DIY

07 Dec 2012

Holiday Gifts That Keep Them Boozing

With the holiday season under way, gift-giving anxiety is at an all-time high. So many presents, so little time… er, and disposable income. Well, that’s all about to change RIGHT NOW because I’ve got some gift ideas that will make your loved ones swoon like a 12-year-old girl at a

Emily Crichton - Two Buck Chick 0
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

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 0
16 May 2022

The June 2022 BAS Voter Guide

This guide was done in conjunction with the League of Pissed Off Voters. – If you’d like to help pass out the printed voter guides, email the League at TheLeagueSF@gmail.com. – Want to get involved in the endorsement process? Learn more right here. Dear San Francisco, We love you, but

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30 Oct 2012

DIY: Prepping Eggs for Egging on Halloween

Disclaimer: Egging is illegal and is considered a criminal offense in most areas. If you choose to participate in egging, try not to get caught. However, if you do find yourself running from the cops—RUN! So you want to vandalize your neighborhood, wreak havoc on unsuspecting victims and destroy public

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 1
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

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 0
04 Oct 2012

DIY Book Page Art

I’ve long held the belief that books have the edge on e-readers in a number of ways, at least as far as DIY goes – after all you can repurpose a book into other neat items, like bookshelves or safes. Likewise, the pages inside the book are incredibly valuable because

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 0
13 Sep 2012

DIY: Make Your Own Rad Candles

Candles have always seemed like a lame craft to me – anything you can teach to the under 10 crowd and involves basically pouring hot wax into a mold just seemed elementary or even matronly. However, that was an entirely unfair judgement, as I have now found a handful of

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 0
05 Sep 2012

The Best Thing Ever: Snail Mail

The other day, I received a plain envelope in the mail.  I wasn’t expecting it, and was perplexed as to what it could possibly be.  The return address was from one “Crystal Skull” in Chicago.  “Crystal?  Who the hell is Crystal?  I don’t know any ‘Crystal’ in Chicago,” I thought

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
21 Aug 2012

A Cheapass Guide for Broke-Ass Bridesmaids

It all starts with the call. “WE’RE ENGAGED!” You’re happy they’re finally tying the knot, stoked to hear how he proposed, and touched to have been immediately asked to be her maid of honor (as if anyone else really stood a chance..pfff!) I would say it takes about 1 month for you

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0