Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: The Penny Worthy Project


The Penny Worthy Project

The Penny Worthy Project is my response to tightening our belts. Gas is so expensive, food is too, everything seems to cost more theses days. How are you getting by? Do you sell on Etsy? Ebay? Thrift shop regularly? How are you getting by on less when everything costs more? I'd love to know! Leave a comment or a link to your blog post to join in and tell the world how you are making it.

Apron Thrift Girl just had a post about creating an online garage sale group the other, something in her post sparked my interest and I created a facebook group about 2 minutes later. We are almost to a hundred members and it's up and selling goodies already. No one is going to get rich off the yardsale group but certainly we'll have folks connecting and selling to locals in a whole new way. What a great way to sell locally, buy locally and make new friends. An added and unknown benefit of the group is the generosity of the members, we've had plenty of freebies posted and lots of great stuff too. Another great thing happening is people asking for what they need, before heading to the box store they're asking their neighbors if they have anything to sell. I am loving this group and I see a lot of success stories in the future. If you're local why not consider joining up? If you're not local maybe you could consider creating your own group?

Believe it or not I started back to school shopping this week, much to the chagrin of both little boys. Apparently in spirit only though because I only found one shirt worth buying. But oh, what a shirt!

Check out what little Mr.SirPrize will be wearing to kindergarten in the fall.

In the words of my friend Jodie, ADORBS.

Great milk glass vase and a sweet little self sealing jar. The rubber ring on the jar isn't all crumbly which seems to be typical of the jars I find.

I also found a great book for Mr.SirPrize who'll be six before we know it. The stories are great and how can you miss with drawings like this?

And the mystery is solved! These jars are Kromex, thanks Amanda, so glad you chimed in on that one.

Last but not least why not eat free? I'm giving away a custom Alaskan Halibut and Alaskan Salmon gift pack from Anderson Seafoods! Go enter.

Peace and Love--


  1. What is the link to your facebook garage sale?

  2. LOVE the garage sale. FYI I found a packet of replacement jar gasket/sealer thingys in Anchorage at AK Mill & feed. So now I can buy those cool jars even if the seal is cracked!

  3. I'm a sucker for kid's books too, and the one in this post looks amazing!

  4. The Hubby and I have made a commitment toward tightening our belts, starting in September. The tightening will include living without half my pay. We've always been good at saving, maybe even great, if compared to most, but I think we can do better. You inspire me to cook more, so that will be my contribution - less dinners out. This past weekend, I declined staying at a beautiful hotel in Sausalito so we could save the $300 per night. The hubby was bummed, but I see it as a start toward our goal. I'll be checking in more with you and hopefully sharing a link or two as well! ; )


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