License To Craft

October 27, 2014 0 Comments
License To Craft

Finding a purpose for everything and seeing the beauty in ordinary items that one would normally toss in the trash: this is at the heart of what  it means to truly be thrifty! The power of the “thrift” became very clear to me when I made the biggest purchase I have ever made this past […]

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On Display

October 19, 2014 0 Comments
On Display

What do you get when you combine a scrap of cork board, an old picture frame, and dust them with a little pinch of imagination? A beautiful, custom-made earring holder, of course! Since I am a bit of a neat freak and a penny pincher to the core, I am always in search of cheap, […]

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Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies

October 12, 2014 0 Comments
Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies

Some people were born with the patience to spend all day in the kitchen, watching and waiting intently for a decadent chocolate cake to bake, an exquisite steak to roast, or a cheese soufflé to finally rise to gooey perfection. I am not one of these people. I prefer to spend as little time in […]

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Cheap Costumes

October 1, 2014 0 Comments
Cheap Costumes

Today marks the start of October! September is already in our rear view mirror. Don’t panic, but you only 30 days left to pick out the perfect Halloween costume. Last year, I had to work late on Halloween and definitely phoned in my costume, which was a black dress topped off with some cheap cat […]

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Halloween Hacks

September 25, 2014 0 Comments
Halloween Hacks

Hands down, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Candy corn, pumpkins, costumes- I can’t get enough of all of it! It’s a day that is about having fun and being goofy. It doesn’t require any gifts, preparation, or awkward family get-togethers. There is also nothing better than Halloween decorating. Come October, my apartment is blanketed in […]

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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  in 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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