Phone rings: "Mom, I just got back from shopping and guess how many things went up AGAIN?" .... Our daughter Kami, like most of us are on a tight budget. We are forced to stretch that dollar farther and farther and lately can't see how we will be able to pull it off much longer. Since none of us are going to give up, we might as well stick together and share some helpful hints. How about a contest....not a giveaway, but a real contest. Share some tips of how you are making ends meet. I'll start.
In high school, for most of the years, we had to wear skirts, no pants allowed for girls, the only exception is if it snowed real bad and there were blizzard conditions (not too often in Portland, Oregon). Anyway, the family budget didn't allow for many nylon panyhose so if I got a run in my nylon, I would hurry and try to stop it by dabbing on nail polish, hopefully I had clear and not some dark pink. Eventually they could no longer be salvaged and into the garbage they went and out came the dreaded knee socks until payday when new nylons could be purchased. Until...one day a brilliant lady thought of taking two pair of pantyhose, both with a runner in one leg, and cut of the bad leg in each and put them both on...A new pair of pantyhose. Can you even imagine how much money that saved everyone?
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