Hiya, readers. Have you ever picked up a recipe book and thrown it down after a few minutes because every recipe calls for ingredients you don’t have (and often, have never heard of)? Yeah, me too. The whole approach most cookbooks have is, in my admittedly non-culinary-expert opinion, wonky. Completely wonky. Dishes should be built… Continue reading How to Make Delicious Food From Ingredients You Already Have, in 20 Minutes or Less!
Top: Petite Sophisticate red 100% silk buttoned shirt, $1 at local thrift store Bottom: Gloria Vanderbilt jeans (paint stains by me), $20 on sale at J.C.Penney’s (these jeans also feature in this outfit) Shoes: American Eagle red converses, $10 on sale at Payless Accessories: Hat, $4 at local thrift store; watch, $7 on sale at… Continue reading Red Silk Shirt and Straw Hat—and the whole outfit cost less than $50!
Have you ever wondered why saving fifty cents on a box of cereal even matters? It can seem a bit ridiculous, cutting out coupons or spending time searching through the prices to save such tiny amounts. I’ll break down why it really does matter, and why spending time comparison-shopping actually saves you a ton of money.… Continue reading Real-life economics: why saving 50 cents matters
Baking apples is one of those things I dreamed about but never really thought I could or would do. It seems so complicated, right? (Well, it did to me.) Turns out, it’s as simple as....well......baking some apples. No, really. Ingredients: As many apples as will fit on a microwave plate when sliced into… Continue reading Quick Microwave Baked Apples
Hiya, readers! Today, I wanted to show how the CheaperChicer&Uniquer lifestyle applies not just to clothes, but to food, too! (And almost everything else, for that matter.) You can get oatmeal with fruit and sweeteners from McDonald’s for $1.99, but did you know you can make a just-as-tasty but infinitely more customizable version for… Continue reading 91cent, 5-minute Oatmeal with spices, raisins, and baked apples
Top: Forever21 dark metallic teal loose v-neck tee, $5 from local thrift store; layered over Derek Heart black tank with bronze grommets, $5 from Goodwill. Bottom: Gloria Vanderbilt jeans, on sale for $20, from J.C.Penney (I got them when I was 16 and my mom paid for all my clothes, so they’re a bit more… Continue reading Tuck It In: Making Too-Large Finds Work