that i got from the dollar store

SMH as stupid wine experiences I had in 2016

Bitty: drank too much mulled wine too quickly at the christmas market after 24 hours without sleep or food and fainted in a dollar store

Jack: got drunk on white wine at a beach picnic in venice, got into a tumbling contest with a cheerleader and faceplanted onto the boardwalk in my underwear

Lardo: got home from a party and finished off an opened bottle of super nice wine while listening to sad music, crying and painting incomprehensible art in my sketchbook, spilled ink all over my desk and frantically tried to wipe it up , only spreading the stains in the process

Shitty: drank red wine and coke out of a canister in a backyard in spain with some friends, broke into a swimming pool to go skinny dipping , then played soccer on a tennis field until the night guard threatened to call the cops, got a fever from sleeping with wet hair and missed the last three days of the trip

Ransom: got drunk off of boxed wine on a camping trip with friends and worked myself into an anxiety spiral, snuck out of the tent at 4am and ran into the grape vines on the surrounding hills, got lost and passed out in a field, made friends undergo a panicked search for me the next morning

Holster: downed 7 solo cups of champagne like water at a pride parade on an empty stomach, ran around shirtless for 30 mins, made out with 10 different people and fell into a rosebush twice while peeing, started paying every random stranger I encountered compliments and almost got abducted to switzerland by a pretty girl 

Misguided

So today I heard this story. I won’t say from where just to cover my butt, but it happened.

So a woman went into one of the two major chain pet stores and asked to buy… all of their birds. 27 birds, of various types. Employees questioned her and couldn’t find anything that was expressly a red flag (aside from you know… wanting to buy… ALL the birds they had in stock… weird…) and ended up selling this woman… all their birds. She didn’t buy cages, she didn’t buy supplies, just… almost a thousand dollars worth of… bird.

Then she went over to the OTHER chain pet store in her town, and attempted to buy all of THEIR birds. Second store employees got suspicious, called the first store to ask if she bought cages. Denied the sale upon hearing she didn’t, I think.

but wait, there’s more! You can probably guess where this is going…

Next day, the woman comes into chain store #1 and asks to purchase all their guinea pigs, mice, and reptiles. All of them. Obviously, staff is weirded out. One of the managers apparently gets suspicious and gets into contact with the apartment the woman lives at, by the address she put on the paperwork from the purchase of all the birds.

Apartment manager tells the store manager that the apartment has a 2 pet limit.

Actual red flag, refuses to sell her anything else.

It comes out this woman was going to RELEASE all these animals after buying them, and even goes so far as to insist the employees should let her do it if they ‘love animals’.

And I just. Wow. There’s so much wrong with that idea.

These are all captive born and raised animals. Pets. Species that don’t naturally exist around here. So for one, they cannot survive in the wild. They largely don’t know how to get food aside from having it given to them by humans. The birds she probably already let go will get eaten by any number of things, or starve to death more likely. If the animals do survive, they’re invasive and can seriously fuck up the ecosystem.

And yet this woman was convinced, spent HUNDREDS of dollars (if it wasn’t a stolen card idk really like… really?) because she thought releasing these helpless animals to wreak havoc in the wild was some kind of kindness.

It just boggles my mind. How can you claim to love animals and understand them so little? What she was doing was torture, perfectly happy to sentence those animals to a painful death.

And yea, chain pet stores sell animals to people who don’t take care of them, which isn’t much better. But um… dropping thousands of dollars to… let them into the ‘wild’ …. is not the answer holy shit.

Reminds me of the time PETA bought a bunch of lobsters to ‘save’ them from slaughter for food and released them into a freshwater river. Where they fucking died because they’re saltwater. lol.

I just I CANNOT BELIEVE people. Aiyeee. I feel bad for the birds this woman did manage to buy.

i hate when customers at work hand me a 100 dollar bill and then scoff when i check the watermark. like, lady, i will break out the counterfeit pen. i’ll draw your god damn portrait over benjamin franklin’s before i make a ruling. i’ll get a second opinion from a coworker on the opposite side of the store. i’ll call the mint like, “heyy…it’s daniel…you guys print any hundreds lately? i got a lady here with a hundred, just making sure it’s one of yours…haha cool just checking. so how are the wife and kids?” the people that make a fuss are always like, obviously rich too and you know that’s why they have a problem. like the nerve of me to doubt a rich person’s money. how dare i lump them in with a normal person with a hundred dollar bill. eventually one of them is going to let it slip. i’ll take the bill from them and go to hold it up to the light or feel it between my fingers or something and they’ll laugh and go, “oh, no, no no no i’m wealthy.”

attention college freshmen/anyone feeding themselves for the first time

this is for you

it has come to my attention that some people are not feeding themselves properly bc they don’t know how to cook/aren’t sure how to cook on a budget. bc i am everyone’s mom (or at least everyone’s wise older sister) let me drop some very real Broke Rookie Cooking Knowledge. 2 of my favorite recipes are under the cut, both of which come out to $2 OR LESS PER SERVING.

-MAKE a MENU. pick out like 5 things you know how to make and buy JUST WHAT YOU NEED FOR THOSE THINGS. and also a few snacks, but otherwise, JUST THAT. don’t just buy some random-ass groceries you think you’ll need. (also, if you don’t know how to make 5 things, seriously just google simple dinner recipes. i used a “mississippi heirloom cookbook” my aunt gave me and got a ton of good ones.)

-tbh i don’t even buy snacks except for a giant box of cookies that lasts me like 2 weeks at a time and an assload of apples. snacking is bad for you, and if you don’t HAVE snacks, you can’t EAT snacks. fuck snacks.

-off-brand EVERYTHING. you think you can taste a difference? you CAN’T. get shit in cans. vegetables. pasta sauce. salsa. whatthefuckever. it all comes in cans, and it’s always cheaper. i have no idea why.

-whole grain bread and brown rice/pasta are not more expensive than the regular kind, and they keep you full longer. GET THEM.

