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  • Brownies In A Jar

    Like everybody, I have some favourite recipes I bake up every year for Christmas.  I’ve always loved giving gifts of food but it’s not always practical to give ready-made things unless you know that it will be eaten right away, especially at this time of year when everyone is baking and giving baking away.  One of my solutions is to make up “Brownies in a Jar” as a long-lasting substitute for a lovely homemade baked gift. It works as a perfect hostess gift because it looks beautiful, but also is very practical and easy to whip up any time. It’s especially great for those that love homemade baking but don’t normally keep ingredients on hand to do it themselves. 

  • Princess Curtains From Bed Sheets

    BooBear has been going through a fairytale stage lately and I thought of an easy present to make for her that she will really like. It’s a princess canopy for her bed. I talked to Grampa about my idea, and he said he would be happy to help me out. We waited until she did an overnight sleepover at one of her friends to surprise her.

  • Milk Jug Halloween Decorations


    Of course, you've been saving your milk jugs haven't you? Because there are just so many useful things that you can do with them and Halloween is a great reason to get creative!

  • Help Thrift Stores Recycle

    I’ve been volunteering at the “New To You” second hand store in town for years now and thought I should take the time to explain what a worthwhile and important function these second hand stores play in our communities.  The one I volunteer at actually donates all of their proceeds to a local mental health charity that helps people in need.Of course there are the obvious benefits of providing access to slightly used but very useful unwanted items to people and families who might not otherwise be able to afford them.
  • Clever Home Storage Ideas

    My King and I were brainstorming the other day about how to get even more out of the storage capacity in our already crowded home.  It’s just as the kids grow up and need more and more things we’re finding clutter like sports equipment and school projects, appearing in places where it had accumulated before and the answer from the kids is always the same: “I don’t know where to put that stuff.” 
  • Gardening With Milk Jugs

    Over the winter I had been rescuing all of the 4-liter milk jugs from the recycling bin. Recycling is a great thing to do with milk jugs of course, but I just couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to have plenty of useful plastic containers to help me with my gardening this spring, and all for free! Let me pass some on my ideas on to you and see you find them useful too.

  • Tie Dye For (Part 2)

    Well, Teresa and I made 5 shirts last night and they are setting right now, so since I have so much time on my hands I figured I’d finish this blog.

  • Tie Dye For (Part 1)

    You liked my faded jeans blog so well that here is another great idea for the hippy-hip kids who want a thrifty way of saving that stained t-shirt and giving it a whole new look by tie-dying it.

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