge variety of carpets available in the markets; you can choose one that comes in your budget and use it at home. Carpets look decent, and it is overall a great option. You can use rugs as well. Look for the rugs online or when they are on sale, get colorful rugs for your living room, drawing room and bedroom.

[ Convertible Furniture ]

You can use convertible furniture for the decoration of your house; you can buy convertible sofas and gliders for your living room. This is the best thing that you can do staying on a limited budget. If you have kids at home, purchase a convertible crib and when your child grows up, convert the crib into a full-size bed. Amazing, isn’t it?

[ Use Wallpapers ]

Wall paint is something quite expensive. If you go for a single coat, it will fade away in less than no time, and if you go for double coats, it will cost you more. The best solution for this is to use the wallpapers. Wallpapers look amazing, and they are not that expensive. If you choose the correct wallpapers for your space, trust me, it’s a game changer. So go for it, and I am sure it will make your space look more than great.

[ Bottle Displays ]

So the crystal pieces and vases are too expensive? And no doubt, they are! Here is how you can fix it, go for the bottle displays. You can buy artificial flowers and use old vintage bottles to display them. Keep them near the windows, on the kitchen table, on the shelves of the living room and similar places. The colorful bottle will add glam to your space in few seconds only, and the best part about it is that it will cost you literally nothing. Artificial flowers are very cheap and can be found everywhere these days so utilize the empty bottles you have at home and create this magical look.

[ DIY Artwork ]

And how can you forget about artwork? The artwork is a must when it comes to the decoration of the house. You can make paintings of your own with the help of YouTube tutorials and hang them around. You can even make frames at home. All you need is papers, colorful paints and a little creativeness for this. Another thing that I would like to suggest you here is to try the glass painting. Yes, you can paint mirrors and pieces of glass; it will make your space look richer than it actually is.

I hope this article helps. Have a good day!

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Author BioJulie Austin is a blogger who loves to write about home improvement. She is sociable and kind and loves to decorate almost everything! In her free time, she enjoys the sunset with her friends at the seashore. Read her posts at  http//

Bougie on a Budget: Under $50 Fashion Challenge | Lifestyle Queen Bee

Bougie on a Budget – Under $50 Fashion Challenge

Note from Lana | Lifestyle Queen BeeBack when I was a teenager (we don’t have to discuss how far back that is exactly), I was OBSESSED with magazines. I loved looking at all the pictures of how celebrities put their outfits together. One particular segment I loved was when they would put together an outfit from head to toe under a certain dollar amount. That’s definitely where my love of putting together great outfits on a dime came together. Today’s guest post, written by Vanessa Wood from Green Acres from Paris, is all about that – putting together an outfit for under Continue reading “Bougie on a Budget – Under $50 Fashion Challenge”

How to Have a Professional Looking Blog on a Low Budget

Note from Lifestyle Queen Bee: When I first decided to start this blog, my goal from the very beginning was to monetize it so that it could be a source of passive income for myself. When you’re first starting out, sometimes you don’t have a ton of extra cash (if any at all!) to put into building & growing your blog/business. Not to mention all the research you typically conduct trying to figure out the best platform for your blog, your niche, etc. Today, Guest Maurine Anderson is helping cut all the guesswork out as part of Continue reading “How to Have a Professional Looking Blog on a Low Budget”

Bougie On A Budget: 10 Ways to Wow at Your Wedding

This past weekend, my husband & I celebrated our first year of marriage (January 28th). We had a beach wedding in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) with 40 of our closest friends & family. The day itself went off without a hitch – beautiful weather, delicious food, lots of love and joy – I truly couldn’t have asked for a better day.

While planning a destination can save you significant money, it’s still a lot of work & not knowing what things actually look like until you’re physically there can be a bit overwhelming but I’d recommend it to anyone. Not only do you get to say your vows in a gorgeous setting but you get to make a trip out of it with a group of people!

In today’s post, I’m giving you 10 budget tips I used for my wedding that Continue reading “Bougie On A Budget: 10 Ways to Wow at Your Wedding”

Lifestyle Queen Bee’s Top 10 Posts of 2016!

While today is an off day for posting, I’ve decided to put up a special post to review my top 10 posts of 2016 (especially since it is the last day of the year)! The year was full of ups (got married, moved to Toronto, got a new puppy, started my blog) and downs (put my older dog down, left behind family & friends in Ottawa, a vital friendship fell apart), looking back on my first year of blogging not only shows how much I’ve actually accomplished this year but inspires & motivates me to make 2017 even greater!

If you’re new to Lifestyle Queen Bee, first of all welcome & thank you for stopping by my little corner on the internet! I hope you peruse the blog & subscribe to the great content that’s coming in the new year! If you’re a regular, thanks for sticking by me while my blog grew from clunky to Continue reading “Lifestyle Queen Bee’s Top 10 Posts of 2016!”

FREE Budget Tracker for Success!

Can you believe 2017 is just around the corner?! While I’m stunned at how fast this year went by, I’m ready for the next chapter! One of my resolutions for next year is to be smarter with my money & stick to a budget, especially now that I have a blog/business I am looking to transform into my full time gig. While putting my Budget Tracker together, I realized Continue reading “FREE Budget Tracker for Success!”