Homemade Cold Remedy

September 17, 2014 0 Comments
Homemade Cold Remedy

As the seasons begin to change and fall approaches slowly, I always catch a pretty nasty cold. Despite my best efforts (hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and vitamin C!), it’s practically inevitable. Of course, there are the classics cures, like chicken noodle soup and steam showers, but when a really nasty bug strikes, thinking outside the […]

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Curing Clutter

September 3, 2014 0 Comments
Curing Clutter

Simply put, a home full of clutter literally clutters up my brain. I can’t think clearly if I have a pile of clothes laying around or a sink full of dishes. This often poses a problem because I also happen to loathe throwing things away or wasting anything. I’m not about to appear on the […]

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A Lazy Labor Day Treat

August 28, 2014 0 Comments
A Lazy Labor Day Treat

This weekend will be a bittersweet one. The sweet part? It’s Labor Day and that means there are 24 blissful hours to soak in the sun, spend time with family, and relax. The bitter part? This weekend marks the unofficial end to summer. I can almost hear the sound of snow plows echoing in the […]

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Brown Bag It!

August 24, 2014 0 Comments
Brown Bag It!

Every single day throughout elementary school, my mom would pack homemade lunches for my brothers and I. The lunches were pretty basic; typically consisting of half-frozen ham sandwiches, some variety of low-fat crackers, and an apple, but I still loved them! They tasted much better than whatever mystery meat was being served to the hot […]

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DIY Flower Wreath

August 13, 2014 0 Comments
DIY Flower Wreath

One of the great pleasures of spending the summer ┬áin Minnesota is getting to enjoy fresh flowers. They are fleeting beauties, gone just as fast as they came, yet they are absolutely stunning while they last. Displaying fresh flowers in a vase works, but it is not the most creative way to show off these […]

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Cute Pencils for Class

August 6, 2014 0 Comments
Cute Pencils for Class

It seems as though summer has only just begun, but “back-to-school” shopping signs and sales are already popping up around every corner! What gives?! Instead of fighting off the inevitable, I have decided to embrace the coming of fall with instructions for cute DIY pencils that are sure to turn heads on the first day […]

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Lunch on a Dime

July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Lunch on a Dime

The Glorious Mason Jar. Perhaps the most beloved item in any thrifty gal’s arsenal. From candle holders to makeshift water glasses, they have seemingly unending uses. There is also a certain whimsical, “shabby-chic” charm to mason jars. They just look like they belong on the set of “The Notebook” or something. My favorite part about […]

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Thrifty in Three

July 21, 2014 0 Comments
Thrifty in Three

While I hesitate to call her a full-blown sugar addict, I am confident writing that my mother is an absolute lover and admirer of all things chocolate, caramel, and covered in sprinkles. The woman loves sweets more than Desi loved Lucy. When I was growing up, her nightly bowl (or two) of vanilla bean ice […]

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Trash to Treasure

July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Trash to Treasure

There are few things in life I love more than getting something for nothing. Free samples, free giveaways, free tickets, free food–I’ll take them all! I also adore the idea of taking something out of the trash and making it into something useful and beautiful. This not only saves money in the long haul, but […]

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Summer Time Means Party Time

July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Summer Time Means Party Time

Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, OH MY! The warmer months practically beg for outdoor celebrations and libations. With dozens of parties, brunches, and cocktail parties to plan for, the cost of creative decorations sure can add up. Balloons are a cheap and accessible decoration that can really spice up the atmosphere at any party, but simply […]

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