01 Nov 2010

How to Have an Amazing Dia de los Muertos

So maybe your Halloween sucked.  Maybe you spent all day dressing up to find that the one dude or dudette you planned on going home with was more into the sexy nun than you.  Or maybe no one got the obscure comic book reference for your costume but members of

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22 Sep 2010

DIY: Transform Your Old Socks

We all know the old punk trick of turning your socks into arm warmers, or tying them into knots to use as a dog toy, but if you can work your way around a needle and a thread (like, at all) you suddenly have a lot more options for those

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 0
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

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18 Aug 2010

DIY: Make a Wish Tree

One of my favorite things about living in the Western Addition was spring time, when the cherry blossom trees would burst into flowers – not just because it’s a spectacular sight but also because someone in the neighborhood would decorate the trees with stuffed animals. Alligators laying across low-lying branches,

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28 Jul 2010

DIY: Damn Easy Decorating.

Just because you’re a proud broke-ass, doesn’t mean you have to live like a dirtbag – it’s super easy to decorate using cheap, simple materials. Plus, it’s seriously time to get rid of those posters. You can do better. Point in case: pinhole artwork. Check it: Pretty, right? Lovely –

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21 Jul 2010

DIY: A Classic – The Record Bowl

There’s just something about vinyl. Something about hearing every warble, pop and hiss; something tangible. While 8-tracks are mocked, CDs are sold back and cassettes appear more often as ironic tattoos, records are coveted. Traded among friends, entrusted by departing roommates, fought over by fomer lovers, the record remains the

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14 Jul 2010

DIY: The Magical Floating Book Shelf

Alright, my long-suffering laptop is pretty much IN its death throes as I type so let’s get right into it, shall we? Let’s talk books. The same problem I have with paper, I have with books. I’ve lived in the same place for two years and still have boxes (yup,

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07 Jul 2010

A DIY Classic: The Duct Tape Wallet

Late for a birthday party? Wanna impress your punk-as-fuck crush? Just hate the concept of spending cash for somewhere to put your cash? Well, here’s a solution – with a bonus silver lining. OF DUCT TAPE! Duct tape is freakin’ genius. It can solve practically any problem from bondage to

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30 Jun 2010

DIY: Make Your Own Book Safe

Whether you’ve got some special personal items or you just have noisy-ass roommates, everyone likes to have a secret hiding spot. There’s something terribly delicious about having a secret anyhow, but a secret hiding spot? Well, that’s just aces. The Book Safe appeals to everyone from hard-core Nancy Drew fans

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