Katie

A Tar Heel born and bred, Katie hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. When she isn’t writing or shopping online, you can find her hiking a mountain trail, perfecting her no-bake cookie recipe, or secretly reading romance novels on her Kindle.

Author Archives: Katie

Home Repair: When to DIY and When to Call a Pro

I have been on my own for a while now, and I pride myself on being able to do the dirty work when it comes to home repair and maintenance. Do-it-yourself, or DIY, home improvement projects can seem overwhelming but there’s nothing you can’t learn by watching a YouTube video these days! However, before you start envisioning yourself as… Read More »

15 Things You Can Recycle (That You Might Not Know About)

When you hear the word recycling, you probably think about common recyclable items like cereal boxes, soda cans and plastic water bottles. But what if there were other recyclable items in your home, right under your nose, that you simply didn’t know about? At BLINQ, recycling goes hand in hand with our mission is to extend the lifecycle of products… Read More »

5 Frugal Yet Memorable Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Dads are special for so many different reasons, so it only makes sense that the best Father’s Day gifts aren’t one size fits all. Depending on what your dad is into, there’s a perfect gift out there for him. If you’re not sure where to start, we have you covered with five great Father’s Day gift ideas that… Read More »

10 Frugal Wedding Ideas for Brides on a Budget

I always said I was not going to make a big deal about getting married — much to my mother’s chagrin. But when I got engaged a few months ago, something changed inside me and my inner-wedding planner came out. What I realized pretty quickly, though, is that weddings are expensive. Like, sell your Plasma TV expensive. Luckily,… Read More »

How to Buy Curtains: A Step-by-Step Guide

Whether you’ve just purchased a new house, or are looking to update a current room in your home, buying curtains is one of the best ways to elevate your home’s style with ease. Not only can curtains give your space a new look and feel, they’re practical, too! With a few tips and tricks, you can even save… Read More »

7 Easy Tips to Make Clothes Last Longer

Whether you love shopping for new outfits or strive to get the most wear out of your current pieces, it’s no secret that taking proper care of your clothes is the best way to keep them looking new — and you looking fresh. I’m always on the look-out for the best hacks to prolong the life of my… Read More »

Video: 3 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas

Everyone knows the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year! But you know what’s not so wonderful? All the paper waste that goes into gift wrapping each season. According to some really smart people at Stanford University, if each family in the United States wrapped just THREE gifts in recycled/reusable materials, we would save enough… Read More »