Monthly Archives: October 2014

Wow Wednesday: DIY Rug Recipe

I know that it’s not Tuesday, but I thought you guys might want a recipe for a rug! It’s not edible, but it will look delicious on your floor. This “recipe” is modified from the Pinterest link below.

Ingredients:

• Old T-shirts
• Scissors

Procedure:

To make a T-shirt rag rug, all you have to do is cut your T-shirt into thin strips. Then, follow the instructions on the Pinterest photo. When you create a DIY rag rug, you are essentially crocheting your own rug. Once you have the technique down, you can make a bedspread, a pot holder, and even a decoration for your wall.


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Recipe Tuesday: Cabbage and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

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Don’t knock this recipe before you try it! Years ago, before I started eating cabbage, I always thought it was kind of bland and boring. But let me tell you, cabbage is delicious! Depending on how it’s cooked, it can taste creamy, it can be crunchy, and it can be a great side dish. Check out my recipe for cabbage and egg breakfast sandwiches.

Ingredients:

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Minimalist Monday: Take A Bus

When I was younger, I spent a lot of time with my grandmother, who always had the strangest things to say. Whenever we would do something bad or say something odd (“Hey Grandma, have you ever thought about skydiving), she would chuckle and say, “Oh! Take a bus.”

I’d like to propose that this idea is one that might help you calm down, get some exercise, and see something new. Instead of taking a bus, you should become a bus. Now, don’t go ahead and attach tires to your legs, but do get outside and start exercising! Become the person that you’ve always wanted to be. There’s no better time than now.
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Fun Friday: Swap Party

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Going with the money-saving theme this week, I wanted to talk a little bit about swap parties because, really, who doesn’t love shopping?

As I have said before, it is always a good idea to cut back and think before you buy, but sometimes you still want to acquire some new clothes or home goods. What better way to do that than with a swap party? Look at the ideas below to create a fun swap party with your friends and family. A swap party is exactly what it sounds like—a party where you trade gently worn items with friends and family.

1. Obviously, the first thing you need to do is pick a date. Saturday mornings are usually good for swap parties, but pick a day that works best with your friends.

2. Then decide what types of things you want to swap. Do you want it to be just clothes? How about baby products? Home goods? Decide what to swap and make a list so that your guests know what to bring.

3. Then you should start thinking about space. Where do you want to have the swap? If it is nice out, you can make a large batch of lemonade and set up some tables or towels outside. If you don’t have any towels, you could line the ground with old linen or clothes so that the clothes and swap items don’t get wet.

4. Next, you should create an e-invitation or paper invitation so that your friends know that the event is taking place. Make sure you let them know that this is a free swap event and if they bring items, they can take items.

5. On the day of the event, you will want to set everything up so that people can see the items. Every person should bring a bag or a box so that they can take their new items home with them. Spend a few hours going through the items and picking out ones that you need or ones that might fit your home. Then, when everyone is finished, package the rest of the items and take them to a donation center.

6. To follow up the event, you could see if your guests will share pictures of their “new items” in their new homes. If your friends really like it, this swap event might become a regular thing for you guys!

Good luck.

photo credit: throw her in the water via photopin cc

Pinterest Thursday: Money Busting

Because I’ve been talking about saving money this week, I wanted my Pinterest post to focus around that as well. Here are some awesome Pinterest posts that will help you save some money!

Make Yogurt

Now, yogurt isn’t a huge expense, but if you can learn to make it from home, you’ll save a bit of money. In addition, eating a healthy breakfast like a yogurt parfait can save you money by preventing you from eating out later. It is a win-win situation!


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