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

5 Creative Ways to Recycle Old Clothes

I have clothes in my closet that I have been carting around since probably middle school (I’ll never let you go, jean jacket!). I like to try to get as much wear out of my clothing as possible, so I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make clothes last longer. But every now and then, there… 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 — 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 just so many great… Read More »

5 Ways to Teach Kids About Sustainability

Sustainability can be a complicated subject, and a difficult topic for kids to understand. If your kids’ eyes glaze over every time you try to scientifically explain the environmental impacts of carbon emissions, we’ve got five fun, hands-on tips to teach kids about sustainability! Trash, Compost or Recycle? Color-coded bins for trash, compost and recycling make it easy… Read More »

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 »