Author: Kayla K

This Is Why I Love Public Transportation:

This Is Why I Love Public Transportation:

Because today I can: 1. Leave my car stuck in the snow a little longer which means I can: 2. Put off buying a snow shovel for another day and also 3. Not pay for a tow truck to come and save me when I slide into a snowbank, or...

Dollar Bill Bow Origami

Dollar Bill Bow Origami

I often comment (ahem, complain) to my mom that my siblings treat me like a sweet old aunt as opposed to a fun partner-in-crime.  Probably because I do things like this: What, I take crappy pictures with my digital camera? No, I send cash in cards for special occasions. In...

Goodwill Goldmine: Designer Purses

Goodwill Goldmine: Designer Purses

Yes, designer purses.  Plural.  Dooney and Bourke, vintage, mint condition.  There were three, I bought two because I didn’t want to be too greedy.  This is not the right attitude for thrift shopping, I know.  I should put my sharp elbows to good use, but was just feeling too nice. ...

Thrifty Threads Thursday: Sweater Accessories

Thrifty Threads Thursday: Sweater Accessories

I am so excited for my new black v-neck sweater from Old Navy.  It is very comfy and will be versatile too.  I spent $20 for it, which is not bad, but more than I spent on everything else combined.  My cordoroy skirt was $3.00, the collared shirt was $3.50,...

Blogger Quilt Festival

Blogger Quilt Festival

Hooray! A quilt festival.  Truth is, I don’t finish quilts often but I love to design.  This is one of my creations: This full-size quilt features 9 12″ T-shirt panels surrounded by coordinating fabric to create a t-shirt shape.  Bias rectangles helped me make the sleeves.  I used my shirts from...

Simple Crocheted Necklace With Beads

Simple Crocheted Necklace With Beads

Samster Mommy is a blog that I just love. She makes the best high-end-inspired jewelry. When I read her stuff I always think, “Hey, I could do that!” So when a nice lady came into work the other night wearing a beaded crocheted necklace I thought, “Hey, I can do...

Recycle T-Shirts To Make Cloth Diapers

Recycle T-Shirts To Make Cloth Diapers

As mentioned in an earlier post, my mom and little sister are layette-making machines.  They transformed flannel sheets into 149 cloth diapers in one weekend.  Now I’m not quite that amazing, but once upon a time I rescued 12 shirts from Spencer’s Goodwill bin and made 12 cloth diapers.  Mom...

Oh How I Wish I Had a Compost Bin…

Oh How I Wish I Had a Compost Bin…

Or a garden to use the compost, for that matter.  Look at all of this food that will go into the garbage… But if you are one of the lucky people in the world who lives a real life beyond college apartment living, I found a great compost bin for...

Thanks, Hunny for Spending Money

Thanks, Hunny for Spending Money

Sometimes I get so occupied saving money that I forget to spend.  I knew that I needed new wiper blades for my car, but the ones I had worked okay… and I just didn’t make buying new ones a priority. Luckily Spencer did make it a priority.  One bright sunny...

Crocheting for a Cause

Crocheting for a Cause

I’ve recently discovered the joys of “real yarn.” Where I grew up my yarn selections were limited to Red Heart from Walmart.  Later on I used Vanna’s Choice, which is nicer but still acrylic.  After discovering yarn shops with luxurious fibers I’ll never go back to acrylic yarn again.  But...