Cheap Eats and Thrifty Crafts

28 DIY Jewelry Pieces in Fashionable Fall Colors

Fall is my favorite season! With apple picking, pumpkin carving, hay rides, fallen leaves, and comfortable flannel clothing, what is there not to love about fall? I can just smell the pumpkin bread and apple cider thinking about it. Fall is the beginning of football season, the time for Oktoberfest, and encompasses a "spooktacular" Halloween season. One of the best things about fall is the warm, rich colors it evokes. Autumn is synonymous with the beautiful colors of fallen leaves, pumpkins, and … [Continue reading...]

10 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in July

Can you believe that Christmas is only five months away? We here at Cheap Eats and Thrifty Crafts can hardly wait! Personally, I think it's never too early to get ready for Christmas, so we are getting in the holiday spirit with these fun Christmas crafts and recipes. With these fun projects, you can get a jump start on your holiday crafting. Plus, who says you should only enjoy Christmas cookies in December? To make sure that you never miss another budget project or recipe, click here to … [Continue reading...]

10 Budget Friendly Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

10 Budget Friendly Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

Don’t lie, you know that when you’re looking at a recipe list, and it goes on for longer than about ten things, you move on to an easier one. We all do it! Who has the time to gather up two dozen different ingredients and put together such a complicated recipe? Well, no more. We […]

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Ridiculously Cheap Quilt Projects: 15 Ideas to Save Money

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Face it. We all want creative and clever ideas to save money. More money meas that you can save up for whatever you’ve been lusting after (a new sewing machine or new sewing supplies perhaps?). Well, even if the economy may look bleak, let’s look on the bright side. You can save a lot of […]

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Crazy-Good Cobblers & Crisps for Summer

It’s no secret that one easy way to save money on your grocery bill is to shop locally and to shop seasonally. Seasonal produce is so much more affordable than fruits and veggies that are out of season. These crazy-good cobblers and crisps will have you searching your local farmer’s market for the best berries […]

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Easy, No-Cook Recipes for Summer

As the summer heat settles in, it gets harder and harder to motivate myself to cook dinner. I just hate standing over a hot stove when it’s oppressively hot outside. Instead of breaking a sweat over my food, I try to make no-cook recipes whenever possible. I encourage you to step away from the stove […]

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Budget-Friendly Dinner Recipes for Summer

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During these hot days of summer, we prefer eating lighter foods that will satisfy our appetites without making us overly full. If you’re running out of dinner ideas to whip up for you and the family, we’ve provided a list of budget-friendly dinner recipes that go easy on the calories and on your wallet. Many […]

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Recycled Paper Crafts: Magazines, Coffee Filters, Cardboard, Oh My!

Magazine Crafts and Other Recycled Paper Crafts

Yes, you can decorate on a budget. No, you do not need to sacrifice style to be thrifty. At AllFreePaperCrafts, we have a variety of stunning recycled crafts that will appeal to your aesthetic and appease your wallet. Grab a pile of old magazines, a pinch of extra coffee filters, and a handful of newspapers […]

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Creative Storage Solutions for Hoarders

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Hoarding is the curse of the crafter. Our houses are practically bursting at the seams with supplies. Find a creative storage solution to help organize your life below. From your purse to the laundry room to the kitchen, these fun and crafty projects are sure to help you organize all of the odds and ends in your […]

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Seven Blueberry Dessert Recipes to Fit Your Budget

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‘Tis the season for blueberry desserts! Summer is the best time to make these sweet and fruity treats because blueberries are in season (which also means that they’re as affordable as ever)! I don’t know about you, but I always shy away from buying cartons of blueberries when they’re out of season because they’re just […]

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