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2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

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Hello, hello! Welcome to Year 6 of the No/Low Buy Thread.  

        *Many thanks to all who have participated over the last few years.  While I don't

         post often I do read the notifications sent to my email and I cannot say it enough,

         You all are truly amazing!  Thank you for your dedication and support!!

 

For reference here's the purpose of this thread (from Thread Originator, @lnum😞

 

This thread is a support system for all of us who are trying to maintain a budget and keep our beauty spending limited. Post here when you have a weak moment, post here to hold yourself accountable, post here when you just need someone to talk to, post here when you have advice for all of us, and post here when you make mistakes but also make gains! Many of us post here to keep track of our monthly purchases. Anything you need to say, we are all here for each other. There's no judgement here.

 

Feel free to share your goals, items that tempt you, missteps (we don't believe in failures), and any successes.  Above all else, encourage and support one another.

 

A note from lnum (2016):

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Welcome to Year 3!

 

My motto for this thread is that I strongly believe, even on a budget, you can have the things you want that make you happy without feeling like you're limiting yourself. 

 

This thread is a support system for all of us who are trying to maintain a budget and keep our beauty spending limited. Post here when you have a weak moment, post here to hold yourself accountable, post here when you just need someone to talk to, post here when you have advice for all of us, and post here when you make mistakes but also make gains! Many of us post here to keep track of our monthly purchases. Anything you need to say, we are all here for each other. There's no judgement here.

 

I am so excited to spend another year with you all. If it wasn't for the first two years of this thread, I would never have been able to cut down my beauty spending. My goal for this year is to maintain low spending on beauty, and cut down my clothing purchases. I will be funneling that money into traveling, which is what I have done in the past and it's a great goal that truly motivates me. 

 

I'm still so proud of everyone for making it through 2015 and 2016, limiting ourselves in the beauty product area in order to improve our lives in other areas. We all did great and here's to another year of learning and saving!

 

Interested in past threads?  Check Here:

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Challenges to Help You Use Your Stash:

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

That’s why I love Instacart, @lmaster. I order once a week and as I run out of things, just add it to my cart right away. I don’t forget items anymore since I’m not writing lists.

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@eshoe  That would be amazing to have!!! 

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

There are so many good things about it, @ather - some not so good, but I am sure grateful for it right now!

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Wish I had that by me 😆 @eshoe I live too far out

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Oh that is such a bummer, @lmaster! It’s been a lifesaver for me. Just wish they delivered Trader Joe’s, that would be perrrrrfect👍🏼

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Ok @treestar86 @eshoe @ather @lnum I'm headed to the store soon,,, what should I get lol 🤣

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@lmaster  Ahhh what did you get??? This week I’m making pork chops, homemade pasta with sausage zucchini broccoli and kale with Alfredo sauce, breakfast for supper, hamburgers with salad, mini pizzas and chicken and veggies. Pretty boring week. 

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@ather chicken fajitas, chicken stir fry, salmon for salads, pork fritters, and beef chilli dogs  

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@lmaster  Yum!! Your meals sound amazing!!!

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Sometimes 😆 @ather 

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@lmaster @eshoe I am allergic to avocado but I did love eating them before I knew. 😆

 

Bell peppers, tomatoes, heavy cream, Parmesan, tomato paste or diced tomatoes, onions, frozen veggies. 

I find I can make basically anything with the above from a stir-fry, to fried (cauliflower) rice, to throwing some frozen veggies in pasta water and making a homemade tomato sauce or cream sauce and my nephews tend to be ok with all of that as long as some kind of hotdog or chicken nugget is involved to accompany rice, and pasta they’re always ok with. 

If you’re going a little extra I also keep some kind of green like romaine, spinach or kale, some creamy cheese, and some cucumbers or canned corn. Then I’ll make a homemade dressing and throw together a salad with some grilled chicken breast in a flash while whatever I’m making for the kiddos is coming together. Today it’s a roasted cherry tomato salad with kale and burrata!

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@lnum  I agree I love throwing a stir fry together. I actually put riced cauliflower in everything. Eggs, pasta and anything else I think of. No one seems to notice it to much and they eat it. So I count it as a veggie serving! 

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Oh your dinner tonight sounds delicious, @lnum! I’ve never heard of burrata, so I am going to have to look that one up. I like making roasted kale chips, same with brussel sprouts, but no one else will eat them.

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@eshoe  Oh yum. I love kale chips and roasted brussel sprouts!! 

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

A sling as I don’t burn them, they are delicious, @ather

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Oh my gosh burrata is amazing...it’s mozzarella filled with cream! @eshoe 

 

It’s such a struggle for me too making healthy food only I will eat, but we just have to persist! I put on some weight during this quarantine that I am dying to get rid of. 

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@lnum  I definitely need to look up burrata!!! Sounds amazing!!

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Mozzarella filled with cream, @lnum 😳 Unfortunately it sounds like something I would ❤️❤️❤️😂

 

 

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Mmmmmmm I love cream sauce!! @lnum 

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Lots of avocados they go in everything here @lmaster . Eggs, sandwiches, chopped and thrown in to some salsa for fast guacamole...I haven’t made avocado ice cream yet, but I saw it on Iron Chef and now I want to try it! @treestar86 79B4ED52-8E59-465C-8088-D8B2368DEB0F.jpeg

 

 

Re: 2020 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@eshoe  Oh this looks yummy!!

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