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wintry days
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hi all hope people are keeping warm these wintry days..i have been using my heat blanket and space heater more to keep warm. I have also been dressing very warm and wearing my hat in the house.  I have been dialing down on my heat and trying to do others things to keep warm. The gas company sent me a letter on  my budget plan stating that next month its being lowered to 31.00 dollars a month because i have a big credit on it from the budget plan..I am happy and surprised it will be nice to pay less. by the way i keep my heat about 58..you get use to it after awhile but it was a bit chilly in the beginning.  So how is everyone doing with bargain hunting? I scored some crab tree and evelyn soap at the thrift store for a dime..2 tubes of lipstick for 40 cents a piece and a nice coach purse for 1.80 but it had a broken handle that my boyfriend fixed..I got some puzzle pieces in a box for 60 cents to make puzzle earrings with.. I ordered some cold processed soap off the internet for 16.00 dollars and the lady sent me alot of extras to go with it so the soap ended up being about a dollar a bar..if you are a home made soap lover like me you will know thats a good price.  I can't believe how much home made soap has gone up its quite expensive now adays. just thought i would get on here and say hi to all the bloggers on thrifty fun maybe some of the others will write i like reading everyone blogs been missing it the only one who seems to write on a regular basis is pam...well i guess people are busy..been checking the paper waiting for my favorite thrift to have a half off coupon hope fully soon..the lady at the store said sometime in february so i have been waiting and watching the mail..been getting loads of freebies off the freebie websites i have 2 big boxes full of stuff that i use when we go on vacation...

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thrift store coupon
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The value world 50 percent off coupon came around in the mail again. i hit the trash baskets by the mail boxes in my mobile home community and came up with several coupons that i passed out to other friends that had not received one in the mail. they were suppose to come in the inserts in the mail but not to everyone i suppose.  I can't wait to go to the local thrift store on thursday and see what deals i can get for 50 percent off.  I went to the thrift store last week and found a brick of cold processed soap for 95 cents it had about 10 bars in the pack nice soap. and some body made it from scratch.  I don't use soaps bought in the store to harsh on my skin.  I ussually have to buy homemade soap off ebay and sometimes it can get expensive and lately the cost of their soaps has gone up. I was happy to find that soap at the thrift store it was odd i have never seen cold processed soap at a thrift store before.  I  must have been meant to have it then.  The weather in Michigan is starting to warm up finally our temps are heading into the 40s.  I am happy, the cold weather burst several of my pipes and that cost a fortune.  My boyfriend gave me $200.00 dollars for valentines day to put towards the cost of getting it repaired.  We didnt have much of a romantic valentines day his money went for repairs but it was sweet of him to help me out. We stayed in and watched tv.  I got a card from bath and body to get a freebie from the store once a month til may.  I love their sprays and lotions. So far i have gotton free spray lotion and shower gel and free soap for the bathroom. its a nice card i got it off the freebie website. i get alot of nice stuff off the freebie web site.

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christmas Shopping
Sunday, December 12, 2010

I have been shopping around for an electric blanket with my boyfriend. We had just about giving up hope finding one in a  king size but they had them at Meijers and we got a king for the price of a twin because the stock boy had marked it wrong and at the register the girl gave it to us for the twin price and took off another 20 percent because it was on sale so our electric blanket was had for $39.99. the original sale price for that size was $89.99. We could not believe our good luck. I had been praying for an electric blanket as my mobile home gets cold in the winter. I tried it out last night and i was warm and toasty.  This will save on my heating bill a little because i can keep the heat at 60 at night and have the blanket on for a couple of hours and turn it off it stays warm if you do it like that. i had been reading other posts on here about keeping warm and one woman wrote how she  wears her scarf in the house to keep her neck warm i tried it and it works.  i wear long johns under my sweats to keep warm but my neck was still cold but not now.  So that is a good idea. We are expecting a couple inches of snow here today in Michigan won't be able to get out and do much I will be working on craft projects I started a new oil painting the linseed oil that i use the cap was stuck on it and my boyfriend had to pry it open for me i am glad he got it open its a big can. I buy it in bulk because its expensive i can use it with my wood burning projects to it makes a nice finish on a piece of wood and gives it a nice gloss..well i thought i would stop and put a Blog up here it has been while.  I went to a high end thrift store in a good area with my boyfriend and got 2 pair of jeans for 99 cents a piece. and i found a nice leather purse for $1.50 that's about all the bargains i have come across lately. Haven't done much trash picking because of the weather.  People throw better stuff away in the spring.

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Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hi all Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving...

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elks rummage sale
Saturday, September 25, 2010

I went to the Elk's rummage sale on friday..got there just before they closed.. I went in and an old man handed me a box and said fill it for $3.00 dollars. There were ten tables full of clothes and another twenty tables full of knicknacks and all sorts of goodies. At first i didn't think I would find enough to fill the box but I did with the boyfriends help. For three dollars I got clothes, pillowcases, a lace table cloth, books, , Christmas ornaments. socks, and hats  for Winter..I can't wait to get into my box and look at all that i found. it was the best deal all day and the last place we stopped. I didn't know ahead of time that it was the end of their sale. but glad we stopped.

Earlier we went to some yard sales and i found some nice knit gloves for winter for 50 cents a piece. and some pretty necklaces for 50 cents a piece. i believe one of the necklaces was real gold it is an old timey locket its pretty. When i go yard saling i try to go to yard sales out in the country a bit and stay away from city yard sales the ones in the country offer more of a variety and you can get some unique items. I also got a lavender perfume set for $3.00. I thought it was a bit pricey but my boyfriend said to buy it because it would be more at the store and i do like perfume. it was in a box and never used. i also got four nice mugs at that yard sale for 5 cents a piece. i like thick mugs for my hot chocolate in the winter. The weather is starting to get cold here in Michigan I think we are in for an early cold snap have been busy trying to find warm clothes before it gets any colder. The temps really dip in the low teens here in the winter makes it hard for me to get out side and go shopping. I don't have a car and i have to walk every where i go unless the boyfriend is here he ussually drives me. I wonder if anyone on here has any ideas on how to keep a trailer warm in the winter. I love in a mobile home  its nice but it can get cold in the winter and hot in the summer.

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