Thursday, January 31, 2019

Can Money buy Happiness?

My 'obsession' with hiking is saving me money! REALLY! 
When given the choice of going shopping or hiking, I ALWAYS choose hiking!
So I've been shopping less. I had already cut back on thrift store shopping because I have a house 'FULL' of stuff. And even though there are treasures to be had, I don't have any place to put them.


But on one cold morning, I had other errands to run so I made a quick stop at the old thrift store and found something I really 'needed'! heehee!


For $3 I got this plastic 11 inch by 14 inch Sterlite container filled with new colored pencils and drawing pencils. There are even cards to color and envelopes to go with them. I got the 2 packs of playing cards for another project. 


So for $3 I found 'Happiness'! 

I got a few more birthday gifts and cards in the mail too and wanted to share. Thanks to friends and family for everything!


 So far, as cute as this tee shirt is....I don't think it works.

 
Not a single person has offered to give me directions!

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

35 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I would prefer hiking over shopping.. Hubby and I both have cut back on purchases. I like all your nice gifts, the t-shirt is cute. The colored pencils was a great find. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day, have a great weekend ahead.

Regine Karpel said...

I like the post.

Sandy said...

I would prefer a hike as well. I have cut back on the shopping as well because I have nowhere to put anything too. Two peas in a pod!

Vee said...

Excellent plan!

Kate said...

Such a great find at the thrift store. Not all who wander are lost - I love this saying! I'm not a shopper either but I do miss having a nearby thrift store.

handmade by amalia said...

A great score! I love hiking but sadly I love shopping as well. And yes, the house is FULL.
Amalia
xo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I haven't been to a thrift store in months and the last time there I didn't buy anything. I'm trying to downsize not add to my hoard! Love that tshirt Sis.

Out on the prairie said...

I have a hard time passing some 2nd hand stores.My saying is when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.

Nancy's Notes said...

A hike would be first on my list!! Oh, yes indeed!
Cute finds, they are just great!
Hugs,
Nancy

Linda said...

Good job on getting that treasure box!
If I lived where you do I think I would hike more than shop, too!
However....if I am going to do much walking before summer heat juts - I better hop to it!
Happy Belated Birthday to you!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Good deal you found there! Have fun with them. ♥

Debbie said...

i know what you mean about stuff, i too have enough stuff!!!! but those pencils are a score!!! you can never have too many colored pencils!!!

your hikes make me very happy!!!

Lorrie said...

Hiking over shopping is what I'd choose, too. But there are times.... Your pencil kit is a great find! I'm glad the birthday joy keeps going on for you!

Happy@Home said...

Sometimes we don't know what we need until it calls our name at the thrift shop :). Fun finds!

Sandra said...

I prefer anything over shopping, except of course appointments. shopping is something I do because bob will not and I have no one to shop for me. that is a great deal on the pencils. someone like me probably bought them and found they hated using them. I have a box like that. bought them and adult coloring book, colored half a page and gave the book away. kept the pencils for just in case. they have been in the cabinet unused for about 3 years I think... they cost a lot more than 3.00

Curtains in My Tree said...



Oh I love thrift store shopping and never hike, I just walk

I like your finds anyway

Belated Happy Birthday and many more

Jeanie said...

Good haul! Don't you just love it when that happens?!

podso said...

Not everyone can say that they can buy happiness!

Michelle said...

A hike is better than most things :) Thanks for linking up today.

Ann said...

I think I would prefer a hike over shopping as well. I just don't need/want as much as I used to. My only weekness might be craft supplies. They make me happy :)

Tom said...

...I need to shop where you do!

happyone said...

I'm with you, rather be walking than shopping!! :)
What a great deal on the pencils and cards.
Love the saying on your shirt.

Anonymous said...

Diane, good for you for hiking more than shopping. I haven't been shopping in a while and I should go hiking! Love your thrift find! And that shirt is so adorable. Maybe you need to wear it with a bewildered look on your face?

A Colorful World said...

Some incredible thrift store finds!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I get lost a lot too.

(That's why my wife made me buy a smartphone with a gps)

Inger said...

Lately my only thrift store visits have been to donate my stuff. Once I'm done though, there should be room for a few new finds. Love yours that's a lot of pencils and they are expensive. Great find.

Giga said...

It's good that there was something in the store that you needed and you did not buy something that might come in handy. I also definitely prefer hiking and spend money on it. Greetings.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a cheery post, Diane! Glad you're saving money by hiking. I would sure like to get our there too, but a bit too cold up here. Way too much cozy fire sitting. Lol

Lois said...

I have no place to put things anymore either, but that doesn't stop me. It has just slowed me down and made me think about what I buy. I like that tee shirt!

Meditations in Motion said...

Ha! I think I need that T-shirt! Thank you for sharing. Great to know you really CAN buy happiness! :)

Carla from The River said...

I love the T-shirt. :-)

Karen Ann said...


What a fun gift! And I've been sorting out and giving away or throwing out the extra "Stuff" this year and it feels good.



Arlene Grimm said...

How did I miss this post??? Love your finds at the Thrift shop!! And that tee is pretty funny! Hope it never comes true though!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I do enjoy stopping in at thrift stores and it doesn't matter whether or not I find any treasures, it's always fun looking. You got some great bargains! Belated birthday wishes from a fellow birthday celebrant as today, 2/3, is my special day.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, you did some shopping! That's always fun. You found some great stuff. Love those colored pencils. And the cards are an extra surprise. That's a cute shirt to wear on your hikes too. I always love to see the goodies you bring home from the thrift store. : )

~Sheri