Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless

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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04 Jan 2012

DIY: Calendars

So, here we are just days into 2012: a fresh year, a fresh month, a fresh start. What better way to start off the year than with a brand spankin’ new calendar? I mean, sure, there’s an app for that (there’s an app for bloody everything) but that’s not any

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28 Dec 2011

DIY: New Year’s Eve

Although I personally don’t really get the fuss over New Year’s Eve, I do enjoy a few things about the holiday – mainly that there’s lots of champagne and glitter involved. While I can’t do much to bring down the price of champagne (at least…not good champagne), I can help

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21 Dec 2011

DIY: Ornaments and More

Y’all, Christmas is in literal days and I seriously am not ready. The holidays have already begun – Hanukkah is off to a rip-roaring start – the season is staring me in the face but I’m just not feeling it yet. I know I’m not the only one either; three

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