Author: Teagan Capek

This cute phenomenon may be familiar to some of you, but for those who don’t know what they are, they are models that are made out of books and resemble a commonplace book on the outside. They create a small world within a book shelf.  My book nook journey started with my professor assigning us to make one from any inspiration we chose. I decided...

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How to Save Money on Entertainment Buy rush tickets or tickets on discount sites-  Many places offer tickets an hour or two before the show starts at a discounted price. These can be found at the theater sometimes, but also at discount ticket booths. In Chicago, there is one of these booths down the street from the row of theaters (in Block 37).  There are...

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In our Alcohol Ink workshop we introduce you to the basics of alcohol ink and how to use them to make fun and colorful artwork! So what are Alcohol inks and what are they used for?! Alcohol inks are fast-drying, highly pigmented, alcohol-based inks. They are great to use on any hard, non-porous surface including glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone, leather and polymer clay. Alcohol ink...

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Budgeting and sticking to a budget is one of the hardest things for most people. But just understanding what goes into budgeting, how to start, and even beginning with your own finances!   HOW TO MAKE AN ACTUAL BUDGET:   You can do this in excel, on paper, whatever works best for you. You can change the categories a little bit to fit you. If you have credit card...

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(Originally found on typennington.com)   I have always loved these signs, but they can be very expensive to buy at the store. They are very simple and cheap to make out of cardboard though!   Here are the materials you’ll need for this project:   Cardboard boxes Scissors Exacto knife Ruler Tape Cutting mat or surface you are comfortable cutting on (you may accidentally cut into this surface) Hole Punch ...

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  While I’m stuck at home, I’m trying not to go online shopping like the shopaholic I am and figure out ways I can save money when I do go out once again instead. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Americans spend $7,700 a year on groceries. Now these people aren’t college kids, but nonetheless that’s a lot of money. Here’s some ways you can...

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  With many people stuck at home during quarantine, bread-baking has become the newest hobby craze. Dry active yeast has become almost non-existent at the grocery store since everyone is buying it up like mad. But you are not left bread-less, here’s how you start your own active starter at home!   To start an active starter is easier than you think, all you truly need is flour...

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