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Camilla Cheung

 Hi! I'm Camilla. I love to work with my hands and create new things, all while on a frugal budget! I blog on DIY, lifestyle, and frugal living topics at SomethingIsDone.com.

Latest articles by Camilla Cheung

15 Ways to Make Your Home Look Amazing for Under $100

Help your home look its best with this collection of bang for your buck upgrades and refreshes.

7 Tricks to Get More Out of Your Slow Cooker

A slow cooker is a great way to prepare easy, time-saving meals. Make the most of your crock with these surefire, low fire cooking secrets.

21 Surprising and Delicious Ways to Cook Instant Ramen

Ramen is cheap, and these flavorful add-ins can make it healthier and/or tastier. Try one tonight!

Kids Going Abroad? 8 Ways to Stay In Touch Without Going Bankrupt

Cure your children's home sickness with these fun and frugal ways to stay in touch while they explore the world.

15 Cheap and Ingenious Ways to Upgrade Your Furniture

Sprucing up your furniture and your space doesn't have to be expensive — or difficult. Here's how update your old stuff for cheap!

25 Easy Ways to Make Cheap Cuts of Meat Taste Expensive

Inexpensive cuts of meat don't have to taste cheap. Stretch your budget and eat well, too, with this collection of delicious ways to eat cheap meat.

12 Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Mood

Being in a bad mood is no fun for you — or for those around you. Try these non-pharmaceutical mood enhancers to brighten a gloomy day.

Make Pizza Night Fun Again With These 30 Pizza Sauce Alternatives

Don't settle for the same old pizza with red sauce and traditional toppings. Sauce and top your pizza crust with these terrific alternatives.

7 No-Fuss Wine Destinations Anyone Can Visit (and Enjoy!)

A wine tasting weekend doesn't have to be expensive and snooty. These grape growing regions offer great wine country experiences (and wine!), at a fraction of Napa's cost.

20 Great Gifts for Home Cooks

The best thing about giving cool, thoughtful kitchen gifts to the avid home cook? Yeah, the delicious home cooked gifts you'll enjoy for years to come.

10 Flavorful Foods Worth Splurging On

It's smart to cut costs in the kitchen and pantry with discount staples. Boost their flavor (and mealtime enjoyment) with a few pricier, higher quality ingredients.

Make Old Furniture Shine With These Simple Refinishing Tricks

Find a beat-up piece of wood furniture? Don't just paint it — try your hand at stripping and staining, and let the gorgeous wood show through.

Declutter Your Home in 10 Minutes

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by your rising heaps of clutter. Bring order to your chaos and keep your home clean with this simple technique.

70 Scrumptious Shrimp Recipes

Wondering what to do with the big bag of shrimp you got on sale? You'll find plenty in this lengthy list of delicious and frugal recipes for shrimp.

15 Ways to Make Money While You Travel

You can extend your stay and deepen your experience by hustling up side jobs (or even full-time gigs) while you roam. Here's how to do it.

15 Delicious Ways to Prepare a Humble Head of Cabbage

A staple in frugal pantries the world over, cabbage is full of nutrients, low in pesticides, and inexpensive. Add cabbage to your diet with one of these classic preparations.

15 Chicken Leg and Thigh Recipes From Around the World

Tired of trying to make chicken breast interesting? The humble and affordable chicken leg quarter offers the frugal cook lots of flavor, lots of value, and lots of variety.

How to Make a Crappy Couch Awesome Again

That old couch ain't much to look at and it's worse to sit in, but it doesn't have to be that way. Refresh it with these simple hacks.

Don't Ruin an Antique! How to Tell If You Should Refinish Wooden Furniture

Refinishing your grandmother's old dresser might be a terrible idea. Learn when you should refinish wood furniture, and when you should use a professional.

Is Your Apple Dangerous? How to Eat Fewer Pesticides (and Save Money)

Fresh fruits and vegetables are good for you...but less so if they're covered in pesticides. Shop smart to reduce your exposure and still save money.