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Thrifty
Along the banks of the Mississippi
Mama of two little girls living a thrifty life.
Interests: Sewing, embroidery, upholstery, diy, creating, yard sales, auctions, thrift stores.
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Looks like fun!
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Posted Aug 5, 2010 at Nifty Thrifty Life
Thank you so much Jenny! I checked out seamingly smitten, and I loved the shirred linen top. I might have to try that one! I used a think linen for me dress. It didn't have as much stretch as the pattern called for, but I can still shimmy in and out of it well enough.
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2010 on My First Dress at Nifty Thrifty Life
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Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Nifty Thrifty Life
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Posted Aug 2, 2010 at Nifty Thrifty Life
These are so beautiful. The craftsmanship is just wonderful. I would love to have some handmade jewelry!
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Aunt Nancy! (am I right?)
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2010 on A Nifty Introduction at Nifty Thrifty Life
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It is a tradition around here that every Friday night is Pizza and a Movie Night. This has evolved over time, it started out as a going out event, we would catch an early show and grab some dinner (this was when we only had one child and lots of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at Nifty Thrifty Life
Thats tough! I'm going to guess Cathie, because your email has dufus in the address. Am I right? Thanks for all the nice words!
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2010 on A Nifty Introduction at Nifty Thrifty Life
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Here is another one of my favorite projects. I love that it is so thrifty and simple. I found the idea for this in a Better Homes and Gardens DIY magazine. I had the place mats lying around but it was about two years before I finally found the right... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Nifty Thrifty Life
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I made this little messenger bag as an Easter gift for my daughter, Maya. She digs it and now uses it to carry her library books. It took me a week or two to finish, but most of that was done in the evenings while I was watching television. That... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at Nifty Thrifty Life
Congrats! Growing a little human is hard work :)
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2010 on i give up, & some exciting news at Sew Liberated
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Thanks AJ!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2010 on Thrifty Fabric at Nifty Thrifty Life
Its nice how life can manage to send you just the thing you needed when you really need it.
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Photo by http://www.filminthefridge.com/ I really love fabric. I mean really, really love it. But it can set you back a few bucks if you aren't careful. To keep my love of fabric from sending me into bankruptcy, I do a few thrifty things. Don't pay full price for fabric unless... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Nifty Thrifty Life
That elephant print is delightful!
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I hope you get a chance to give it a try, it is delicious and so easy!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2010 on Bonnie's Granola at Nifty Thrifty Life
Sure thing. Feel free to post whatever you like.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2010 on Bonnie's Granola at Nifty Thrifty Life
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I have warm and fuzzy memories of helping my mom make this granola as a kid. We ate it constantly and I still do. Although I've made a few changes to the recipe, it isn't too far from the original. My mom adapted the recipe from an old vegetarian cook... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at Nifty Thrifty Life
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These 70's style church pews are a favorite yard sale find of mine. I paid around $15.00 for the set and they fit in my front porch so well it seems they were meant to be there. I wish I had taken before pictures of these, but unfortunately I wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Nifty Thrifty Life
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I love a quick, easy project that cost less than $20 and can be done in under an hour! These hanging circles are made from embroidery hoops that can be purchased new for between .50 cents and $2.00 a piece. Or if you want to be really thrifty, you can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Nifty Thrifty Life
For my first ever blog entry, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and my blog. I am a work at home mother of two young children, Maya, who is 5, and Wren who is 1. I live with my girls and my partner, Adam, on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Nifty Thrifty Life