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Pam's recounting of how her ancestrally thrifty habits have helped her in modern life in ways none of her foremothers could have imagined!

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Life Goes On
Saturday, March 31, 2012

Went shopping last weekend - at the Dollar Tree & the Goodwill! 

Found "straw" fedoras at the Dollar Tree - so I bought 2 - one in natural & the other a nice olive color! Later that weekend saw one, slightly better, at Chico's - and the price was $49!

Found some NEW long sleeved tees from Target at my favorite Goodwill - $30 shirts for $3.99... -

I also found 2 charming 50's (?) fashion oil sketches - sort of Renoir-esque - in lovely white frames, for $2.99 each - put them in the bathroom & hung necklaces from the frames....

Thinking about the garden, and picked up slips of geraniums to root.  And Friday, visiting a friend's garden, I picked up some ivy, and a succulent.  I am putting them in the potting soil we found up at the beach - (Someone had put it next to the trash, & I grabbed it, as I had been looking for some).

Also found cheap wine glasses at a favorite old ladies church thriftshop (I keep on breaking them!) - Plus a long flimy skirt (very much in fashion) - & a glittery "boat" sweater with anchors on it - to wear for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, and so on up at the boat.And a tee to rescue - with some slight stain I can bleach out - the style & the peach pattern were just too pretty to pass up....And the ladies were just looking at an Indian shawl & obserrving a spot & I said that I could deal with the spot & landed this lovely light wool pashima for $1!!

The outdoor solar light we had bought for $1 at the Dollartree & hubby had afixed to the boat, is still turning itself on! We also put one in the window at home.  Good deals for emergencies, I thought....

And hubby found a set of opera CDs for me at the thriftstore - which I am listening to with great pleasure right now....

I go out shopping one weekend, and the next - nada! 

Had to video an audition & put on a turquoise knit dress I hadn't worn + a 3/4-length black cotton vest & a turquoise scarf - What a lovely outfit! Also had some stills taken, hopefully to use as new headshots - California weather is so funny - you can wear heavier weights in Spring & Summer, & lighter ones whenever the sun is shining!

I had brightened up my hair myself & done my own makeup - which I received compliments on....Looking forward to seeing the pix/video.....






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Hello There
Monday, March 19, 2012

Back to the blog - forgive me, but I have had problems with allergies & rashes & on top of that a bad cold which seems to be going around- which has left me with bronchitis - arg! So I have been under the weather....

But frugality goes on!  Last week hubby & I plus some friends went out TWO nights in a row!! First we landed last minute tix to a chamber music concert in an art gallery in Beverly Hills. Strings & a marimba! Then we had managed to get tix for The Play of Daniel as presented by the L.A. Opera at the Cathedral of Our Lady Queen of the Angels - We had ordered them back in February! I hadn't yet been to the newish cathedral, so that was interesting - but even though we were early and our seats were in the middle of the cathedral, I was glad that I had brought my vintage opera glasses, so I could read the captions projected up against the backdrop! (I found a silk drawstring bag that had come with some jewelry purchase which I had saved & used it for the opera glasses...That's an idea - protect items in those jewelry bags.

I had promised to GO OUT more this year - & last week was the fruit of that - & did I mention that all the tix were FREE? 

There I was wearing my thrifts hop finery - my Chico's orange jacket one night & my M. Fredric yellow jacket the next - It was nice to take my wardrobe out! (Otherwise I live in my OLD jeans & sweatshirts or t-shirts!)

TIP: Whittle down synthetic plastic corks to fit in the tops of bottle for which you can't find the tops.(I don't know, I always LOSE mine & they have to have tops or the contents will evaporate!) It's an old-fashioned solution - but it works & synthetic corks are easy to trim to size, as they don't crumble the way real corks sometimes do.

Other than that, I have been lying low, trying to get over this @#$% cold!!




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