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These are a fantastic treat to take to baby showers or tea parties. They would also make great additions to a cookie plate at Christmas time. They look so dainty and fancy---no one will ever guess how easy they are to make! Ingredients: * 1 package brownie mix, any variety* 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk* 8 ounces...
I have to admit that I am totally addicted to yard sale shopping. I've gone out every Saturday possible this summer and even recruited my sister to come along a few weeks ago. I just had to share pictures of my finds from the last two Saturdays. I didn't keep track of the total as closely this time, but...

Soft Pretzels

This recipe has quickly become a favorite at our house. They take almost no time to make, are extremely inexpensive, and we always have the ingredients on hand. Try them and you may never buy one from the place at the mall again!Ingredients1 1/4 cups water1 tablespoon yeast1/4 cup brown sugar4 + cups flourDipping Solution1/4 cup baking soda1 1/2...
I love scrapbooking, but I've always been on a really tight budget. I know plenty of people who spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on their supplies. That just isn't going to happen, so I've found ways to cut costs and even in the depths of poverty (aka grad school), I can still make cute pages. Here are...
This is a great project for beginners and the finished blankets are PERFECT for babies...just the right weight, soft, and bigger than the flannel swaddlers from the store so baby stays swaddled up tight. They are the blankets I use most for my babies! To make your own double-sided flannel baby blanket, you need one yard of flannel for the...
If you're a thrifty kind of person, may I suggest reading The Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn. I found a copy hidden in a far corner of my parent's study. I am sure it was a present from my well-meaning but slightly nutty (and award-winning "weird" gift-giving) Granny. But what else is a girl going to do while keeping...
When I got married, I received a strange set of ceramic dish thingeys from a great aunt. I had no idea what they were until my mom saw them and said, "You got ramekins? I am so jealous!" After learning their intended use, I have come to love my ramekins! I especially love making this recipe for molten lava...

Baby Shoes

My project for today...these adorable little "Robeez" style shoes for baby brother. I am so excited with how they turned out. I made shoes. How cool is that?! I think my husband was seriously doubting my ability, so it's always nice to prove him wrong. haha. I used the online tutorial at http://stardustshoes.blogspot.com and then added my own flair...
Here's a project I "completed" a few months ago...I am still adding to it and changing things, so I guess it will never be done, but you know what I mean. I made this quiet book for my daughter to take to church. Some of the pages are religious, some aren't. Some ideas are original, some aren't. This is...
Lately I've seen so many adorable bags/purses on Etsy and different websites that I just had to make one myself. I found these cotton fabrics in my mom's fabric stash (thanks mom!) and knew they would be so cute paired with red. I think this may be my favorite color combination on the planet (until tomorrow when I like...