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Thrifty Threads: Thank You, Friend!

Thrifty Threads: Thank You, Friend!

American Eagle Polo via Goodwill: $3.89 Gap Cabled Crewneck Sweater via Goodwill: $3.89 J-Crew Straight Leg Jeans via Goodwill:$3.89 All thanks to my “My-Sized Friend” living somewhere near Ames, Iowa.  The Goodwill in my college town has been so good do me in my time here.  All of the items...

Threading: How Two Feet of Basting Thread Solved My Problems

Threading: How Two Feet of Basting Thread Solved My Problems

Even happy, confident, well-adjusted girls can have hang-ups. Like, I know my mom thinks I’m beautiful and I should be happy in my own skin, but HELLO! I have a MUSTACHE! This bothers me so badly you don’t even know.  Unless you’re Kelli, then you do.  I’m scared to blog...

More In Your Wallet, Less on the Waist

More In Your Wallet, Less on the Waist

I compiled this list about a year ago.  This is a re-post, with some flavor added. Have you noticed that being thrifty has a positive impact on your health as well?  I’ve complied a list of ways being thrifty positively affects your health. 1. Eat oatmeal.  Oatmeal is one of the powerfoods...

Dessert For Breakfast, Minus Donut

Dessert For Breakfast, Minus Donut

I’ve been itching to try overnight oats a la Iowa Girl Eats and I finally got the opportunity to try it this morning… or, last night. So simple! Mix one container of yogurt (I used A&E Apple Cinnamon) and 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats.  Leave in the fridge overnight.  In...

Stuff Love

Stuff Love

When I was little and would say I “loved” anything, Mom would scold me and say that you can’t love things.  Love is for people and maybe for pets. So I can’t say I love things.  But the more I don’t buy anything new (because of the Compact) the more...

Happy VALENTINES Weekend!

Happy VALENTINES Weekend!

So I watched The Real Housewives of Orange County last night. Like I do every Thursday at 9:00 pm. My friends find it odd that I enjoy watching women being high-maintenence and shopping and fighting for an hour every week.  What can I say, I love me some sci-fi!  Their...

Thrifty Groceries for the Hard-To-Convert

Thrifty Groceries for the Hard-To-Convert

Spencer is slowly coming to respect my frugal prowess. My “thriftiness” has previously been a joke between the two of us.  But he’s coming around.  He likes his clothes line dried and says he prefers my homemade biscuits to Pillsbury. (SCORE!)  And lately, the money has been talking. Like when...

Yogurt Cups/Hoarding

Yogurt Cups/Hoarding

Tra-La!  It’s a soda cup! At our last Family and Consumer Science Club meeting I was offered Coke from a 2-Liter bottle, which is the thriftiest way to drink soda, if you’re interested.  I love me some free coke!  A quick rinse of my almond-snack container, and I was good...

The No-Impact Man: A Film Review

The No-Impact Man: A Film Review

Yeah, so I’m a bad blogger because I’ve abandoned my readers for three days.  But I am a good student! Kind of. I had to write a film review for my Global Issues class and I totally chose one that would be relevant to my blog.  That way, at least...