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Blog: Frugal And Tightwad Tanya

My blog is about how I live a frugally and tightwad life here in Minn. My finds that are frugal. My style of tightwaddery and thrift. It's about my frugal and tightwad family.

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Affording You Kids Halloween
Sunday, September 27, 2009

Avon Rep like me I go to my brochures to afford Halloween for my kids that are young enough to afford the $19.99 costumes like wizards, Snow White, princess and Pirates, because I get them at a discount being a rep for Avon. My older kids go to their friends for Halloween parties, and use make up to look scary, that is their costumes. I never have to worry about money now that my business is started. I hope to sell, so we can get off welfare and disability. Did you guys hear about what is going on in Social Security. That is scary in itself. Well my birthday is next month too. I will be 41 yrs. old. Cool! I think I will celebrate frugally, and financially sound too.

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Sunday, June 03, 2007

There is a store called the 99 Dollar Furniture Store in Mesa where I live with my family. We got new furniture there at cost; it isn't dollar, but my daughters bed frame and desk chair was reasonable. I am amazed at what people will call a dollar store these days. I am used to max of 20 dollars dollar stores and dollar stores, but up until now I never thought I would see the day that furniture stores would not be called bargain furniture outlets of some sort and called dollar stores instead for a name. I think if my dear longtime boyfriend wasn't with me I would have fainted in the store from price shock. I am a tightwad. I also live frugally my whole life. It is getting difficult to continue living this way, but we are managing as a family. My daughter just got a job, so she can put gas in the car when she uses it to get to school. I love walking, but in the morning only. I never thought it would be this much getting used too in a warmer climate. I have had to go to the free clinic in Phoenix twice for medical problems. Well it is free with my Arizona medical assistance now so to speak. I have a job too. I report my income to social services and Social Security. We are enjoying the look of the new furniture in my daughters area to sleep. My live in boyfriend plans on getting screens for her area to give her more privacy. They are removeable just like the platform bedroom so to speak. We made a lot of space for her. It takes up most of the living room, so we use lamps, as she has the ceiling light. We made sure that it didn't block any of the windows though. We do get natural lighting from them. The ladder to her room is like an old bunk bed ladder not sticking out strait up climb. She like it too, and she likes the furniture. We will go back for other things next time when and if we need them. Well its lunch time around 1pm, so I will make us something to eat, since its hot. I was thinking sandwiches from the freezer. I premake all the sandwiches in the morning then freeze them. This way the bread stays good and we have an already made lunch. col huh.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Well to begin there are a lot of frugal and budget tightwad things to do for dating. For instance, take a walk in the park and find a quiet spot for a picnic and nature sighting with opposite sex. Me I have all my dates at his house or mine. We watch a movie we already have usually rated G or PG, since I am a Christian I only date Christians. You can choose who to date. Don't let any one bully you into dating someone you don't want to date that is no fun.

Save money by eating at each others house. You can also bring left overs or sandwiches or anything home made on a picnic with a basket or bag it. Just spread a blanket on the ground and you have it made for a picnic date.

Another idea is group dating or in my case go to a social club for people with Specific and Long Term Mental Depression (illness) and food if you are both members that is good. Support groups also can be an excellent dating source since everyone there is on the same page so to speak. They usually have a potluck or dance twice a year. Again bring leftovers enough to feed some people and yourselves. This can cost a little or a lot.

Getting there is half the fun I always quote. Use the bus if neither one of you drive. This can be done free or for a small amount of money to pay for a monthy pass. If you are a college student use your ID to get free bus rides and other things at school like movie entrance on the college grounds. Ride bicycle too if you want an outing make it a bicycle built for two. A scooter moped can be rented by the hour too if you have enough money.

Make the most of your time together. Check out more ideas in The Tightwad Gazette I,II,III, & IIIV (1,2,3, & 4). You can get this book on ebay cheaply all it cost is what is said on the sale page on-line. You can pay by money order if you have no paypal account or credit card. I, however, think money order is the way to go for infothis girl/woman. There is a lot of cheap things to do in the book called TightwadGazette in it. It is my motto for living too. If you order on ebay via money order all you have to do is wait up to 9 days in the USA and 21 days internationally for your product to come to you. It's worth the information to wait that long otherwise there is next day mail which cost a pretty penny, especially overseas delivery costs.

Finally for frugal fun my dates and I go shopping at The Family Dollar Store in Moorhead, MN on Highway 10 East Mall for picnic items of food, which we take to the parks again via bikes, bus, or driving. Also each others home. Trust in God is another quote I live by and he provides.

Well good luck with discovering frugal and tightwad and fun creative ways to date.

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About Me:

I live in Minnesota, and I am a published author of poetry On-line. I have a hubby, and several children. I shop with coupons, and I willingly take several classes On-line thru AZU. I have several degrees, and diplomas. I am a crafting person, and I live for Octoberfest not for the beer, but the food is great too. I am mix mutt of heritages. I love to shop at thrift stores, and garage sales/yard sales. I live a green lifestyle or try too.

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