Hi, my name is Calee, and I am frugal. I like to save money on things that I don’t like to pay for so I can splurge on things I love. Here are some great winter tips to save money.
I finally got around to replacing the mittens I knit in 2007 and had sadly lost [ in 2009 ]. These aren’t as fancy, but they’re a fast knit and are really warm. Let’s just say they get the job done. I want to make another pair of the Corazon mittens sometime, but haven’t really […]
It’s been pretty cold the last few days. I didn’t have any coverage for my ears and I’ve been rocking the old lady shawl [ ie. I took an adorable cowl and figure-eighted it so it acted like a hood too ]. I decided to whip up this bad boy. It’s pretty warm. Not to […]
I’ve been asked by a few people to provide a tutorial for this lovely scarf I made as a commission by Mark for his mom for Christmas. Which, by the way, I might have to make a few more of because they are really cute. You can snap all 3 snaps, leave some open, mismatch […]
It’s getting colder outside here in Iowa, but not cold enough to bust out the full-on winter gear. It’s the season for wrist warmers and convertible gloves and mittens. One of my favorite men’s patterns is Cigar Gloves from knitty.com. I made a pair for Mark and one for his dad 2 Christmases ago. I […]
It’s October, so it’s high time to get started on winter knitting that way the projects are done and ready by the time it really gets cold. I love these Corazon Mittens from Knitty. It’s not a pattern for beginners. But I picked this project up after only knitting scarves and hand warmers — easy […]
I realized I’ve not blogged lately. Which is weird. But I have been SUPER busy. I’ve been crafting up Christmas presents — for my friends and for those who’ve purchased crafty items from my etsy store for the holidays. I’ve been spending the past several days filling a pretty large order of tattoo mugs that […]
My friend Molly had her annual Christmas party this year and I was lucky enough to be invited to the festivities. Molly makes the most awesome food and it’s always fun to get together with these girls — usually full-on crazy. I was really excited to go because I finally got to introduce my fabulous […]
I’ve got a Mary Kay facial in about a half hour, so I’m just chilling out and finishing up some stuff and hanging around at work. Today was really nice out… 30°ish and NO SNOW! I took advantage and ran at noon. BEAUTIFUL out but my body just wasn’t having it. I think I’m sore […]
I was on etsy.com looking for some super bulky handspun yarn to make a scarf kind of like my friend @daniAWESOME’s scarf . Anyway, I found a ton of cool yarn… and a ton of other crap I shouldn’t buy.
my average time FINALLY made it under 10 min/mi according to Nike+. And if you notice, I’m pretty close to 500 miles (since August — I’m about 15 miles away from 1000 since last March). I ran 7 miles last night between the treadmill and track. Dunno if I’ve mentioned this before, but I HATE […]
Since I’m too lazy to walk over and run on a treadmill in this below 0° weather… I’m taking a 10 minute break to blog it up over lunch. Nothing too exciting is going on this week other than the fact that it’s ridiculously cold out. Temperature in Anchorage, Alaska is 41° today. Temperature here: […]
Saving the planet and my ass at the same time. Yesterday I woke up super late (11:30ish) and felt kinda crappy from the previous night out (Angry Japanese Minnow Farmer+Olde Main’s Off Kilt-er = not a good combo). Anyway, I was in Ames and I needed to get to Des Moines and accomplish 3 things […]
My mom tried to tell me that Eugene, OR has just as bad of weather as we do. So I’m conducting an experiment. Every Monday I’m going to take a screenshot of the 5-day forecast from both places and post it. Could be a terrible winter here vs. an unseasonably warm one there…but I’m going […]