Christmas Potpourri to Make

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Christmas potpourri
Every holiday season the stores start filling up with the traditional bits and pieces that can make homes feel more Christmasy. 

One of these things is the winter potpourri which generally is a cellophane bag of pine cones that are scented with cinnamon or other fragrances. 

These are suppose to smell wonderful but many are made with very cheap products while charging you ridiculous amounts of money. 

Having your home smell fabulous is one of the joys of Christmas. To make your own pot pourri is easy and inexpensive.

Here is my recipe for my Christmas Pot Pourri that I not only place out every year but give to family and friends as gifts.

Coal Cookies for Christmas with Printable Label

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Coal Cookie for ChristmasCoal Cookies!  What could be better to slip into a stocking for Christmas or to give as a treat to friends. 

(Add these printable tags to them so they know what they are getting.)

Even if they haven't been Naught, Naughty, Naughty they will enjoy the sweet taste of this treat made from Oreo Cookies.

This is a fast and easy last minute stocking stuffer or a tiny gift that can stand alone or be added to something else. 

Dry Skin Cures - Cheap Natural Ways to Help With Dry Skin

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Itchy handHeading into the winter season almost everyone dreads how the cold outdoor air and drying heated indoor air can throw off the balance of their skin.

Itchy, scaly dry skin can be a misery to live with and at some point it seems to hit us all that there is one patch that is driving us crazy and it seems that there is nothing we can do about it.

You have to make sure that you don't have some underlying medical condition that is making your skin dry. There are many health reasons that can cause dry skin including being deficient in some vitamins so make sure with your doctor that this is not something more serious.

If it is only annoying, irritating dry skin then read on for some great solutions.

Antique Thanksgiving Postcard Printables

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Antique turkey postcard
Antique postcards of the holidays like Thanksgiving have a charm to them that can make them wonderful to use in all sorts of different crafts and decorations.

I have been collecting antique post cards for many years and use the seasonal ones through out the house during the holidays.

There were millions of postcards sent in the early part of the 1900s as printing costs became inexpensive and the technology to reproduce vivid colors improved. While these postcards were meant for the American market many of them were printed in Germany and England.

If you are interested in starting your own collection of antique or vintage postcards then you can start at the antique malls were they are often kept loose in boxes to sort through. The cost of these were between $1 and $3 each as they were not rare. 

Here are four of my favorite Thanksgiving postcards from about 1909 that you can download as PDFs for your own use. 

(The More Style Than Cash.com will NOT appear on your printable.)

Making Ghoulishly Twisted Halloween Candles

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Twisted Halloween candlesPrim and proper for the rest of the year Halloween can bring out a twisted side of us.

These Halloween candles are just as twisted and add an eerie macabre to your decorations.

Added to your dining room table or placed on a side table you will have people wondering what happened and how you achieved the look. 

And how did you? Very easily.



Making Paint Chip Boxes

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Paint chip boxesPaint chip boxes are easy to make from those delightfully colorful paint chips we all seem to accumulate around our homes as we dream of redecorating.

These small little boxes are perfect for party favors or to place on top of plates with a small gift inside at dinner parties.

You could make a bunch to sort your colorful beads or other crafts that you have. The would look stunning in your craft space.

Easy to make you will become addicted to them.

Printable Quotes

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Quotes in framesThere are times in our lives when we need a kind word or a word that will help us get through difficult moments when our self confidence is at the lowest and we are struggling to find confidence .

I have always framed words and saying that I have found to lift up my spirits and give me a boost of courage. 

Many of these saying are from famous, successful people that wanted the world to know that at times they too had struggled.

Put in beautiful frames they can be placed on desks or book shelves and inspire you when ever your eye lands on them. I often give these out as small gifts.

Here are 6 of my recent favorites that you can easily print off as pdfs. 


Cooking from Scratch - The Lost Art of the 21st Century

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Cooking implementsSince the 1950's and the rise of convenience foods and fast food restaurants the knowledge of how to cook is beginning to disappear. Many people just don't know how to cook from scratch. 

Pancakes are made from mix, mash potatoes from dried flakes and cookies are cut from plastic tubes of dough.  

When women set off to the work force in droves in the 70's a market opened up to feed on their guilt that they were not being good mother's or wives and that could all be solved by convenience foods. This was the first generation of women who struggled to do it all. 

Advertisers continually harp on us that cooking from scratch is not only hard, but time consuming and ridiculous to try.

Isn't it time for you to find out that cooking from scratch can be easy, fast and cheap?

Following the Fashion Trends - 5 Cheap Ways to Wear High Style

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Fashionmodel.jpgContrary to popular opinion, you don't need to run out and buy a new closet full of clothes to make yourself look fashionable and stunning. You just need to know how to read the fashion magazines and figure out what pieces to add to update what you already own.

No one can deny that fashion has a impact on our lives. Who hasn't felt like a poor cousin beside a beautifully dressed, stylish woman. Knowing that you look good can give you a lot of extra confidence.

Fashion changes from year to year but not so drastically as you think. To follow the fashion trends and make yourself look like a fashionista is a lot cheaper and easier than you would think.

Here are 5 cheap ways to dress in the latest styles with out breaking the bank. 

Photo from Fashioning.com

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