Green Hack: Repair Vintage Furniture With Trash Picked Antique Wood

September 30, 2012 by  
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The first piece of furniture I ever purchased for myself was a 1920’s British Colonial armoire from India. I literally ate oatmeal for breakfast and lunch every day for three months so I could afford to buy it. Twenty years later it is still my favorite piece of furniture. The piece was obviously custom made […]

Alternative Lifestyle: My Second Hand Life Featured On The Jeff Probst Show

September 29, 2012 by  
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Last Wednesday I was a guest on Jeff Probst‘s new daytime talk show. The title of the show was “Could You Live Like That?” My segment is called “The Bride Who Spent $159 On Her Wedding.” Apparently the most notable aspect of my commitment to not buying new stuff, was the fact that I had […]

How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract Out Of Cheap Vodka

September 28, 2012 by  
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As I have mentioned before, Mr. Foxypants and I are ridiculously adept at getting free alcohol. Since our bar is already fully stocked with top shelf booze, there was no room in the liquor cabinet for the gigantic, half-filled jug of Absolut vodka that someone left behind at our last party. Usually, I use vodka […]

Free Knitting Pattern: How To Make A Mystery Stripe Scarf

September 3, 2012 by  
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I am a firm believer that stripes make everything cuter. Unfortunately, as a knitter, this generally means that weaving in all the loose ends of yarn takes longer than it does to actually knit the project. So I was so excited to discover the mystery stripe method, which uses self-striping yarn to create gorgeous, random, […]

Procraftination: The September OMFG DIY UFO Challenge

September 1, 2012 by  
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pro·craf·ti·nate (pr-krft-nt) v. pro·craf·ti·nat·ed, pro·craf·ti·nat·ing, pro·craf·ti·nates v.intr. To put off finishing handiwork because you’ve turned your beloved hobby into a chore. To postpone or delay the completion of craft projects to the point of stupidity. Are you a procraftinator? Are you haunted by U.F.O.’s (UnFinished Objects)? Does your studio or work space look like […]