Category Archives: Crafting

Violet Art Studio: Accessible Art

I spent a productive afternoon making prints at Violet Art Studio, 223 E. Mifflin St. We bought the class through a groupon a few weeks ago–half off a two-hour printing class. All supplies were there and  you could use anything … Continue reading

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Technology Turnover: CDs Into Clocks

CDs and DVDs are starting to give way to MP3s and Blu-ray disks — My, how technology changes! While I still haven’t found many uses for old audio or videotapes (beyond continuing to enjoy them on my old equipment), I’ve … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Madison-style

Holiday season is just around the corner, and I know simple living folks will be looking for ways to make them simple and meaningful. Still, shopping can be fun, if you chose the right venue and know that your purchases … Continue reading

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Craftacular this Weekend–Don’t Miss it!

The fab Craftacular is this Sunday, July 24th from 10-5 at the lakefront Eastside Club on Madison’s East side (3735 Monona Drive). Free parking, an ATM, free Wi-Fi and don’t forget the Tiki bar in the backyard. Some of the … Continue reading

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Simple Living Holiday: 3 Easy Garlands

Garlands can be made of practically anything. Of course, there’s the tinsel kind, but one of the most popular garlands of the past was the cranberry-and-popcorn version. Frugal even today, and after the holiday, these edible garlands can be put … Continue reading

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Simple Living Christmas: A Craftacular Report

Simple living at holiday time can be a challenge with the pull of all the corporate Christmas glitz and glam.  Fortunately, I’ve found the best, most heartfelt and unique gifts without ever stepping foot in a big box store or … Continue reading

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