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Enjoy! I plan to start reading my download tomorrow.



DIY $4 Jewelry/Makeup Holder

I have sooo many projects patiently waiting in my garage. Waiting to be sanded, primed, painted, glued, sewed, sawed, etc. ☺

So this weekend, I decided to start with the master bathroom. My goal is a spa like decor. And I have pretty much EVERYTHING around the house (which means digging through numerous storage bins in my garage) 😉. My kinda shopping: Free!

I found this tiered tray project on Pinterest, by and I want to give credit to them. tiered tray

So I went to my local Dollar Tree, and bought these supplies

Price Breakdown:
$1.00- 4pk stove burner covers
$1.00- glue
$2.00- 2 glass candle holders
(I already had the spray paint and make up brush cup)
Here is my version!



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Bonita 💋

Frugal Find Friday!

Look what I found at my local Dollar Tree (Bay Area, California)!!! Solar Table Lamps!!! the best part is the on/off switch! This is waaaay cheaper if I tried to DIY them! Sometimes it’s cheaper to buy than DIY.

I ❤ the Dollar Tree! What have you found lately at your local Dollar Tree?

Bonita 💋

Blessed with a Blessing

Ever think about how innocent and trusting your child/ren are? I was lying down and my 1 year old son was asleep on my shoulder. I watched each breath he took and his closed lips as he slept in my arms without a care in the world. He trusts me and somewhere within him, he knows that I am going to do the right thing for him and make the right choices for him.

Children go where we take them, stay where we leave them, eat and drink what we give them, and do what we tell them to do (for the most part). So, I encourage you to lead your children in the right direction because they depend on us. God has blessed you and entrusted you with their lives, so be a good example for them and treat them like the perfection that they are. Do not strip them of their innocence. Love them unconditionally. Our children are our future and they represent everything that we are and aspire to be.

~ Shantrell ~


Intervention Needed, PLEASE!

Everyone who knows me understands that I am an addict. I sweat profusely when my addiction comes to mind; my hands begin to itch and my feet get restless. This is a daily occurrence. Try as I might, I am unable to release my demons. My life and bank account are at war with my need to feed my unhealthy desire.
I…………am……………addicted………………………Safeway. Yes, I said it. I have a love / hate relationship with my local grocery store. I am there daily. My day is not complete unless I have stopped by to pick something / anything up from my favorite haunt. Have you been? The lighting, the smells, the perfectly stocked shelves – it is all so inviting and it warms my soul to peruse the aisles looking for food treasures.
It began back when I was a wee child and my mother who passed this addiction to me; would leave my two little sisters and I in the car while she ran in. We would sit in the car and imagine the fun she was having whilst we were wilting away in the miserable, stuffy old car. Occasionally she would allow us the pleasure of walking in and shopping with her. And oh the fun we had! I’d push my sisters around in the cart as my mother expertly picked up items and dropped them into the basket. We would daydream of the meals she would cook using the foods she bought and our mouths would water.
As we walked the aisles, we would taste the grapes, visit the Brach’s section and fill our candy bags full of the variety of sweets. On good days, our mother would allow us to open a canister of chips and munch away as she shopped for what seemed like hours. This was our Disneyland; our wondrous place of enjoyment and quality time with our mother. Who could ask for anything better?
Well, my bank account is demanding better. I am in need of intense therapy and a food shopping addiction group. I cannot afford to continue down this disastrous road of daily grocery store trips. I must also put an end to my addiction before it consumes my children as well. My two youngest boys pine for the trips to Safeway, just as I did at their age. I see their pleading eyes and I’m reminded of my addictions early beginning.
Starting today….well maybe next payday or sometime in the near future, I am going to budget and plan out my shopping trips. I will limit myself to two Safeway visits per month. This is doable and I will succeed! I must succeed! Though the journey may be long and arduous, the promise land is in sight and extra dollars in my bank account will be my reward. I will keep you abreast of my travels down the 10-step road to recovery.



Thrifted Treasures!

There is a thrift store that is literally around the corner from my house. Good and bad. LOL Good for them & me, but bad for my pockets 😁😜 so yesterday, my niece scored big time! She found this ka-yute vest! It’s Ralph Lauren. $3!!!! Yep, it runs in the family!



Happy Thrifting!

Bonita 💋


If I were shopping…

But I’m not. I put myself on shopping fast. For 2 weeks. It’s a start. I plan to do a 30 day shopping fast in August.

This shoe is hot! I love a cute wedge and an Espadrille. This is a two-fer! The bad? They only have sizes 9, 12, & 13 in stock. I wear a 7 in Torrid shoes 😒😞😢


Torrid’s jeans have the best fit for curvy girls, like me. Luv them! Especially when they are on sale, as is the case of this pair. $48.50. Yayyy! Oh, wait. They don’t have my size in these, either. Available sizes are 12, 14, & 16. Umm, yeah. These 55″ hips won’t be squeezing in those, lol.



This orange dolman top would have been cute to add to my closet. It’s $28.50. And my size IS available. But I can’t justify getting in my car, driving the 7miles to the mall, finding a park, walking through the mall to get to Torrid, just for this top. Nope.

Yayyyy, me! I love online window shopping.