Author: Kayla K

Goodwill Score: Bodum French Press Coffee Maker

Goodwill Score: Bodum French Press Coffee Maker

Long, long ago I wrote a post about the long term cost of purchasing items on credit. When I was in college I took out the whole federal student loan that was offered to me.  In hindsight I wish I had picked up a few more shifts.  The purchases I...

What I’m Reading Now

What I’m Reading Now

Amazon.com Widgets You know you’re a teacher when you have a summer reading list. Most teachers I know love to read but we have no extra time during the school year. One of my professors told us that we should always be reading three books: Fiction, non-fiction, and a classic. ...

Free “Plarn” Crochet Pattern: Tony’s Toy Tote

Free “Plarn” Crochet Pattern: Tony’s Toy Tote

Despite his torn ACL, I promise my dog is happy and healthy.  Not that you would know it from pictures: He was not very excited about getting photographed with his new toy tote.  Eventually he just rolled over and fell asleep.  He needs a nice long run to lift his...

Hello, There!

Hello, There!

Oh, common.  You knew I couldn’t stay away for long. Turns out I am thrifty to the core.  Most people that I interact with on a daily basis are not.  I NEED you guys to keep me motivated!  It is good to have kindred spirits out there somewhere. Since you...

Gosling Crossing

Gosling Crossing

This really happened: I was on a walk and saw this goose walking down the street with her goslings.  It was the cutest darn thing ever! Also following her was a trail of people with cameras.  I did not have a camera so my phone sufficed. This little episode really...

My First Farmer’s Market

My First Farmer’s Market

Although I have always been a happy patron of farmer’s markets, today was my first time as a vendor. I set up a little shop on my drying rack selling plastic totes, recycled sweater beanies, and vintage sheet baby quilts.  Even more important than the money I made (and I...

Free Crochet Pattern: Quick Crochet Shell Anklet

Free Crochet Pattern: Quick Crochet Shell Anklet

Have I ever mentioned how much I hate shopping? I hate shopping. I am very self-concious of my shape.  It is very fourteen-year-old-boy-ish.  My attempts at looking “feminine” generally end in me looking “drag.” I was very proud of myself yesterday.  I purchased two cute little Calvin Klein dresses to...

Carrot Top Ferns

Carrot Top Ferns

Last week I visited one of my favorite blogs, Whole Food on a Budget. Christy linked to this blog post about how to regrow food scraps into more food or decorative houseplants.  These carrot tops were leftovers from our breakfast appetizer catering project. They are about a week old.  I...

Now and then we like to play this guitar together…

Now and then we like to play this guitar together…

Unfortunately there is no audio for this picture as my siblings Karl and Kalissa are quite talented. My drums were not terrible but I don’t think I’ll be invited on tour. Seriously, these kids are the next Jack and Meg. Surely you have heard Gotye’s song. However, I heard Walk...