Make-Do Mondays is a carnival dedicated to sharing the creative, frugal or even humble ways we’re making-do.
To participate in Make-Do Mondays, simply explain some way that you’re making do. Join in the discussion via the comments or Mr. Linky.
The Mr. Linky for WordPress.com isn’t as slick as what Typepad and Blogger can use, but I figure I should make-do with that, as well.
Here’s how Mr. Linky works:Click on the Mr. Linky icon, and a separate page will pop up where you type in your name and paste in the url of your new Make-Do Mondays post. Click enter and it should be live. If it doesn’t work, just include the link in the comments.To visit people’s posts, click on Mr. Linky and when the page comes up, click on a name. You should be taken right to the page that they provided.
Make-Do Mondays Participants
- Like Mother, Like Daughter (hiding ugly tile)
- Leslie at Rag-Rugging Reverie (how rag rugs satisfy her frugal nature)
Make-Do Mondays with AnnThe Belgian Wonder and I both come from a long line of make-doers. The Belgian Wonder grew up as a missionary kid. He and his siblings learned to make-do in creative ways. For example, the Belgian Wonder wanted a radio in his bedroom, but had no money to buy one from the store. Instead of moping around and feeling sorry for himself, he asked for permission to salvage the radio, speakers, and battery from a junked car that the family kept for spare parts. He rigged it all up in a hand-me-down desk in his bedroom–voila! Make-do music!I, too, grew up in a family that practiced frugality and thrift. Both of my parents grew up in lean times–my dad was a Depression-era baby, and my mom was a young girl during WWII. They remember simplicity modeled by their parents and passed along that value to me. We shopped at auctions and garage sales for clothes, furniture, antiques and miscellaneous stuff.So I guess you could say its our heritage. We’re comfortable washing out plastic storage bags to reuse in our sack lunches and shopping at used book sales while wearing socks with holes in the toes.But for one day, we’re breaking out of our make-do mindset.Today is our anniversary, and we are pulling out the good socks to wear when we eat out. At a restaurant.It’s a rare exception to our make-do mentality.What about you?
Llama Momma says
And the celebration will be sweeter because of your thrift. (If you ate out every day, going out for your anniversary would be no biggie.)
Enjoy every minute of it!! And congratulations. 🙂
Happy Anniversary Ann!
Happy Anniversary – enjoy your evening out!!
I made Make-Do Monday just under the wire!!!
Thank you for the anniversary wishes!
Not sure if I did the Mr.Linky thing right or not, so here is my Rag-Rugging Reverie blog site link in which I innumerate the ways crocheted rag rugs have helped to satisfy my frugal nature. http://ragrugreverie.blogspot.com/
Hope you had a lovely anniversary dinner. I can’t seem to come up with Make-Dos until about Wednesdays lol and then I forget by the time Monday rolls around. I hope I get this into my routine soon because I really want to participate.
I think it is wonderful that you and your husband grew up with the frugal nature. I wasn’t necessarily, but we certainly didn’t have all the toys and do dads that everyone else had and I liked it that way.
Jane Anne says
I hope you had a wonderful anniversary dinner! Happy Be-lated Anniversary!