Thursday, December 28, 2017

Five Hundred

I am amazed to write these words: this is my Five Hundredth Post as the Queen of Fifty Cents.

When I started this as a lighthearted experiment in the blogging thing I'd been hearing about, it never occurred to me I would just keep on going. And going. Who knows, maybe I'll just keep it up until I get done with garaging.

In which case maybe we’ll run forever! Come along for the ride, it's been fun so far.

I have no thrifting adventures to report, as predictably there were no sales to be seen the Friday before Christmas. But we still needed a Fun Friday, so KK, Judy, and Linda came to my house that morning. We had a fairly hilarious time constructing holiday gnomes from wine corks, felted sweaters, and various crafty items brought home from sales through the year like vintage pipe cleaners and wooden beads.

The hot glue gun came in handy, and only a few fingers got burnt by the glue. Perhaps we shouldn’t have imbibed Judy’s mulled red wine sangria while gluing?

But we thought our gnomes turned out pretty darned good.

The other reason we gathered was to eat. (Gatherings at my house always include eating!) KK had recently mentioned that she had never tasted a soufflé, which was not a state of affairs I could allow to continue. So we had asparagus and cheese soufflé with KK’s fruit platter, then for dessert…individual chocolate soufflés!

I had not made a chocolate soufflé for ages. But looking at the picture, I think celebrating a 500th blog post is an excellent excuse to make another!


  1. I have enjoyed all of them – except for the dear departed blogs, but those were beautifully done, even if they did make me weep.

  2. very cute you should post how they are made. great souffle!

  3. The gnomes are so so cute! Congrats on 500 posts!

  4. Thank you, I've been following you for years, and recently refound you....happy hunting for another 500 posts

  5. Happy 500th anniversary Queen of Fifty Cents. I continue to enjoy your fun and frugal adventures!

  6. And I hope there are at least 500 more. It gives me the chuckles. thanks
    happy new year

  7. Just found your blog thru The Non-Consumer Advocate and I love it!! Hubby and I try never to buy retail if at all possible, including food.

    Never thought of a spreadsheet for tracking individual purchases but as this is the year of micromanaging our money, it'a done deal. Will set it up tomorrow while hubby is still sleeping so I will not be disturbed.

    1. I love to keep track of all my spending, have used Quicken for many years to track where the money goes. But the garaging spreadsheet is sheer fun!


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