budget friendly

to my fellow canadians who have a smartphone and could use a cheap meal,

mcdonald’s has a “my mcd’s” app that almost always has coupons listed in it. it just asks you to select your local restaurant(s) so you can view applicable offers. usually it’s things like a burger or 6 pack of nuggets for $3+tx or buy one get one on things like mcmuffins.

no computer or printer needed, you can just go in with your phone or tablet and show the cashier the in-app coupon and they’ll take care of it from there. if there’s a US/etc equivalent anyone knows about, will they share it please?

And before anyone says i’m “advocating unhealthy food choices”, a $3 burger is healthier than someone starving/skipping meals. save your classist comments, you’ll be blocked anyway.

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Winnie the Pooh-  Pooh Bear’s Pussy Poppin’ Pasta

“Oh Bother…” - Pooh Bear

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 Box Elbow Pasta
  • 1 Cup shredded Colby jack
  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar
  • 2 Cups Melissa & Doug Washable Yellow Poster Paint
  • 1 Generous tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 2 Bars of Butter
  • ½ Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp pepper and salt

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Boil
  2. Combine

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DIY Glass Runes

Willow here! I’ve long admired the beautiful runes at my local metaphysical shop but can’t afford them. I know there are a lot of witches out there like me who don’t have a lot of money, so I thought I’d show how I make my own.

Materials:
* Glass beads: $1 at Dollar Tree
* Sharpie: ~$1 at most drugstores like CVS
* List of runes: found online

Steps:

1. Pick your runes. You can go with what I’ve found to be most popular among witches, the Elder Futhark, or a more idiosyncratic set, like the Witches’ Runes. I chose the Witches’ Runes because they resonated with me more than the Elder Futhark.

2. Find a reference online for the shapes and meanings. This is what I used for the Witches’ Runes I made:

3. Select as many gems as you need for your set. The Witches’ Runes are thirteen symbols, so I pulled out thirteen gems that were the least scratched and most smooth.

4. Draw the symbols on each gem.

That’s it! Draw each symbol on a gem and then you’re ready to read them.

For more information on runes (particularly the Elder Futhark), check out our masterpost on the topic!

- Willow

Stuffies Under $10:

Kittens/Cats~

  • Webkinz Himalayan (x)
  • Pink Polka Dot Cat (x)
  • Grey Tabby Cat (x)
  • Orange Tabby Cat (x)
  • Molly - Purple by Aurora (x)
  • Snippy Black and White Cat (x)
  • Webkinz Siamese Cat (x)
  • Webkinz Smaller Signature Grey Tabby Cat (x)
  • Kiki Grey Cat (x)
  • White Stuffed Cat (x)
  • Oh So Soft Kitty Tan Plush (x)

Puppies/Dogs~

  • Lil Lucky Chocolate Lab (x)
  • Bailie Golden Retriever Dog (x)
  • Border Collie (x)
  • Sheba German Shepherd (x)
  • Checkers Dalmatian  (x)
  • Cute Dog Plush (x)
  • Scruff Dog (x)
  • Itty Bitty Boo (x)
  • Blue Dog (x)

Ponies/Horses~

  • Prancer Red Roan (x)
  • Twilight Sparkle (x)
  • Rainbow Dash (x)
  • Paint Horse (x)
  • Mr. Brown Chestnut Horse (x)
  • Rarity (x)
  • Little Pink Fantasy Pony (x)
  • Chestnut Brown (x)
  • Beau Black Horse (x)

Bunnies/Rabbits~

  • Miyoni Baby Bunny (x)
  • Bitty Rabbit Bunny (x)
  • Miyoni Bunny White (x)
  • Blanco Floppy Ear Sitting Bunny (x)
  • Miyoni Bunny Brown (x)
  • Floppy-Eared Easter Bunny (x)
  • Miyoni Lop Eared Bunny (x)

