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All Things Thrifty

All Things Thrifty
My kids LOVE this brown rice recipe. But, before I give details, you have to know that it is actually NOT brown rice. It is white rice, but since it is brown when you make it, my kids call it brown rice. It is definitely delicious, I can attest to that. Ingredients needed: 1 1/2 c.

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Decorating with Books {How to recover books with paper} I am obsessed with decorating with books lately. I am decorating above my kitchen cabinets right now and I’m using books in several spots, and I’m totally digging it. I created these cute little books by taping decorative paper to the outsides. It was a super fast project, and they make me happy every time I look at them. {That signifies a successful project in my opinion.} All you need to complete this project yourself is:

Shop 'til you drop, but not a lot of dough If you need to build a wardrobe during this recession, it’s a task that can hit you right in the pocket of your low-rise jeans. "People don't want to give up on fashion, but they need to save money," says Constance White, style director of eBay. One answer: Buy used clothing at resale shops to fill your wardrobe gaps.

Creative Kismet » Blog Archive » little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. how to transfer a photo to fabric Did you know you can transfer photos to fabric without using iron-on sheets? I love this technique. It's simple to execute and the end results are really pretty. It's another method for hand printing! I made some fabrics the other day and used them to add pockets to one of my wool skirts.

Top 25 Interior Design & Furniture Blogs We scoured the web looking for the best interior design and furniture blogs, and below is what we found. From large multi-writer blogs like Moco Loco to more personal fare like Gaile Guevara, the below 25 blogs (plus 5 honorable mentions) are the cream of the design crop. 1. Design Sponge This style website is the cream of the crop – using a gentle and creative presentation, Design Sponge serves up multiple posts every day about home design, new and innovative products and tips on home living in a modern world. You will discover gems within every post, whether they discuss mini trends like ombre and glass lamps or give a detailed “before and after” description (complete with beautiful photos) of room and furniture redecoration.

Kitchen Signs {Made with my Silhouette} You know that I love my Silhouette and that I seriously use it all the time. Case in point? These adorable {and easy} kitchen signs… Ok so, after searching the Silhouette store for the images I wanted, I went to work! {The font used is called Mishka} I have a friend that recently became a single mom and is trying to keep her family safe from domestic violence. She's not getting the child support/alimony that was ordered and is working as many jobs as she can to provide for her kids. All other options have been exhausted. Her landlord gave her till last Monday to come up with the money for her June rent before giving her an eviction notice. Faux Metal Artwork I am so excited with my latest project. I have been saving paper towel and toilet paper towel rolls for about 2 months now. I finally had enough to do my craft.

DIY: Banana Republic Braided Neck Tee Shirt You still have until tomorrow, July 22 to enter my first blogiversary giveaway! Get your entries in! Have you guys heard of Pinterest? A Beautiful Mess: HOME TOUR Hi friends! I'm so happy to invite you in for a little tour of my laundry room! I've spent the last few months obsessing over this teeny tiny space. Weird, I know.