-@ my americans, Dollar Tree has literally everything. every kitchen utensil. (it’s where i got my big-ass chef’s knife, and that bitch is still sharp.) dishes/cups. snacks. drinks. literal loaves of bread. all kinds of basics, from peanut butter to sriracha to progresso soup. some even have freezer sections. all for ONE DOLLAR. go to Dollar Tree first, then go to the grocery store for whatever you couldn’t find there. i s2g it saves me so much money. (they also have tupperware, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, EVERYTHING. for one dollar.)

-produce is way cheaper than you think. get some fresh vegetables. you really will start to feel like a bag of hot garbage if you don’t eat your veggies.

-COOK in ADVANCE. i work during the day and go to school in the evenings, then i come home and work out. lemme tell you, my ass does NOT wanna cook when im done with all that. cook shit in big quantities, stock up on tupperware (dollar treeeeee), and stick it in the fridge for later. when you’re exhausted and remember you have instant dinner already made, you will want to kiss yourself.

-find some sandwiches you love. make a lot of sandwiches. (pls for the love of God dont use kraft american singles tho. deli-sliced cheese is literally right next to it, and it is NOT more expensive.)`

-FUCK organic free-range shit. you got organic free-range money? GREAT. i sure as hell don’t, and neither do most people. don’t waste your money trying to live your foodstagram #goals while you’re young and poor.

-if you qualify for SNAP/EBT, GET THAT SHIT. there are some assholes out there that will tell you not to, to leave it for the ~real~ poor people. tell them, ‘motherfucker I AM REAL POOR.’ for real though, corporations take advantage of any assistance the government gives them and they still lobby for more. you’d be a fool not to do the same. 

now some cheap-ass recipes

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💰✨Broke Witch Tips✨💰
  • Wal-Mart has incense sticks/cones in packs of 40 for 84¢ and a standard wood burners for 84¢ as well. Add the cost of a lighter and you can now cleanse anything for less than $4.00
  • If you want to get a little fancier, Wal-Mart also has decorative incense stick holders and cone covers from $4-$10 I have a flower blossom stick holder I got for $5 that not only looks adorable but comes with quite a bit of incense in the set
  • Around back to school time, notebooks are very cheap-for my first/rough draft grimoire I got a pretty pink composition notebook for 50¢ and a pack of pens for $1.00-use this to record all the information you want to put in your final draft grimoire here (and honestly it’s great to have just a little book that I don’t care if it gets battered up)
  • Like pasta? Save your sauce jars, wash them out well, and BOOM-spell jars.  I’ve been living off shells with Alfredo sauce and I’m saving up tons and tons of jars
  • DOLLAR STORES-literally most of my witchy stuff I got at my local dollar store. Dollar stores are the absolute best for finding candles. They have tall candles, short candles, tea candles, votive candles, scented candles, unscented candles, LED candles, candle holders, you name it, dollar stores have it. So far from my local dollar store I’ve gotten
    • 3 tall, unscented candles in glass jars (1 white, 1 yellow and 1 blue)
    • a 16 PACK of unscented tea candles. that’s right, SIXTEEN. for a DOLLAR. that’s less than 10¢ a candle
    • a really adorable holder for said tea candles
    • a 2 pack of white, unscented taper candles
    • a medium sized LED candle (batteries were included in this one, but that was the only one I could find with batteries included, however most dollar stores also sell batteries)
  • Don’t have the space for a big tabletop altar (also for closeted witches)? a tin of mints is around $2.50 and, empty of mints, makes a great tiny, hide-able altar space. it fits conveniently in a purse or bag and won’t arouse suspicion. Tape sigils to the inside, spell recipes on tiny cards, chants, a tea light and a lighter, the possibilities are endless
  • follow crystal shops on Instagram, a lot of crystal shops will have ‘flash sales’ on social media, so you can scoop up great crystals for a good price

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm 16 and I plan to move out of my mothers house as soon as possible. I'm working on saving up $1,000 for an emergency fund right now, but what else should I do to prepare before I move? Obviously I still have a few years, but I'd like to have all my things in order before it's time. Thanks!

20 Things to Do Before Moving Out of Your Parent’s House

1. File as independent on your taxes. We’re a while away from tax season, but remember to file as independent on your taxes. This means that your parents can no longer claim you as a dependent and will no longer receive a tax break from the government for housing you. What it means for you, is that you will no longer be considered part of their tax bracket. This means you’ll have a better chance at applying for financial aid, health insurance, car insurance, etc.

2. Important Documents. Get as many of your important documents (social security card, birth certificate, tax forms, etc) as possible while you’re still living with your parents. You will need this information when you move out, so find a secure place to store them.

3. Learn to cook. Obviously, cooking skills are not going to come overnight! Checkout some cook books, online recipes, or even watch a couple episodes of Chopped. The more fast, cheap, and easy meals that you’re able to prepare before you move out- the better. Here’s my Cooking 101 post.

4. College. If you are going to college or planning to go to college, talk to financial aid about becoming an “independent student”. If the school classifies you as independent, financial aid will pay for a greater portion of your education. Also please don’t have your parent’s call the school on your behalf, start taking initiative and making these calls yourself. As someone who worked in a college call center for four years, a good 80% of the phone calls I got were from parents, and legally a college can’t tell them anything.

5. Accumulate furniture. Check out thrift stores, Dollar stores, and especially yard sales. Buying all of your furniture at once can be expensive and stressful, but accumulating a few pieces over time (space permitting) can be a more effective way.

6. Doctor’s appointments. Start making your own doctor’s appointments! I love this script by @spectrumsuperhero that’s applicable to all of your doctor’s appointment needs.

7. Start building credit. At 16, you’re probably too young to apply for an actual credit card, but having some credit before you move out will help you loads in the long run. As you might be aware, some landlords ask that their tenants have a credit score before renting to them. Don’t be discouraged! It’s just something to think about.

8. First Aid. Learn some basic First Aid. I’m going to toot my horn and link my post because I sat through literally six hours to get certified in this stuff, and if I do say so myself, my post is rather thorough. 

