Tonight I’m reflecting on the simple, frugal joys that make me glad I’m alive and cheap:
1. The Library. I’ve spoke long and oft about my love for the library. But it bears repeating, hell, it bears shouting from the roof. Tonight I love my library for carrying a copy of Ocean’s Thirteen on DVD (SO MUCH BETTER than Ocean’s Twelve, which sucked and had Julia Roberts), plus a cheesy Nora Robert’s novel to melt my remaining brain cells. All that entertain-y goodness for the price of free.
2. Costume/Dress Diary Blogs. As long time denizens of the Cheap Chick Empire know, my hobby of choice is costuming. I seek out inspiration, not to mention free tips and how-tos, online at places like Parliament and Wake or Steampunk Fashion. Be sure to visit my two favorite costumers’ sites – Dress Diary and Dragonfly Designs.
3. Totino’s Party Pizzas. Even though they’ve raised the price of my favorite junk food, you can still pick up a Cheese Pizza for under $1.50. Sure, they’re fattening and contain no nutritional value, but hey! They taste good and… yeah. I have no other rationale for eating them all the time.
4. Internet Window Shopping. No driving, no parking, no sales people to make you feel guilty for just looking – as well as no unnecessary movement AND easy access to snacks. Do you need further explanation of why I lurve (with a Celine Dion kind of lurve) online window shopping. Browsing your favorite store sites is utterly free – as long as you don’t succumb to the siren calls of no tax or reduced shipping fees.
Let’s turn it over to you. What simple and frugal gifts do you love tonight?