thrifty momma thursday (even though it's friday)

Friday, May 13, 2011

2 bright colored Pyrex bowls to add to my little collection

A few classic cookbooks. I cant WAIT to try a few recipes from "The New York Times International Cook Book."

A few that popped out were:
  • Stuffed grape leaves with Avgolemono sauce from Greece
  • Rum custard pudding from Jamaica
  • Stuffed mussels from Turkey
  • Mahashes from India

A vintage bronzed necklace.

Cast iron baking dish. So excited about this one!

I decided to do a weekly post where I will post all things thrifty. It will include awesome little thrifting finds, thrifty tips and just about anything else thrifty that fits in this category.

I'm gonna be totally honest (I know this is never a good way to start a sentence), this time last year you would never ever see me thrifting. If I did it was up in Big Bear where no one would see me. I had a stigma that everything I bought had to be brand spankin new.

Now I can proudly say that I go thrifting at least 3x per week and find the most amazing things! What changed?...Well I had a baby and all my extra spending money went bye bye! So I decided to get creative...a that is how I became a thrifty Momma ;)

I would also LOVE love to hear about your thrifty finds or tips. So if you want to share, leave a link of your thrifty things in the comments below so I can check it out!


Ashley said...

i have a pyrex collection.....oh how i love thee lol. and that cast iron an is AWESOME!

Unknown said...

heart muffins? yes please!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Stephanie said...

Hey Linds! You have my Cre8tive touch I see. Your dad sent me your blog, he was pretty proud as I am too! You need to add your email to your blogger dashboard so people can contact you, like I wanted to :) I am so excited to follow my niece and her adventures in motherhood, cooking and crafting. You know I am always a phone call away to come help you with the decorating. Plus! I am dying to see my great-nephew. He is so handsome.

the nyanzi report said...

that cast iron dish would also double as an art piece.

CAW said...

be still my thrift shop loving heart!!! LOVE it!!!!

Kass DeBoer said...

I can't wait to see what you make with that cast iron baking dish! super cool find.

Natalie | Make Today Great said...

thrifted pyrex? Lovely. I'm a horrible thrifter... I could use some tips.

sorelle in style said...

that heart baking dish is adorable! what a great find!

sorelle in style said...

Oh I love the heart baking tray! I want that! I have one similar (it's just much smaller and only makes 4 at a time) and made brownies in them before - they turned out so cute! I know they tasted better too when they're heart-shaped :)

I'm excited for your new weekly thrifty post! That's a great idea!!

c.w.frosting said...

Great finds!! I love that necklace. It reminds me of buttons! Thanks for visiting me =)

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Roeshel said...

Awesome treasures, Lindsay! I didn't get anything this weekend. I'm suffering withdrawal. I wonder if I'll survive?! lol

I love what you've found. ;)


A Lost Feather said...

great finds :) i wish i was better at thrifting. i really need to practice my patience.. then maybe i'd be a bit better haha.. ahh, there are such treasures to be found if you have the patience to hunt for them!

oh! st. louis was soo much fun.. i wish i'd spent more time there. definitely a city i'd like to revisit :)

Lauren @ 31diy said...

I used to be the same way! I would be ashamed of shopping in a thrift store or at target and walmart, but now I'm proud of it. And why shouldn't we be? Everybody likes to save money :)

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog! I'm following yours!


PS - Love the heart-shaped baking pan.

Courtney B said...

I LOVE that cast iron dish!! Oooh I need to start thrift shopping!!

my thrifty closet said...

good for you dearie! I became a thrifter too after my kids came along and there's no turning back! The iron baking dish is so so lovely, I could just hang it on my wall if I had it!


Danni said...

I just love that cast iron baking dish! Good finds!


Domesblissity said...


I love that heart shaped baking dish. Just imagine the gorgeous things you could make with that. It's so beautiful. Lovely finds!


Anonymous said...

That is an amazing cast iron dish! love it!

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

the heart shaped cast iron baking pan is amazing! what a great find!!

The Smiths said...

LOVE that necklace - I am all about the deals, too, being a mom of 2 (with one in private school)! My blog is about great fashion on a budget:

Shannon said...

LOVE all four!!!!!!!! JEALOUS!

My thrifty outings haven't been very fruitful lately!

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