Category Archives: Trash to Treasure

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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Tomato Sauce

Last year some time I decided I wanted to make my own tomato sauce. As a single person household I don’t need a lot at one time so I planned to preserve it in 1/2 pint jars. This spring I planted … Continue reading

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Unlikely Source

While digging through the 25 cent box at Helping Hands, I found a sage green sheet with a white leaf print. I thought it would make a lovely summer dress. The problem: So I dug a little deeper and found … Continue reading

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Five Frugal Things

It has been warm enough since mid April to keep the furnace off. Yearly my goal is to turn the furnace off on May 1st. This year I got a BONUS 2 weeks. I stopped to pick up milk and found … Continue reading

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Failed Refashion

After being inspired by a post I saw on E How I went searching for a sweater to refashion into a skirt. I found this cashmere sweater at Deseret Industries.  Although I love the soft texture and the subtle earth tones, (the … Continue reading

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My plans for the thrifty store finds- Part 3

So that l leaves I purchased the bag of sewing notions just for the sewing machine needles. It is recommended that you use a new needle for each garment. I don’t do that but they do get dull or break … Continue reading

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My plans for the thrift store finds

In a few weeks Eco Cubs will be having a work party to weed the schools flower beds. I’m donating the trowel to the cause.The club can always use more hand tools. I have had my hair cut in short … Continue reading

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