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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 4 posts from December 2007 for this blog.
Help I found Grey Hairs in my Brown and Reddish Hair!
Thursday, December 13, 2007

I was looking in the mirror this morning. I found a lot of little grey hairs spouting every where near my hair line. I have long hair. I want to cut it myself, which I think of me as the family barber, but I don't know how to dye it myself. Can anyone respond with brown hair dye with red tints in it dye job how to in this blog site? How does anyone afford the cost of a mall hair dye beauty salon shop expense of 59 dollars plus tax when you are frugal and poor? Well I hope you can be helpful.

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My Father.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

My father and I have called it quits on our life time feud. He is being civil and I am being civil. Lets see who holds out the longest heh? I bet it is me. But, I wouldn't real money down on it. I might lose the bet. Well this will be the first Christmas ever that we are getting along beautifully. I hope he isn't thinking I am dying. I only have MS and that isn't life threatening as long as I am on my meds. I make each memory with a picture of us smiling sitting by each other lately. I can't remember who took them tho. Think it was mum. Well here is to a merry Christmas.

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Christmas In the City In the Midwest!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas is fun in the MidWest. We get snow. This year it looks new, as we are visiting relations in Minnesota, and trying to get a home to stay in for a while. I went shopping at Target in Moorhead, and I saw they had a dollar only section. They had Christmas gifts there for all the family members. The total I spend each year on Family is $40 dollars. My children got notebooks at a dollar each. That is 10 notebooks/journals with pens. Next My hubby got his favorite Christmas Candy. My mom got a calendar for this next year of the Greek Isles. My sisters each got a baking apron. One doesn't bake her husband does, so it was sort of a joke gift in one. My brother got a hair comb and brush. His is so old that it is cracked and split. It is made of wood. I got him plastic which last forever, so everybody says. My sister-in-law got yellow colored make up bag, as she is high maintenance. The children my nephews and nieces got princess toys and the toy cars. You guess which went to which. All for a dollar plus tax. I also got coffee for the adults that was gourmet for christmas one cup each bags. I guess I will be the one that starts the Christmas fight this year. LOL Only one coffee maker at my relations. My total bill was easier than shopping at Wal-Mart. I always thought Wal-Mart was the cheapest store in the city. I guess I was wrong. Well hot cocoa calls my name and I got to get to wrapping my nieces birthday present for this Saturday. Isn't it cute having a one year old and Christmas all in one month. I don't think so. It is the worst month to have a baby. Worse on the pocketbook that is for us poor. Well have a good day.

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Christmas Shopping at Dollar Stores
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hi I know you all know me as the dollar store shopping freak, but did you know you can shop for all your Christmas needs at a dollar store as well.

Here is what you can get at a dollar store, and prices may very in different dollar stores.

1. wrapping paper

2. ribbons

3. toys for children

4. gift baskets

5. calenders

6. Perfumes by Mary Kate and Ashley Olson.

7. candles

8. socks

9. Candy

10. various bubble bath and scrubs.

11. gift bags

12. makeup

13. tools

14. car assessories

15. coloring books and activity books

16. pet Christmas stockings and presents

17. cooking supplies like soup ladle, sushi utinsels, and others

18. Spices

19. Jams and Bread and Butter Pickles

20. knicknacks, picture frames, photo albums for all, and dishware/glass ware.

All of these at my dollar stores cost a dollar only plus tax. They are brand new and nice. The Dollar Tree and The Big Family Dollar Stores are great places to go shopping. If a dollar only store isn't your appeal for your wallet or taste there are places like Loopy's where it is any item $1, 2, or 5, and every item price in between. I have a nice place setting I bought at my dollar store. You can do more. Just be creative amd frugal in spending. Keep to that spending plan or budget as some would like to say. Well I hope you all read my entry as the Saving Freak has abused blog entries for the past few days, as we are only allowed 5 max and this person seems to have up to ten. Unfair I know, but maybe this person will learn not to tick us bloggers off like me. Well Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

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Tanya39 (Contact)
P. R., MN USA
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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