Monday, May 26, 2014

Thrifty Me

I'll be the first to admit that me and my husband live on a tight budget. Usually this blog is all about writing. Mainly I post promo and on occasion I have guests authors on here talking about their latest releases. This post however is going to be about something non-writing related.

I love shopping at Goodwill and other thrift stores! I confess that it gives me a thrill because it's really like a treasure hunt. It's the same for me when I also shop discount stores that mainly sell what others stores could not. I also believe in recycling and up-cycling. Below are two pictures of a scrap quilt made completely of fabric scraps, and cotton items that were no longer of use. I also backed the quilt with a cotton curtain panel that I found at a thrift store.

Shopping at a dollar store this weekend past, I also found some great buys such as dish liquid for a dollar. I also purchased underwear for two dollars a pair. The funny thing was that they were better quality than two name brands I've bought in the past that fell apart at the waist shortly after!

This is more so a rambling rant. Waste not want not. That's been my motto for some time now. I'd love to hear from others on how they save money, recycle, and up-cycle. Pass those tips on!



  1. I love Goodwill and thrift stores in general. Some of my best outfits have come from thrift stores. It's amazing what you can find.

  2. Wonderful blanket! It must be amazing to have the ability to make a blanket like that. Do you find that thrift stores have better supplies for projects like this?

  3. Jamie, I have found oodles of fabric at various thrift stores. But it's best when quilting to only use 100% cotton. I have also recycled old clothing that's still in good shape, but not wearable any longer. :)