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DIY Lampshade makeover {4 easy steps!}

Welcome to {Frugal} Chick Friday!

Hello friends… Hope you’ve all had a fantastic week!

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this, but I have been working on my Master bedroom for quite a while.  A little project here and another project there.  Slowly, it is turning into a tranquil retreat.

Today, I’m going to share how I covered my bedside lampshades with you all.

I started with these basic wall mounted lamps from Home Depot.  There’s nothing wrong with them besides that I thought they were boring.

plain lampshade before makeover {}

 I looked for months for fabric, but never found exactly what I wanted.  Then I saw a picture of a wire lampshade frame covered in strips of ribbon…LOVED it!  Until I went to Hobby Lobby and looked at the price of ribbon…Yikes!  Of course ribbon was not on sale that week…or the next.  Ugh!

So here’s what I came up with…Same concept, but using what I already had on hand.

DIY Burlap lampshades in 4 easy steps! {}

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Hello Friends! {and a deal}

Hello Friends!  Just wanted to pop in and say Hi!  I’ve been a little MIA for a few days because my site is undergoing some changes…good changes!

OneKriegerChick will be completely shut down Thursday, June 13.  Be patient with me and I’ll be back soon!

Also, did you know it is Pizza Hut’s 55th Anniversary?!  Me either until I was ordering pizza the other night.  They have an awesome deal going on through Saturday, June 15…All One Topping Large Pizzas are only $5.55!  What a deal, right!  Cheap dinner between now and Saturday…You can thank me later!  🙂

Come back Friday for one of my Cutest posts ever!!

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{Frugal} Chick Friday…with a twist

Welcome to One {Frugal} Chick Friday!

Hello there Friends!  Hope you had a great week…winding down with school or enjoying one of the first weeks of Summer vacation…

Let’s chat a bit…

I feel like I’m pretty frugal, but I know YOU are too!  I would LOVE it if you would share some of the tips and tricks you have learned along the way.  If you are implementing frugal ideas that you couldn’t live without (or wouldn’t want to), please send me an email at thekriegerchick (at) gmail (dot) com

You do not have to be a blogger or need to have magazine glossy photos.  That’s NOT real life!  It’s just a bonus if you have a link or a picture you could send my way.

What I will do is feature some of my favorite ideas.  After all, we can ALL learn from each other, right?!

I’m really looking forward to hearing from you!

Frugal Tip Time…

Don’t worry…I still have a frugal tip to share today.  It’s a little one…in a little package.

How many of you have Keurig coffeemakers?

I do, and I use it every day, sometimes more than once a day.

I think it is such a pain to take the water reservoir off each time it needs to be filled, so I came up with a perfect solution for refilling…

milk jug as Keurig pitcher! Why didn't I think of that! {}

Use an empty quart milk jug!  Have you even seen these?  Not only are they super cute and perfect for those of us (me) who do not drink milk, but occasionally need milk for drinks…but they fill the Keurig.

They easily fit into a cabinet, so you do not have to see it.  And the cost is way less than purchasing a small pitcher.

There you have it…my little frugal tip of the day…

Now, please send me yours! 

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Frugal Chick Friday {Favorites}

Welcome  to One {Frugal} Chick Friday!

Happy Friday Friends!  Today I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite {Frugal} finds…These just happen to be ideas for use around your home…

Let’s start with this cool set of Unpaper towels from A Blossoming Life.  I would LOVE to have a set of these for my kitchen…I’d even display them on the counter!


I’ve had my eyes on this faux photo canvas technique from Carrie This Home for a while now.

easy diy photo canvas

Create two banners in one with a reversible banner!  Love this idea at My House and Home!

Mix up some of your own chalkboard paint…in ANYcolor at The Idea Room.


And why not use an old hanger to hang artwork…Switch out the artwork whenever you need a change!

Let the Sun Shine In Original Print // 8x10

Your Sis The Earth Shop {etsy}

Just a few of the awesome frugal ideas out there…Hope your weekends are filled with fun times!

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My favorite {Homemade} seasonings

Welcome to One {Frugal} Chick Friday!  

Hey Friends!  Hope you all have had a wonderful week.  Ours has been a bit crazy.  The weather was beautiful Monday and Tuesday, then the rain set in and now it’s snowing…Uck! Snowing in May. Not sure about you, but I am sooo ready for Spring weather!

Earlier this week, I shared my recipe for Cilantro Lime Chicken Soft Tacos.  In the recipe, I mentioned that I make my own Homemade Taco Seasoning.  In cooking for my family, I do not like to purchase pre-packaged mixes or seasonings. I like to know what we are eating and try to eliminate as much salt as possible.

So…Today I am sharing with you my most used Homemade Seasonings: Taco Seasoning and Italian Dressing seasoning blend.

Go-to, Minimal ingredient, salt-free seasonings {Onekriegerchick

I have been making this Taco Seasoning for a few years now…Not only does it taste wonderful, but it is only four ingredients!

The BEST 4-Ingredient Taco Seasoning {Onekriegerchick

My {4-Ingredient} Homemade Taco Seasoning


1 Tbsp chili powder

1 Tbsp garlic powder

1 Tbsp ground cumin

1 Tbsp onion powder

(optional) 1 tsp crushed red pepper ( I have been omitting  this in the mix due to my kiddos)

How to:

Combine all spices and store in a sealed container, such as a re-purposed jar.  Use as needed.  I typically double or triple the recipe so I don’t have to make it that often.  I use 2 Tbsp per pound of meat.

On to my Italian Dressing Seasoning Blend…Since having my third child, I have been trying to use my slow cooker more often to assist in preparing meals.  So many slow cooking recipes call for cream soups and packaged mixes.  The seasoning blend I see on many slow cooker recipes is an Italian dressing seasoning blend.  Rather than using a package, I came up with a recipe combination that works best for me…using ingredients I always have on hand.

Homemade salt-free Italian dressing mix {Onekriegerchick

Italian Dressing Seasoning Blend


2 Tbsp dried oregano

1 Tbsp garlic powder

1 Tbsp onion powder

1 Tbsp dried parsley flakes

1 Tbsp granulated sugar

1 Tsp ground black pepper

1 Tsp dried basil

1/2 Tsp dried thyme

1/2 Tsp dried celery seeds

How To:

Combine all spices and store in a sealed container, such as a re-purposed jar.  Use as needed.  I typically double the recipe so I don’t have to make it that often.  I use 2 Tbsp seasoning in place of one Italian Seasoning packet. This seasoning is delicious used as a salad dressing or to season chicken for baking or in the slow cooker.

Repurpose jars for homemade seasonings, add chalkboard labels {}

Store your mixes in re-purposed jars and add some cute labels!

Do you make your own seasonings? If you’ve discovered a recipe you like, please share!  I am still in search of a Ranch Dressing comparable to Hidden Valley.

Happy Cooking! 

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