Yes, our feature image on this particular deal was a cup of tea. Anything this wonderfully British needs a cup of tea to go with it, if you ask me. Call the Midwifeis an excellent series all about life in London in the 1950’s as a young midwife. I read all of the books and thoroughly enjoyed them – as in, I go back and re-read them once in a while. I love books and TV series that take you away to an entirely different time and place. The characters in this series are incredible – and of course, they’re all based on a true story.
This is the right time to pick up this bargain. Only $10.99 at the time of writing, which is a whopping 75% off! Enjoy! And just promise me you’ll brew up a good strong cuppa to go along with your viewing…
Ahhh, it’s a rainy day and one filled with some pretty aggressive thunderstorms. (Last night we had thunder so loud it woke us both up right out of our deep sleep!) There is nothing like a rainy day to do some writing…and therefore, here we are with another The Thrifty Three post! Please feel free to share what thrifty and frugal things you’re doing right now. It’ll inspire all of us to keep an eye on our wallets, especially with the economy how it is right now.
Travelling online – Like pretty much everyone else still, we are definitely not doing any travelling right now. (Does our weekly jaunt to the grocery store count? Right, I thought not!) But, I’ve been satisfying that travel desire by visiting cool travel blogs and even vacation rental sites. I love looking at different locations, and seeing what kind of place you can rent. Just in case we ever do any actual travelling again! Obviously, this type of sofa travelling costs WAY less – as in nothing at all.
Re-reading old books. I like to think of old books as being old friends. So what if I’ve read them before? Reading them again is like a good visit – since old friends are the best friends. By re-reading them, I’m saving money as I’m not buying many right now. So, zero dollars spent! (The last time I did order books, I used Book Outlet and got a handful of novels to read. I was very pleased with the whole experience!)
No cost haircuts! So, I cut the Hub’s hair all the time, since it’s super simple and I just use a pair of good clippers to buzz it down. But my hair? Well, that’s a different story! My hair is rather long, and I like having some layering in it. But during this pandemic, I learned that a simple haircut can be as easy as putting my hair up into two ponytails and cutting! Really! Early on in the pandemic, when my hair was driving me nuts (mostly due to straggly and dry ends) I took matters into my own hands. I carefully parted my hair straight down the middle and made a ponytail on either side of my head. I made sure to brush out the hair again evenly, and then put another hair elastic about an inch above the ends of my hair on both sides. Then I cut! I took off about an inch, I’d estimate. It turned out pretty good, and it helped my hair feel a lot healthier again. I’m sure my hairdresser will let me know that it wasn’t perfect, but I was pleased with the results. (You can Google ‘ponytail haircutting technique’ to get other techniques, such as how to add layers to your hair. I wasn’t that brave!) I used very sharp kitchen shears, but Amazon has actual haircutting scissors back in stock now for around $13.00. Hair cutting and barber’s scissors were unavailable anywhere in April and much of May.
So, what have you guys been up to lately to save money? Are you in super frugal mode? Or, are you getting sick of this forced frugality? Tell us your Thrifty Three! 🙂
This very substantial mortar and pestle (technically called a Molcajete, because of the styling) is an excellent way to grind down spices and herbs for your gourmet cooking at home. Made of natural granite, this is a substantial piece that you’ll use to make guacamole, salsa, and spice mixes, and dips for years to come!
Natural granite mortar and pestle (molcajete) – 6 inch size
IMUSA USA Granite Molcajete Spice Grinder, 6-Inch, Gray
* The Molcajete is the Mexican version of the traditional mortar and pestle, which is a kitchen tool that has been used for centuries!
* Also makes a stunning serving piece – or when not in use, use the mortar (the bowl section) to store limes and lemons.
Was $36.21 Now on Sale $26.90
I’m pretty sure that a combination of animals AND coffee all in one colouring book should go over well with everyone! (I know those are two things I’m rather passionate about. For instance, I REALLY love cats.) This cute little colouring book will give you hours of colouring fun and relaxation. And, it would make an ideal gift!
Coffee and Animals Colouring Book – was $9.69, Now $5.81!
CL Cuisiluxe 3-Piece Set Immersion Blender 50 % off Sale!!
* Powerful 300 watt immersion blender comes with a food chopper attachment AND a whisk attachment
* Use to make delicious, healthy smoothies
* Also ideal for pureeing soups
* Whisk attachment makes it easy to whip up egg whites or whipped cream
This would make a beautiful wedding gift, as it’s basically a 3-in-1 appliance! You can blend up smoothies and soups, whip cream, or use the food chopper to chop things like nuts or vegetables. Very handy indeed! And at $49.99 it’s our bargain of the day. 🙂
It doesn’t look like the need for face masks is going to go away anytime soon. So, I’ve been on the hunt for some well-made fabric face masks that you can use over and over again. These ones are all machine washable, and should be washed after every use. (I plan on getting a few masks, so a fresh one is always available when it’s needed.) We’ve also purchased the pack of 6 reusable black masks in our list below. We’ve found these masks at Well.ca and Amazon.ca.
Please note: You’ll notice a large price difference. That’s all down to where the masks are made. If you purchase Canadian made face masks, the price goes up. (The pack of black face masks is, for instance, made in China.)
* Made in Canada
* 2 layers of 100% cotton
* Contoured design means it’s comfortable to wear and even talk while wearing
* Machine washable
* Available in lots of popular fabrics such as: wild animal fabric, butterflies, neutral tones, and many more! Current price $14.97 each @ Well.ca
Well.ca has FREE shipping when you purchase at least $49.
Dana Clear Face Shield – Protect against Coronavirus
Dana Clear Face Shields
For an extra layer of protection, these clear face shields can be used on their own or in addition to a fabric or disposable face mask. Provides even more protection to prevent the spread of the virus. $11.99 each and CURRENTLY IN STOCK @ Well.ca
Well.ca’s Shipping is FREE when you purchase at least $49.
Make sure to fully wash and sanitize the face shield between uses.
Masks are just part of our new reality, so I’ll keep updating with new masks as I find them. Stay safe everyone! If we can help one another stay a bit healthier, it’s well worth it. And if you know of other handmade mask options here in Canada, please share them with us in the comments section!