9. Learn to clean. Learn some basic cleaning skills- how to wash dishes, how to vacuum, what sprays clean what. These may seem like simplistic things, but many people grow up not having to do household chores. I guarantee you that not every apartment you live in will have a dishwasher, so learn some dish skills now! Learn to clean.

10. Go Shopping. Make a shopping list and go shopping at your local supermarket or grocery store. Crowded stores can sometimes be unnerving, remember the more practice you get at it, the more at ease you’ll be. 

11. Learn to wash clothes. Doing laundry is something that I never did while living in my parent’s house, and the first few times doing it on my own turned out… interestingly. Get your laundry skills in tip-top shape!

12. Get transportation. Get yourself a mode of transportation that does not require your parents. Biking, walking, and using public transportation are all ways that you can get where you need to be. Get as familiar with public transportation around your city as much as possible. 

13. Separate bank account. Still sharing a linked bank account with your parents? Get yourself a bank account that they don’t have access to. One of the first steps towards moving out and “Adulting” is being able to take care of your money. 

14. Build your resume. Keep working on and updating your resume, even if you already have a job. You never know when you’ll need to find another one, and you don’t want to hastily throw together your resume with little notice.

15. References. Similarly, get yourself a list of professional references. These references can be teachers, guidance counselors, family friends, etc. References are useful for job applications, housing applications, and networking. Always ask before putting someone’s name down as a reference.

16. Health insurance. Start learning about what health insurance coverage you currently have- how expensive it is, how it’s paid, how long it lasts, etc. Find out if you will be able to stay on this insurance after moving out of your parent’s house. 

17. Buy a First Aid Kit. A First Aid Kit is a must have for whatever apartment, room, or house is your next home! Spend $20 and buy a decent sized one that includes things like cold compresses, burn creams, and gauze.

18. Buy a Bed. The average person sleeps around 229,961 hours in their lifetime. That’s a lot of time in bed! Buy yourself a comfortable mattress (you should replace your mattress every 8-10 years), luxurious sheets and/or a memory foam pillow. Nice beds can be expensive, so start saving up for one now.

19. Learn basic repair. Get yourself a toolbox and learn some basic repair. You can find extensive articles online about everything from unclogging a drain, to tightening screws, and using caulk. Get familiar with these tools now, because you never know what type of landlord you’ll end up with. They could come promptly when requested to do repairs, or they might not.

20. Learn how to write a check. Okay but seriously- this is important. Do not let me catch you moving out of your parent’s house without knowing how to write a check. Here is @howtogrowthefuckup‘s two cents.

tips for studyblrs on a budget

While there are a lot of good things about the studyblr community, a lot of people (myself included) have noticed that the goal of many within the community is often having the most perfect, beautiful notes and supplies. For a lot of people, this is just far too expensive to be justified. There’s obviously nothing wrong with if you have the money for the “studyblr best” supplies, or if you just want to treat yo’ self, but here’s some tips to help you get nice study supplies without breaking the bank!:

1. Dollar stores! They generally have a decent selection of office supplies (as well as a lot of other basics), and some stores stick to an “everything is $1″ policy. I tend to buy pens, sharpies, and notecards from dollar stores. Though a tip is to go for the sets of pens/sharpies, because those are likely to be cheaper than buying them somewhere else (individual pens aren’t necessarily cheaper at a dollar store). I also have a nice set of highlighters, and my mom got a set of gel pens that seem to be similar to the Pilot Juice pens.

2. Speaking of pens… if you want to keep a good variety of pens, my general rule of thumb is this: ~4 black pens in two different sizes (My most-used are my Pilot G-2 in the 1.0 size and the Muji 0.38) - this way you have a thicker pen when you want/need that, and a thinner pen when that’s preferred. If you only use one size, more power to ya. I like to use a thicker black pen for headings and use the thinner for details when taking notes.
As for colors, I recommend just having one of each color that you use. If you’re not going to use 5 shades of yellow pen regularly, you don’t need that new set with a cool shade you don’t have yet. Find a brand/type of pen you like, and stick with one or two colored sets at most (I learned this from experience).

3. Highlighters: Don’t get them if you know you don’t use them. Don’t get different varieties if you don’t use them. If you love the look of neon highlighters, you don’t need to splurge for something like the Zebra Mildliners. If you don’t like the neon ones, but think you’d use the Mildliners, go for it. Most of the time, I don’t use highlighters when taking notes, I just write the words I would have highlighted in a different color from the rest of the notes (this works best when you’re taking notes from a textbook or copying notes over).

4. Just get a decent backpack. One that’ll hold up and hold all you need, but don’t feel like you need a specific brand or style of backpack. It’s literally on your back half the time, it doesn’t need to be cute.

5. Cheap notebooks work just as well as expensive notebooks. Get the off-brand notebook on the bottom shelf at target. Don’t feel like you can’t use the remaining pages at the end after your class ends. You can start a new subject in an old notebook. You can practice handwriting in an old notebook. You can use an old notebook as scratch paper or to jot down random things you need to remember. Hell, make a hundred paper cranes with the extra paper if you like to. You don’t need to let the extra paper go to waste.

If you know you’ll only use about half a notebook for one of your classes, get one with less paper or get a 3- or 5- subject notebook for your classes. Each subject generally has less paper than a regular 1-subject notebook, and it helps keep everything together.

If you want to keep a bullet journal, that doesn’t mean you need a fancy notebook for it. You can make the inside look just as good or be just as useful as any Moleskine.

6. Study with a whiteboard. I’m one of those people who has to write something down ten times in order to remember it. Now I could use paper to write it all down, but that’s a lot of paper that I’m wasting over the course of a school year. I decided to get a couple whiteboards instead. I have one small one, about the size of a piece of paper (I don’t exactly remember the cost but I think it was somewhere around $5 maybe? Could have been another dollar store find), and I have a bigger one that I keep on my wall (this one was from Sams Club and cost around $12 and included markers, a tiny eraser, magnets, and a cork board section with push pins - I use this for reminders and holding up my wall calendar, but before exams I take it down and use it to review)

7. Don’t buy the pretty planner if you know you’re not going to use it. If you already have a bullet journal, you probably don’t also need a planner, and vice versa. You can generally use both in the same way, it’s just a matter of finding what works best for you.

