Author: Kayla K

KAYLA FINISHES A SWEATER!

KAYLA FINISHES A SWEATER!

Okay, a baby sweater. But STILL! This shouldn’t be a big deal.  Especially for someone who’s been knitting for more than ten years, who likes challenges, cables, and color changes.  But I have a very short attention span.  I’ve knit a lot of socks and mittens without matches, scarves that...

Simple Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Simple Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Fall is officially here in Iowa with blustery winds and temperatures in the 50’s projected for the rest of the week.  Time to break out the soup recipes! There’s nothing better than hot soup on a cold day except hot soup that’s waiting for you when you get home.  I...

A Visit From My Favorite Boys

A Visit From My Favorite Boys

Friday night was very busy at work (hooray!) and because I got out a little later than expected I didn’t feel like walking home alone.  I knew Spencer would be coming into town around 10:30 that night so I called and asked him to pick me up.  No car came...

How I Track My Spending

How I Track My Spending

As a requirement for my Personal and Family Finance class I had to track my spending for a month. Luckily for me, I already know this trick.  Keeping a record of where my money goes makes me more aware and helps me make goals. To track my spending I write...

McDreamy? McElectric!

McDreamy? McElectric!

So, Grey’s Anatomy premiered last night.  Probably one of the best hours of my week.  I, like the rest of the women in America, may have a teeny crush on McDreamy… But I MUCH prefer my McElectric! My very own heartthrob is living far, far, away finishing his electrical apprenticeship...

Thrifty Threads: New With Tags

Thrifty Threads: New With Tags

I had to cut the tags off my skirt before I wore it today. Not because I bought it new of course.  I found this Merona skirt with tags at Goodwill for $3.00.  It is a great addition to my teacher wardrobe. I wore my new skirt to my practicum...

Soy Flour as Egg Substitute in Baking

Soy Flour as Egg Substitute in Baking

Living with a lacto-vegetarian has given me a great incentive to try soy flour as an egg substitute in baking.  I was curious after reading about it in the Tightwad Gazette.  When I purchased the soy flour at HyVee the package recommended combining 1 tablespoon flour and 1 tablespoon water to...

Using Yogurt With Indian Food

Using Yogurt With Indian Food

Friday morning I post about how my yogurt is going to waste, and Friday night I find a use for it.  My roommates got together for some Indian food.  It was great, but very spicy.  Someone suggested using plain yogurt for dipping, and of course I had some handy!  Yogurt is...

Food (Almost) Waste(d) Friday

Food (Almost) Waste(d) Friday

I like to check in on The Frugal Girl occasionaly because it’s a fun blog to read.  She’s always posting great recipes with beautiful pictures.  One regular fixture to her blog is food waste Fridays.  She takes a picture of all of the food that has gone to waste over...

The Not-So-Nerdy Way to Hem Jeans

The Not-So-Nerdy Way to Hem Jeans

I’m in need of some shorter-inseam jeans to wear with comfortable shoes for walking I’ve been doing around campus. I have avoided hemming what I have because hemmed jeans look so nerdy.  I remembered hearing a friend say she only buys jeans at the Buckle because they hem jeans for...