Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thrifty by Marjorie Harris
*****


Thrifty


"Here are solid tips on how to haggle, how to find fashion deals, maintaining home and hearth on a budget, 
and money-saving ideas on gardening, travel, and entertainment. Thrifty is full of savvy advice drawn from Harris's own experiences, and those of frugal friends."

This book delivers. It's packed with simple, easy ideas 
for getting what you need (or want) at the best possible price. It's a how-to written with a bit of wit and lots of practicality, which appeals to me. An easy read filled with ideas about gardening, homekeeping, cooking and how and when to haggle or barter.

One of my favorite tips on gardening was 
"Make sure you have someone you'll be sharing your harvest with. Deciding on who grows what can turn 
an individual garden into a community garden 
with very little organization." 
Just think, we could feed each other right in our own neighborhoods!