Tag Archives: frugal

Saving a cardigan for later: Recycled sweater project

Woah, it has been a while since my last update on here. Sometimes life gets in the way of the simple living. I never meant to step away for so long but I am glad to be back! I wanted … Continue reading

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Frugal Gardening 2012: Sprouts Edition

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was busy preparing for garden season 2012. I had planted seeds in starting pots and was eagerly waiting for them to get bigger. Over the last few weeks they sure have grown! … Continue reading

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Frugal Gardening 2012: Sprouts Edition

Last week I talked about seed starting in 2012, and this week I am happy to report that we have sprouts! Not ready to call them full fledged seedlings yet, but I always get overly ecstatic about the first green … Continue reading

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Paper Mache I: Recycled Bowl

I have been obsessed interested craft projects using recycled newspaper in recent months and somehow managed to leave out the entire classic craft medium of paper mache. Paper mache is an incredibly versatile and fun craft medium because it is … Continue reading

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Lemon Poppy Seed Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

    Sometimes I just crave something sweet and cold for a treat. I don’t typically keep ice cream on hand for a few different reasons (mostly because if I have it, I eat it, and then I don’t have … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to love winter

When the temperature drops, and the roads get icy it is easy to start feeling down about the season. Especially that stretch after Christmas when there doesn’t seem to be anything to look forward to. Never fear, there are more … Continue reading

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Recycled paper valentine crafts: Heart garland

When it comes to holiday crafts in general I like easy ones. This heart garland for Valentine’s Day is not only easy, but the end result is simple & elegant. It works great as a Valentine’s Day craft for children, … Continue reading

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Crafty afternoon results

I will be back tomorrow with a more detailed crafting post, but I wanted to show off the results from my crafty afternoon. I spent some time with a friend on Saturday making paper flowers inspired by these two pins … Continue reading

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Five simple living concepts to love in 2012

With the start of the New Year many people do retrospectives (uhm), and others set goals (guilty). I thought I would pair these things with some predictions, or at least wishes, for 2012. These are simple living concepts that I … Continue reading

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Easy homemade guacamole recipe

Since a few weeks ago I talked about making black beans and rice and the photo conveniently had a big dollop of guacamole on top, I thought I would share with you how we like to make guacamole. We always, … Continue reading

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