30 before 30 list

30 before 30-3

I am definitely a list maker at heart. I L-O-V-E making lists.

In fact, I have been SOO looking forward to this point in my life (just ask my husband) in which I can write a list of 30 things I want to accomplish before I turn 30!!

The lists I make are often unachievable, because there is just so much I want to do, and I am often too optimistic about what I can fit into my life. So, for many of these goals I have listed both a task I KNOW I can accomplish and one I would like to accomplish that fits into the same category.

And… The List! :









1. Start writing a children’s book.

2. Take a cooking class (or watch a couple cooking demonstrations).

3. Learn a new dance (perhaps Argentine

Continue reading 30 before 30 list

10 Easy & Frugal Mother's Day Ideas


As I’ve been thinking about the coming year and gift giving, my plan is to make more presents so we can save money. I still want to give something meaningful and useful, but I would like to spend little, if no money on it. Instead, I’m going to put time, effort, and thought into my gifts.


With Mother’s Day coming up, I set about the task of searching for something perfect for my mom(s). Here are some ideas:


Make a Vintage Bookmark from a single earring, or other jewelry piece! {Country Living}



Cute Bath Jars and label printables!! {The Idea Room}

If you already purchase Starbucks Frappuccinos, then this is nearly free!



Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub {Freucake}



These Glass Coasters look absolutely gorgeous!!

10 Easy & Frugal Mother’s Day Ideas

Ultimate Blog Party Post


I heard, that the Ultimate Blog Party was going on….



and I wanted to join!! I cant miss out on anything fun!

Hello everyone!! For those that are visiting Romance on a Dime for the first time, I just wanted to introduce myself. I’m Betsy and I still consider myself a newlywed (been married since 10/10/10).


I am an Elementary teacher by training, but right now I’m FULLY enjoying my life as a piano teacher and private tutor! I love my husband to death (who just graduated with a B.S. in Theater, Culture, & Society). He makes me laugh often. We are opposites in many ways, but complement each other so well!


I am very goal driven and love to blog about my pursuits – be it cookinghealthy living, organizing, setting goalsupcycling, or trying my hand at DIY projects.


I weekly

Continue reading Ultimate Blog Party Post

Kitchen Remodel, Organization, & Pinterest Party!!

I dig green button

Hello everyone!!


For those that are new to Romance on a Dime, I just wanted to introduce myself. I’m Betsy, still a newlywed (been married since 10/10/10).


I am very goal driven and love to blog about my pursuits, be it cooking, healthy living, organizing, setting goals, upcycling, or trying my hand at DIY projects.


I weekly give you my menu plan and host a blog hop: Take it on Tuesday. I just love seeing all the projects everyone is working on!! I regularly pin my favorites here and feature 5 projects each week. Last Tuesday I talked about the remodeling that was going on in our home.


Today I’m going to show you the before and after of the remodeling process, then tell you about an

exciting Pinterest Party!!


Continue reading Kitchen Remodel, Pantry Organization, & Pinterest Party!!

Take it on Tuesday Blog Hop: DIY Home Management Binder

Home Management Binder

Happy Tuesday everyone! As you may remember, each week I select one or two to feature, but I’m also pinning many more here. My favorite project last week was: NZ Ecochick’s Garden Spoon Labels!



DIY Home Management Binder /Planner Update: There are 3 new printables at the bottom of this post!!! New Update: Check out my Daily Goals list Printable!

I spent a lot of time looking through all the ideas for printable planners, home binders, lists, and daily to do sheets I could find. I did go back and forth about whether I wanted a planner that fit into my purse or not (last year my planner did). I finally decided to make my own planner using a 3-ring binder and several printables I found. Here are some of my favorite printables:

Week at

Continue reading Take it on Tuesday Blog Hop: DIY Home Management Binder