I keep all the milk bags that the 4L bags come in and I realized that this is a habit I picked up from my Gramma. Grocery stores now charge $0.15 for a plastic bag and while I proudly tote my eco-bags to the supermarket, I use these milk bags for my wet towels after swim practice or muddy shoes after an outdoor run in order to keep my gym bag clean. The best part? I store these milk bags in empty tissue boxes under the kitchen sink… just like my Gramma did. Frugal and fabulously tidy!
When you do make a purchase, look for quality over quantity.
My Mum is now wearing a beautiful gold watch that her mother received from her mother back in the 1950s. This antique is worth about a $1,000 and it must have cost my great-grandmother a pretty penny all those years ago. We can only imagine that Granny Annie must have saved for years to buy this piece of jewelry. But she obviously picked it for both its beauty and craftsmanship as over 60 years later, it’s still ticking (and stylish!).
Dresses are meant to be borrowed.
Beauty is a DIY time.
Last spring I gave up my weekly manicure after my credit card bill peaked. I’m now a DIY mani-pedi girl and whenever I even think about complaining about what a sacrifice I am making, I remember that my Gramma used a beef broth gravy to paint her legs when pantyhose become scarce during World War II. She showed me that you don’t have to sacrifice fashion just because times are tough and money is tight, but you do have to be resourceful.
Your Golden Girl,