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Craftsters, Meet Thrifties.  Thrifties, Meet Craftsters.

Craftsters, Meet Thrifties. Thrifties, Meet Craftsters.

I started blogging in November of 2008 with thriftiness in mind.  I like to save money… what college student doesn’t?  But instead of frugal living by force, like most of my classmates, I revel in it.  Love, love, love me some thrifty! My thrifty ways are most pronounced in my...

Taco Biscuit Hotdish Recipe- Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Taco Biscuit Hotdish Recipe- Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Are you enjoying your Cinco de Mayo at home?  Here is a re-post of a recipe you can make with ingredients from your pantry.  Enjoy! When Spencer left for work this morning, he asked me to use up a pound of hamburger that was in the refrigerator.  I was a...

A Time-Capsule of Bad Habits

A Time-Capsule of Bad Habits

I am not the most organized person. In fact, I am a quite unorganized person. But, I am always improving.  I work hard to donate to Goodwill, buy less suff at Goodwill, and take better care of the stuff I have.  I have made an honest attempt to keep a...

Kayla K’s Happy Day

Kayla K’s Happy Day

This morning I was happily watching the Today show and enjoying my coffee at Spencer’s when I was happy to discover Gretchen Rubin!  I have looked at her blog on occasion and am always interested in what she has to say. Gretchen is the creator of the Happiness Project, which...

T Minus One Week to Summer Fun!

T Minus One Week to Summer Fun!

I have been uber busy this last week being a student and have had no time to spend money, much less tell you about how I saved it.  But I do have BIG news: Today I saw a hair-tie on the ground and did NOT pick it up.  The overall...

Watch “No Impact Man” Instantly on Netflix

Watch “No Impact Man” Instantly on Netflix

I was feeling super-productive yesterday, finishing up knitting projets and organizing papers, and logged on to Netflix for a documentary to “enrich” my experience.  I was so excited to find No Impact Man as an option for Instant Queue. I watched this DVD earlier this year and wrote a review...

Use Old Tights For Headbands

Use Old Tights For Headbands

One of the biggest concerns people have for me when I tell them about the Compact is, “What about headbands!?” I find it funny that this is the FIRST thing people think of… I used to go through about a pack of thick black hairbands (aka ponytails, in my house)...

This Is Why You Should Buy Classic Sunglasses…

This Is Why You Should Buy Classic Sunglasses…

Because you might join the Compact next year and will be caught with bug-eye glasses that really aren’t that fabulous anymore. I did not expect that joining the Compact would change my lifestyle.  I don’t like shopping (except at thrift stores) and I still get to go out to eat...

Frugal (Re)Fashion

Frugal (Re)Fashion

It was a gorgeous day on campus today… Perfect weather to wear my “new” skirt! Of course I did not actually buy something new.  This skirt is made from a pair of dress khakis that I initially purchased at my all-time favorite thrift shop, the Depot.  I got a little...

Free Coffee!

Free Coffee!

I like to go on little healthiness-spurts.  Like pretending that I do not drink coffee, for example. I totally drink coffee.  I just don’t buy it at the grocery store.  Rather, I have not bought it in the last month.  Thrifty logic would tell you to always make your coffee...