That fabulous quote comes from my friend HaC, and this entire post is dedicated to her in honor of her birthday. Happy Birthday! And thank you for being a few months older than me EVERY YEAR!
So, to pay homage to HaC, I'm listing a few of HER favorite things that cost less than $20. Seeing as how she is quite frugal, the list could be a mile long, so I'm editing it down to the best ones (which means the ones I can think of while sitting here without actually ASKING her, because that would ruin the surprise).
1: The Gap's Long and Lean Jeans. You might think, as HaC and I did, that you need to BE long and lean to wear these, but oh no. They make you LOOK long and lean, without actually having to lose a pound. Genius. Technically, these beauties cost more than $20, but they do go on sale and on clearance. Or, look for them used at Saver's or Value Village. They'll say Long and Lean on the sewn-in tag.
2: Cutesyshoes.com. This web site has amazing shoes at dirt cheap prices, and free shipping if you spend $70 or more. HaC mentioned this site in her comments, but I feel it deserves another shout out.
3: Catalog shopping. HaC is a pro at finding insane sales at Spiegels and Newport News. Dresses, accessories, shoes, you name it, she can find it for $20 - and she usually gets free shipping. This girl has mad catalog shopping skillz, y'all.
4: Totino's Party Pizza. The cheese one, no other flavor will do! We LOVE these things. That's our test of a person - do you like Party Pizzas? Yes? You rock! No? You are deluded and sad, but we'll try to hang with you anyway.
5: Dairy Queen's Chocolate-Covered Cherry Blizzard. Someone should probably buy her one for her birthday. Hopefully, her husband is reading this.
6: Old lady television shows. HaC likes to kick it geriatric-style with Matlock and Murder She Wrote. What saves her from being lame? She is NOT apologetic about her love for the oldies. Even when I mock her for it ceaselessly. Which I do.
7: Reserving library books. Why buy the damn thing if you're only going to read it once? HaC reserves copies of all her soon-to-be faves at the Southdale Library.
There you have it - my birthday tribute to one of my best friends. Plus, some cools things for you to try out. Call it a twofer.