A little of everything today. Just touching on a few topics that have been on my mind.
I have been seeing people complain the Dollar Tree is just TOO expensive anymore! True, they are no longer a $1 - but a $1.25 and that is a 25% increase. Well, for 30 years or more things stayed at a $1. I cannot think of any other store that has not raised their prices - not even once - in all that time! Can you? They are also complaining that now there are items that may cost $5 there. Yep, that is the "plus" department - with higher priced items - that many shoppers were requesting.
I don't go there often - because many things are just cheaper elsewhere - I know that sounds weird - but it is true. Look at the size of package and then price - sometimes the deals aren't that great.
I do love it for bags, cards, and tissue paper and things at the holiday!!!!!!
New cooking show! Has anyone watched the first episode of Big Bad Budget Battle on the food network with Ree (Pioneer Woman) as host? In U.S. it is on Tuesday night. Well, I recorded it last week (#1) and finally watched. 3 people compete for a years worth of groceries. They get $20 to shop for 2 meals - which they know nothing about - and they have a pantry. They make the best budget meals they can with what they have, and they have to make it in 20 minutes.
It seemed right up our alley!!!!! I kind of liked it. The people (just everyday folks) were creative and made some tasty looking food. They are judged by 3 chefs. Might give it a look see!!!
I am jealous of you folks that have the scratch and dents stores or discount grocery stores. You always have the best deals to tell us bout. I sure wish we had something like that around here. I have even checked websites that give locations of these kinds of stores - only one listed here - went out of business many years back.
I want a discount place!!!!!!!!! LOL
I remember back when I was a kid, and even right after we got married, we used to go to the outside market - which was not far from where I live now. They sold produce both commercially and to individuals. It was something to see. Anything you could imagine was for sale there. Rows and rows of covered tables of beautiful fresh produce. That was a thrill in itself - just walking around there.
Nothing much like that now. That place is a parking lot and an offices (sadly - in the name of progress).
Do any of you have a great farm market that is just totally abundant with lovely goodies??
POTATOES - there is something go around that there is going to be a potato shortage this fall. Not sure what to believe. Maybe - maybe not.
I guess the thing to do is be prepared, just in case. Dehydrated potatoes (slices, chunks, or hash browns), maybe potato buds, canned, or can your own or get them and keep in your cold storage area. I will probably have some of all. My brother grows potatoes and cans them - I always get what I want. I usually have store canned potatoes as well and frozen potatoes of different sorts.
Just a heads up IN CASE. Not sending out panic or stressful messages - just plan ahead.
We can conquer anything if we have the mind to!!!!!!!
Lastly, I am sorry so many have been not getting notices via email and having problems leaving messages on the blog. Blogger has changed so much, and I am not super computer literate - so bear with me please! I keep trying to figure it all out - it just gets me so frustrated. I did figure out that some that have said their posts disappeared - were in the background of the blog - asking me if it was Spam!!! I said no, and to post and it did. SO if you have a long post that disappeared - send a short note and let me know - I will hopefully find it and post for you!!!!!
UGH - I hate change!
OK, there you be - my rambling mind this morning. I write things down and sometimes forget to post about them - so I just made a menagerie post of items today!
Look forward to your thoughts! Have a great day everyone!!!!!!!