Misc Animals~

  • Humphrey Elephant (x)
  • Spunky Hedgehog (x)
  • Stuffed Penguin (x)
  • Miyoni Fawn (x)
  • Penguin Plush (x)
  • Sloth Animal Den Plush (x)
  • Kookoo Koala (x)
  • Fox Stuffed Animal (x)
  • Teddy Bear Baby (x)
  • Lamb Baby Rattle (x)
  • Brushy Hamster (x)
  • Buffy Baby Goat (x)
  • Hippo Plush (x)

Reptiles/Amphibians~

  • Tyrannosaurus Rex (x
  • Stegosaurus (x)
  • Webkinz Lemon-Lime Gecko (x)
  • Lizzy the Blue Lizard (x)
  • Webkinz Gecko (x)
  • Emerald Tree Boa (x)
  • Pink Snake Plush (x)
  • Flower Frog (x)
  • Fernando the Frog (x)
  • Ganz Lil'Kinz Bullfrog (x)

Underwater Critters~

  • Skimmer Dolphin (x)
  • Pop Out Pets Ocean (x)
  • Ganz Lil'Kinz Pink Glitter Fish (x)
  • Clown Fish (x)
  • Ganz Lil'Kinz Polka Back Fish (x)
  • Sami Fish Plush (x)

Mythical/Aliens~

  • Blueberry Ripple Unicorn (x)
  • Cinder The Green Dragon (x)
  • Sprinkles Dragon (x)
  • Sea Sparkles Maryn Mermaid (x)
  • GIR Doll (x)

Note: This is by no means a comprehensive list. Just some that I was able to find! There’s lots of unique stuffies at thrift stores waiting to be adopted! There’s a whole world of stuffies out there if you’re willing to look!

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Remy - Ratatouille Ham Potato Leek Soup

“Boneapetit!” - Remy

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 3-4 Russet Potatoes (Sliced)
  • 2 Leeks
  • 3 Tpbs Butter
  • 3 ½ Cups Chicken Broth 
  • 1 Large Rat
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Large Onion (Finely Diced)
  • 1 Pinch of Chives (Per Bowl)

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Melt butter in saucepan on medium heat. Add onions and leeks. Cook until onions are translucent.
  1. Prepare Rat by skinning and gutting. Remove head, tail, and bones. then dice into cubes, sauteing the chunks in separate pan with oil. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Transfer both into large cooking pot along with sliced potatoes. Add in your Chicken Broth.
  1. Using Potato masher, mash potatoes until desired consistency and texture. Then add in your Heavy Cream. Feel free to add more cream if you desire a more creamy soup. Stir well and and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Top with Chives.

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Here’s How to Eat Vegan for a Week For Under $50

Some of the most affordable foods on the planet are vegan, including rice, beans, legumes, pasta, and all kinds of fruits and veggies. Despite this, people will often ask us about eating vegan on a budget.

So we’ve compiled some handy tips and tricks that will keep you veg without breaking the bank:

Dry beans are worth the wait.
Sure, you have to soak them overnight, but dry beans are exponentially cheaper than canned. They’re also a delicious, protein-packed essential in a budget-friendly vegan diet.

Buy it frozen.
One great way to save money is to reduce food waste. Frozen veggies like corn, peas, and green beans are great because they last almost forever.

Get into oatmeal.
Yeah, oatmeal is a super secret vegan hack. It’s filling, loaded with iron and calcium, and one of the cheapest things you could eat for breakfast.

Stick with produce under $2 per pound.
When choosing fresh fruits and veggies, try to stick with items under $2/lb.

If you want to splurge, buy some Vegenaise.
Of course you can just use it like mayo, but you can also create sour cream (just add lemon juice), salad dressings, and sauces with this must-have specialty item.

Soup is a thing.
Soups loaded with veggies, grains, and beans hold well as leftovers, stretch your dollars, and make great filling meals!

