Monthly Archives: March 2013

He Is Risen Indeed

The tomb is empty Jesus lives forever more The stone’s been rolled away There is life beyond death’s door He is risen as he promised Let the victory chorus swell The tomb is empty and Jesus is alive and well … Continue reading

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Thrifty fix and Great Blue Herons

I have a friend who teaches fourth grade. Each year she takes her class to visit a Great Blue Heron colony. I have joined her for this outing the past few years. After my first trip I realized that the children … Continue reading

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Sunday Show & Tell

Just in case you’re a new reader…  I’ll mention that for the most part my blog, AFRUGALSPINSTER (aka: a cheap old maid) usually features posts about my frugal lifestyle. However I use Sunday’s to showcase some of the cakes my … Continue reading

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Thrifting on Thursday

Katy the Non-consumer advocate recently asked her readers for advice on several of her belongings. She wanted to know if she should fix, replace or make do with a dutch oven, set of salad tongs and a missing bathroom tile. … Continue reading

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Trash to Treasure- Director’s Chair

Driving home one day I spotted a director’s chair by the side of the road with a FREE sign posted on it. I’m sorry I failed to photograph the chair in its original condition. Sometimes I jump into projects and … Continue reading

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This sight cut me to the quick. Though I have no way of knowing for sure,what I could see as I drove by this dumpster’s contents looked to be in decent condition. Time is money they say & I think someone … Continue reading

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Spring is my favorite season

Sunday on my blog I take the opportunity to showcase some of the cakes that my co-workers and I have been decorating at the bakery where I work part time. I worked outside in my yard on Saturday. Here in … Continue reading

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Cake Decorating Lesson- Borders

A few weeks ago, commenter Lili asked how to do make some of the borders on the cakes I featured. I found some instructions on-line that should be helpful. One of the borders she asked about I couldn’t find … Continue reading

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Tutorial: how to change a doorbell

 Little by little I’m adding personal and decorative touches to my 1978 Rambler. Over the years, the house has been occupied by at least two families, even so, in a lot of areas it retains that generic builder’s grade look.  White … Continue reading

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