Category Archives: thrifty fixes

Holey Socks

One of my resolutions for 2017 is to complete the many unfinished projects in my sewing room. For some time whenever I came across a sock with a hole in it I tossed in in a to-be-mended box. From the … Continue reading

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Frugal Gift Giving

This week I had two gift giving occasions; my friend Kira moved into a new apartment, and I took a hostess gift to Jerry & Monika’s when they hosted a Bible class. For both occasions I went shopping in my pantry, … Continue reading

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Mega- Thrifting

I took advantage of the MLK day sales and spent the whole day thrifting. In 6 hours I traveled 35 mile, visited 10 stores and spent $49.06. So what did I purchase? I bought 4- 99 cent sweaters at Goodwill. 2 of … Continue reading

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Thrift Report

Just before Lou’s passing ( Thank you to all who posted condolence messages for me) I spent the day thrifting and came home with some timely purchases. The hanging basket will replace this one. I harvested the knobs off the … Continue reading

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Frugal DIY

When my father passed in 1995, my family decided to keep his 1990 pick-up truck in the family. This gives my siblings and I access to a truck for those times when a truck is needed. I used the truck recently to … Continue reading

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Same shopping trip, different project

You may have noticed in the picture of things from  Deseret Industries were some drapery hold backs. When I began line drying my clothes I learned an important lesson. The sun will bleach the clothes. This will work to your advantage … Continue reading

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April Thrift Report 2

I couldn’t resist this pretty tote bag. It was New With Tags and only cost me $2. I’ve been using it as a shopping bag. Every summer I enjoy spending my evenings on the back porch. Mosquitos also enjoy the … Continue reading

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