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Sometimes I hit it right..

Most of the time when I go out looking for bargains, I usually can add to my ever-growing pear collection. Yes, just when you almost thought I was normal, now I have to go and confess

my fascination with collecting [cheap] pears… In fact, the average price that I pay for a pear is around $.50, but

I usually get them for about $.25. (yes, that is cents.. 50 and 25 cents) These are just a few that I’ve collected this year.

And occasionally the pear is so out of sorts that it needs a makeover. So, I have had to go to extreme measures and actually “reupholster” a pear, and give it a TQM (total quality makeover) and make a new sleeve. It’s not as easy as it looks. You have to design a pear cover to go over the existing pear form, which could take about 2 minutes. Then you need to squeeze that thing over the pear and hand stitch it down at the top and bottom..

And no, I do not have a tutorial for such things. I have seen a pattern for a pear shape in a quilt shop, which IMHO, was far inferior to this… Oh well, what was I getting at by posting all these pears?

Well, the truth of the matter is this: all of my bargain hunting very rarely “lands” on something that my dear hubby actually likes. I mean really.. He likes pears and all, but they don’t affect the quality of his life.

But finally, I landed on these: 2 woven carpets ($2.00 each) that have a very nice color scheme as well as a high level of functionality.

So, yes bargain hunting is a lot of fun, but getting a great deal for your sweetheart is even better. As a bonus, you get my menu also!

Menu planning, hosted by organizing junkie.

Last week’s menu hit was Calico Beans. Everyone raved about them, which is a rare thing around here.

Friday: Grilled chicken, grilled veggies, baked potatoes

Saturday: Beans and rice

Sunday: turkey meatballs and spaghetti for lunch and homemade pizza for dinner

Monday: Smoked chicken, pasta, veggies

Tuesday: tacos/ taco salad

Wednesday: Martha’s Mac and cheese

Thursday: clean out the fridge soup/ casserole

Also, getting bargains is what makes my home sing, hosted by Moms the Word.

#menuplanning #tightwading


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