9. Don’t fall into the studyblr aesthetic trap. If you know you won’t use something enough to make the purchase worth it, don’t feel like you have to get it.


If you really want to get something, go for it. But don’t feel like you have to have certain supplies to succeed or to be studyblr famous. I’ve been a stationery lover for much longer than studyblrs have been around, and these are just a few things I’ve learned. Now, go tackle that homework!

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🐚 Super Easy DIY Shell Hair Tie 🐚

I am fortunate to live along the coast and I often visit the beaches around here. Often times I will find shells like these that are half worn down by the ocean. Don’t pass over them! They’re perfect for making quick and easy DIY shell hair ties! If you do not live near a beach, check out thrift stores or yard sales for shells worn down like these. You’ll also need hair ties, I got mine from the dollar store.

🐚 You will want to pinch one end of the hair tie and ease it through the hole and push it through the spiral inside. I find it easiest to work from top of the shell downward and out at the bottom.

🐚 Some shells will be trickier than others to feed the hair tie through, but I’ve done all of these with fairly minimal effort. Once you have the hair tie pulled through, you will want to stick one end of the loop of the hair tie into the other end and pull it tight.

🐚 Tada, your shell hair tie is now done and ready to adorn your hair (or whatever else you want to tie it to). These are not only decorative, but you can also do some great witchy things with them like inscribing a sigil inside the shell.

anonymous asked:

You may have answered this already but do you have tips on how to do witchcraft w limited resources? I have no way to get things like vanilla, or certain spices/herbs and the area I live in doesn't have many of the more common flowers w magical significance (roses for example). I'm also not allowed to light candles or get candles of different colors (But I do light white candles secretly). And ideas?

Honestly I haven’t used vanilla once in my practice. Ingredients that people say are “necessary” may be for them, but that shouldn’t reflect on you or your practices. If you can’t get it, or even have no reason to use it, don’t bother tbh.

When it comes to things like herbs, it is very easy to find replacements for them regarding correspondences. With vanilla, depending on the properties it has, it could be substituted with something else that also has those associations. It might be slightly different energy-wise, but I wouldn’t think too much so, especially if you don’t think so.

At that point it becomes important to work with what you have. Find out what your area does have, maybe even naturally, then find out what you can do with those things, and go from there.

If you are able, spices and herbs are also available for purchase online. Dollar stores even carry a selection of herbs and spices now (at least, the ones in my area do). Bulk Barns also has a great selection, and super cheap too (I just got good sized bags rock salt, pink Himalayan salt, rubbed sage, and I think mint there for less than $4).

However, you also don’t need herbs if you don’t want them. That is just one area of spellwork, and if you have difficulties accessing herbs, go for something you are able to do / have access to.

As for candles, white is pretty much all purpose. LED candles are also an option. There are even websites that allow for the burning of digital candles that can be used too, and there are also some cell phone apps that offer the same thing - tech magic for the win!

Otherwise, I’d suggest using [energy work] or [sigils], which are both low supply and also really discreet. 

Here are some posts that may contain more ideas of things you may be able to do, if you so desire:

Budget Magic:

Discreet Magic:

* not my choice of title

anonymous asked:

"Not quite as fucked as Cary Grants other roles" Please shame Cary Grant movies. Please.

okay to be clear i love cary grant movies, i really do, but i have also accepted that his romances can pretty much be summarized as, “lady, you’re a huge asshole, and if you marry this normal man you will ruin his life, but i’m also an asshole and that means we belong together in an asshole quarantine of a relationship regardless of how often you insist that you’re not normally an asshole and i just bring out the worst in you”

His Girl Friday is pretty bad in this regard, but it’s pretty easy to see the intent and how the execution falls flat when viewed through a modern lens. the intent is that an exceptional woman is trying to make herself something she’s not in order to fit with what she believes she’s supposed to want, and because cary grant loves her he wants to save her from herself by reminding her of who she really is. but since he was enough of a shithead that she divorced him and he’s shown no signs of fixing his fuck-ups and they keep telling instead of showing that hildy and bruce won’t work, he just comes off as a lying, manipulative, gaslighting fuckhead (and also, as discussed, p racist).

Philadelphia Story runs into similar problems, and honestly, most of them could be fixed by just letting tracy and dexter stay married and getting rid of george entirely. george is symptomatic of the worst of the fucked politics of the movie, since his whole deal is that he’s kind of a rude jerk who sucks - because he’s nouveau riche and gauche and lacking the literal class of the old money characters. this is also a movie where they specifically had to film in a house much less nice than a real mansion, because the filmmakers thought that seeing the actual level of opulence enjoyed by the truly rich would be too shocking for the average american. so just… get rid of george and the code-necessitated marriage conceit and give mike a different reason to show up as a scandalmongering tabloid reporter and make the movie about infidelity and let dexter actually defend tracy against her shitty father and focus his criticisms on actual flaws like being a judgey hypocrite.

i don’t know when this post turned into trying to fix those movies to better adhere to the intent versus the results but i’m exhausted right now so here we are, this is what’s happening

in sylvia scarlett… okay i can’t actually tell you the plot of sylvia scarlett, i spent the whole movie distracted by the fact that katharine hepburn in drag looks just like david bowie and is unbelievably hot.

