weekend picktrhough- surprising walnut edition

5 03 2010

day 5. still have zero dollars in the kitty for my little project. it’s a really good thing that i don’t have an actual emergency to tend to. although i do wish i could muster up the sense of urgency i need to really make this experiment work. also, i overselpt and forgot to bring my coinstar change to work with me.  this week was such a fucking wreck. to distract from the “problem area”, here are some interesting and useful tips from some other (far more put together) websites:

paint chips are beautiful and free. and for anyone who ever had to buy coloraid for art school, it’s the perfect poor man’s substitution.

we talked a lot about taking surveys for money this week, and this article is a near perfect round-up of everything you could possibly ever want to know. (and by near perfect i mean there’s not enough profanity for my taste). thanks for the link commenter katherine!

free P&G coupons for shaw’s card holders!!! (and they’re even valid in maine- woot!)

30% off for recycling.

hell hath no fury like 5 sticks of butter. (throw a couple of cakeballs on there, and i’m pretty sure we’re in business).

“in a stunning darwinian moment, jake’s dad immediately begins to cry, proving that the pussy gene is indeed hereditary.”

you did WHAT with a walnut?

$10/10 online with your old navy card. nice.

want! want! want!

this is more wrong than anything that has ever been wrong in the history of wrongness.





weekend pickthrough- double maps edition.

22 01 2010

um, ADULT SPELLING BEE!!!

can’t sell it, swap it!

when my favorite local food blogger called it quits in 2009, i thought i would never love again… but then i found the portland food map!

everyone is talking about the frugal map! probably because it’s an awesome idea that we regretted not having first (cheers to you bargain brianna!).

mixology for your cornflakes.

apparently portland doesn’t give a shit about coupons (nationally speaking that is).

a very cool article about meaningful home decor– and it even gives maine a sweet shout out. thanks t magazine!

loving her commitment to healthy, and environmentally low impact eating and shopping!

although i’m also loving cakeballs! (thanks for the tip off coupon goddess)

i’m seriously considering paying $30 for this. (come on- it’s johnny depp AND aurora!)