Welcome to Miter Saws and Mary Janes!

Hello and Welcome to Miter Saws and Mary Janes!

My name is Willow and I’m excited to be launching this blog. Miter Saws and Mary Janes is a resource for those seeking frugal DIY inspiration (in all aspects of life), who want to achieve financial independence, and who value living life on their own terms. From cheaper ways to hack your house and my real estate investment adventure stories to personal finance topics and travel tips, Miter Saws and Mary Janes is a (mostly frugal) DIY blog with a shoe problem.

A Little Bit about Me

I quit my full-time job in an effort to live the life I’ve always dreamed of having. Fast-forward five years, and I’m still free of the corporate shackles I once wore. I own investment properties that provide nearly 100% passive income at this point, and I am always seeking new adventures and experiences. Some of my favorite hobbies include traveling internationally, canyoneering, and backpacking my way through the wilderness.

Why Miter Saws and Mary Janes?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with DIY projects, decorating, and styling. If there’s a project that can be attempted (and at a cheaper price than most magazines depict), I’m all over it. Speaking of, my favorite magazines are focused on home improvement, home decor, and personal finance. I’m a voracious reader, and I usually have some sort of magazine or book in my face. In fact, I’ve taught myself most of the skills I use to renovate my investment properties, build successful blogs (more about that below), and manage my money through my love of reading.

As for the name of my blog, miter saws are my favorite power tool (I have a full arsenal, and I know how to use them!) while mary janes are my favorite type of heel (I have a love affair with beautiful shoes, and I usually treat myself to one pair for each house I complete).

My Blogging Background

No stranger to the online world, I’ve built a handful of successful blogs under anonymous pen names. I currently earn well over $10,000 per month blogging, and I my intent is to share everything I can with you here. I’ve found far too many blogs hint at how they earn their success (sometimes it’s quite massive success), but they never really give concrete, tangible advice that new and old bloggers alike can put into practice. I plan to change that with sharing everything I know on this site. Additionally, with Miter Saws and Mary Janes, I’ve decided to be more transparent–at least finally using my real first name! 🙂

Above all, I decided to start this blog to share my experiences and hopefully inspire others who are on the fence about taking their own leap of faith with self-employment and financial independence. I’ll be sharing my house hacking, real estate, financial, and outdoor adventures among other things.

Fearless. Frugal. Fun.

One adventure at a time, living life to it’s fullest; that’s the spirit of Miter Saws and Mary Janes.