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Converting out-of-season clothing

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Apr 28, 2011 | Sewing, Thrifty Thursday | Tags: , , , ,

As I’ve mentioned previously, I follow a lot of blogs.  My new favorite crafty blog just posted a tutorial on converting out-of-season clothing.  I don’t know why I didn’t think of this!  The end of the season sales are great places to pick up really cheap clothing for kids.  (more…)


Recycling clothing

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Apr 14, 2011 | Sewing, Thrifty Thursday | Tags: , ,

So I picked up this top at a consignment store and I actually thought it might fit me.  I love green so the color is perfect – check. The frills are oh so fashionable right now – check.  The price was $2 – check.  The fabric is a great stretchy, comfy mixture – check.  The size is a Junior medium – um, maybe no check?   (more…)


Reusing stale bread

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Mar 22, 2011 | Food, Saving Money, Tip Tuesday | Tags: , , ,

French toast with strawberries and powdered sugar

Croutons on a salad

So if you’re like me, you sometimes forget you have a loaf of bread until it’s too late.  So I had to come up with some good ways to use stale bread (and by stale, I mean day old bread that is hard and not growing stuff).  My favorite way is to make french toast.  After that, I make croutons and finally, if it’s really stale, we go down to the local duck pond and my daughter has some free entertainment for half an hour. (more…)


Turn diaper boxes into storage

I absolutely LOVE this idea.  Diaper boxes are so sturdy and have great dimensions for holding all sorts of things.

Here’s the blog post on how to turn diaper boxes into storage: http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/02/lets-make-something-together-lined.html


Clever Ways to Use a Knitting Counter

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Mar 8, 2011 | Saving Money, Tip Tuesday | Tags: , , ,

The gym I go to has small track.  16 laps = 1 mile.  I don’t know about you, but I lose track after lap 2 and about lap 4, I think, I’ve definitely run a mile by now.  So I decided to use my knitting counter to help me keep track of my laps.  And you know what?  A mile is a lot longer than I thought 🙂 (more…)


Fence Decor

No, you are not seeing things–that is in fact a picket fence hanging on my wall.  And, believe it or not, I have some surprisingly useful ideas for it in my house, and maybe even yours!  Allow me to explain.