Category Archives: Bird watching

I found a new Thrift Store

After delivering a wedding cake to a rural community I was headed  to a neighboring community with a Goodwill Store. Along my route I spied this sign. To my delight they were having a storewide Half Price Sale. Fabulously Frugal … Continue reading

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Book Report

In keeping with my New Year’s Resolution to read at least 12 books in 2017, I just finished Bird Droppings by Pete Dunne. OK, I admit its a small book. Just 110 pages, but its a start. Right? Bird Droppings … Continue reading

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Home Tweet Home

I’ve been wanting to put up  a bird house on my property. I came across this craft box at Deseret Industries $2.00. Its the kind of box you might find at a craft store intended to be painted or embellished … Continue reading

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Five Frugal Fails

I don’t want you to think that all my attempts at frugality work out as planned. So instead of a 5 Frugal Things post, today I’m doing a 5 Frugal Fails. 1.I was looking through my collection of thrifted patterns to … Continue reading

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April Thrift Report 5

The toaster oven and microwave are important tools in my kitchen. I use them daily to reheat my meals from the stockpile in the freezer. Recently the on-off knob on my toaster oven developed a short. At first I was able to make it work by … Continue reading

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My plans for the thrift store finds- Part 2

For years I have been collecting ornaments. I am very specific about the collection. They must be (at least somewhat) realistic looking birds in flight or with a clip on them so they can perch. This wren fit the bill Here … Continue reading

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Thrifty Haul

Until 1964 Highway 99 was the North-South corridor through the pacific coast states. Unlike California and Oregon, much of the former route of U.S. Highway 99 in Washington still exists as local roads and regular city streets. In my area … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung!

It’s nesting season already. I pick up a bit of extra cash by walking dogs. Each afternoon we go to a local park. I always bring my binoculars and bird watch while the dogs sniff. This week I found a Hummingbird on … Continue reading

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Thrift store finds continue

January 22, 2015, Heaven Sent $10.94 Bookshelf I could have waited for better quality, this one is veneer over partical board and/or lower price, it cost $10. but I had been looking for some time for a shelf to keep my … Continue reading

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Thrift Store shopping with AFRUGALSPINSTER

I love reading blogs about amazing second hand store finds. I feel like my second hand purchases are far less exciting, but I decided to show off my frugal finds none-the-less. I try to hold myself to only purchasing things … Continue reading

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