- I went to a salvage grocery store while exploring thrift shops and kept to my $10 budget. I did pick up a few pantry items, but it was hard to resist the low prices! The picture is blurry, but I was able to pick up a whole case of organic plain yogurt for $2 (still in date…I’m willing to look beyond expiration dates for some things but dairy is not one of them).
- I didn’t actually buy anything at the thrift stores, although I did enjoy poking around their inventory.
- I repaired a pair of ankle boots using the shoe glue I picked up at the beginning of the year. They look great, so I feel more confident about using it to repair a few other pairs of black shoes, too.
- The spray paint that I used to paint a frame (on my to-do list for the week) had gone bad or something had happened to the spray component because it came out of in a wet, drippy stream. I was bummed and thought I’d have to buy more paint to fix my mess, but remembered that I have some paint samples on hand that will work and are actually in the color family that I wanted to use! So no need to purchase anything.
- Rather than buy bubble bath or similar items, I picked up some big bags of epsom salts and two vials of essential oils to make my own bath salts. I have enough materials to make several batches and will have much less waste as I am recycling whiskey bottles to use to hold the finished salts.