Monthly Archives: January 2013

TP Shame

I buy ridiculously cheap toilet paper.

There.  I said it.  And I stand by this decision.

Yup...that's me!

Yup…that’s me!

What surprises me is the reaction this gets from anyone who visits my house.  People call me out on the crappy (hehe) quality of my uberthin 1-ply.

I don’t get it.  It’s toilet paper.  You’re using it to wipe fecal matter from your ass.    As long as you aren’t ending up with splinters down there, I think you’re doing okay.  Who the hell demands quality at a time like that?  Who watches Charmin commercials and thinks to themselves, “Ooooh yeah...that looks niiiice!”.

My fella lives out of town.  Can you guess what he brought with him in his most recent visit?

I question the research behind their "never felt so good" claim.

I question the research behind their “never felt so good” claim.

Now, I’m ashamed of my cheap-assedness.  Before having friends over for dinner last weekend, I asked my fella to “Put out the good toilet paper”.

Seriously.

Gotta keep up with the Joneses.

Gotta keep up with the Joneses.

Am I wrong to be so frugal in this area?  Is anyone else like this?

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I definitely have champagne tastes.  Sadly, I’m also quite definitely on a beer bottle budget.  :/

Luckily, Cellar on Greene has my back with their awesome Champagne Tuesdays!

Basically, for the cost of this…

Not that there’s anything wrong with Yuengling, mind you!

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Paint your dwelling on the cheap!

Paint is awesome.  Painting your dwelling is the easiest and cheapest way to transform it from ugly to upscale!  I don’t care if I’m only going to end up living in a place for just a couple of years– I want to live in a place I LIKE.

A fresh coat of paint is all it needs!

Psssh!  A fresh coat of paint is all it needs!

When I moved into my new digs, I loved the size of my bathroom, but it was looking pretty shabby.  It hadn’t been painted since the house was built about 10 years ago, and its drab eggshell white walls were covered in scuffs and splotches.  :/

Ugh.

Ugh.

My harworking fella helps me tape everything out!  :)

My hardworking fella helps me tape everything out! :)

Meh.  :/

Meh. :/

A decent gallon of paint to cover all of this will cost you about $30 a gallonbut only if you’re picky.

Seriously…can you even tell the difference between Dusty Beige and Sahara Sand (who comes up with these names, anywho)?  Do you really care what color your walls are as long as they don’t look like crap?

Frankly, the paint chip wall terrifies me.  :/

Frankly, the paint chip wall terrifies me. :/

I’m more frugal than finicky, so I always hit up the Mistint Shelf when I’m about to start a new painting project!

What’s a Mistint, you ask?

A Mistint is a custom color that was mixed at the store, but didn’t quite get the exact right color the original overly picky (and probably verbally abusive) customer wanted.  There’s nothing actually wrong with it.  And mistints only cost $5 a gallon!  Booyah!

Hell yeah!

Hell yeah!

Huzzah!

Huzzah!

Check out that drab & dreary bathroom now!  :)

Wowza!

Wowza!

Short on storage for your necklaces?  Hang 'em on a towel rack with shower hooks!

Short on storage for your necklaces? Hang ‘em on a towel rack with shower hooks!

I loooove my new bathroom now!  Why not start your own mistint makeover this weekend?  :)