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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.

Showing 3 posts from July 2007 for this blog.
Plain Meanness of Family
Thursday, July 12, 2007

Today I went on a days vacation to be alone with just me. I went down towards Tucson to the south of my town. I went shopping at tiny boutiques for interesting ideas on how to decorate on our income. Well that went well. I called my mom who was also shopping garage and rummage sales in MN today. The meanness of her unnerves me. I told her what I did today and she said that was good and that she got me a 2X size nice Sunday dress at a garage sale. I am at best a 4X a most a 3X bottom wise. top wise I am a 2X. She said when I told her that it wont fit me, so dont send it to me. She said oh you can diet and lose weight your too fat anyhow. Never mind I just miscarried. I have no intention of dieting at this time. I am too depressed over that fact right now. I just needed time alone, hence the day to myself. My mom has always meant well, but to me she has always been mean about my weight even needling me on a daily basis when I lived up north. I am happy to be down here, but now I tend to wonder whether or not I am co-dependent on her abuse and what she thinks of my weight. Well I am at a restaurant typing, so I have to go. I got a rental laptop for 3 weeks at a Rent All sort of store. I get it for three weeks and if in good condition when I return it. I get my deposit back. Cool huh?!

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Sunday, July 08, 2007

What I got at the dollar store for around $20 dollars for my family. A lot can be gotten at a dollar only store. It's not above a dollar either. Tax only. Here it is:.......

1. Betty Crocker Hamburger helper Cheeseburger Macaroni $1.

2. Kitchen towel set of two $1.

3. Pepsi 2 liter $1.

4. Ketchup from Doyle $1.

5. Table scarf $1 and it was cloth with ornate designs.

6. Fourth of July tablecloths $1.

7. Napkins $1.

8. Popsicles in a box $1.

9. Picture frames of stone $1.

10. Road map book $1.

11. Class schedule book for students $1.

12. Grey Poupon from Doyle $1.

13. Tea set for child $1.

14. Scrapbook material pages and stickers 2/$1.

15. Bottled water by Dannon 2/$1.

16. Tablet paper for students 2/$1.

17. Garbage bags 30 gallons $1.

18. Cleaning supplies $1. each but I only got one.

19. Toys all for a $1 and some are even copies of Hannah Montana, and Bratz Dolls.

20. Plastic cutlery and real cutlery and eating Utinsils 4 for a $1. with tax it all came to $20.76.

That is not bad for a hall around 20 dollars and not over $21. There are plates at the dollar store made of stoneware for a dollar each at my dollar store. Crystal drinking glasses for a dollar too. Pet food to boot. It's like I said who needs WalMart when you a have a true dollar store not the any price up to $100. dollars that isn't the idea of a dollar store to begin with when they opened them. People who open expensive dollar stores just want to be a WalMart who can't afford the franchise, so they ruin it for the poor by opening them up right down the street from a dollar store dollar only. Well I intend to beat them at their own jealous and envious game. I shop at only dollar stores that are a dollar storewide. Thank you and have a good summer, because you know when school starts in August and in some parts of the country a couple weeks in July this month.

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Moving Thoughts
Thursday, July 05, 2007

We are now thinking of moving next year to Los Angeles, San Diego, or San Francisco, CA. My daughter wants to become a singer, and we are too far away from New York to make that move, so now we must think on it for a month and make a final decision on which city to move too.

I have loved it here, but it is time she and I and my dh to make up our minds, since I moved here for three reasons. One for my health; two to get away from the cold; three to be near my aunt in the winter. Well she passed away this week, so what is left for me here with no family, but my own, so the question becomes why not? It is still warm in CA, and my health can be better there too. Well I am on a library computer, so I have to go talk soon.


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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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