(hepburn on the left, bowie on the right)

i’m sure it sticks to the general “let’s be in asshole quarantine together” theme but who can pay attention to plots with a view like that. was she kinda gay in this or am i just remembering what i wanted to be true?

anyway the worst of the worst in terms of cary grant movies with really fucked politics is probably That Touch Of Mink, it’s just, god where do i even start. cary grant plays a benevolent millionaire (billionaires weren’t really a thing yet) who is unimpeachably good in every possible way including his donations to charity and participation in world politics except that he likes to have lots of one night stands. his assistant hates him, because he is rich and gets mad laid, even though he is well paid and gets lots of benefits and his benevolent boss keeps giving him bonuses, because he is a neurotic prude who just hates rich people for no reason. cary grant, a Real Man, has to pay for his assistant’s therapy, because he is a Modern Man who is foppish and weak as well as resentful of the Real Man’s hard-earned wealth and scrooge mcduck vault of vaginas. cary grant brings a broke young woman with him to bermuda and doesn’t have sex with her despite The Implication which is how you know how good and patient he is. did i mention the assistant? look: it’s bizarre. it’s so goddamn bizarre. i was so distracted by the sheer fuckedness of it all that i couldn’t even appreciate… anything. apparently cary grant hated this movie, which would be reassuring except that he also disliked Arsenic and Old Lace which was a goddamn triumph and contains no problematic elements aside from all the murder as far as i can recall.

anyway: code-era hollywood films had a lot of issues in general, and in some cases it’s not even really worth mentioning imho (i.e.: “this movie is casually heteronormatively sexist” yeah no shit “this latina is played by a white lady with dark hair” that still happens) but in other cases it is super distracting because did someone actually believe this (i.e.: “the corrupt government punishes white men to appease black voters” what “people hate nice rich people even though the nice rich people let their wealth trickle down” uh)

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I FINALLY finished my Monster Hunter supply box!!!!!

It was supposed to be my boyfriend christmas present (last christmas) but some stuff happened and i stopped working on it BUT THERE IT IS!!! on time for our third year anniversary together!

The little pouches are handmade and so are the Poogie and Moofy(with socks from the dollar store super easy if you know basic sewing!).
The drinking horn is from LykosLeather, the Monster Hunter t-shirt I got him for his birthday (not shown here) are from SpaceBlah (super soft and really nice quality print) and inside the letter are two car decal from e2works.
Sadly i dont have any picture while making the box (lazyness).

Budget Witch Tips

-Unless you’re planning to consume it, buy pink Himalayan bath salts instead of regular ones. They come in large bags, pre ground, and are significantly cheaper!

 -Always keep a list laying around somewhere of replacements for herbs, crystals, etc for when you can’t afford to use expensive materials 

 -Research foods that can regrow in water (such as green onions). Great for kitchen witches

 -A simple incantation can work just as well as a full-blown spell. It’s also good for when you’re in a time limit

-Don’t worry about having the fanciest tools to work with. The human body can replace such tools easily (Such as the finger can replace the wand) 

-If you don’t have the time nor money to make a proper altar this season, you can use your dresser at home! I placed a couple different-coloured ribbons on it with their correspondences to the sabot, and a vase of flowers for the season. Your dresser usually contains many of your personal items in or on it, and will naturally give your spells power

-Start practicing herbalism and natural medicines if you don’t have access to free health care. Natural medicine should never be used to treat a very severe illness. However, for things like a cold, stomach aches, or sore joints, quick tinctures and salves can be made for much cheaper than doctors fees 

-Keep your left over egg shells and make money powers out of them

-Speaking of eggs, if you have any leftover egg whites / yolks from cooking or baking, keep them! Use them to make a hair mask. This will not only nourish your hair like crazy, but the magickal properties in eggs can be used to bring about fertility and rebirths to you

-Dollar stores are your new best friend. Especially local ones ran by individuals of a religious cultural background. In my area anyways, I’ve noticed that these dollar stores carry incenses, candles, and hard-to-find spices and herbs for incredibly cheap! I got a brass cleansing bell from one of these stores for only $7! And don’t even get me started on the jars 

-Tarot cards can get seriously expensive. Go to Walmart or some other discount store and buy card paper or some other tough paper material. Find and print all of the cards in a tarot deck and print them out. 

-An even cheaper idea (but much more time consuming) is to make your own tarot deck. Not only do you get to put an essence of yourself into the deck, but they’re pretty fun to make too

-If you’re like me and have a hard time getting access to crystals or find they’re all too expensive, use rocks. I’m not even kidding. Go outside and find a small stone that calls to you. Bring it inside and wash it. Allow your stone to dry in the sun, then cleanse it in the moonlight. I then charge the stone with my intent and use it in place of a crystal

  Feel free to add onto this list!

rings wade concivevably used to propose to peter

  • a ring pop
  • a half eaten ring pop
  • shitty dollar store ring with a huge ass plastic diamond that lights up
  • torn condom
  • plastic spiderman ring he stole from a cupcake at walmart
  • actual engagement ring still on a severed finger
  • plastic glow in the dark spider ring he got trick or treating
  • purity ring
  • birthday party pack of child sized hello kitty rings
  • mini doughnuts
  • blood covered diamond ring he stole from the jewelry store robbers they just beat up
  • toy ring in a capsule from a 50 cent toy dispenser
  • 5 y/o ugly class ring with the name scratched off, wade is 35
  • a cock ring
My definition of Kitten Play:

 Kitten Play is a category of Pet Play. It’s the mind set of being a cat. No, it isn’t the same as being a furry, it isn’t cosplay, and it isn’t beastiality. Being a kitten and in kitten space can mean different things to different kittens, and it can go as far as you want it to. When kittens have romantic relationships with doms, there are a lot of titles you can give to your parter: sir, master, mistress, dom, etc. Some kittens are strays, which means that they do not have a partner.

  Being an underage kitten isn’t difficult. Although it is a touchy subject, there is nothing wrong with putting on ears, a collar, and being comfortable in your own skin. Again, it doesn’t have to be sexual, and if you do have a dom, you can still have that relationship. Relationships are about trust and respect, and kitten play is something that will strengthen them. Being a kitten is another way of showing your dom that you trust them and are willing to be submissive. However, if you are underage, be careful and safe, and don’t take it too far.

