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All Things Thrifty: Mom’s Ultimate Survival Kit

16 Mar

My purse is a mess! Stage 4 pack rat purser! I have random things that I just KNOW I’m going to need while out and about some day so I don’t take them out of my purse. It’s an adventure just digging through my purse to find a pen, or Kleenex, etc. I’ve seen those […]

Draft Cover Tutorial

9 Mar

This winter was brutal! Freezing rain and wind. I’ve mentioned it before, a co-worker of mine *GAVE* me a (BRAND NEW) sewing machine the day before 3 consecutive snow days. AH-mazing. So I got busy and made some draft covers for my brother in law’s cold, drafty apartment (and then I’m making some for me!). […]

Baby Towel Apron

3 Mar

My little girl has out grown her Hooded Baby Towels and I’m too cheap to go out and buy bigger ones. Seriously, why can’t she use the same size ones as mom and dad? I’ll tell you why, because juggling a baby and an over sized towel is a handful! Here’s my simple solution: Take […]

This Mabey House: Clothing Refashion

22 Feb


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Hi, I’m Mandy and I’m tall. Not real tall, but tall. 5’10 (or more. Sh.) and pants are hard to buy. Even most brands that advertise “tall” mean, almost tall. Occasionally, after several washes my pants decide to shrink. I used to just donate my pants, but now! NOW! I can turn them into a […]

Canvas Table Runner

6 Feb

Once again I’ve found something to add to my “i wish” list… as in, I wish I had a sewing machine. Annnnd to add to it, this one is also a “i wish i had a dining room table” so I have somewhere to put this awesome table runner! Someday, when we’re out of “Student […]

T-Shirt Baby Bibs

6 Dec

With my little one getting to experiement with new foods, we go through bibs SO fast! And I have to be honest, I’m getting really tired of the terry cloth generic “My Mommy Loves Me” and “Daddy’s Princess” bibs. Better Life Blog hopped over to A Little Tipsy with their tutorial on how to make […]

Sweater Stocking

28 Nov

Growing up, my extended family all had a tradition of having my Aunt Cory make each family member a stocking. I am in love with the keepsake I grew up with and always have my eye out for anyone who hand knits similar stockings in hopes that someday I can carry on the look and […]

Coffee Cozy

4 Nov

My closest friends and I are huge Starbucks junkies. Not even for the coffee, ironically, but just for the chocolate drinks and the atmosphere of sitting and chatting. When I found Robin over at All Things Hearts and Homes has a tutorial on how to make Coffee Jackets  or otherwise known as Coffee Cozy, I immediately […]