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How To Get $1000 In Designer Shoes For Free. Well, Okay. $1.23 With Tax.

How To Get $1000 In Designer Shoes For Free. Well, Okay. $1.23 With Tax.

I was dropping off clothes today at my favorite consignment store when I noticed a rack of designer shoes that had been discounted to $2 per pair. I had $14 in trade credit, so I could potentially “buy” seven pairs of shoes for $1.23 in sales tax. All of the $2.00 shoes are either brand […]

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Green Gift Guide: Can You Create an Heirloom Baby Gift That Is Luxurious & Practical For $8?

Green Gift Guide: Can You Create an Heirloom Baby Gift That Is Luxurious & Practical For $8?

Yes. Yes you can. Zero Dollar Hipster Baby Sweater hand knit from a free pattern using leftover yarn and buttons from other projects: $0 Used but pristine Tupperware container: $5 Used tissue paper (ironed flat): :$0 Used orange silk ribbon: $0 Sterling Silver Baby Spoon purchased at a garage sale: $3 Total Cost: $8 When […]

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Green Gift Guide: Free Books For A Year

Green Gift Guide: Free Books For A Year

The battle for shelf space is a constant one at Dinky Manor. Although I generally try and keep a grip on things by checking out library books, since my job pretty much consists of reading, good books are always finding a way into my house, and end up getting stacked up on every available horizontal […]

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Luxecycle: Unwind With Knitting By Harvesting A Handmade Sweater For Yarn

Luxecycle: Unwind With Knitting By Harvesting A Handmade Sweater For Yarn

I just spent the last hour unravelling a sweater vest I made seven years ago so I could harvest the yarn for another project. I know. I know. My April Crafty Crap Challenge is to complete as many unfinished sewing and knitting projects as I can, not add to my yarn stash. But one of […]

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Free Knitting Pattern + Leftover Yarn=The Zero Dollar Hipster Baby Sweater

Free Knitting Pattern + Leftover Yarn = The Zero Dollar Hipster Baby Sweater

There are very few worse examples of my OCD than my knitting stash. I have a really hard time getting rid of yarn. And by yarn I mean any piece of spun fiber that is longer than twelve inches. And by really hard time I mean never. As a result my crafty crap bureau is […]

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Second Hand Wedding: My Free 14k Gold Wedding Band!

Second Hand Wedding: My Free 14k Gold Wedding Band!

I’ve always admired the wedding band of my friend Laura. Like most Italian ladies I know, Laura wears a simple, 2mm gold band, instead of a diamond, as her wedding ring. I love the practicality of her ring. It’s so plain that she can sleep in it, weed the yard in it, and travel without […]

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March Madness: The Compact Free Stuff Edition

March Madness: The Compact Free Stuff Edition

I have been a member of an environmental movement called The Compact for five years. The core idea of The Compact is to step away from the consumer grid and not buy anything new for one calendar year. Food, cleaning products, and medication are obvious exemptions, but all other material goods like cars, clothing, and […]

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