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 5 posts from March 2009 for this blog.
"Pay It Forward"
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I was sitting in a restaurant last week with a friend, and when it came time to pay the bill she asked if she could pay a little more than 15 percent. I said "sure write a note with it that says pay it forward". Only she didnt understand anominity. I said dont ask the waitress it is suppose to be anonymous. She made a point of being too loud so the waitress over heard and got excited. I told my friend she missed the point and we spent the next 10 mins arguing over pay it forward. She eventually left a 5 dollar tip for 9$ and .65. It was hilarious she made such a big deal and only left 5% over the final bill. She had 20's. The waitress doesn't make much in life. I think she should have left the 20 dollar bill.

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Making Easter Puff Bunnies
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Easter is my favorite time of the year. I make puff bunnies. You start out with a glue gun, beads for eyes, felt for ears, cotton of different color, and glue sticks. I bought all of this for $7 dollars at a thrift store in good condition too. You take the cotton and glue two balls together a small one for the tail, and a big one for the body and head. You cut the felt into tiny strip triangle for ears, and glue them too the top of the big cotton ball. Then the eyes that google and move when you shake the bunnie. Then with the left over felt make feet edges by glueing them to the edge of the cotton ball on the bottom. It is easy and simple fun. Easy for kids of all ages, and craft deficiant adults. Well Happy Easter decorating all, and remember the most important fact that Jesus died for our sins, so that we may have an assured place in heaven. All people everywhere not just Christians. That is what I believe anyhow.

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When Did America Become Scensor USA
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It used to be we could say what we like, and now we can not. Now Someone gets offended by what everyone says to or about anyone. We can not even vent our stress and anger anymore safely without scensorship. Well this is what happened to me. I went to a dollar store to vent my anger over stock that is in season, and the store was out due to not enough interests. Well I said "that they were stupid for not having a very much needed community item, and not stocking it in the future". They told me to "shop, shut up, or get out." I chose to shut up, but when I can't get glue in a dollar store I say it is time to give my money somewhere else.

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Cheap Sources For Beauty
Sunday, March 08, 2009

I used to think that WalMart was a cheap inexpensive source for my lipstick by Love My Lips. Not anymore is it under a $1. It is now just over a $1. I have never been extremely cheap, but when you ad a little over a dollar to your final bill at the checkout. It adds up. When you are on a tight budget, because I can't get cable signal without digital now, or the box which I could not afford. My family insisted on keeping TV, as we don't utilize the library for viewing movies for free, but drunken people show up for the movies too. You know the ones that smell and reek of beer. I for one don't want my youngest exposed to that sort of situation that I don't want to explain to her. Those same smelly people are also loud. The libriarian says it is public place. Yea the woman is probably a slush too. Well as we don't utilize the library anymore that is good. We get a high bill for the cable TV which cuts into my income for our family. We went with my income as our family income, as my hubby is totally disabled now, and I get more money per month cause I have been on disability longer, so makeup in the budget is expensive, and our family has all girl children. My poor hubby is the only male now. We had a foster son, but he had too many problems that we tried to fix, but could not. The agency thought the boy would be better as an only child, so he went to another family. But back to makeup. It is a necessity in our house. My girls all want it to attract boys, as some of the girls in our home are in high school. The younger ones are only allowed clear lip gloss for now. A cheap source for makeup and beauty I found is the dollar store aka Dollar Tree, and The Family Dollar store in our area. Other source On-line there is a lot of cheap, and chic sources for all ages. E.L.F. is one at I even found Avon to be a cheap source. Mary Kay is not cheap, but if you can afford it... It is an adventure to find cheap sources for beauty that doesn't only include makeup, but skin care too. This economy is so tough on small business people. I prefer to give business to them instead of places like JCPenny's, Macy's, and Bloomingdale's. I find dollar makeup is just as good. Even skin care too. They both work just as good as Estee Lauder, Clinique, and Merle Norman. Try the dollar store or Avon for cheap sources. My family does and we love it, so you will love it too. I can almost guarentee it. Minus those who are allergic to non name brand makeup and skin care. Well happy hunting for cheap sources. I have been so busy this year.

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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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