DIY Book Holders

Two things I really enjoy are reading and coffee.

I have a bookshelf in my living room that I’ve always wanted to make look more decorative but never wanted to spend money on expensive book holders sold at retail stores.

DIY bookholders

Keurig machines are extremely popular and therefore people are constantly buying K-cups to use with their single serving brewers. Empty k-cup boxes are mostly thrown away or hopefully recycled. One day I came up with the idea to use the empty k-cup boxes from the coffee I love to drink to decorate my bookshelf with the books I love to read. I shopped around for a bit to find a decorative paper to use that would cover up the coffee words and would also match my home décor. I found what I was looking for at Michael’s but I’m sure other crafts stores with carry similar items.

I love that I was able to find such a good use for a commonly discarded item. So here’s my DIY for book holders for your bookshelves using empty K-cup boxes!

coffee box

DIY book holder







Please enjoy the short video!


Charming Charlie Spring Haul

Spring is here! And so comes with it new spring clothing lines hitting stores. I recently visited Charming Charlie and tried on a whole bunch of cute dresses that they have out. I ended up wanting to purchase quite a few that I tried on. CC had a special coupon promo going on $10 off of $30 or $20 off of $60. That’s 33% off if you stick close to the $30 or $60 purchase.

I ended up breaking up my purchase into two transactions and using the coupon they mailed to me for one and the email code they sent out for the other (I have shopped at this store many times so they have my address and email). My total before the coupons would have come to over $120 so instead of getting only $20 off of $120, by breaking it into two transactions I ended up saving $40 ($20 each) plus I purchased a discounted gift card online and was able to save even more!

Click the video below for a quick video showing the outfits I purchased and the total savings.

Savings: 48%