Living Room Updo under $100!

DIY, Uncategorized

​ ​So, I’m a professional painter now. At least that’s what I’m telling everyone after I successfully painted my living room on my own 😭 Book me! I’m super excited because I love my little apartment but it needed some personality! In November, my absolutely wonderful Mom visited and added my first doses of decor […]

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Wine on a Dime: Pt. 1


Everyone loves wine!!! …but on a budget.

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Financial Life Audit: Can You Pay YO' Bills?!

Money Matters, Uncategorized

To kick off my financial growth and steps to fiscal normalcy, I began a Financial Life Audit. What’s a Financial Life Audit? Read on!!

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DIY: Hot Chocolate Bar for under $10!

DIY, Uncategorized

When the holidays come around, I become insanely nostalgic and just a litttttle lame. Ugly sweaters, family photos with my dog, and comfy PJs all set the scene for me when we wrap around to December. Despite living in the Sunshine State, I like to always imagine that one day, we’ll have snow. I’m not […]

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Gainesville Eats! – Leonardo’s 706


I believe in carbs. I’m not backing down from any bread bullies, pasta pokes or french fry fights; never have, never will. So when I’m craving pasta, I go BIG. I mean, I want decadence. And that’s so hard now that I don’t eat cheese! UGH. More on that later. So on a weekend in […]

November 8, 2017

My new Juvia's Place Palettes!

Beauty & Style

I’ve always loved lipstick but eye shadow is a TALENT. And I’m not saying I’m anywhereeee close to knowing wtf I’m doing, but these Juvia’s Place palettes are a pretty great start. I’ve seen them on all of my favorite beauty bloggers’ social media pages as the high pigmentation stands out in every single selfie I double-tap. Knowing this, I knew this was a great place for me to start my makeup addict journey!

October 5, 2017

My Favoriteeee Monthly Subscriptions!

Beauty & Style

We all love online shopping, right? The best and worst part of it all is the anticipation that builds as you wait for it to be delivered, UGH! What if you knew something was coming… every. Single. Month? Yep, it’s possible. These are called subscriptions. And if you haven’t been hipped to these convenient and consistent deliveries of excitement? I feel for you But I’m here to change all of that with my FAVORITE subscription boxes! 

October 4, 2017

10 Things About Me!


I enjoy learning about others and telling others about myself. As a lover of Psychology and open communication, I believe that knowing more about an individual allows you to understand them more, along with knowing how to communicate with them as well.

So here’s a little more about me, The Fab Diva on a Dime aka Erica! 🙂

July 26, 2017

DIY Welcome Baskets for Out of Town Guests!


So my mom called me a few weeks before Memorial Day letting me know that she and my Stepdad planned to come and visit me during the holidays, yay! I rarely get out of town visitors to my apartment, so I was extremely excited, especially because of who was coming! Knowing that I was still hosting on a budget, I still wanted to do all I could to make sure they were comfortable during their stay. My solution? Welcome Baskets!

July 14, 2017