What did I do/buy this weekend? (March 17-18, 2018)

Heya’ everybody! Sorry for the late update! Lots of stuff happened that left me too exhausted to write, but let me get everyone caught up! Come and see what I did this weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

On Saturday, LOCMom and I decided to hit up a church garage sale! It was what I feared though… the church in town that puts up white crosses for every aborted fetus on their lawn for each lady who has had an abortion. Uggggh.ย > _> So if I was going to buy something from their garage sale, it had better be a good something or something I needed! But when we went to it, we didn’t find a thing. Lots of kids stuff there. And the clothes were piled on top of each other, so it was hard to look through those. We left with nothing. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Then I was back at the house and was reading my new book, ‘Salt Sugar Fat’. This particular book is a health book about the food industry and how they use the ingredients fat, sugar, and salt to make their food products addicting and to keep people coming back for more every time. It’s pretty scary… Like, I learned that kids like sweeter things than adults, so food companies put more sugar in food products marketed to kids to keep them eating it and eating it. Pretty sneaky! ๐Ÿ˜ก And soda companies like Coke call people who drink a lot of their products ‘heavy users’ instead of referring them as just soda drinkers. Scary… So yeah, this book has never ending information about food and drink companies that use salt, fat, and sugar to get people addicted to their edible products. Since I never buy soda or your typical junk food besides chocolate chips or homemade sweets, the book has been eye opening. Highly recommend giving it a read if you are concerned about the food environment around you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Also on Saturday, LOCMom wanted to make enchiladas using a very tasty recipe which can be found here! Guys, this enchilada recipe along with the enchilada sauce this food blogger uses is THE BEST EVER! So yummy and tasty. โค Highly recommend you make soemtime! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, so we made this recipe and invited LOCAuntV over for an enchilada. She then came over and ate one and thought they were as good as always! ๐Ÿ˜€ I make great enchiladas thanks to this recipe. โค Definitely a keeper!

After LOCAuntV left after we were done visiting, I read my Salt Sugar Fat book and then went to bed! Didn’t really shop a lot this weekend in general, so no spending today! ๐Ÿ™‚

Money Spent on Saturday

Total Amount Spent: $0.00

On Sunday, things were also quiet, but I did have some of LOCMom’s chili! Mmmmm… So good! โค I then went and read my Salt Sugar Fat book again to see if I could get close to finishing it. Turns out that this book has never ending information about the food and drink industry in it, so it will take a while for me to read all of it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Then during the night, I did my April budget for next month, but as the month carries on, some things are bound to get changed in it. Just how it goes…

Money Spent on Sunday

Total Amount Spent: $0.00

So, yup! No money spent this weekend! I think I may have spent a little on Saturday, but I threw out my receipts already after logging them. My bad, ya’ll. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Will have reciepts saved for the next Weekend Update though! ๐Ÿ™‚

But… to finish things off, I recently bought this cool lamp from Goodwill, but I have one issue with it…


Am I the only one that sees the eyes in the pattern? Yeah, too retro and alien-ish for me, so I got another idea from a PF/frugal blogger that I follow and that idea was to paint it! I think LOCMom volunteered to spray paint it for me while I just wanted to use a regularย paint brush since I am not good with spray painting things, so we will see what happens. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s going to be a white lamp shade, ya’ll! ๐Ÿ˜€

How was your weekend?

My Thrift Store Treasures! (Version 2.0)

Hey, everybody! Welcome back to my blog series, ‘My Thrift Store Treasures!’ In this blog series, I talk about some of my thriftย store finds I am still using to this day that help make my life better! Check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚


Turtle Book End

So this cute little bookend I found at Goodwillย one day for 6-7 dollars. ๐Ÿ™‚ After inspecting it after I bought it, I realized the little guy was in rough shape with chipped paint on some of the turtles on the bookend. Well, after visiting Michael’s and buying some paint for it, I managed to fix the turtles so it looked quite refreshed again! This book end must have been inย someone’s storage before being donated and I happily gave it a home. I have been putting off putting more work into it to make it look even newer and sort of-ish pristine, but it definitely looks way better than it did before!

