Category Archives: Saving money

$1 shoes all day at Goodwill!

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Goodwill is killing it this week!  If you’re looking for shoes, get over to the Brewer store on Wilson Street!  Today (Friday 2/12) only, all shoes are just one dollar!  Kids and adults!  Boots!  Sandals!  Sneakers!  I nearly fell over.  With two teenage girls, we go TRHOUGH some shoes here and with mud season coming, […]

I refuse to get stressed out this holiday season.

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You know what?  I am so over being stressed out from November to January.  The minute (and usually before) the Halloween decorations come down, retailers begin bombarding us with holiday advertising.  Before I’ve even bought a turkey for Thanksgiving, stores have Christmas decorations up. The pressure is on…holiday flyers arriving weekly in the mail.  TV […]

It’s the unofficial start of summer! I’m freezing!

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So here in Maine this weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer.  Usually by now we’ve got tan marks from our flip-flops, have the kids red, white and blue outfits laid out for the Memorial Day parade, have the weekends barbecue menu all planned out and have sunscreen and Off!  on hand.  Because, SUMMER! […]

Want to see what I found at Target last week?

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There was clearance everywhere at Target this past week.  I could have shopped every day of the week and still found great deals to bring home.  I started off with Tena pantyliners priced at $3.49 each.  Thru 3/21 the purchase of 2 triggered a $5 gift card.  I used (2) $2/1 printable coupons and paid […]

One tiny ray of hope.

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This winter has been ENDLESS.  I sit here in my cozy living room this morning and watch yet more snow fall outside.  It’s crazy windy and icy pellets are dashing themselves to death upon the windows.  Good.  Die, you little bastards.  It seems like forever since I’ve been able to go yard saling.  Sneaking out […]

When secondhand becomes my second choice.

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Goodwill came into my life for the first time in 1997, when my oldest daughter Hallee was born.  I wanted a baby swing and got my doors blown off by the price at Toys R Us.  A neighborhood mom mentioned Goodwill and all of the great deals she got there and I immediately recoiled.  Eeewww…used stuff? […]