This may not leave any of you in a state of panic as it does me since I hate to waste ANYTHING. So this is what I do...I use them for breadcrumbs that I can throw in the freezer for later use (like meatloaf) . Not only that, I use a coffee grinder to do it. Yes, I do have a food processor. Love it. Do not love to clean it, however. So I use the grinder for the bread heels and stale bread too.
Bonus Tip: Bread is also a perfect way to clean your coffee grinder if you use it to grind your coffee each day. I personally love fresh ground coffee but I have become simplistic...ok, lazy...and I just buy ground coffee. But throw some bread in your grinder and it cleans it right up. Uncooked rice works great too. Kind of scrubs it out. But I have found bread works perfectly for me. Just make sure it is really clean before doing the bread crumbs, though!
TIP #2 Create A New Look For A Sweater Or Cardigan
This may be daunting for the non-sewer but good news...I really can't sew either. I kind of wing it and I can get pretty impatient about it. But if I need to sew a button back on to a shirt or do a simple project, I do OK. So I have some sweaters, cardigans,and shrugs that I can get bored with and want to give it some new life. Here are some examples...
Seriously, don't you think I would have been so hot all blinged out with this sparkly button? Um, no. So glad I changed it. But I have kept the button wondering how it can come in handy in the future.
I love this little cardigan and I found it on crazy clearance but it had this bling bling, Rhinestone button (see it below in my hand) that was totally not the look I was after. So I bought it anyway and replaced the button with something more toned down like the one above.
BEFOREThis black sweater was purchased at Target because I needed it for some reason that escapes me at the moment. It had these iridescent, shell buttons that drove me crazy. Can you tell I have an issue purchasing things with buttons I do not like but I still purchase them? It's ridiculous.
On this one I just removed the three buttons but instead of replacing all three, I replaced the top button with a ribbon. I used black to maintain the integrity of the look but I really like how this one ended up turning out. If I wanted to make it a little fancier, I would have used a silky or satin type ribbon to dress it up. The possibilities are just limitless.
Hope you enjoy these tips and I welcome comments or tips of yours too! Happy Tuesday!