Easy Christmas Crafts For Kids Using Common Household Decorations

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Yesterday I stopped by New Day Northwest with my favorite sidekicks Ryder and Emmy {Girly Girls kiddos} and shared a few easy peasy Christmas crafts for kids with Margaret Larson. It’s amazing what you can do with a few empty toilet paper rolls, a couple of paper bags and some old pasta jars. Press play to watch the video above or watch it HERE.

Happy Wednesday!

~Mavis

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Mavis Butterfield’s Budget-Savvy Halloween Crafts on King 5 News

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I stopped by the King 5 Studios today to make some fun and inexpensive crafts on New Day Northwest and things got a little out of control with co-host Jim Dever {of course it did!}. Here’s the video in case you missed it.

Have a great night everyone,

~ Mavis

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Welcome New Day Northwest Viewers

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mavis butterfieldWelcome New Day Northwest Viewers! I’m Mavis, and I’m so glad you’re here. By now you know that I’m pretty passionate about eliminating food waste in this country {you can check out more about that HERE}, but I’m passionate about all sorts of others things too. Sometimes my friends even refer to me as a Jill of All Trades.

I raise a wild bunch of chickens and an even wilder puggle dog named Lucy. I’ve also been known to reclaim food destined for the dumpster, fill my passport with stamps in the most frugal ways, and bake a mean blackberry cobbler. I also dabble in gardening, and by dabble I mean grow 2,000 pounds of food in my backyard from time to time!

Take a look at some of the cool stuff you’ll find on my site:

Gardening

Growing food is the coolest hobby on the planet. Want to know the best part? It’s not rocket science. Anyone can do it! Yep, even you! Keep following and I’ll share all my tips and tricks, and you’ll have a green thumb before you know it!

Reclaimed Food

This food was destined for the trash.  Can you believe it?

Weekly Shopping Trips

Did you know you can feed a family of four on $100/month? Trust me, it’s not an urban legend, it’s actually true. And while I’m not perfect at sticking to my budget, I’ll show you how you can reduce yours using some really easy methods.

Bartering

Bartering with my friends and neighbors is a blast. I never know what I’m going to come home with. And that’s what makes it so fun. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure after all!

Chickens

I know, I know, only weirdos and farmers have chickens right? Wrong. Cool people have them too. Plus, they’re cheaper than cable and they give you eggs, and if they misbehave, well…

10 Homemade Cleaner RecipesDIY

One of the easiest ways to save money is to do it yourself. I show you how by making everything from laundry soap to windshield washer fluid. You’ll start to wonder why you never tried it sooner!

Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Pot PieRecipes

I’m not a foodie. I just happen to photograph everything I make. Then I post pimped up pictures of my creations on my blog so I can tell my husband I didn’t have time to clean the house. If you have some leftover chicken taking up space in your fridge right now, you should totally try this Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Pot Pie. It is divine.

Well, that’s about it. Take your time and look around.

Thanks for stopping by. I’m so glad you’re here!

Mavis
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Welcome Komo News Viewers – Send in the Gnomes

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mavis butterfield komo news gnome St. Jude

Welcome Komo News viewers, I’m so glad you’re here. Keith Eldridge stopped by this afternoon to help be open some packages and to help me track the gnomes on the world map Not only is he good at geography but he’s pretty handsome too!

In case you’re wondering what this is all about, you can read the whole crazy plan HERE, the gist of it is this. I am asking people to send in gnomes from all over the country {one just arrived from Denmark!}, and for every gnome I receive from the Send in the Gnome project, I will donate $10 to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.*

The ultimate goal is to receive 1,000 gnomes and truck them across the country in a MotorGnome and deposit them in the raised bed gardens at St. Jude Children’s Hospital and in public, community and children’s gardens along the way.

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Since starting the wild and crazy fundraiser 2 weeks ago I have received over 100 gnomes {check ‘em out HERE}! Keith and I opened more boxes today and I have about 16 more to add to the list which will bring the total up to 12o.

WAhoooooo!

I know this sounds like a totally crazy idea, but I really think I can pull it off with YOUR help.

