A Thrifty Living Link Up
This week brought the annual gutting of our garage. Now we don't have a one or two car garage we have a behemoth 4+car garage. Before you get excited about that let me also remind you who parked outside all winter, even in 20 below weather, yes we did. Both of us, all winter, outside. A word of wisdom from us to you, just because you have the money, don't buy all the drywall you are ever going to need at once. Because you will have to store that drywall somewhere, flat and dry. And if you do buy all the drywall you'll ever need, for the love of space in your garage don't buy the 12x4 sheets. Good grief, it's like they ate our garage or something. It completely threw us off, and then we lost control. And it spiralled into an embarrassing junk hole for the winter. But now we have gutted, donated, sorted and swept the front half of the garage which means our boys are now able to ride bikes in very tight concentric circles and randomly ram dogs who try to bite bike tires. All in all a good day.
I am continually disgusted by the high prices at our local thrift shops, and I'm on a semi strike. It has to be something pretty cool and decently priced for me to buy it. Period. So I bought two little things this week, this old funky German cookbook:
Our kids are going to be learning German for the next 8 years and are already speaking it so I thought a cookbook I could at least peruse through might be nice.
This little tea strainer:
for loose leaf teas will be a nifty little gift next Christmas. So there it is I have officially started my Christmas shopping.
I had some book credit at our local Indie Book Store, Fireside Books so I bought this:
And here is a sneak peek of the prize I picked up for the 52 week of Just Another Meatless Monday
Come back Monday to leave a vegetarian post and get entered to win!
I did use spend some quality time to soak up the sun and knit, I managed to make a new pair of wrist warmers for our youngest son. His pair from last last year were eaten by a dog. I even figured out ribbing so the ends stretch. The wrist warmers are essentially a long mitten with no hand, just a thumb hole. They are great to wear under mittens to keep the wrist warm or in loo of mittens in spring weather when you don't quite need a mitten. Best part though is that they are quick and you can use scraps of yarn, like getting an extra project for free.
I've linked up to Apron Thrift Girl for Thrift Share Monday.
Peace and Love--