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April 20, 2017

Wasteful Purchases

Too much of our lives are full of wasteful, disposable items that end up in landfills. We buy these items usually because they are financially cheaper than their counterparts. But the price we pay is bigger than we know

February 21, 2017

The Thrifty Opportunist

Any good bargain shopper will pop into Thrift stores, Yard & Estate Sales and Flea Markets and the occasional dumpster dive. Not because “used” is always a bargain, it isn’t. But because sometimes you’ll find opportunistic steals.

Some of my best deals ever came from Thrifts.

November 03, 2016

Surviving the Holiday Season Part 1

During the Holiday season it’ easy to get stressed out with guest preparations, home prep, cooking and holiday shopping.

Like all of you, I get stressed out trying to balance it all. It is my busiest time of year. The most important aspect of lessening stress is staying organized and getting started early. Waiting till the last minute always ends up costing more.

September 14, 2016

Blinded by the Deal

It’s so easy to find such a great deal that you jump on it without question.  I call it being “Deal Blind”.  Deals like a $400 designer coat for $10. Or a new, perfect dining table for $50 instead of $500.

The most important thing to do when you find an outstanding bargain of epic proportions is to breathe…. Stop and breathe and think.

August 30, 2016

Life Lessons in Shopping

Sometimes I wonder, as a parent if any of my shopping expertise is wearing off on my kid.  I stopped buying her clothes about 2 years ago since everything I bought her, she didn’t like or wear. She shops the mall and occasionally the LF outlets.

 

June 21, 2016

The Sanctuary Warehouse Sale

Lately I have been dragging hubby with me to check out new outlets and sales. Not just because I enjoy his company, but because he often has insight into businesses and pricing that I don’t.
His coming along with me also helps stop me from buying.

But this sale I had to shop!

June 16, 2016

Surprising Deals

Yee Gads!  Our 8-year-old counter top microwave bit the dust. So spoiled is my family, that we had to immediately go find another one.  We really only use it for reheating. But that convenience is too important.

I was not going to be rushed into this purchase. I had to find one at a good price.

June 01, 2016

Costco Fun

We shop Costco like we’d shop Ralphs or Vons. Stopping in every week or so to pick up specific items. We take a list and usually get in and out as quick as possible.

One of the more fun aspects of shopping at Costco is tasting all the samples being given out. We don’t normally taste ALL of them, just a few.  But last week we made the mistake of shopping in the late afternoon while we were both hungry.

May 10, 2016

The Eyes Have It

I have driving sunglasses that I use because I am a bit nearsighted with astigmatism. Lately my distance eyesight seems to have gotten better, so I haven’t felt like I had to go in for an eye check up.

I have never really needed reading glasses. I read the newspaper daily as well as a bunch of business related articles on he computer. But at the end of the day, after 6 hours on the computer, my eyes were tired and achy. So after much nudging from hubby, I found a new Optometrist and went in…. 

March 28, 2016

The Discerning Saturday Sale Shopper

I popped into the Saturday Sale this week. Hadn’t been since last Summer.  It seemed smaller than normal, but it was their first sale of the year…. Perhaps 25 vendors. This can be a hit or miss sale, if you don’t know what you’re looking at.  But when you do, it’s a hit!

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