I am finally ready to say that I am frugal, there I said it. I actually get excited to find something that I like in a thrift store because I get to give the item a new life while saving money! Win-win right?
Maybe this is where my crafting cravings come in. Maybe this is why I itch to make something out of nothing. I actually get a greater sense of gratification when my daughter smiles after I make something for her rather than when I buy something for her. We make the things that she wants together, so naturally crafting is enjoyable.
Hahaha! We made the nose warmer! Not sure whether or not we will wear this out of the house but… it is made! 🙂
We also made a Barbie Wardrobe Hanger with a Shoe Rack that is both functional and pretty! Yay! She was super excited and so was I!
With the rise of thrifting superstars on YouTube I see that there are others like me in the world. I am sure that many of you reading this post feel the same way. Why spend $50 for a t-shirt when you can spend $2… yes, this is kind of a play on words from the Poppin Tags song wich I am not including here due to vulgar language… lol.
Anywho… this all leads me to venture into some new life goals. As I mentioned in a previous post about Romania we downsized three times before actually moving here. I am finally learning that Less is More.
I believe that less stuff equates to more happiness because of the following:
- Less time spent shopping gives you more leisure time
- Less stuff in your way gives you room to breathe and move freely
- Less unnecessary buying saves you money and causes you less agrrivation
The following phrases from this video stuck with me…
- “You are not going to get happy by consuming more.”
- “Minimalism… let’s stop the madness!”
Are you a minimalist? What are your thoughts on this? Any advice from tenured minimalists of the world are indeed welcome and appreciated.
I hope that this post finds you all happy, healthy and maybe a little more motivated to buy what you need rather than everything you want. Something else to think about here is the fact that this is the season of giving so donate away and see the spirit of Christmas on someone’s face.