Show & Tell

Married in MontanaIMG_5890 bob ross style

Reception at Cougar Mountain ZooIMG_5888 wed at zoo

Congratulations Brynn & Kevin


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Where has the “Frugal Spinster” gone?

I just want you readers to know, I’ve run out of storage in my free version of WordPress. I have to decide to delete older posts or to pay for the privilege of blogging. Being FRUGAL I hate to pay so I’m doing nothing for a while.

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Show & Tell

Did you enjoy the Cookies Last week?

I have more to show you today.

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Cookie Show & Tell

Pour yourself a glass of milk and enjoy these cookies

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Hi-lo skirt refashion


The temperature has hit 80 and I need something cool to wear. So to my refashion pile I went. I took a “BEFORE” picture but it has gotten lost.

I used a dress from the 50 cent bins at St. Vincent de Paul and a 50 cent pattern from Deseret Industries and made myself a summer skirt.

1.11-7-15  DI $8.21

Pattern 50 Cents from D.I.


2. seperate skirt

I cut the dress  at the waist

4.unstitch slit

then unstitched the slits on the side

3.casing at waist

I made a casing for an elastic waist band

5. use pattern for curve

I laid the pattern on the skirt and cut the curved hem line.


6. restitch side seam

stitched up the side seams

7. hem

made a narrow hem

8. finished

and paired it with a garage sale shirt

If your interested in seeing what another blogger did with the same dress check out Laura’s blog Accidental Seamstress, 5- minute Easter Dress.

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I delivered a wedding cake to a home with a beautiful garden. The mother of the groom told me they have hosted 4 weddings in their back yard.

This couple got married in Hawaii in April but had their reception in July. In order to offer their guests lots of flavor choices they ordered a small tiered cake and four other small cakes.

While I had my back turned Tasha the Corgi decided to try the coconut cake.

Everyone was very understanding and we just cut some flowers from the garden and hid the evidence.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

For cheap

An outing to a major league Baseball game can be very expensive.

Here’s how I did it for $5.75

First of all everyone I know, knows I am Mariner’s fan.

A friend, John’s company sponcered day at the ballpark. But John had to attend to a family matter out of town. I got a phone call asking if I could  use the otherwise wasted ticket. Yes, please! Thank you very much!ticket

Of course I dressed for the occasion.  I bought my Baseball garb not at the team store but from the thrift store.


2001 All Star game was held at Safeco Field I got to go to the Home Run Derby. I bought the shirt a couple of years later.



I rode the bus (last I checked parking at the stadium was $10)bus faire both ways came to $5.75. ($2.50 in and $3.25 home)bus

I should have taken an earlier bus I didn’t take into account that I would have to face a crowd getting into the stadium.crowd

Both inside and out of Safeco Field venders want you to buy  outrageously priced dog stand I brought snacks from home.


By the time I got to my seat, it was the top of the 2nd inning and we had already given up 4 runs. Very surprising since out Ace was pitching.

The first half of the game wasn’t very exciting,

The lull in the action was punctuated by a fan leaping over the fence and being tackled by security guards. The announcer then came on “Just a reminder; Fans entering the field of play will be arrested, fined $500 and spend the night in jail”.

The action picked up as we pulled to within one run of the Sox in the 7th inning and tied them in the 8th. I thought we would take the lead when we had the bases loaded and only one out but an inning ending double play dashed my hopes.

Three more anticipation filled innings later a walkoff homer gave us a win.

In the end I still watched 9 innings of baseball even though I missed the first two.

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