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Holiday Shopping

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Happy Homemade Holiday!

I’m starting to have a Happy Homemade Holiday.  If you’re like me, you’ve still got a little last minute holiday shopping left on your list. Here’s a thrifty gift idea that is not only unique, but fun and oh-so-aromatic to make. And, let’s face it, we all love it when someone makes something for us. […]

The Search for an Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ah yes.  The annual search for an ugly Christmas Sweater.  I’m bringing this one back from the archives in honor of the holidays. Enjoy! So, the hubby’s punk rock band, So What decides they are wearing ugly Christmas sweaters for their holiday show.  No problem, I think, as I begin formulating a list of thrift […]

Have Yourself A Thrifty Little Christmas!

Have yourself a thrifty little Christmas this year. While it’s true that this can be an expensive time of the year, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be.  Why?  You can find fabulous Christmas gifts at your local thrift store.  All it takes is a little imagination, some vision and a […]

An Apple Hill Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Oh, sweet Apple Hill.  On a beautiful, crisp Fall Saturday, my sister-in-law Lori and I braved the traffic clogging the tiny streets of Placerville and points due East in order to make our way to the land of all-things-apple.   Apple Hill, one of Northern California’s apple-growing regions will take you into our agricultural past, […]

Homemade Christmas Gift Idea!

A homemade christmas gift is often the one that your friends and family will treasure the most.  If you’re still trying to think of something inexpensive and elegant to give this holiday season, look no further than your local thrift store. The following gift idea was prompted by spotting a set of vintage glass holiday […]

Happy, Thrifty New Year!

Happy, Thrifty New Year, Everyone! I just wanted to wish everyone a Healthy, Thrifty, and Happy New Year and share (OK, brag about) my favorite New Year’s decorations this year.  First, I took some very inexpensive white place mats (actually they were from IKEA for $1.49 each) and decorated them with Elmer’s glue and silver glitter […]

Reflections On A Very Thrifted Christmas

As 2011 draws to a close, I am feeling a little reflective. It’s been a year of challenges and changes.  Most notably, the person who taught me everything I know about how to be frugal – my Mom – left this world in September.  I remember our early shopping forays (not always with the utmost […]

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Hear ye, hear ye!  (Sound of a bell ringing)…Thrift Stores everywhere are filled with tons of vintage and gently-used Christmas decorations right now.  Just yesterday, I happened into the Thrift Town in San Leandro where I found a plethora of Christmas goodness.  I found a hand-made vintage […]

Let’s Talk Turkey Day

OK, let’s talk turkey day.  With the Thanksgiving holiday rapidly approaching, I know many of you are trying to figure out a nice, inexpensive way to make your holiday table sparkle.  Well, I have just the answer!  Head to your local thrift store!  If you need more dishes for those unexpected guests, mix and match […]

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