Monday, March 14, 2016

$20 Afternoon

I'm back to blogging yet again, and I thought it would be fun to see how far I could stretch a twenty dollar bill.



I woke up this morning with a brilliant idea to find out what I really could buy with $20.  First, we went to my favorite thrift store and I found this -


I bought this jacket for $6.99.  Vintage is in and the best places to find true vintage are either in your relative's closets or at your local thrift store.  I watched a documentary recently explaining the damaging impact fast fashion has on both our environment and on the people in developing countries who are making these clothes.  So it looks like I will be happily thrifting from now on!



Next, since it's π day,  our local pizzeria was selling pizzas for 3.14.  I forgot to bring in my water so I bought a soda which was almost as much as the pie itself!  I also tipped more than usual because they were working especially hard today, so I spent the bulk of my money here.  



After we snarfed down our pie, I had a few dollars left so we headed over to the used bookstore where I found a snowman bag for Cora...





and a new book for me!  I read A Brave New World awhile back so I'm excited to read something else by this author. 

And that was our 20 dollar day.  If you shop used and recycled you really can stretch your dollar pretty far!





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