Friday, August 28, 2009

frugal friday

Sometimes it's easy to lose sight of what's good value. My gal loves mangos - eats them almost every day of mango season, and when they're out of season, is aching for when they come back into season. So on Monday, I'm in Coles and I see the first of the real mangos have hit the stands. But they're $4 each so I nearly walk past them. However, I stopped to think about it and realised that I'd be happy to spend $4 on a cupcake - so why shouldn't I spend that on something that's delicious and nutritious?

I picked one up, took a sniff and the heady aroma made me swoon. I bought one, lovingly took it home and for her afternoon snack one very excited gal had fresh mango cheeks to feast on {while her lucky mum got to gnaw on the flesh around the stone - mmmmm}.

Treating yourself and your family with something so glorious is to easiest way to breeze through a frugal lifestyle. You just need to step out of the confines of what it's acceptable to spend on - and what it's not. The $6 bunch of freesia's I bought on Tuesday are sitting on my desk still bringing me joy days later - that's $2 for happiness each day - and I think they'll last till at least next monday - under $1 per day.

Sometimes it's the little things that make you feel spoiled isn't it?


  1. I can totally relate to this. Yum food is something that I don't really go cheap on. Blueberries can be so expensive, but when I see my girl literally vaccuum them up? It's 5 or 6 bucks well spent.

  2. I'm the same with blueberries - and I divide them into cost-per-serve so that I can still buy them when they're up to $7. We have a little ramekin of vanilla yoghurt most nights topped with a sprinkling of blueberries - and raspberries when they're in season. Bliss with every bite!


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