Small Victory!

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Small Victory!
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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 8:20pm

I'm very proud of myself :)

I ran out to the dollar store today to buy some decorations for my admin assistant (her birthday is on Monday and she is fantastic). The dollar store is at the mall. There was a store liquidating a lof of products (home decoration type store). I had stopped by there before and saw a small side table that I would have loved for my guest room (all that I have in there right now is a bed). I am actively working on trying to make my house a home because I think that is a lot of my mental health issues. Well the table was marked down and I was thisclose to buying it.

But then I stopped myself. It wasn't in my budget and not having a night table isn't going to kill my guests (mainly my sister and best friend when they come into town). So I left the table at the store and still have all my cash.

I am back to a cash budget. This week is going to be tight as it is because of the bathc cooking I am planning with my mom


Bex -

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Registered: 01-12-2008
Fri, 10-28-2011 - 8:56pm
Great Job!!!
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Registered: 08-29-2006
Fri, 10-28-2011 - 10:04pm

G/L!

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Sat, 10-29-2011 - 5:20pm

Good job on resisting the table. Do you have furniture that may not be a table but may suffice somewhere else in the house you could "borrow" while you sis is in town? I have two milk crates stacked on top of each other in my bathroom with towels on them. Oddly it works there. You don't have to go that tacky though, what about a TV try or a hutch or something unconventional?

I got DH a indoor/outdoor thermostat(the kind with the sensor outside) for a really good deal for Christmas. It was on sale for $24.99 from 69.99 at Crappy Tire(Canadian Tire). Our outdoor thermometer broke when we were doing the windows this summer. I hope he likes it, he hard to buy for. That is my small victory today. Plus my son's halloween costume said $29.99 on the tag today but maybe because I bought it so late they gave a discount because it was $21.65 at

Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 12:32pm
Yea! I have passed up stuff like that. too. And yes, it is HARD.

I liked Gal's idea of using something unconventional. For a while we used those pretty boxes that stack inside of eachother. I acutally use them so they are full and kind of heavy, so it was stable, the perfect height, and looked pretty darn good actually.

Repurposing...that is what they call it!
Serenity
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Registered: 04-10-2003
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 5:32pm
Thanks for the feedback ladies. Sadly ladies I have no excess furniture. I'm pretty minimalist so I only have the basics. I kinda wish I had milk crates . . .

Bex -

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Registered: 03-27-2005
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 7:59am

WTG!

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Registered: 10-01-2008
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 4:29pm

Temptation.....LOL...I tried on three pair of jeans last week.

Norma


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus


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Registered: 11-18-2008
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 3:41pm
Nice work! Have you tried a thrift store for a table? Even the ugliest tables can be transformed with paint and painted furniture is all the rage these days. I have a side table in my living room that I "rescued" from beside a dumpster (blush) once and painted. You'd never know!
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