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  1. It Finally Happened

    by , 06-30-2012 at 10:19 PM
    I am back in my hometown, visiting my family. Naturally, I had to visit some of my old haunts(code word for thrift shop). What joy it was to see there was one right around the corner from my son's apartment. Another joy I experinced was my children have visited thrift shops and have become somewhat frugal. These are the same children who would step foot into a thrift shop. My daughter recently found a table on the street. I wa shocked and the fact that she told of her find on her facebook ...
  2. Part of my game plan

    by , 06-22-2012 at 02:11 AM
    I think my strategy (while very simple) will be the following:

    Purge, purge and purge some more by continuing to micro examine things that I have. I plan to sell most of my extras, but I would also love to give some away too.

    Never buy anything that is not an absolute necessity. I so often see something that I think is a good deal and just buy it ... it could be something small like a lip balm or similar, only to arrive home and realize that I have enough already. ...
  3. Night and Day

    by , 06-21-2012 at 06:07 PM
    I have always been a thrift shop/garage sale baby. Since moving to another state, the thrift shops in my area leave a little to the imagination. Now that I am visiting my family(I am staying with my son, who happens to live around the corner from a thrift shop, what joy, what rapture), the thrift shops here are like night and day. Where I live, I can get most of my jewelry, purses, shoes and jackets below $5.00. All the clothes are a set price not matter what the style and size. They don't ...
  4. My financial journey.....

    by , 06-20-2012 at 10:22 PM
    6/20/12....I am no further than i was three years ago....I need to find a way to hold myself accountable...i need the will power to accomplish this...I have no problem blaming other people for my money worries....dh is the major culprit...my kids also they have not been taught if it is not there its not there and myself i tend to be someone who if they want something or someone in the family wants something....i give in because the battle is less of a pain that the outcome, believe it or not....however ...
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  5. I am not off to a stellar start

    by , 06-20-2012 at 04:53 PM (Creative Call)
    I've been trying to write every day, honest! But it's been over a week now. You know, after that last post was written, my nephew called again to say they were coming after all. So they came, we had fun, they left the next day.

    Life is busy here. I am trying to complete several rugs for sale. I have a large "Moose & Mountains" rug I want to finish that is giving me difficulties. Plus I have several smaller prairie scenes I want to hook. I finished one today. ...
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