Uses for Corn Cobs
Uses for Corn Cobs
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/06/2015 | 4 Comments
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I've been shucking, blanching and freezing lots of corn lately, and that got me thinking about the cobs. I don't really like to add them to our compost pile, since they take so long to break down, but throwing them away just feels wasteful. Were there other uses for them that I was overlooking? There...
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How to Recover a Lampshade
How to Recover a Lampshade
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/22/2015 | 3 Comments
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Thrift stores are full of lamps that are just begging for a makeover. I mean, take a look at this vintage lamp that I found at a thrift store a few months ago. I was immediately drawn to the color and the raised bamboo pattern. It just needed the right lampshade to bring it back...
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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...
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How to Get Free Hangers for Consignment Sales
Free Hangers for Consignment Sales
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/01/2014 | 1 Comment
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I'm busy getting ready for another kids' consignment sale, but really I've been getting ready for this sale since the last one. To avoid paying for hangers or giving away our "good" hangers, I'm always on the lookout for free kids' hangers. Here's how I manage to round up enough for each sale:
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Shower Cap Bowl Cover
New Uses for Shower Caps
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/23/2014 | 4 Comments
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When you stay in a hotel, you probably snag the shampoo and maybe even the coffee and tea, but I'm betting you leave those shower caps behind. Not me. I take them home, and use them for all sorts of things. Take a look:
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