Pantry
My Newly Reorganized Pantry
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/14/2015 | 1 Comment
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Like the Sriracha and red wine vinegar on my baking shelf. Clearly that’s where those go, right? I mean, obviously that’s where I should look for them the next time I need them for a recipe.

Yeah, not so much.

Clearly it was time to rethink the way the pantry was organized. And by “rethink” I mean, “make it so painfully obvious where things go, so Mom won’t be tempted to eat anyone.”

So, that’s how I came to reorganize the pantry instead of making dinner. What can I say? Families who keep their pantries neat and orderly get homemade Pad Thai for dinner. Families who don’t get cereal.

Now, I’ve seen lots of pantry redos on the web where everything is in matching containers and looks like it jumped off the page of a magazine, but spoiler alert: this isn’t that kind of redo. Frankly, the thought of forking over the money for 30 matching containers pains me. So, this is the kind of redo that happens when you decide you’re going to fix things using just what you have on hand.

Ready to see how things turned out? Take a look.

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Pond Liner
Free Pond. You Haul
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/13/2015 | 1 Comment
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Last summer, we scored a free pond liner at a yard sale. It’s been sitting in the garage awaiting the day we have the time and money to install it in the backyard.

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Crocheted Afghan
My Finally-Got-Out-of-the-House Finds
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/06/2015 | 2 Comments
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The weather has kept us cooped up the last couple weeks, but we finally got out to do some thrifting today. We started with our favorite church rummage sale. Then, we made our rounds to all the thrift stores. And man did we find some killer deals. Here are the highlights:

Popcorn Maker

A mini movie theatre popcorn maker for $2. We host a lot of backyard movies, so this will definitely get put to good use.

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Washi Tape
Let’s Talk Trash
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/05/2015 | 9 Comments
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I’ve shown you many of the things that we’ve rescued from other people’s curb piles over the years, but I haven’t shown you what we rescue from our own trash. And that’s as much a part of how we save money. So, let me take you through some of the things that we’ve deemed too good to throw out, and I’ll show you how we use them.

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