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21 Mar 2012

DIY: 5 No-Sew Tshirt Alterations

When I first started writing this column – two years ago! – I promised myself that I would only do it as long as it stayed fun. I figured at some point, I would run out of awesome DIY projects and ideas, but I’ve written almost 100 posts now on

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14 Mar 2012

DIY: Fix Up a Faux Fireplace

There’s a lot of stuff that gets me riled up – I am perhaps a bit of a hot head – however, on that long list are two words that when combined both infuriate and flabbergast me and those words are: decorative fireplace. Yes, seriously. Is there anything more useless?!

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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29 Feb 2012

DIY: Recipe Boxes

I’m fairly certain I’ve mentioned this before but, I can’t cook. I’m crafty and resourceful and a damn good baker and all, but I am basically useless when it comes to preparing actual meals. Were it not for a string of roommates who were both generous and more culinarily-minded than

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22 Feb 2012

DIY: Solo Cup Crafts

Every broke-ass worth his or her salt has thrown at least a few parties assisted by the ubiquitous beverage holder of choice: the Solo cup. Found at bashes, crashes, shindigs, festivals, hoedowns, beach bonfires, college parties, picnics, Dolores Park… those little red and white buggers get around. After all what

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15 Feb 2012

DIY: Paint Chip Crafts

Despite being born into a family of artists, I have… let’s call it limited artistic talent. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t have any artistic ability, it just means I’m more crafty than classically trained. Case in point: there are plenty of art-inspired DIY projects that don’t require an understanding

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25 Jan 2012

DIY: Repurposed Suitcases

One of my favorite things to do is find crafts for the items I see left on the curbs regularly – like any metropolis, San Francisco has got a great street corner economy going: everything from clothing to furniture can get set at the end of the street (or near

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18 Jan 2012

DIY: Lunch Bags

Buying lunch every day is about as expensive as saying “Drinks are one me!” The reality is that brown-bagging your lunch is a broke-ass basic – it’s pretty much lesson numero uno in saving major dinero – but carrying yesterday’s leftovers in a plastic bag is about as unexciting as

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11 Jan 2012

DIY: Office Supply Crafts

Many a broke-ass has headed the call of the fluorescent-light liftstyle by working in an office. Whether part-time, or life-time, there’s a good chance you’ve muttered something about “effing TPS reports” under your breath or that you’ve made Jim Halpert’s signature expression at a coworker. However, there are ways to

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