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For most of my adult life, I only utilized libraries around tax season when I needed tax documents or information. However, I rediscovered the public library as a mom. I became very familiar with the children’s board books and took my daughter to “Toddler Time” every week. Over time, I got to know the librarians and was requesting books online to pick up at my local branch every week.
The joy, adventure and discovery of reading remains the biggest thrill of visiting the library. However, over time I branched out (yes, pun intended!) when I visited the library.
First, one of the librarians told me that all of the libraries have a “friends of the library” section where they sell–uh, practically give away!–books. It’s like a mini-library. They always have children’s books (which sell for $0.25 at my branch) and they have adult classics, cookbooks, reference books, fiction, new york times best sellers. I could go on. Suffice it to say, I’m sold…I cannot go to the library without visiting that section. I’ve already bought part of my son’s birthday present from there. I got it early; I have about a month before I’ll need to have it wrapped
We have also started borrowing movies from the library too. I take my kids to go pick out a movie most weeks. Sometimes, we’ve ended up with a video with a bunch of Clifford or Angelina Ballerina episodes. They are great entertainment. But, sometimes, we pop a big bowl of popcorn and we get a movie like Cars. Even Mommy and Daddy are thrilled with the “movie night” movie! As a matter of fact, Mommy and Daddy were both holding back tears as Lightning backed up and pushed the King across the finish line! Ok, that’s a tangent. But, a good one. You can have a legitimate family movie night that is fun for all for free!
The library is not just about borrowing books anymore!
How do you utilize your local library?
A Thrifty Diva is not just frugal, she’s a DIVA too. As a diva she knows how to make the most of life on a budget. She never looks “cheap” and keeps her look classy. That means knowing the difference between when it’s a good idea to spend less and when a “splurge” is actually a worthwhile investment.
What worthwhile splurge am I talking about today?
A Good Bra
A bad bra will instantly take your look to frumpy-ville. And no matter how good a bra is, if it fits wrong it’ll make you look frumpy. While it’s tempting to just buy any bra at a good price, you’ll pay for it in other ways you wish you hadn’t.
I learned this the hard way. I spent far too long wearing uncomfortable, ill-fitting bras due to budget woes limiting my bra choices. My posture suffered. I was much less inclined to work out due to the discomfort (even my sports bra was all wrong for me). I certainly didn’t… well, look as good as I could’ve if you know what I mean. And what’s most sad, I had no idea a better bra would make all of the difference. I thought I had no choice but to be that uncomfortable! Then finally I got fed up and figured there had to be a better bra out there.
Getting fitted can be helpful and you can get a free no-purchase necessary bra-fitting at stores like Dillards. After I figured out what I needed for my figure, I couldn’t quite let go of my thrifty side. Between clearance racks and special sales at department stores, plus shopping the local outlet center, I discovered good bras that didn’t break the bank! Albeit a bit more of an investment, but well worth the price in exchange for everyday comfort.
Still need help? There are bra experts out there! Like on the new show “Double Divas” which premieres Thursday, January 10 (10/9c) on Lifetime.
“Double Divas” follows LiviRae owners, bra experts, and best friends Molly Hopkins Cynthia Richards. These southern belles use their natural talents to help women with any and all intimate apparel needs. The show is essentially light hearted entertainment to um… “lift” your spirits. And along the way you’ll understand better the importance of a good bra.
Have you made the terrible mistake of wearing a cheap bra? Or the wrong size of bra? What bra-tastrophes have you committed?
Don’t forget, “Double Divas” premieres Thursday, January 10 (10/9c) on Lifetime.
*Thanks Lifetime for sending me a Bratastrophe Prevention Kit in anticipation of the show premiere!
You’ve probably already seen the movie (unless you’re an ultra Thrifty Divas and waiting for it to come out on DVD at the cheap rental price… um… yeah… that’d be me). Now you can read the book “Les Misérables” for FREE when you download the ebook from Amazon.com.
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You can watch the brand new ABC Family Original Holiday Movie “The Mistle-Tones” for FREE online at ABCFamily.com.
I love Christmas movies! I can’t get enough of them. I know… most of them are rather cheesy, but this is the time of year where warm fuzzies are all that matter.
However, I was pleasantly surprised by “The Mistle-Tones.” It’s fun and filled with holiday cheer, though I’ll admit the ending was a bit different than I expected (which I appreciate, it gets boring when you can totally predict every movie). Yes, there are those heart warming moments in this one too, so get ready for that warm, fuzzy feeling! Best of all: The Music. This is considered a musical afterall.
I almost got to speak with Tia Mowry about her role in the movie, but her production schedule didn’t work out with the interview date. However, she did take the time to answer a few questions via e-mail!
The clothes in this movie are fabulous. Did you have any say on your character’s wardrobe?
I did! It’s nice to be able to say if you like something or not because for me, it’s all about comfort!
In your opinion, how are you and your character Holly similar?
We’re very much alike in the sense that we love Christmas and everything about it! She also has such a genuine warmth to her, which I think is similar as well.
What is your favorite Christmas family tradition?
We love decorating the Christmas tree together. It’s my favorite tradition every year!
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