some useful links today

Posted by Dindrane on October 18, 2007 in art, food, frugal living, links, recommendations |

This is an oldie, but a goodie, and we all need to watch it daily for best mental and physical health: Viking Kittens a nice little article from 43 Folders about paring your iTunes collection Having trouble with taking your laptop even places you have no real need for a computer, like even to the […]

Rice & Veggies Recipe Pattern

Posted by Dindrane on October 15, 2007 in food, frugal living, links |

“Pattern” recipes are work by allowing you to choose any grain, spices, or whatever you want, kind of like a mix-and-match casserole or pie. Low Budget Vegetarian has a nice one for a Rice & Veggies Recipe that can even be customized to suit an omnivore, once you’ve dished up your own serving. While you’re […]

cool garden projects

Posted by Dindrane on March 23, 2007 in art, frugal living, gardens |

The Artistic Garden has a huge variety of cool, affordable projects for creating things for your garden, from concrete and hypertufa goodies, to herb drying, mirrors, and painting. One of my favorite projects is “how to make a hollow garden sphere” from hypertufa. Very keen. Got Spring Fever? You can still be creative!

cheap eats: macaroni salad

Posted by Dindrane on February 26, 2007 in food, frugal living |

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for easy, cheap food to make, since a lower grocery bill equals more money for paints, silver leaf, etc. So here’s what I made for lunch, and as it’s almost infinitely customizable, it should keep you fueled and ready to paint for a long time: Note that all […]

Uses for Tuna and Cat Food Cans

Posted by Dindrane on July 13, 2005 in frugal living |

Uses for Tuna and Cat Food Cans From Pat Veretto, Your Guide to Frugal Living. Don’t throw out those empty cans until you’re sure you can’t use them. • Pin cushion. Use the can as a base and fill it with cotton, steel wool or human hair, then top it with a piece of cloth […]

free (or very cheap) art projects!

Posted by Dindrane on June 7, 2005 in art, frugal living |

Ever lacked the money even for milk and bread, much less art supplies, but felt that if you didn’t creating something you’d go on a tri-state killing spree? Luckily, with just a little imagination, there are things you can do to keep your artistic muscles exercised until the day when you can afford that bottle […]

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