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How to: save money on your grocery bill

I know I am not alone in that I’ve drastically cut back on my spending in the past year. I’m much more careful about what and where I buy and if I don’t absolutely need it and love it, the item goes back on the shelf. While sometimes I miss the highs of a new …

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How to: flower arrangement

Is there anything better than a beautiful bunch of flowers? I’d argue no. I have somehow always had a knack with arrangements. Like anything, it’s only gotten better with practice. I did the arrangement here for a recent Holiday photo shoot and was super pleased with the results. It’s probably the nicest one I’ve ever …

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Money magnets – a cheap and chic project

I’m a collector. Doesn’t that sound so much nicer that hoarder? But as my collections grow, hoarding is really more accurate of a title. I collect vintage glass advertising ashtrays. I continue to buy them and I have no where to put them (I also don’t smoke, but that’s a whole other story). The shelf …

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Bottle cap folk art project

What do you do when your husband drinks a lot of beer? A LOT of beer (ok, and you too.) You get crafty! The above 2′ x 1′ ft box of beer bottle caps sits in our garage, right next to the fridge, right under the bottle opener. As it filled for the first time …

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How to: Green Gift Wrapping

Up to your elbows in gift-wrapping yet? Putting it off to the last minute? It seems like people either love or hate the ritual of wrapping holiday gifts and I am squarely on the side that absolutely loves it. I inherited this from my Mom, one the best gift wrappers I’ve ever seen. (She gained …

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