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young couple repurposing pallets and treehouse lumber for furniture

via Merrill her list making life.: Handy  

young couple repurposing pallets and treehouse lumber for furniture

1 year ago

September 2, 2012
link Quick, Cheap, Hot Breakfast Strategies

a great list from Carrie at Denver Bargains

1 year ago

August 29, 2012
link Yard Sale Montessori "Miracle"

Sometimes the contents of a yard sale are matched with exactly the right buyer.

1 year ago

August 23, 2012
link Choosing Between A Gift Or Dentist Appointments

Do you follow Money Saving Mom on Facebook? I enjoy the reader questions she throws out to her readers, who share great advice and ideas in return. To me, crowd-sourcing can be one of the best things about social media.

1 year ago

August 16, 2012
link Alternative to Angel Food Ministries

information about a new organization which provides discounted food boxes to anyone, rich or poor, without the fraud associated with Angel Food Ministries

1 year ago

August 15, 2012
link Making & Preserving Herbal Salts

Alice shares her method of making an herbal salt mixture. I’d like to try this for winter;  my herbs are the only plants which have flourished in this summer’s drought.

1 year ago

August 5, 2012
link Get Your Kids To Eat Their Vegetables

many positive strategies for talking to kids here

I have to say that watching Jamie Oliver and Masterchef online has been a palate-expanding experience for Andrew and me. (We don’t have cable TV for Food Network.)

1 year ago

August 5, 2012
photo The Wisdom of Experience |
“It’s funny, in this new modern world, that some of us are seeking the very same work our grandmothers gladly shook off like flour on a towel. “
a tribute to skilled homemaking and the woman who  taught her how

The Wisdom of Experience |

It’s funny, in this new modern world, that some of us are seeking the very same work our grandmothers gladly shook off like flour on a towel. “

a tribute to skilled homemaking and the woman who  taught her how

1 year ago

July 19, 2012
link Montessori Messy: The Playgroup: Saving Civilization, One Week at a Time

Great tips for organizing a playgroup, even when you don’t have enough space to host in your own home. My boys look forward to playgroup day more than any other activity!

1 year ago

July 7, 2012
photo Thrift at Home: “Economy and Grace” 
thoughts on the Tamar Adler book, An Everlasting Meal, cooking with economy and grace. I always enjoy the homey snapshots of life at this blog. 
My friend Sara strongly recommended this book as well. I am still on the library wait list!

Thrift at Home: “Economy and Grace” 

thoughts on the Tamar Adler book, An Everlasting Meal, cooking with economy and grace. I always enjoy the homey snapshots of life at this blog. 

My friend Sara strongly recommended this book as well. I am still on the library wait list!

1 year ago

June 29, 2012
link White Bean and Chard, Soybean and Cherry Tomato with Buttermilk Dressing, Summer Salad Recipes » Dinner: A Love Story

Rich man’s salad bar

Interesting combinations of produce to spice up your summer table.

1 year ago

June 26, 2012
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n the end, Ms. Cline hails the old-fashioned value of thrift: learning to sew, repair and restyle one’s clothing, all traits that can be practical in economically uncertain times. Changing our attitudes would mean weaning ourselves off of things like $15 dresses at Old Navy or a $5 tank top at H&M.

1 year ago

June 23, 2012
link 7 simple ways to help a friend move | Simple Mom

a brief but thoughtful list

1 year ago

June 6, 2012
link Make a Barbie Cake Part I-Making the Cake without a Mold | Frugal Upstate

Elise and I used these directions to bake a Snow White cake this weekend. Our doll was a bit too tall, as well, but we followed Jen’s advice with success. Kroger charges $40 for a Barbie cake, making the experiment well worth the mess!

1 year ago

June 3, 2012