So what do you say? Will you send in a gnome?

Mavis butterfield gnome St. Jude's wish list

Please send gnomes by August 1st, 2013 to:

Mavis Butterfield
P.O. Box 2083
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335

Under no circumstance will any gnome be returned. By donating a gnome to the Send in the Gnomes project you are giving Mavis and her helpers full authority to place your gnome, or anything else you send in, anywhere in the world.

St. Jude, here we come!

~Mavis

 * A maximum of $10,000 will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

If you would like to learn more about me and my everyday life, here are a few links:

Gardening

Growing food is the coolest hobby on the planet.  Want to know the best part?  It’s not rocket science.  Anyone can do it! This year I plant to grow 2 tons of food {4,000 pounds!}

Reclaimed Food

I like to feed my family trash.

Weekly Shopping Trips

Did you know you can save money by using coupons?  Trust me, it’s not an urban legend, it’s actually true.

Bartering

Bartering with my friends and neighbors is a blast.  I never know what I’m going to come home with.

Chickens

I know, I know, only weirdos and farmers have chickens right?  Wrong.  Cool people have them too. Plus, they’re cheaper than cable and they give you eggs, and if they misbehave… well.

Recipes

I’m not a foodie.  I just happen to photograph everything I make. Then I post pimped up pictures of my creations on my blog so I can tell my husband I didn’t have time to clean the house.  If you have a boatload of raspberries right now you should totally try this raspberry buckle cake.  It is divine.

Well, that’s about it… Take your time, and look around.

Thanks for stopping by, I’m glad you’re here!

Mavis

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Mavis Butterfield – King 5 TV Evening Magazine Video

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Eric, the incredibly handsome producer from Evening Magazine sent me a video of my segment which aired on King 5 Evening Magazine last night. I thought I would share it so those of you who are out of state could watch it.

What a wild and crazy few weeks this has been!
~Mavis

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Mavis Butterfield – Q13 Fox News Video

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mavis butterfield fox 13 news seattle marni hughes

I stopped by Q13 Fox News this afternoon and chatted with Marni about feeding my family for One Hundred Dollars a Month. Who knew saving money could be so much fun? Here is the video in case you missed it.

~Mavis

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Video | Mavis Butterfield visits Making it in America

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Here is the bartering video in case you missed the live version on Making it in America with Vinnie Politan.

P.S.  I have no idea why on earth I am smiling SO BIG in the video. You’d think with my crappy British teeth, I’d be trying to keep my mouth shut. Oh, and who is that monkey in the sky I keep looking up too?

Geez, I’ve really got to work on my interview skills. Ha!

~Mavis

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Mavis and Francisco Live on Headline News – HLNtv with Vinnie Politan

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UPDATE: I do have a copy of the interview and will try and get it up as soon as I can.

Wahoooo….

After a quick shopping trip to The Goodwill, Francisco and I are now headed to Fisher Plaza, in downtown Seattle, to appear live on Headline News at 1pm {PST} with Vinnie Politan and his Making it in America Series.

Today’s Topic: Bartering!

Who knew being a total crazy pants could be so much fun.

Peace Out Girl Scouts,

I hope you’ll tune in.

Mavis

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Mavis Butterfield | Making It In America Video

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Have you ever been to Atlanta, Georgia?

Yesterday I visited CNN headquarters and talked to Susan Hendricks on Headline News {HLNtv} about my efforts to grow 2,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables in my backyard garden. It was totally cool! I even met Clark Howard and I of course said something really intelligent like … “Saving money is RAD.”

Oh my word. I seriously need to work on introducing myself to people. I mean c’mon, telling the Barefoot Contessa “I think you’re awesome was one thing,” and now “I think saving money is RAD?”

Holy Cow Mavis, get it together!

Anyway, I found a link for the promo video, and as soon as I find the actual interview, I’ll post it.

Peace Out Girl Scouts, I’m off to have fun.

♥ Mavis

P.S. Been to Atlanta?  What should I do today when I get some free time?

 

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Komo News Interview with Bryan Johnson

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