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post #21 of 25

Everyone seems to be doing great!  Some good money karma in this thread right now.  I have been forcing myself to stay out of stores lately and staying home and it's helped a lot!  My car has gotten a rest two days this week, which was great and today the only driving I did was 4 miles away to the farmer's market.  When we got really bored yesterday I took the kids on a walk to the bike path 1/2 a mile away and we picked wildflowers for a while to bring home and put in the house.  It brightened things up, got us out of the house, and kept us out of stores.  

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Everyone seems to be doing great!  Some good money karma in this thread right now.  I have been forcing myself to stay out of stores lately and staying home and it's helped a lot!  My car has gotten a rest two days this week, which was great and today the only driving I did was 4 miles away to the farmer's market.  When we got really bored yesterday I took the kids on a walk to the bike path 1/2 a mile away and we picked wildflowers for a while to bring home and put in the house.  It brightened things up, got us out of the house, and kept us out of stores.  

 

Good for you!  

post #23 of 25

I found a sewing machine in a thrift store for $13.00 Score and thrift fabric remnants for $1 or $2.  This has enables me to focus on learning to sew instead of shopping (sad but true).

 

I have stopped eating out. I just avoid my food allergies such as diary, wheat, egg and I can't eat anything unless I prepare it. Allergies can be helpful.

 

I found this amazing blog which is inspiring me to not create waste. The family lives a very minimal lifestyle.  http://zerowastehome.blogspot.com/

 

I food shop on Tuesdays and farmers market on Saturday.  I make all my meals from scratch. 

 

I do allow myself to peruse through thrift stores.  But I make a list of objects I am looking for: clothes for DD and DS, puzzles, a double boiler, fabric, mason jars, stainless steel spray bottle.

 

I am decluttering my house, it provides a good activity and I get to go through all my stuff. I first try to sell it and then donate it.

 

On Fridays we go to the library and check out books, it is a fun get out of the house trip.

post #24 of 25

My son asked to go yard saling today.  So we will.  I won't buy anything that isn't on my list!  Looking for canning jars, a small but pretty mirror, a garden spade and a rake and a few other things that I am not likely to find.  But sometimes I find the most amazing things, like a brand new mixmaster in the box for $20 so I need to keep an open mind about the spending ; )
 

post #25 of 25
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We went to Chicago for the 4th and I was good, but not as good as I should have been. I spent some money on a pair of shorts for the child, a cup and some snacks for the way home. Better than I would have been in the past though.

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