“The very word thrift tells its own tale, being derived from the word ‘to thrive.’” ~ John Lubbock, The Use of Life, 1894 I absolutely love this quote that I came across in the book I was reading tonight, Broke is Beautiful: Living and Loving the Cash-Strapped Life by Laura Lee. Lee goes on to say, “These days, [...]
Happy New Year, everyone! Our family enjoyed a quiet day at home today, putting puzzles together, playing in the snow (my daughter’s snow bunny is pictured above!) and watching The Absent-Minded Professor and the Rose Bowl parade. How did you spend the day? In the midst of all that, I spent some time working on my office organization p [...]
It’s Simply Thrifty organizing time again! After a few minutes of panic last Saturday when I thought I had lost my coupon envelope–which also contained some gift cards–I decided it was high time I got that area of my life organized. The same day I started putting my binder together, Alejandra of HomeOrganizing posted a video [...]
Here is my thrift store score for the week. It also included a pair of jeans, which my daughter was already wearing by the time I took this photo. Total: $6.15–far less than the cost of a new pair of jeans, or even a consignment store pair. I plan to sell the book on eBay (The Children’s Year is a favorite of mine, but I already h [...]
It takes a lot of planning ahead to create a special but frugal Christmas, and I’ve been on the lookout for good deals for months now. One thing we usually splurge on, though, is a Fair Trade Christmas ornament for each child’s stocking from Ten Thousand Villages. (This is one store where I don’t mind spending a little extra [...]
It’s time to get organized! This is the YouTube video that inspired my first Simply Thrifty Organizing project. In it, OrganizedLifeTV explains her method of organizing files in binders rather than a filing cabinet. Now, I’ve been unhappy with my big filing cabinet for a long time. Not only does it stick too far out into the room, [...]
I’m excited to introduce a new series inspired by my recent obsession with YouTube organizational videos. In this series, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite videos along with photos of the frugal organization projects they’ve inspired. We’ll begin this week with organizing files in binders. Stay tuned!