10 Best Items to Buy from a Thrift Store

10 Best Items to Buy from a Thrift Store from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Champagne Style Bare Budget
In addition to being eco-friendly and affordable, thrift stores are comprised of a variety of unique items. Thrifting gives shoppers the chance to upcycle, repurpose, or simply rehome pre-loved and donated items. Knowing the best items to buy from a thrift store got a bit more complicated when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Many, like Missions Thrift Store, 2721 E. Millbrook Rd., in Raleigh, implemented stringent cleaning and sanitation measures once mandates allowed them to reopen. “We’re

Travel Tips for Parents With Young Children

Travel Tips for Parents With Young Children from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Champagne Style Bare Budget
I know travel is the furthest thing from a lot of peoples’ minds right now, given the current goings-on in the world. However, it’s never too early to start planning for the future, and once it’s safe to do so, I’m going to be ready and raring to go on a whirlwind world tour. Embarking on such an extravagant expedition is often harder than you might imagine, especially if you have a couple of young children underfoot. However, with the right preparations and a bit of careful planning,

How to Be the Cool Aunt or Uncle

How to Be the Cool Aunt or Uncle from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Champagne Style Bare Budget
My nieces and nephews are the cutest, y’all. I love putting a smile on their faces every chance I get. Admittedly, I also love it when they sing my praises. My own children wouldn’t necessarily describe me as hip. My nieces and nephews, on the other hand, tell a whole different story. Read this guide on how to be the cool aunt or uncle if you want the little ones in your life to think highly of you. Stay Trendy It’s important to keep up with trends when you’re trying to connect

A Few of the Amazing Benefits of Playtime in the Summer

A Few of the Amazing Benefits of Playtime in the Summer from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Champagne Style Bare Budget
Y’all, it’s summer! We finally made it to the season of constant sunshine, warm days, and simple fun. As a parent, one of my favorite aspects of summer is how many exciting activities there are for us and the kids. From bike rides to days at the park, there’s always some new way for the kids to play. If you have younger kiddos of your own, I’d suggest really falling into the world of free play, and summer is the perfect time to do that—if not to pass the time, then to help your child

Terrific Tips for Getting the Best Sleep of Your Life

Terrific Tips for Getting the Best Sleep of Your Life from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Champagne Style Bare Budget
These past few months, my sleep schedule has really gone to the dogs. I barely know which way is up, let alone what day it is or when it’s time to go to bed. I’ve spent so much time lounging indoors while social distancing that my body seems to think it’s in a perpetual state of rest. All these elements add up to a rather horrible night's sleep. With businesses starting to open their doors again, I think it’s high time to get my rear in gear and get my sleep schedule back on track.
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