Debi Debi Bo Bebi- Banana Fana Fo Febi...
Thanks for all the commiseration and advice about the Great Hacking Adventure of 2012. Clearly, confession is good for the soul. That's the way it appears, anyway, since I have yakked my story abroad to anyone who will listen for a week. You wouldn't believe how it has been decorated by now.
But then again, maybe you would.
The husband, on the other hand, is already sick and tired of hearing about it. He told me that he doesn't want to hear the phrase austerity measures one more time.
Therefore, I have given it a new name. I'm calling it No Buy July. Doesn't that sound a lot more adventurous than austerity measures? If there is one tip that defines my outlook on life, it's this: Anything can be made more tolerable when dubbed an adventure, and every adventure is so much more adventurous when given a nifty name.
Disclaimer: I have yet to find a name for carrots nifty enough to make me want to eat them.
Since it was Debi the debit card who got me into this mess, I'm giving her a new name for July as well. I shall now call her Debil instead.
Resist the Debil, and she will flee from you...
That pretty much describes No Buy July in a nutshell. I'm simply resisting anything that isn't a need.
Food is a need.
However, trying a new recipe with some random ingredient not on the pantry shelf is not. Besides... it's so much more adventurous to see what you can make from the freezer and pantry shelves. It sparks the creativity.
Creativity is a need.
At least, it's a need around here. If I can't be can't be creative, I get kind of cranky, and no one wants to be around a cranky fifty year old drama queen in the south Georgia summer. Trust me on that one.
However, starting a project for which one does not have supplies is not a need.
So here's my project for the week. It's nothing fancy, but it didn't cost a dime either. OK, technically, it didn't cost a July dime. The "before" parts were purchased in June at the Habitat ReStore, also known as Debbie's Waterloo.
You thought I would never get to this part, didn't you?
Old cheese dome: $2.00
Old wooden candle holder: $1.00
Old wooden candle holder with candle holder part removed.
Gorilla wood glue
Nifty little pedestal cloche.
So there you have it, a silly little craft without spending a July dime.
If anyone else is in need of saving money,
I invite you to join me on the No Buy July Adventure.
You might as well take advantage of it while you can, people.
There's absolutely nothing creative
that rhymes with the word August.
Thanks to Bunny Jean,
who sweetly featured this silly story and craft on her Bunny Hop.
Hop on over and see more!