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Waxing Philosophical


I have this philosophy, "Don't buy it, if you won't use it." Seems simple enough but my box filled basement is proof that I don't always live by it.



Then there's that other wicked phrase that's been drilled into us, "Buy what you love." Yikes! That's some dangerous advice. However, I probably give into that philosophy more often than I obey my own philosophy.

I've had to apply the "use it?" rule to my sewing over the years. I don't know if anyone else suffers from this ailment but sometimes I over-spend by over-creating.



So, in an effort to apply the "use it?" rule to yesterday's sewing project, I didn't have to look further than my Ziploc cosmetic bag. Yes, I really do have my make-up in a Ziploc bag - Doesn't that speak volumes about my fashion sense?!


I took what I knew I needed and threw in a favorite Southern phrase I read about in Creole Thrift...



Well, it's true!!!

10 comments:

  1. Oh Polly, that is the BEST!!!
    I'm going to start using that phrase instead of saying, "Time just walks away from me"
    If you get a chance, stop by the website or my blog for February's Giveaway. Its a one of a kind mosaic shelf made by me...
    Hugs, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

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  2. heh Oh I hear ya on the huge lot of makeup so fun a friend of mine last year went through all of hers and only kept afew of the things she needs ..I thought what a great idea(:) however I still have alot of excess.. I did put all of mine into a little green cardboard container that has several little sections ..stood the lipsticks up in one or two sections , glosses lay down in another plus stuff in several other slots..it is in my bathroom drawer ..easy access.. hugs Patty

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  3. I don't buy anything practical unless it is gas or food for the family - Esther Sunday's rule.

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  4. I always go by the "love it" rule. Especially when I was an antiques dealer. I never bought anything that I wouldn't be happy keeping if i got stuck with it!

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  5. Hi Polly, that's so cute! If I bought everything I loved my house would be so stuffed with many different things.

    Manuela

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  6. I always say to myself that if I can live with it for 5 yrs I can get it...

    Hmmm....I think I'm a hard core New Yorker--I do not get the Creole saying!! (And cannot believe I am admitting it!!)

    :0)

    Tara

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  7. Hi! Thanks for popping past my blog! I am hearing you about the "don't buy it if you won't use it" rule!! Never works with me though LOL

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  8. Oh, do I ever suffer from over-doing-it with craft "stuff"!!! My husband says I'm more of a collector than a crafter....he could be on to something:)

    Love the make-up bag! Good luck with your challenge this week.

    Rhonda

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  9. Wow! That is so cute! You've been so busy! I love it all and the wallpapered shelves you showed in an earlier post are adorable. xoRachel

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  10. Look at that cosmetic bag you made! So great Polly!

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