 Getting into the head space of a kitten can be difficult when you are stressed. Tips in this situation are to play with a cat toy (something with a bell, feathers, or that crinkles), wear your favorite set of ears, eat a snack that looks like cat food, or simply nap in a patch of sun. Practice grooming yourself, and make kitty sounds, such as meowing, purring, and chattering. Rub your head on things and people to show that they’re yours, Anything that you see a cat doing will probably get you into kitten space.

  • When in kitten space, some snacks you may enjoy are things that resemble pet food, such as dry cereal, gold fish, and tuna fish. You can lap milk out of a bowl, and eat using no utensils. Don’t forget your vegetables! Cats like to graze on grass and plants as well, and they’ll fit into your kitty diet.
  • Comfy spaces to nap as a kitten include: sleeping in a patch of sun, a cardboard box, a pile of blankets, or anywhere else where you’re comfortable. I personally love to curl up in small spaces; they make me feel secure and happy.

 Getting your first collar can be as big of a deal as you want it to be. It can be a choker that you got at your local department store for 5 dollars, it could be a ribbon tied in a bow, or a pet collar from Walmart. It’s all about what makes you comfortable. If you’re just starting out, it isn’t the best idea to invest a lot in something that you aren’t sure about. Do your research and make sure that it’s right for you before buying anything big. After you have your first collar, you’ll probably want your own set of ears, a tail, and paws. (The purpose of paws are to restrict your thumb movements and make you behave in more of an animal-like way. It’s helpful assisting you in fully feeling like a pet, and they can be very comfy as well.) However, if you want to take the next step and purchase official kitten play gear, you can visit sites such as Kitten Sightings, Kitten’s Playpen, and KittenKraftShop for collars. SimplyPurrfectShop, KittenKraftShop, and Nekollars are good places for both ears and collars. You can also purchase tails from these sights.

 One of the challenging things about Kitten Play is choosing your breed. Choosing a breed comes down to your personality, likes and dislikes, and the way you look. (My breed is a Doll Face Persian mix: attention seekers, not too talkative, short and fluffy, lap cats, very teachable, and not too great with strangers, but very close to their owners.) Start by choosing several breeds that look similar to you, and find the best match personality-wise. Choose a breed that reflects you, and that you can relate to, because again, it’s about you, and what makes you happy.Some common breeds you may recognize:

  • Siamese
  • American/British/Exotic Shorthair
  • Persian
  • Maine Coone
  • Ragdoll
  • Munchkin
  • Domestic Short/Longhair

 Every kitten is different, and every one has different wants and needs. You can take it as far as you want to, and do as much with it as you want. Stay safe, and be happy.

I need your help

I got fired from my job, new hires are on probation and I was late, not even by 10 minutes, and my manager was strict so I got fired. Can you guys purchase a reading from my store. It will help me provide for my daughter and pay rent, even if it’s the dollar reading anything helps. If you can’t buy, please reblog.

My store: starchildtarot.storenvy.com

notallprincesses  asked:

I had an experience today I needed to share because it fell squarely into "This would happen to Seanan" territory. Today I learned that wild ground squirrels will just come into your home. They do not care that it's yours. I came home to my quaint little apartment building today to check on my special needs kitty and to just get away from work. It did not seem odd to me that the main building door was open. This happens all the time when people are moving in or out. 1 of ?

“So I go upstairs and open my door, and in shoots a streak of brown that had to have a sonic boom following it.  I’m surprised it hadn’t gone Spaceballs plaid.  I was unaware that a ground squirrel found its way in the building and was looking for a place to hide.   I grabbed my cat, who has the hunting instincts of a blind, arthritic sea cucumber, and put her in the bedroom and shut the door,  because I could not fathom trying to chase this thing out from my cluttered closet.    2 of ?”

“I then grabbed the closest thing I had, which was a cheap some mop from the dollar store.   With said mop, and some screaming, and the squirrel chasing me at one point,  I finally got the thing from behind my fireplace credenza, under two end tables, a coffee table, an overturned oversized chair and ottoman, I got it out of my apartment.   I did this by lying down on the floor like a starfish and swinging the mop on the floor like one hand of Big Ben.  3 of ?”

“I did this all with my apartment door wide open to the world, the cat meowing bloody murder in the bedroom because she hates being locked away, and my work clothes on.  I slammed my door shut and called the landlord to come take care of business.   I then had to have my landlord call my boss to confirm that I was back late from lunch because I was being held hostage in my apartment by a lost ground squirrel that did not pay rent.   4 of 5″

“So now I have “Late from lunch - excused” on my HR time record with the note “Squirrel hostage situation” attached to it.  The next time, I’ll just let the ground squirrel have the apartment. It’ll be easier to move.  5 of 5″

This was a ride from start to finish, and an absolute delight.  Thank you for sharing!

How to Shop On a Budget

This is going to be an all-inclusive post on how to shop for food, clothes/shoes, toiletries/house supplies, and makeup on a budget. Here we go!

Food

1. Shop after you’ve eaten a fulfilling meal. If you shop on an empty stomach, you’re going to buy more food than you’ll need and it’ll probably be food that isn’t good for you.

2. If you’re shopping for a week or two, have a menu already for those weeks of the foods you’re going to eat. Know the ingredients you’ll need for these foods.

3. From the menu you’ve created, make a grocery list before entering the store. Stick to this list like it’s a lifeline and you’re stranded on an island. If you don’t get sidetracked, you probably won’t be tempted to buy foods you don’t need.

4. Try to limit yourself to only going to the grocer’s once or twice a week. If you go more often, the more money you’re going to end up spending.

5. Shop in a store that you know well. If you’re shopping in a store where you’re unfamiliar with the layout, you’ll get sidetracked from your list and be more tempted to buy food that you won’t need.

6. You should probably be cleaning out your fridge and pantry every couple of weeks or so. This allows you to see what you’ve got and use it up before if expires and before you buy anything else.

7. On the same note, keep your fridge and pantry fairly organized. If you’ve got a mess, it’s going to be hard for you to keep track of what you do and don’t have and you’re going to have a hard time making an accurate shopping list. Don’t waste money by buying something you didn’t know you already had because your fridge is a wreck.

