At Dollar Tree, I only bought 5 bags of my very favorite dishwasher soap pods. There are 10 in a bag for $1, much cheaper than any other brand of dishwasher soap pods and I think they work better than any brand too.
My favorite thrift store, and the only one I ever seem to shop at anymore, was having a $10 a bag women's clothing sale. I filled up my bag and I think I got several things I will wear often, including 2 tops and 2 long skirts that will be cute outfits. I also ended up with a few odd things that I wondered why I thought I would want them. They may just go back in my next donation :)
Sewing - I sewed up matching curtains for these 3 windows and our 2 living room windows several years ago. They are still in good shape but I was tired of them and wanted something lighter.
So I looked in my fabric tubs and re used this pink toile to sew some valances.
Years ago, when this was actually a breakfast room, this pink toile was in some lined curtains that covered the windows. But when I laundered them, the lining shrunk like crazy, and the curtains wouldn't fit those windows anymore. I cut them apart then and I am glad I saved that pretty fabric.
I am really happy with the new looks and glad I spent no money or time shopping to get them.
For the living room, I used some muslin curtains I had sewed up several years ago for my son's old apartment. I added white ball fringe and the burlap pennant tie backs are from Baby Jack's shower decorations.
I've got some pillows cut out and hope to sew them this weekend.
I got lots done this week but the most fun day was the day these 5 sweeties were here-