Stick with staples.
Rice, pasta, and peanut butter are all great choices for affordability and versatility.

Every night can be taco night.
Put those tasty veggies and beans to use inside a toasted tortilla! Add some Vegenaise sour cream and you’ve got yourself a tasty and inexpensive vegan dinner.

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Rapunzel- Tangled Creamy Chicken Cheese Herb Spaghetti 

“Let it go, Let it go” - Rapunzel 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1lb diced chicken breast
  • 1 cup grated Colby Jack
  • ½ cup grated Cheddar
  • 1 lb Hair
  • 1 sprig of chopped parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic (or 1 tbps of garlic salt)
  • 1 lb of butter
  • 1 cup mozzarella 

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Start by melting butter in a large skillet with garlic, cook till golden brown.
  2. Add in cream, cheese, and hair on high until boiling.
  1. While waiting for a boil. Prepare your chicken by cooking in a small skillet adding salt and pepper to your liking.
  1. Once the the hair and sauce have come to a boil turn hit down to medium, cover, and let simmer until sauce completely thickens.
  2. When sauce has thickened combine with cooked chicken and mix.
  1. Place into oven safe dish, putting the mozzarella on top and baking at 60 degrees for 4 hours.
  2. Let cool and garnish with Parsley


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Inexpensive Witch Items for your craft #1

This will be my first post on places to get inexpensive items for you!


DOLLAR TREE!!! I can not explain my love for this store to be honest. Now it may be an obvious store for budget friendly people but I know many people may not think about going there for items for your altar, spells, etc but it is my go to place for all of my items! I will list below all of my favorite items you can get from there! Also they always get in new items all the time so I go quite frequently to see what I can pick up! And of course everything is $1 so to be honest it can’t get any better than that!

SALTS: 2lb boxes of sea salt, regular table salt, and they will even sometimes have pink Himalayan sea salt! Do I even have to mention why this is useful? Well I will anyway! Salt is like the boss of protection and purification. Use it in baths, spells, throw it around the house to keep negative things out, use it when you cast circles, etc. Salt is the bomb I my opinion. And why not get a huge box of it for $1?

SPICES AND HERBS: they have amazing spices to be honest. (Not just to use for cooking which I do) but they have cinnamon, parsley, ground sage, Basil, oregano, ground cloves, All spice, Ginger, etc. You can use these in jar spells, dream sachets, cooking spells, etc. They are fantastic especially for beginner witches who don’t want to spend tons on dried herbs or can’t find them locally outside in the wild or like those who live in a big city far from lots of nature where it’s hard to grow them yourself… Or for those who don’t have as much of a green thumb!

CANDLES!!! : THIS is one of my favorite sections at the dollar tree. You can probably get a better deal for bulk tea light candles somewhere else like Walmart but the dollar tree has amazing tall pillar candles, Scented candles, cute jar candles, Mason jar candles which obviously you can re-use for spells or storage! They have candles in different colors as well! For those who don’t like much flame they have great battery operated candles as well!

GLASS CONTAINERS AND JARS: THEY HAVE SO MANY GLASS OPTIONS! I love finding glass bowls, jars, vases, cups, etc you name it. All can be used for your altar for decor, spell work, collecting water, mixing stuff in, and anything else your little witchy heart desires to use for a glass container!

FOOD ITEMS: *PLEASE be aware to look at expiration dates and read labels. In my experience I’ve had no negative ones as of yet and I’m very sensitive to food and such* I Love getting my baking soda, sugar for offerings or spell jars, candies for offerings, sweets for the fae, jelly (I love their preserves they are delicious! The strawberry and raspberry ones are a house staple), Crackers, unsweetened apple sauce (it’s fantastic), teas (LOVEEEE THE TEAS they have fruit teas, camomile tea, green tea, black tea, and more) these are fabulous to use in spell work or just to drink, and mainly anything a kitchen witch or just a witch in general wants to use for offerings. *I do not advise on getting any meat or dairy products for obvious reasons. Though their vegan spring rolls are my go-to and the dark chocolate covered banana slices are also amazing in the freezer section along with their frozen fruit and vegetables I always make sure to get the ones grown in the USA. * Fruit infuser tumbler cups! Need I say more?

