Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ooh..That Belt's Getting Tighter!

Hi Beautifuls!

I hope that all is well in your world. In a previous post, I talked/asked about ways to bring in extra income. Since then, I've made some adjustments in my household to cut down on expenses.

I've chosen to nix my land line(got that from InstantVintage and Ms.M) and cable (got that from Gem over at BohemiamBookworm). Now, I have to admit that the land line was an easy decision to make. Both me and my daughter have cell phones so it truly is no big deal. But my decision to lay the cable to rest has really been tough. More so on myself than my kid. Right now, I'm mourning not being able to watch some cable shows that I normally did. They had become staples in my life. For instance, Fridays while hennaing my hair I loved to watch TLC's "What Not To Wear" followed by Scifi's "Battlestar Gallactica". ...May they rest in peace... Saturday's I would (if home) catch HGTV's "Find Your Style" and "Divine Design". Then later on maybe catching some anime' on Cartoon Networks Adult Swim....shedding a tear.. And finally, Sunday night with Style Network's "Kimora Lee's Life in the Fab Lane"...sigh...

Now please hear me when I say that I am looking at the positive side of this and noting that this will result in me not being so hooked to the tube. And force me to be more "in the moment" of real life. I do understand and see that. I'm just honestly saying that I will miss some shows. But I digress..this is all for the better.

As far as food, (and this one I got from Chef Jenya), I'm more focused on buying in-season organic foods. Yes, organic can be more expensive than conventional foods. However, purchasing in-season items is not as high. And even more important, it's worth the cost because you're investing in your well-being and peace of mind.

Now as far as my pjism for hair products is concerned.. well,that ain't changed. (Curljunkie is so calling my name right now.) The only thing is that I'm picking and choosing when I purchase. Hey, you gotta give a girl sumthin!! :)

Do share...what have you done or what are your suggestions? And how are you handling these changes? What are the positives that you have seen in your changes?...


  1. You're a smart man, Torrance. And I am definitely about to do my own biz. It's a must at this point.

  2. I agree, owning your own business is a must :o) To treat (not quite cured) my PJism - I started making my own which cut down on my spending - I use the Internet to search for the cheapest prices on Shea Butter and essential oils - when I see good deals I buy bulk - one to two pounds at a time - and make sure my items have a year or more shelf life :o) As far as walking into a Beauty Supply without buying - I have not yet mastered that but I have trained myself not to spend no more than $20 in one session.

  3. Laquita, thanks for your input!
    I admire all mixtress's cause I am so not there. But I admire you all nonetheless.

    lol on the Beauty Supply issue, too. =)

  4. One day I will be mixing my own stuff natural products but they are so expensive!

    CO, are you going to get Netflix? You still save tons of money compared to cable and they have movies, documentaries, TV series, etc. You can set up 2 DVDs at a time, 3, 4, or more at a time. You can keep it as long as you need then when you send one back they send you the next one.

    It has been wonderful in my home!

  5. Thanks for the input Gem! I was unaware that Netflix offers documentaries and TV series outside of movies. So I'll be able to get my History Channel/CNN fixes?!... I'm impressed!

  6. You could try your hand at freelance writing.

  7. Kofi, thank you. I will take that as a compliment. But honestly, I don't see myself as a writer. I will ponder this though.


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