Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless

14 Nov 2013

DIY: Five Easy Bottle Cap Crafts

Rat Fink Bottle Cap Charm by VixenVendetta It makes sense that the DIY-ers and the Environmentalists get along, both are founded on a founding principle of reuse, recycle, renew. DIY is less about compost and sustainable food and more about finding a new uses for things, or repurposing items into

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13 Feb 2013

DIY Bath Caddy

My house was built over a hundred years ago, and my bathroom is…not large and by that I mean it’s slightly larger than closet sized. There is very little space to move around in there- mostly due to the large claw-foot bathtub that takes up the entire west half of

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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30 Jan 2013

DIY: Hair Flowers

At my last job, one of my bosses was a woman who played in a band, dressed in a rockabilly style, and wore flowers in her hair every day – which was a bummer for me because in addition to also leaning towards rockabilly attire, flower clips are one of

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02 Jan 2013

DIY Beanie Upgrades

Logically, I know that it’s really not that cold in California. Heck, 44 degrees doesn’t even sound that cold – not when I’ve got friends in actually cold places like Minnesota, Cleveland, and Chicago braving ridiculously low temperatures just to get to work. However, my house was built over a

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19 Dec 2012

DIY Door Caddy

Lately, I get the feeling that I’ve forgotten something pretty much every time I leave the house, which means I am constantly patting myself down to ensure that I have my keys, my Clipper card, my sunglasses, my gloves, and the various cell phones that I’m testing for work. So,

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09 Dec 2012

DIY Outdoor Art

During the winter months, it’s easy to feel cooped up – after all, outside it’s chilly, trees are dead, and everything is grey with rain or snow. So, obviously like me you’re inside, curled into a tiny bundle under several blankets unable to stop Netflix from automatically streaming several episodes

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05 Dec 2012

DIY Message Board

A friend of mine is fond of reminding me that I am significantly more organized than the average bear, and part of my personal organizational freakyness is that I’m a chronic note taker. I take notes in meetings, I took pages of notes when I had class, and I still

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17 Oct 2012

DIY: Make Your Own Awesome Planters

To be honest, I really admire you green-thumb types. I’d actually love to come home to a house full of green leafy things in colorful pots and know all their Latin names and what kinds of medicinal uses they have. However, that is not my reality. I am much better

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