CRAFT SUPPLIES: GLITTER, PENS, PENCILS, STICKERS, TAPE, FLORAL WIRE, FAKE FLOWERS, WREATH WIRE, FLORAL FOAM, WOODEN DOWELS, GLUE, ROCKS, SHELLS, SAND, YOU NAME IT ITS ALL THERE!!!! Anything you could possibly need for your journal, spell books, spells, etc. Everything is there!

BATH SUPPLIES: GLAMOUR, RESTORATING, AND SELF LOVE BATHS HELLO! they sell Epsom salt, good bubble baths, bath loofas, scrubs, soaps, anything your heart would want for a bath spell! I love getting my favorite brown sugar vanilla bath soap mix it with some Epsom salt and sea salt throw in some green or black tea and have myself a self love and clearing bath!

There are a lot more wonderful things that can be found at your local dollar tree! Those are all the top categories that came to my mind. Next blog post will be on online websites that have inexpensive things for my lovely witches out there! Sending blessings to you all!

Originally posted by fullmagicthings

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Wand Update!

I’ve been contacted by a few of my younger audience wanting wands, so I have started a line of product dedicated to you guys! These are a little less expensive than some of my others, ranging from $10 - $14. I will have more listed soon for you to check out! As always, if you have any suggestions or product you would like to see, feel free to comment or send me a direct message! My next project are wands with a visible glass core.

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Hearthstone Charm

It’s been a hot minute since I posted a spell or craft. Here’s one that’s both.

This is budget friendly and super low energy. It’s based on the Hearthstone in World of Warcraft (because you know me, I love my pop culture witchery). In Warcraft, your Hearthstone allows you to teleport back to one ‘home’ location anywhere in the game. You find an innkeeper, tell him to set that location as ‘home’, and then after that, you can return to that spot any time you choose no matter how far away you are.

That’s the idea we’re harnessing here. “There’s no place like home”, if you will. Sometimes I’m out in a public place and I get overloaded and really need to go home, or I’m having a really difficult day at work and I don’t want to be there anymore. I keep this stone in my pocket and then just hold it when I need a breather. I use my stone to get myself to a ‘home’ mindset, giving me a feeling of safety and calm. (If you want to go to the extra effort, you could enchant your stone to be a ‘go home early’ charm if you want to physically go home, but that’s up to you.)

You will need:

  • A rock from your chosen home location
  • Paint or a marker (light blue if you’re sticking with the Warcraft theme, but as usual, you do you, boo)

That’s it. That’s literally all the materials you need.

Now, I say “chosen home location”. My rock is from my yard at my house. For some people, their house is where they want to escape from, not return to, and that’s okay. You can also choose a rock from your school, your friend’s house, a park you love, or wherever you feel the most safe.

Here’s the beauty of the spell: The rock is already charged and cleansed because it’s been hanging out in the ground like rocks do, absorbing all that ‘home’ energy.

Give the rock a clean, but NOT a cleanse. You don’t want to clear out the energy your rock already has, but you do want to make sure you’re not carrying around any gross bacteria in your pocket. Soap, water, maybe some rubbing alcohol or something, but leave the salt and incense smoke out of it.

Paint or draw on the swirl symbol you see above. (If warcraft isn’t your jam and you have a different symbol you associate with home, or you want to make a sigil, go right ahead.)

That’s it. You’re done. The ground already did all the work for you, so you don’t need to expend any of your own energy.

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Jerry Russo- Wizards of Waverly Place Maple Sausage

“Appy birthday Erry” - Jerry Russo

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

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  • Olive Oil
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HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F
  2. [REDACTED]

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