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[23 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,408 views]
Get Mystery Packages for $1 a Day with Bobcat in a Box

This was just too interesting of an idea not to give it a try, so Heather and I are both trying out a fun new subscription mail service called Bobcat in a Box.  Based on an XKCD comic strip, Bobcat in a Box is a bot that finds items on eBay and other ecommerce sites that cost $1 or less with free shipping, and sends you …

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[22 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on 10 Free Typographical Embroidery Patterns | 816 views]
10 Free Typographical Embroidery Patterns

I love typographical art, and these embroidery patterns combine typography with beautiful graphics. Which one is your favorite?

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[21 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 796 views]
Tutorial: Despicable Me Inspired Valentine Nails

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner- and if you’re anything like me, that means lots of cute themed nail designs to celebrate the season. These adorable minion themed nails are not only incredibly easy, but quite the conversation starter as well. If you’re looking for a simple Valentine’s Day design, check out these heart nails from last year. With a bit of creativity and …

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[20 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Penguin Valentine Holder from a Milk Container | 751 views]
Tutorial: Penguin Valentine Holder from a Milk Container

This sweet little penguin craft is a project that has served me well over the years.  I came up with the idea over 15 years ago when my apartment complex held a balcony decorating contest.  The grand prize:  one month free rent.  As a cash strapped newlywed, I needed to come up with a winning idea that wouldn’t cost much to make.  I came up …

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[18 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Lavender Exfoliating Soap | 1,218 views]
Tutorial: Lavender Exfoliating Soap

This project uses a cut-up bath scrubbie to add a built-in exfoliator to each bar, and it also gives them a fun and distinctive look.

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[17 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Beaded T-shirt Wrap Bracelet | 1,423 views]
Tutorial: Beaded T-shirt Wrap Bracelet

Don’t throw away those stained or holey t-shirts – there are so many things that you can do with the fabric!  We’re big fans of t-shirt yarn around here, but you don’t have to be a knitter or a crocheter in order to use it.  In fact, this is a project that anyone can do!  Recycle an old t-shirt into a stylish wrap bracelet by …

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[16 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Video: Dollar Tree Valentine’s Day Haul | 1,418 views]
Video: Dollar Tree Valentine’s Day Haul

It’s time for a season change on the shelves at Dollar Tree again – this time to another of my favorites, Valentine’s Day!  I went shopping this week looking for some Valentine-y goodies and came back with a couple bags of lovely things, plus a couple of other non-Valentine items that I also had to have.  Watch the video to see what I got and …

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[15 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 2,519 views]
Tutorial: Coffee Filter Roses

There are a zillion ways to make paper flowers – one of our favorite methods is this simple process using coffee filters! This is a great project for budget wedding decor, or cheap decor for your house, since coffee filters come in large packages for cheap.

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[13 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Give Your Boots a Fuzzy, Metallic Makeover! | 918 views]
Give Your Boots a Fuzzy, Metallic Makeover!

I love to wear boots! I bought an inexpensive pair of boots last winter that turned out to be crazy comfortable. Unfortunately, because they *were* cheap, the upper started to fall apart. Rather than give up on my favorite boots, I decided to update them. With a little paint and a bit of Cuddle fabric, my boots look new again!

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[12 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 2,758 views]
10 Valentine’s Day Teacher Gifts that Teachers Actually Want

Instead of spending money on Valentine’s Day teacher gifts that are just going to get regifted, give your kid’s awesome teachers something they will love and keep!

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[11 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,812 views]
Make a Recycled T-shirt Cat Tent

Do you have any kitties?  I have three of them, and I bet they would all absolutely love one of these!  Jessi from Practically Functional used an empty box, a wire coat hanger, and a t-shirt to create this adorable recycled cat bed.  You could even add a pillow on the inside for extra comfort – though one of my cats loves sleeping on cardboard …