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baked apples

Make Baked Apples with Walnuts and Raisins

 It’s a gloomy looking Monday in Portland, and my little lady is under the weather. We’re both in need of   Read More »

homemade stain remover

The Tightwad Try-Alls: DIY Laundry Stain Remover

 I was in the mood for science. Well, my version of science. More accurately, I was in the mood to   Read More »

balloon topiary

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No more duck lips or half your arm in the frame! Check out these helpful tips for self-portraits! via Shrimp   Read More »

valentine mad lib

Free Valentine Mad Lib Printable

 Mad Libs are fun. Every.Single.Time. Even as an adult I’m delighted by them. As a parent, I love using them   Read More »

valentines day stencil shirt

Easy Heart Stencil T-shirt Craft

Have you discovered the wonders of freezer paper yet? Freezer paper can easily be ironed onto fabric, and makes the   Read More »

super boy poster

Make a Personalized Newspaper Poster for Under $3

 THIS, dear friends, is why I spend (way too much) time on Pinterest. Because where else can you come across   Read More »

activity bags

Make Crafting Activity Bags

 Projects like this are what keep me rushing back to the dollar store! This is exactly the kind of incredibly   Read More »

chicken enchilada quiche

Make Chicken Enchilada Quiche

 Yesterday I told you all about starting your own freezer meal swap group and promised to share my favorite swap recipe.   Read More »

freezer meal swap

Tightwad Try-Alls: How to Organize a Freezer Meal Swap

A few years ago I was invited to be part of a freezer meal swapping group. I had never heard   Read More »

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This might be a great gift idea for your fella this Valentines day if he takes his lunch to work.   Read More »