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

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 »

How to Find the Perfect Halloween Dog Costume

Halloween is right around the corner, y’all! Here at BLINQ, we love getting into the holiday spirit by finding the most funny and unique costumes to dress up in — some people even flaunt theirs around the office! But my very favorite part of the season has to be finding an adorable costume for my dog. There are… Read More »

Android Phone Features We Can’t Live Without

I’ll be honest. I’ve always been an Apple junkie. I love my MacBook, iPad, and most of all, my iPhone. My fiancé, on the other hand, is the kind of guy that has had the same phone since 2010 and only recently upgraded when his phone stopped receiving text messages altogether. He refused to join the Apple ranks, and instead… Read More »