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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget

Last Minute Christmas Decor – Part 1

I’ve had this candy cane vase pinned for ages and just got around to trying it this year.  (The pinned version can be found on Katie Brown Home Workshop.) Take a small cylindrical vase and place two rubber bands around it. (My vase is 3½” diameter X 4″ high.) Slip candy canes under the rubber bands all the way around…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Sewing

One Really Pretty Finish

Before I show you my one and only finish for the week (it’s a pretty one!), I would like to welcome all the new readers who have subscribed to Super Mom – No Cape over the past couple of weeks. Many of you have arrived here after seeing the link to my Prairie Point Star Tutorial on one of a…

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Budget Savers, Quilting, Sewing

Recovered Oven Mitts

Just under the wire for a Friday finish by taking part in Friday Night Sew In… I completed recovering a pair of oven mitts. Our old ones were rather the worse for wear. Now I suppose, I could have made a completely new pair. I have lots of fabric and Insul-brite (<-affiliate link) leftover from making hot pads for our son…

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Budget Savers, Sewing, Thrifting

It’s Done! It’s Done!

With all the secret Christmas sewing that is happening here, I only managed to finish one small project that I’m able share before gift opening day. But there is a really big finish that I’m just so happy about that I can’t stop smiling every time I look at it. I’ll start with the small finish. I’ve had a little…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget

Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor

Do you have candy leftover from Halloween? Or perhaps your kids collected more candy than they could possibly consume before Easter! Here’s a simple craft that will take that candy from Trick or Treat goody to Christmas party favor. You’ll need: Paper tubes (empty toilet paper rolls work great) Scraps of Christmas wrapping paper approximately 6″X6″ (15 cm X 15…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Uncategorized

Holiday Meals on a Budget

Every year around this time, for many people, the stress starts building about how to create the perfect holidays.  The ads are everywhere… newspapers, radio, TV and in the last several years on the Internet. If you’re on Pinterest your home feed is starting to fill up with photos of the perfect Christmas tree, the perfect holiday table setting, the…

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Budget Savers

People Throw Out the Most Amazing Things

I love my morning walks.  Not only are they good for my physical, emotional and mental health… they provide me with the most fun and interesting finds.  Remember the two chairs I found on the curb that had been put out for garbage pick up that Dave turned into one good chair. Well yesterday, I found something that still has…

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Budget Savers

One Good Chair from Two Broken Ones

A few weeks ago, while out for my morning walk, I found two wooden chairs sitting on the curb awaiting garbage pick up. The base of each chair was still perfectly fine but the backs of both had spindles missing and/or broken. I’ve been wanting a chair for our bedroom for Dave to hang his clothes on at night so…

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Budget Savers, Tips & Tricks Tuesday

Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Rescuing a Shower Puff

I’ve decided to add a fun new feature to the blog called Tips & Tricks Tuesday.  It may evolve into a weekly tip or trick or it may just end up being an occasional thing.  I’ll see how it goes.  And it could be about anything that I think might prove useful to someone… from sewing tips to cleaning tricks…

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Budget Savers, Sewing, Thrifting

PJs from Vintage Sheets

Our middle daughter has been coming to stay on the weekends and this past weekend she had Friday off making it a three day weekend for her.  On Thursday morning, she texted me to say that time had gotten away from her and she hadn’t been able to pack that morning and wouldn’t have time to go home after work,…

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