Pretty cookies on pretty Christmas pedestals you can make for pennies.

Potluck pedestals

It takes like ten minutes to throw together these little pedestal dishes. Anyone can do it, and they cost next to nothing. Find out how!

Chicken stock in liquid and solid form

Stock talk

Picture it. You’ve just enjoyed a spectacular roast chicken dinner. You sit back, your eyes glassy with contentment, and gaze at the derelict carcass before you. Soon, you’ll heave yourself up from the table and scrape the platter into the trash with the satisfaction of a chicken well enjoyed. “There’s certainly nothing else I can make out of┬áthis,” you think. …

Roasting a chicken is so easy!

Roasting a chicken

I used to think that if you were “tightening your belt,” it meant you were making a decision to be more frugal from now on. I thought that somehow, the act of belt-tightening signified how strict you intended to be about sacrificing luxuries, the minute discomfort around your waist acting as a constant reminder of your thrifty new lifestyle. For …

Customize your boots with fringe!

Make fringe for your boots!

I wanted fringe. I didn’t want to buy new boots. I already liked my boots, with or without fringe. They were red and comfy and I got them at an estate sale for $15. A new pair of boots with fringe would run me a lot more than that, and I wasn’t willing to spend that money when I already …

My green dickey gives dresses a new look.

Shirty little secret

Everyone laughed when I said I was bringing dickeys back. Then they were all, hey, nice shirt! and I was like, WHAT SHIRT, BITCHES? Dickeys. Cost effective. Space saving. Easy to make. Cute. Hilarious. (I had just asked my mom if the pictures she was taking were going to highlight my dickey. You would giggle too.) But wait, no! Dickeys …