I am cheap or frugal if you prefer, but I don't mind being called cheap. If I pay for something I expect to get everything I paid for from that product. I use Jergens lotion every single day, the original just like my Grandma had when I was a kid. I get the pump bottles first because it's just easy peazy and second because being a bigger size the cost is a better bargain. I problem is at the end getting the last of the lotion out is tricky! I stand them upside down on the counter, down some banging and pounding but I always know there is still some in there. Well I generally move on to the next bottle and have been stashing the "empty" ones in my bathroom cabinet until I can come up with some clever scheme to get those bottles to give up the goods! So guess what I did on Saturday?? I was on the last bits of a bottle and hadn't purchased another yet and was hard pressed to get lotion out of the damn bottle after my shower, so I gathered all that I had and headed for the kitchen. Grabbed a knife, funnel and spatula and got down to business! Bottles cut in half, scooped out and refilled the lotion container that I keep on the sink, but never fill because it's such a pain to fill!
|They are empty now!|
|Got more then I expected!|
|There are now buttons to hold it together :)|
Also played around with some beads. Decided I needed a cute summer anklet and got to looking through my beads and thread. Loaded the thread with the beads and crocheted around them and made 2 with simple button/loop closures. Used things that I already had which makes my cheap side very happy and will definitely be making more!
Has to go to Target on Sunday to get dog food and a couple of other things and had put Washi Tape on my list so I would remember to check for it there. I found a roll in black with white dots for $2.99 in the scrapbook section which I was going to get and continued around to the next aisle of stationary and found the motherlode! Ok not really, but they had 4 packs for $4 in 3 different color choices (though checking around the internet, they actually carry 4 different color choices...sweet mercy!) I got the turquoise/green combo pack and you can bet there are more colors in my future, I have a serious love for this stuff!
So today is Monday and I am going to work on getting things done this week. I have a new purse to start for Alysha with some really crazy expensive yarn she bought at the yarn shop when I was in Santa Rosa, I mean I'm scared to use it expensive, but that's what she picked and bought! I will get picture of the yarn when I get home, I have it all wrapped in the bag out of cat and dog reach!
|The coolness that is tape!|
Listening to: Far From Home by Five Finger Death Punch