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The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2d ago

Five Frugal Things

I fought the urge to get Mexican cart takeout and assembled my own burrito bar for dinner. I set the crock pot on the front porch to avoid heating up the kitchen for the pinto beans, and the...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 5d ago

Five Frugal Things

I’m going to a co-worker’s retirement party tonight and will bring a bottle of nice wine leftover from my husband’s work party, as well as a platter of pumpkin bread. The pumpkin bread (whic...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

I was texted a Redbox code for a free movie, so my younger son and I picked up a DVD of Hi...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

I took my family to a nearby food cart pod and handed everyone $10 to spend on lunch. This may sound like a splurge, but the money was from Craiglist sales which I specifically put aside for treats. My older son and I chose meals from an Egyptian car...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

I took my sons to see a movie on Tuesday night at the locally owned Academy Theater. Why Tuesday? They run a weekly 2-for-1 special. Sadly, that doesn’t work for odd-numbered groups, althoug...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Goodwill Outlet Finds

I met up with my new friend Sarah for a morning of thrifting at the Goodwill Outlet. We enjoyed wonderful conversation and our shared love of thrifting. Here’s what I bought: A Hartstone bra...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

I finally sold my set of refurbished vintage shell chairs that I’d had up on Craigslist fo...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Non-Consumer Photo Essay – A Genius Bra Hack

It’s time for another Non-Consumer Advocate photo essay, because apparently it’s been awhile since the last one. First photo is of my hacked bra, which I worked one while watching the newest...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

I hosted a going away supper for my sister, niece and extended family last night. I served a hodgepodge of leftovers, which kept the budget nice and low. It was a casual affair, but a mostly...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 3W ago

Five Frugal Things

My friend Lise is rebuilding her Airbnb’s bathroom and was asking opinions on paint colors. I convinced her to try looking at the Habitat ReStore before buying new. Although she didn’t find anything she liked, it was still worth checking out as we bo...