8. If your grocery store offers coupons, use them! Even if they’re only saving you pennies, the pennies will add up. Take the money you save at the end of every month and put it towards other expenses such as bills, pamper yourself with it, or deposit it into a savings account.

9. Don’t use coupons to buy something if you’re not going to use it. However, if you plan your meals for the week around coupons, you can definitely save big $$, be the judge of when to use coupons or not. Similarly, if things are buy one get one half off and their easy to store and non-perishables like granola bars and you always eat granola bars for snacks, buy as many as you can afford or as many as you need. Be the judge of when to use coupons and/or bulk sales. 

10. Use the calculator app on your phone to keep track of how much money you’re spending. This will help you to stick to your budget/grocery list and keep you from overspending. Don’t forget to allow for taxes!

11. Cook meals that you can get three or four servings out of like spaghetti and soup. Freeze these leftovers and reheat them when you’re ready for your next meal. It’s an amazing money saver. Leftovers are my life.

12. Foods that are fairly cheap and versatile: 

  • eggs – scrambled, hard-boiled, fried, they go with anything
  • potatoes – buy a sack of them instead of the instant packs, they’ll last forever and you can make mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, fried potatoes, sliced potatoes, diced potatoes in soups, the list is forever
  • Apples — these last forever on the counter, you can eat them with yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies, peanut butter, or alone
  • Pasta noodles – you can do anything with pasta noodles and the carbs are filling
  • Any type of canned beans – green beans, black eyed peas, pinto beans, brown beans, they’re all delicious, buy what you like and they can be eaten alone as a side, in soups, or topped on other foods, again protein is filling and definitely cheaper than meat
  • Canned vegetables in general – wash them in cold water before cooking to get rid of all the extra salts and other ingredients they add to canned goods that aren’t good for you
  • Rice – I’m not a fan of rice but it is cheap and you can literally do anything with it

13. Use store savings cards. Even if you don’t care about the points (I don’t), the cards will usually get you discounts on some items and allow you to get items on sale that people without cards wouldn’t.

14. If you eat/can afford meat, buy meat when it goes on sale and freeze it until you’re going to use it.

15. If you’re dead set on buying produce, get it while it’s in season and refrain from buying something when it’s not in season. Instead, use the produce that is. Produce and when they’re in season:

  • Apples: late summer through fall
  • Apricots: late spring through early summer
  • Artichokes: spring and again in early fall
  • Asparagus: spring
  • Avocados: summer
  • Basil: summer
  • Beets: year-round
  • Blackberries: summer
  • Blueberries: summer
  • Boysenberries: early summer
  • Broccoli: fall and winter
  • Brussels Sprouts: late fall and winter
  • Butternut Squash: fall and winter
  • Cabbage: fall and winter
  • Cantaloupes: winter and early spring
  • Carrots: year-round
  • Cauliflower: fall and winter
  • Celery: fall and winter
  • Cherries: late spring and summer
  • Chickpeas: summer
  • Corn: summer
  • Cranberries: fall
  • Cucumbers: summer
  • Eggplant: summer and early fall
  • Figs: summer and fall
  • Garlic: summer and fall
  • Grapefruit: winter and spring
  • Grapes: late summer and early fall
  • Green Beans: summer and early fall
  • Horseradish: fall and winter
  • Kale: fall and winter
  • Kiwis: winter through spring
  • Leeks: fall through spring
  • Lemons: winter and spring
  • Lettuce: year-round
  • Limes: late summer and fall
  • Mandarins: winter
  • Mangoes: summer
  • Melons: summer and early fall
  • Mushrooms: spring through fall
  • Nectarines: summer
  • Potatoes: spring through summer
  • Okra: late summer and early fall
  • Onions: spring through fall
  • Oranges: winter and spring
  • Peaches: Summer
  • Pears: fall
  • Plums: summer
  • Pomegranates: fall
  • Pumpkins: fall
  • Rutabagas: fall and winter
  • Peas: winter
  • Strawberries: spring and summer
  • Sweet potatoes: fall and winter
  • Tomatoes: summer
  • Turnips: fall through spring
  • Watermelons: summer
  • Zucchini: summer

16. Pay attention when you’re at the register. Things may get rung up too many times or may not register that they’re on sale. My mom swears by this.

17. if at all possible, shop with cash. If you don’t have more cash than what your budget is, then you can’t go over.

Clothes and Shoes

1. Buy clothes when they’re out of season. You need winter clothes? Go online in the summer and stock up on what you’ll need.

2. Check around several different websites and stores when buying clothes. Oftentimes I can find the same item I need somewhere for cheaper than somewhere else.

3. If a store you like has an app and you’re sure of your size, get the app. I have the Charlotte Russe app and they’re always having app-exclusive sales on shoes and other clothing.

4. Buy items that are versatile and you can make many outfits with. My must have versatile items (you don’t have to have them all, these are just some options):

  • Jeans: light-wash, dark-wash, black, boyfriend, and distressed
  • Basic business attire: solid colored slacks, solid colored pencil skirt(s)
  • Dresses: black bodycon, gray or white bodycon, and t-shirt
  • Jackets: bomber and jean
  • Solid colored items: shirts, body suits, camisoles, sweaters, halter tops, leggings
  • Cardigans
  • Good winter coat (invest on a good one, it’ll save money in the long run)
  • Shorts: light-wash and dark-wash
  • Overalls
  • Skirts: skater, leather, blue jean
  • Simple pair of white/black/grey heels
  • Solid colored pair of flats
  • Solid colored pair of sandals
  • A pair of comfy shoes like Nike’s, Converse, Vans, etc.

5. Don’t buy all the latest trends. If you buy them the year afterwards, no one is going to care. You should only be buying what pleases you anyways so if you’re buying it just because it’s the latest fashion, you’re wasting money.

6. Don’t be afraid to buy your clothes from thrift stores, consignment shops, or yard sales. I find great pieces from these places all the time. It can be very hit or miss but it’s always worth the look.

