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33 Quarts Later…

33 Quarts Later…

Yesterday my mom and I worked to cater the county volunteer fire fighting meeting and also canned 33 quarts of salsa!  Our t-shirt aprons were no match for all of the mess, but I cringe to think of what I would look like without one. After a late night finishing...

Two-Minute T-Shirt Apron Tutorial

Two-Minute T-Shirt Apron Tutorial

It is Salsa and Fireman Food day at the Kramer house!  Mom is busy catering the county fire meeting and my siblings brought home 5 crates of tomatoes from their visit to my aunt and uncle’s house.  Makes for a very messy kitchen and busy day! When you know you...

Propagated Succulents

Propagated Succulents

In yesterday’s post I mentioned my excitement over my new south-facing window.  The view out is not great (a parking lot and the next apartment complex) but the light in is excellent!  South facing windows are the best for growing houseplants, including my new little succulent collection. I enjoy floral...

Five foods you must eat, and thrifty ways to get them

Five foods you must eat, and thrifty ways to get them

I had the Today show on this morning and stopped to watch a segment about five foods you must eat and their health benefits.  You can watch the clip online here, or you can browse my list with recipes! Cold Water Fish: The show suggested salmon but mackerel is also...

My Messy Desk Monday #1

My Messy Desk Monday #1

Welcome to my first weekly installment of My Messy Desk Monday!  A workspace can say a lot about someone.  Here is what my desk is saying today: My desk has a new setting this week because I moved recently.  My new bedroom has a nice little nook for the desk...

Toilet Humor

Toilet Humor

I am sometimes hesitant to do posts such as this because it toes the fine line between frugality and stinginess. However, I am quite proud of my new little invention and because I have my own bathroom in my new apartment no one will ever see it. So: Here it...

Free Knit Pattern: Double Brick Flip Dishcloth

Free Knit Pattern: Double Brick Flip Dishcloth

I’m having a great time with all of the garter stitches in my new-to-me vintage needlework book.  Like last week’s free pattern, this design is not difficult despite the double-bricks.  Slipped stitches and garter stitch keeps it simple.  Best of all, no ends to weave in! You will need cotton...

Something Nice

Something Nice

“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” In keeping with this advice I will not be blogging for a few days.   I am moving for the sixth time in my “adult” life and am quite cranky about it.  So I do not have very many nice...

It’s Okay To Skip a Shampoo

It’s Okay To Skip a Shampoo

No worries thrifty friends!  It is okay to: Insist on sugar-free yogurt but still weasel some Cosmic Brownies into your grocery cart (if you’re a server) to always pick change from the ground, but round up the change for your table because you are too busy to count coins To...