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Frugal Acts Today

September 13th, 2010 at 02:08 am

I was laughing to myself earlier about how domestic I was being today. Then I realized I really was being more frugal than domestic.

Today, I made dinner at home, packed tomorrow's breakfast & lunch, sat with the windows open & a/c off, I drank water & lemonade instead of soda.

I bought veggies from the farmer's market vs the grocery store, probably saving me $5-10.00

I vacuumed with what I like to call my franken-vacuum. Its pieced together with electrical tape & a clothespin - but hey, it works! And it was free after my dad fixed it up.

I watched library movies & worked on a puzzle I bought for 50 cents at Good Will.

Then I took out my winter wool pea coat, which has been sitting in my bedroom closet waiting to have 2 buttons put on and my old express work pants, which needed the zipper re-sown and the pant leg hemmed. I did the buttons and zipper. But I am going to have to buy some hem tape because these pants have been a pain with the pant leg.

I also pre-planned my wardrobe & jewelry for the week. This is a first for me. But I am trying to adhere to the new enhancements to the work dress code & I wanted to be prepared for the week.

And I have to laugh, my personal goal is to actually do my hair & makeup each morning this week. Normally, I sleep in until the last possible second. Then I go to work with half wet hair & no makeup. Which is the norm for half my coworkers, but I decided I'm going to try to start spiffing myself up more Smile

Hope everyone had a frugal day!

6 Responses to “Frugal Acts Today”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Congrats! I admire your resolution about your appearance...I try to dress kind of nice, but my hair is another story, and I never wear makeup! But even just putting together a cute outfit makes me feel so much more confident. It's important to care for yourself on the outside as well as the inside sometimes!

    We had a pretty frugal weekend too. Huge shopping spree--at a neighborhood garage sale; I just made baby food for the week; AS made a long-sleeve shirt of NT's that had frayed cuffs into a short-sleeve shirt; had a mellow weekend of games, cheap wine and TV.

  2. pjmama Says:

    Sounds like you're doing well! Smile

  3. Homebody Says:

    I am finding that domestic duties and frugality go hand in hand now that I am a domestic goddess......

  4. dmontngrey Says:

    I love that your vac is held together with tape and a clothespin! I'd do the same. Big Grin
    Part of DH's car was pieced back together with the shell of a Bic pen.

  5. scottish girl Says:

    You're doing fantastic Smile

  6. clippin2save Says:

    Thanks for the inspiring post. It's all those little things that really do add up.

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