30 Mar 2011

DIY Damn Easy Decorating: Walls

Spring has sprung kittens, and that means: scavenging time! Time to grab your pals, put your beer in a bag and head outside to collect some raw materials (wood, paper, plant clippings) for your spring apartment upgrade. Here are a few damn easy ideas for your scores: Botanical Art: get

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 4
16 Feb 2011

DIY: Stamps

Image courtesy of Stamps are an awesome item to have for DIY projects – you can use them to decorate your own wrapping paper, envelopes, notecards, ribbons, journals, mixed cd’s, t-shirts… cups…walls. Pretty much anything, really. And this sucks, because stamps themselves? Sorta on the pricey side. Last year,

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 2
04 Aug 2021

Hooray! The Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport There’s no better way to explore Oakland and the East Bay than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 28 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 28 of the

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
19 Jan 2011

DIY: Tissue Paper Stained Glass

Tissue paper crafts suck! There, I said it. I’m even going to go out on a limb here and say you probably agree with me. We both know that brightly colored flimsy filmy paper stuff is the center point of craft suckitude ‘“ it makes crafts that only a third

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 0
22 Dec 2010

Mulled Wine, Snacks, and Artisan Crafts at Real Mercantile Tonight!

The Christmas countdown is getting intense — only three more days until I get to sit nervously around a table with 20 relatives and their annoying kids, wondering if my sister will spill a full glass of red wine on my cream-colored dress again (true story) or my boyfriend will

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
17 Dec 2010

Finish Your Last-Minute Christmas Shopping at the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale!

Guess what?  There are — no kidding — only NINE days left until Christmas Day.  That’s a little over a week to search, scramble and scrounge for the perfect gifts you haven’t gotten yet.  I’ve heard tell of folks who finish all their holiday shopping months in advance, taking advantage

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
11 Dec 2010

FREE Etsy Craft Nights every Monday

Just as many other broke-asses out there, I spend a lot of time thinking about how I can save money on presents during the holidays without coming across as the cheap person I am. I usually revert back to the old childhood strategy of making things (“If mom liked a

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24 Nov 2010

Magic Show and City Opera SF at 2010 Finale of Friday Nights at the de Young

If you’re like me, you have been to exactly zero editions of Friday Night at the de Young this year, despite the events being FREE and really cool.  And if, like me, you regret this fact, Friday is the last opportunity in 2010 to experience some low-key museum fun after

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16 Nov 2010

Ways To Cut Costs This Holiday Season

The leaves are blowing around and the temperature is dropping, which means it’s time to celebrate the holiday season. You will overeat and drink too much, all which are fixable. But people are always looking at ways to cut costs around this expensive time of year. Here are a few

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