Author: Kayla K

Thrifty Threads Messy Kitchens

Thrifty Threads Messy Kitchens

Today’s thrifty threads post comes to you from my classroom where it is VERY hot. Today I am wearing: Chiffon-embellished t-shirt from Anne Taylor LOFT via thrift, $4 Dark denim pencil skirt from Banana Republic via thrift, $4 I have accessorized with a gray pearl necklace ($1) and a braided white belt...

What to eat when you forget your lunch

What to eat when you forget your lunch

Halfway through my commute this morning I realized that I forgot my lunch.  I had really been looking forward to leftovers of pasta primavera, too!  Luckily my desk at work is well stocked with fridge-free lunches.  I have only 20 minutes for lunch so leaving work is nearly impossible.  When...

Apartment Patio Garden Harvest

Apartment Patio Garden Harvest

In my head, summer is over when I go back to school.  I forget that gardens still have a lot of growing to do!  My little garden has made more progress in the last week than in the last month, it seems. We’re still in a drought but the rain...

DIY Silk Wedding Flowers

DIY Silk Wedding Flowers

I got to make another checkmark on my long wedding preparation list: Flowers! The quote I received from the florist was very reasonable.  But it was still more than $400 for just wedding party flowers.  I decided to go with silk flowers. For $110 at Micheal’s I purchased flowers and...

Balanced Healthy Lunch Bowls

Balanced Healthy Lunch Bowls

The week is finally here!  Tomorrow is a teacher work day and Tuesday is the first day with students. Getting back to school is always a busy and stressful time.  I am attempting to ease the transition by planning meals ahead. Bringing lunch to school is definitely the most inexpensive option,...

National Thrift Shop Day

National Thrift Shop Day

…okay, so yesterday was National Thrift Shop Day.  But really, every day is a great day to visit a thrift shop. I enjoyed this article from Mother Nature Network.  The article pulls tips from several other articles for newbie thrifters.  My favorite advice has to do with handling the idea...

How to Make Money Designing Knit and Crochet Patterns

How to Make Money Designing Knit and Crochet Patterns

Since reviewing Stacey Trock’s book Crocheted Softies, I have become quite a fan of her site and blog, Fresh Stitches.  In addition to writing books and contributing to magazines, Stacey also sells patterns in PDF format. I was very excited to hear her recent interview on CraftyPod detailing how she...

Look beyond frugal food blogs for frugal recipes

Look beyond frugal food blogs for frugal recipes

If you are looking for frugal recipes, the most obvious action is to Google search “Frugal Recipes.”  However, depending on your goal, you may consider alternate sources.  I’ve listed a few of my favorite blogs for you to peruse next time you you want to cook up something new. When...

And so begins the school year!

And so begins the school year!

Today my long summer draws to a close. I am entering the alternate universe also known as The School Year. Well-written posts may be a stretch, but I’ll do my best to check in on occasion. In the meantime I encourage you to follow me on… Facebook Twitter Pinterest …as...