How do you survive in the consumer driven world today, how do you opt out, or make ends meet? I'd love to have your thrifty living posts linked up. I like to see what folks are doing to make themselves happy in our mad mad world these days. Me personally, I like to buy things second hand that I would have had to buy no matter what, like clothes for my kids and other necessities. I also buy presents for friends who get that 'Laura's Treasures' are the best presents of all, some folks just don't understand and never will. I have friends who make things to sell, not only to make ends meet but because it makes their hearts sing, I wish I was there, or talented enough to be there. Other friends clip coupons and save tons o' money, more power to you sister! So tell me, what do you do?
This week I bought the most adorable little sweater for a friend who is expecting in a few months. All handmade and cute as can be, how could I resist? I'm sure I'll find a handmade quilt to gift her too and perhaps I'll give her some frozen meals too. I think that will make the nicest present, I'd love to get it, well IF I were having a baby which I'm not.(whew) Check out the sweater cuteness!
I found 3 pair of perfectly good pans for Mr. SirPrize too, who has suddenly shot up 3 inches and out a size. Can you say growth spurt? WOW!
And I found 4 nice button down shirts for Union who has an unseemly habit of leaving modeling beeswax in his pockets and ruining his school shirts. Yes I know I am supposed to be checking his pockets before washing but seriously I think just actually washing them is a miracle some weeks.
And then I saw this pumpkin, or what I see as a pumpkin, it was only 75¢ and I had to have it. I'll donate something else to make room for this, I love it.
Isn't it great? It's by a lady in Vermont, Katherine Washburn and looking at her site I can see some Christmas presents I need to buy! Hope she can do a Mastiff mug.
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Peace and Love--