7. Declutter your closet and the beginning of every season. If you’ve got something you wore only once or twice or something that still has tags on it at the bottom of your closet, get rid of it. Sell it or donate it.

8. Take care of your clothes and shoes to keep them looking good and lasting longer.

9. Know when to buy quality. If you’re messy and always getting stains on your shirts, you don’t have to buy the best quality shirts out there. Get something cheap and comfy if you’re going to have to throw it out later.

10. Shop sales racks first. I got a shirt from Old Navy once for a dollar on the sales racks. The sales racks are my (and your) best friend.

11. Places I shop:

  • Rue 21
  • Charlotte Russe
  • Goodwill
  • Plato’s Closet
  • Walmart (seriously they’re stepping up their quality, I bought some slacks and pencil skirt from here a while ago and they’re still good, I don’t recommend their shoes though)
  • TJMaxx
  • Old Navy
  • Local thrift stores and yard sales

12. Places others have recommended to shop but I haven’t tried yet:

  • Amazon
  • Zara
  • Mango
  • H&M
  • ASOS
  • Target

Toiletries and House Supplies

1. Things to buy from a dollar store/dollar tree:

  • Cards for occasions, party supplies, and gift wrap and bags
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Reading glasses (not prescription glasses)
  • Hair accessories and necessities
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Dishware, cookware, and decorative vases or bowls
  • Storage containers for food and other storage bins
  • Candy and sodas
  • Dishrags and towels
  • Medicine
  • Pet treats and supplies
  • Makeup (not everything)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Baby supplies
  • Paper products
  • Personal items such as pads or tampons
  • Sandwich bags
  • Band-aids and other first-aid items
  • Mailing labels
  • School supplies

Not everything on this list may be available at your dollar store or may even be a better deal than your local Walmart or other retail store so check around.

2. Again, use coupons and store cards to your advantage!

3. Shop for school supplies when there’s no-tax weekend. It’ll save you so much $$

4. Same as with clothes and shoes, check around many stores to find the best prices on goods and then make a shopping list once a week and hit up all the stores for the specific goods they have the best deals on.

5. Make a specific shopping list for what you need and stick to it.

6. Keep all of your personal products and your cleaning cabinet organizes so you know what you do and don’t have and can avoid buying duplicates in case you’re tight on money.

Makeup

1. I watched a ton of YouTube videos for drug store hauls and dupes.

2. Ask your friends and family if they have any recommendations for drug store steals and deals.

3. Try to avoid high end makeup if you can. You can usually find a drugstore dupe of almost if not the same quality and for way cheaper.

4. If you want to splurge on yourself and buy high end makeup, don’t buy it when it first comes out. Sometimes the items will go on sale online a while after they come out and all the hype has gone down.

5. Not only for makeup but for clothes and shoes as well, shop on cyber Monday or Black Friday to get ultimate money savings

Where to get quality makeup for a low price:

  • Brushes: E.L.F., Ecotools, Morphe, BH Cosmetics
  • Mascara: Maybelline
  • Blushes: Milani, NYX
  • Lipstick: NYX, Colourpop, Maybelline
  • Eyeshadows: NYX, Colourpop, Morphe, Coastal Scents
  • Primer: Maybelline, NYX
  • Setting Spray: NYX, Milani, Hard Candy
  • Highlighters: Rimmel, LA Girl, Maybelline, Milani
  • Brow Gel: NYX
  • Loose Powder and Under Eye Concealer: E.L.F., Maybelline, NYC
  • Foundation: L’Oreal, E.L.F, Cover Girl
  • Pressed Powder: Rimmel
  • Bronzer: Milani, Essence, Makeup Revolution
  • Brow Mascara: Essence
  • Eyeliner: LA Girl, NYX
  • Contour: Makeup Revolution, BH Cosmetics
  • BB Cream: LA Girl

Places to get a variety of stuff for good quality but may be hit or miss or be of varying price ranges:

  • Catrice Cosmetics: good products but limited in options
  • Chi Chi: good for large palettes
  • BH Cosmetics: good for a variety of everything but may be hit or miss
  • Coastal Scents: good for eyeshadows
  • LA Girl: good for lipsticks and highlighters
  • Makeup Revolution: good for a variety of things but different price ranges
  • NYX: good for a variety of things but may be hit or miss

This post has taken me forever with all of the research, I hope everyone can get a use out of this. Enjoy!

Parenting 101: Teaching Your Kid to Steal from Charity

I work at a thrift store where money goes to good causes, and tag switching is a huge problem where we are because they’re stickers and not stapled. Usually it’s easy to tell when a customer is doing this and most of the repeat offenders (that always get caught) do it for the rush thinking we don’t notice. I have literally put out new merchandise then ring someone up seeing the same item magically have a tampered sale sticker, only for them to be shocked when they hear I priced it 3 minutes ago.

So, my coworker overheard a preteen girl complain to her mom that a dress was too expensive (and it was only a dollar more than regular price). This causes the mom tell her daughter that that she should just switch the tags if it’s too much and started to show her how. They didn’t realize she was in front of them and they got scared putting back the dress.

Apparently didn’t stop there. Same coworker lets me know when I came back from lunch, and they are just checking tags of clothes without looking at the actual clothing while trying to switch tags in the back of the store. I start to follow them around the store by fixing hangers, picking up clothes, and putting merchandise away. The daughter looks really scared and huddles toward her mom when they realize that I am an employee. They ask for a fitting room and I check tag in front of her and let cashiers know how much her merchandise was.

They left the fitting room and ran towards dresses checking the tags and not the clothes. They then drift towards a new clothing rack and I then out loud asked my coworker to “work by the rack of clothes” after that they ran out.

Tl;dr Classless mother tries to teach her young daughter how to steal from a thrift store for good causes, says it on accident right in front of coworker, tries to be sneaky afterwards, then freak out when they realized I’m an employee + now being watched by workers. Way to teach your daughter good values to possibly land her in jail in the future. These people shouldn’t be parents, it’s really embarrassing.