Kris Bordessa

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Patchwork Living Blogging Bee #16

Hosted by myself and Frugal Kiwi, the Patchwork Living Blogging Bee is our Internet version of a quilting bee. Each of our lives is a patchwork of what was passed down to us, what we find around us, and what…

Tangerine Syrup

Tangerine Syrup

December means citrus around here – lots and lots of citrus. Two of my neighbors have trees that they can’t keep up with, so we’re eating tangerines and oranges hand over fist. When I ran across a recipe for tangerine…

Transform Recycled Jars into Holiday Decor

Stop! Don’t send that glass jar to the recycle bin quite yet. Instead, doll it up, pop in a tea light, and add a bit of shine to your holiday. Use them scattered to brighten the household, or make eight…

Best Fudge Evah!

Best Fudge Evah!

I have the best recipe in the world for fudge. Seriously. You know those fudge booths at the fair where they charge one million dollars for a half pound? Hubby insists on breaking our bank every time he has the…

Patchwork Living Blogging Bee #15

Hosted by myself and Frugal Kiwi, the Patchwork Living Blogging Bee is our Internet version of a quilting bee. Each of our lives is a patchwork of what was passed down to us, what we find around us, and what…

Set a Compostable Table

If you’re gearing up to entertain a houseful of guests, you might have disposable plates and cups on your shopping list. (Because you don’t have enough dishes, we get it. Not because you’re shirking dishwasher duties.) Instead of Styrofoam or…

Patchwork Living Blogging Bee #14

Hosted by myself and Frugal Kiwi, the Patchwork Living Blogging Bee is our Internet version of a quilting bee. Each of our lives is a patchwork of what was passed down to us, what we find around us, and what…

How to Top a Pancake Without Breaking the Bank

“Maple flavored syrup” is made with high fructose corn syrup and comes in plastic bottles. Except for the brand that screams “NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP!” on the front label but lists “corn syrup” as the first ingredient. Well, okay…

Black Friday Shopping – Or Not?

Black Friday Shopping – Or Not?

Year after year I’ve opted out of shopping on Black Friday, in part because we’re just not that into the latest “stuff” and in part because the thought of those crowds freaks. Me. Out. Black Friday to me is consumerism…