This turtle bookend is currently holding up my manga books on my bookshelf so they do not fall over. ๐Ÿ™‚

fruit bowl

Banana Hanging Fruit Bowl

So… After seeing one of these at Costco for around 14 bucks and me always eating bananas, this is something I seriously wanted! But alas, 14 bucks is too expensive for one of these fruit bowls, so I opted to wait until I came across one at a thrift store. And sure enough, I did one day! For 4 bucks, I say bringing home this guy was worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚ The hook for bananas I am always using and I always like putting my unripened avocados in the bowl part of it so they can ripen overnight. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s also pretty handy for LOCMom as well because she also uses it for her fruit! I got this fruit bowl from the Spendypants Thrift Store, or The Cancer Society Discovery Shop, and I couldn’t be happier with it! ๐Ÿ˜€


Chef’s Knife

Oh my gosh… This is probably one of the best thrift store buys I have made in a while. As you can see, I bought myself a chef’s knife! It’s not very long, but it’s a perfect weighted blade for my tiny wrists. ๐Ÿ™‚ I use it for basically for cutting meats and avocados among other food related things I can’t think of right now. And it was at Goodwill for $2.19 one day and seeing how I like chef knives with their own concealment sheath, I just couldn’t pass this blade up! And it has been worth its weight in gold ever since! ๐Ÿ˜€

I recently bought a longer Top Chef knife at Goodwill for $3.19, but it was a 6-7 incher and I thought it would be fun to have a longer chef knife around the house for cutting food with. Well, turns out that the blade was too heavy for my wrist so it made it awkward for me to cut things properly. I mean, it worked after being sharpened by mwah, but alas, too heavy. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I think a 4-5 inch blade is my sweet spot for when it comes to chef’s knives I can use. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will definitely be on the lookout for more fancy chef’s knives at thrift stores when I see them though! ๐Ÿ˜€


So that wraps up this Thrift Store Treasures blog post! As you can see, some of my thrift store stuff I buy serves me well and is not just being used for decorative purposes. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I still love my decorative thrift store items as well! โค

What thriftย storeย treasures of yours do you absolutely love?

What did I do/buy this weekend?/Plus, what I am up to! (March 10-11, 2018)

Heya’ everybody! I’m not going to lie, this weekend was pretty uneventful, but I will still share my weekend with your guys! Come and see what I did! ๐Ÿ™‚

On Saturday, I stayed home all day. I don’t remember feeling very good either, so yeah. That’s what happens when you are cooped up in a house all day. You feel awful. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Money Spent on Saturday

Total Amount Spent: $0.00

On Sunday, things were a little more exciting! Today was return day! Meaning, I had clothes I had to return to some stores and I went and got my money back! I also went to See’s Candy and got my free sample! After going to the stores and heading home, Iย decided to whip out my pencil and work on some fanart! I have drawn a few pieces that I meant to ink, but one I don’t think I will get around to finishing because I am just not in love with it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But I definitely want to ink my new piece of fanart that I drew! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also am trying to get a routine going on my diet again… I got off track for a while and have just been maintaining because of the weather, but since the weather has gotten a little nicer, I was able to spend time walking again. ๐Ÿ™‚ I measured myself recently and I am back to being 41 inches across my waist because of exercising again. Woot woot! I measure myself, so I know this. ๐Ÿ˜› If I don’t see results on the scale, my measuring tape may tell me otherwise. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But it looks like it’ll be rainy this week, so I may have to put things on hold again. Booooooo. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

And I don’t even think I spent any money on Sunday. Like I said, pretty boring on the weekend front. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Money Spent on Sunday

Total Amount Spent: $0.00

So since this blog post is kind of short, I will just let everyone know what I have been doing lately! Like I said, I am sort of trying to ease back into my diet, so that is good. The weather is good-ish, so I was able to walk these past two days. But MAN, I have got some exciting news! Every once in a while, I like to take progress pictures of myself to see how well I am doing! Well today, I will be showing you a recent progress pic from the past and my most RECENT pic from like two days ago! Check em’ out!

The Before:

diet pic 1

And After:

diet pic 2

After looking at both pictures close up instead of on my tiny phone, I see a slight difference in some areas of my body, but especially in my hips! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m really excited about that because I have always wanted to have smaller hips after having bigger hips for so long. T _T And plus my shirt had to be pulled down because it looked baggy otherwise… I just want to say to everybody that Iย am a size 14 now hoping to be a size 12 someday! ๐Ÿ˜€ If I keep working at it, that goal may be a real reality I hope to achieve someday!ย Wish me well! ๐Ÿ˜€

And like I said earlier, I drew a piece of fanart that I plan on inking, so I hope to get to that soon. Maybe not this week since I have to make St. Patrick’s Day cards up, but I hope it will be soon-ish. ๐Ÿ™‚

How was your weekend and/or what have you been up to?