Dagmar Bleasdale

Dagmar tackles motherhood, thrifty home decorating, DIY projects, and green and frugal living on her lifestyle blog Dagmar's Home. She loves finding treasures in thrift stores and sells her handmade candles on Dagmar's Home Decor. Connect with her on Twitter (26,000 followers), Facebook, and Pinterest.

Dagmar tackles motherhood, thrifty home decorating, DIY projects, and green and frugal living on her lifestyle blog Dagmar's Home. She loves finding treasures in thrift stores and sells her handmade candles on Dagmar's Home Decor. Connect with her on Twitter (26,000 followers), Facebook, and Pinterest.

Mason jar pendant lights are all the rage and sell for a lot of money. This 5-jar pendant light costs $150!

I'm here to tell you that you don't have to spend that much money – just make your own Mason jar lamp in minutes. It took me longer to gather the supplies for this lamp than it did to make it.

I have seen DIY Mason ...

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When I became a mother for the first time, wanting to have my son close to me was a natural instinct. I was nursing him on demand, he slept in our bed from the first night on, and I couldn't have imagined it any other way, although we had a beautiful crib for him.

During the day I liked wearing him in a baby carrier. He was content in ...

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I love going to thrift stores and ending up with all kinds of treasures. As someone who grew up in her parent's antique store, I especially enjoy vintage items.

I forget how I ended up with an old crate, but it had been in our home for a while and was used to store things like any other box – that changed today when I decided to add ...

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I like personalizing home decorating items, as you can see from the monogram lampshade and the house number planter I already made. I love how those turned out, and one-of-a-kind items that are specifically made for your home with your initials or numbers add such charm and sophistication to your home.

Why stop with a lamp or a ...

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Do you decorate for Easter? Do you like to make unique tablescapes? Do you like to upcycle items?

If your answer to one or all of these questions is yes, then this miniature succulent garden in an egg carton is for you!

This little garden is not just a conversation starter around Easter, it's also a lovely way to add some ...

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Who wouldn't like to get a gift with their monogram on it? Monogramed items look pretty fancy, and they can also be pretty pricy. Personalized monogram sign on burlap costs over $70!

You can make the same sign for pennies! Making something with a monogram is an ideal DIY project.

I already shared the monogrammed lampshade I ...

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I have a hard time throwing anything out that I think I could still use for something. It's the frugal part in me, and it's the environmentalist in me – I don't like waste, and I don't want to add to the trash in the landfills if I can help it.

I regularly donate items we don't need anymore to our local community center, but what do ...

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I was expecting for the first time and didn't know anything about birth. But I wanted to know everything.

I don't like to give up control, so I wasn't going to just walk into the hospital when contractions started and hope for the best. I wanted to know what I could do to make my labor easier and more comfortable, and I decided to ...

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If your house is like ours, you have many phone, iPad, and camera chargers all over the house. When I saw this idea for a charging station made out of a simple shoe box, I got excited. Corralling all of those unsightly cables in one neat tech organizer, plus it looks stylish? Yes, please! ...

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I'm slightly addicted to thrifting – to finding a great deal on items, either at thrift stores, tag sales, or sometimes even for free curbside.

Yes, I will brake for a yard sale, and my husband and son are used to me looking for sale signs and our car coming to a sudden stop on the weekend.

My kind of heaven is going to a ...

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