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Five Frugal Things | lid, meet jar

1. I joined a lid and a jar

(questionably frugal, but I’m including it since I am the boss about below.)

A minor glass tea-steeping pot fell off of my kitchen area shelf and onto the tile ground, in which it shattered right away.

I did in the beginning blame Chiquita (simply because, naturally), but I assume something else on the shelf basically slid down into the pot, pushing it off.

Listed here is a person domestic criminal offense that is not really Chiquita’s fault. 😉 She breathed a sign of reduction on hearing she was acquitted.

Oddly, the glass lid did not break.

glass lid.

I seemed at the dimension and imagined, “Hmm, I wonder if this may match any of my saved glass jars.” and it did in shape incredibly nicely on a saved candle jar.

glass jar filled with Skittles.

So now it looks a bit like these mini apothecary jars, and I’m tickled with my help save.

2. I painted an previous plastic basket for Sonia

She utilizes this outdated green bin to hold products in her rest room, but she didn’t adore the eco-friendly colour.

green plastic bin.

So, she texted me to see if I experienced pink spray paint in my stash, and I did indeed!

pink spray pain setup in a yard.

It seems a lot, a great deal additional Sonia now.

pink plastic basket.

3. I received a totally free symphony ticket

Very last 7 days, I experienced an examination, followed by two prolonged days of displays, followed by one more examination. So after that, I took a split and went to the symphony.

Kristen in white dress.

The even larger-city orchestra was playing at another venue that contains free of charge parking sooo, equally my ticket and my parking were absolutely free!


It was hotter that day, so I skipped my normal black Concentrate on symphony costume and wore just one of my new Target dresses.

Kristen in white dress.

I truly, genuinely wished I could teleport Lisey below simply because she loves to hear orchestras, and a single of their selections that evening was the topic from Pixar’s Up movie, which Lisey would have liked to hear.

But as I was talking to her on the cellular phone final evening, I located a no cost summer live performance which is place on by the Hawaii symphony orchestra! So she’s gonna most likely go to that 1. 🙂

4. I acquired a free of charge lamp from my Obtain Nothing at all group

I am no dwelling structure specialist, but I always remember that Maria Killiam claims you can mainly under no circumstances have much too a lot of lamps.

(She even delivers lamps with her when she travels. Ha.)

So, if I see a fantastic one pop up on my Invest in Nothing at all group, I test to snag it.

Remember this one?

table lamp.

Perfectly, I picked up this vaguely very similar one, and I haven’t pretty made the decision in which it will go.

lamp on floor.

I will participate in about with it when school is finished.

5. I…

  • built my coffee at household
  • packed my lunches for my several recent school days
  • manufactured a lot of random meals while eating solo here at home
  • did not get a Cybertruck (even while I think another person in my community did, since I have viewed it drive earlier my dwelling every single working day currently!!*)

Your transform! What frugal things have you been up to recently?

*my buddy The Nonconsumer Advocate generally ends her 5 Frugal Items posts by mentioning that she has not acquired a Lear jet that 7 days.

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