Learn More About Me

Hello, I’m Tanya.

I’m 44 years old and I live in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Decorating is one of my hobbies, and I prefer to do it cheaply, because I’m broke. Most of my finds come from thrift stores, yard sales, local bargain stores, catalogs, and places like dollar stores and Target (also, people gift me things that are too tacky for them, because they know me). I decided to start this blog to share my love of affordable decor…and just to have fun!

I’m not a professional designer in any capacity. Just an enthusiast and cheapskate.

My style is maximalist (the opposite of minimalism).

I like things cozy and bright and cluttered. Most of my plants are fake because otherwise they’d be dead. The only thing real in this picture is that flower under the chair and I ask you to send it thoughts and prayers.

This is my small balcony, which I’ve decorated with nearly more stuff than it can hold. There are lots of lights, as well. If you prefer streamlined, neutral decor, you won’t find it here.

You’ll find out quickly my favorite color is pink.

This is my cat, Francis.

She’s a 13-year-old Tortie and she has opinions about what I put around the house. Most notably, if it’s worth sleeping on/in. However, she’s a good kitty and doesn’t climb where she’s not supposed to or knock stuff over. My son is also an adult, so I don’t have to worry about breakable stuff (or do I?).

Francis has a permanently dilated pupil in her left eye. She was born that way. That’s why she always has her left eye closed when in direct light. She’s winking at you!

Francis has her own Instagram page if you’re into that Tortie lifestyle.

Francis the Cat’s Instagram.

Special note: I am not paid by any retailer, organization, or product to promote anything on this blog. My posts detail where I bought items, but this is for informational purposes only.

Questions? Comments? Send me an email or use the contact form on this site.


Blingin' On a Budget