I’ve put myself on a budget….I’m fine but I just want to think a little more before I buy. It’s not so much of a financial thing as a “do I really need more stuff thing”. Don’t worry though. In my budget I allotted for over $100 at the thrift store and garage sales. I also have a budget item for MAD MONEY…and that’s another $50 so I can still, pretty much, buy anything in the store between the two budgets. That’s how non-restrictive my budget is. To be honest, I don’t even know why I call it a budget…but it does make me thing just a little more before I buy…so I’m sticking with it.
For the month of August…my grand total on spending for my thrift store budget was $27…most of it I got on my last trip. I don’t get to town much anymore and when I do, it’s often after thrift store hours.
So here are some of the things I spent my precious $27 for the month on…
I spent 25 cents each for these puzzles. The kiddos LOVE puzzles. 24 piece puzzles are best for them. Apparently “Shimmer and Shine” is a new show on television and the kiddos watch it, so the new puzzle was a hit. The other puzzle is good for matching practice. It is brand new and unopened.
I bought these…bookends. $2.50.
Do you recognize them? I did.
This is the note that was on the bookends….
It’s a replica of the picture I already have. Oh, I love this picture….
I think it’s the farm girl in me that loves it so much…being thankful even though the harvest looks meager.
I also got this….$6. It’s 100% cotton quilt.
I bought it with a plan….
It has big stitch for the quilting…. My plan is to cut it into quarters, add a pillow at the top and bind them. That would make nice napping mats for the kiddos.
I don’t have enough couches for napping space so the kiddos sleep on the floor. I currently give them one blanket for the floor and one for covering up plus a pillow. If I did this, I’d have a more like napping mats for them.
I also bought these…ah, it was my goofy purchase. I just liked them but have no idea where I am keeping them in the house. Please tell me I’m not the one that does that. I’ve gotten a lot better with my “budget” but these, I couldn’t leave behind.
I’m a sucker for anything floral. Anything. I especially like containers. Ones with lids are my special favorite. I really don’t know why…maybe the coziness?
Isn’t the floral design so pretty??
I don’t know if they are worth anything…or if they have a name for them. There were more similar things at the thrift store….spoons, bowls without lids, etc. I think someone must have collected it. So, that makes me think it’s collectable.
Do any of you know?? I’d love to know more about it.
Those are my thrifty finds…a few fun things…a few practical things…but most important, nothing that will break my budget.