Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide- Be Thrifty (How to Live Better with Less) Book Review & Giveaway







(How to Live Better with Less)

Compiled by Pia Catton and Califia Suntree

372 Pages


ABOUT BE THRIFTY
(from the Workman website)

"It all starts with a penny. An indispensable omnibus for graduates sharing their first apartment, young families stretching a dollar, retirees, students, frugalistas (the fashionably frugal), career-changers, and anyone who wants to cut back and needs ideas for how to get started, Be Thrifty offers positive solutions for every facet of our lives, covering food, health, finances, entertainment, education, travel, clothing, pets, and those often costly special occasions from a big family Thanksgiving to getting married.

Be Thrifty is not about being cheap—it's about being smart and self-sufficient. Drawing on the work of experts in every field, it shows how to cut your food bills, cut your credit card debt—cut your own hair. Financial writers explain how to create a budget, and the thriftiest ways to invest in the market (thrifty people are savers, and savers need to make their money work hard). Professional chefs give step-by-step advice for shopping for the cheapest, tastiest ingredients—and offer recipes that put those ingredients to good use, from homemade Chinese "take-out" to the frugal barbecue. There are also tips on creating a home spa; why beeswax candles burn the longest; the twenty best bottles of wine for under $10; tips for building a budget music collection, including how to buy from a flea market with confidence; how to sell your home without a realtor; the adjustable-wrench guide to home plumbing repair; how to make your own fresh mozzarella for less than half the cost of an Italian deli's brand; the basics of negotiating a killer rate on a car; keeping your clothes looking great without a trip to the dry cleaner; unspooling old sweaters and repurposing the wool; the stuff you should buy in bulk and the stuff you shouldn't; how to outfit a nursery; and much, much, much more.

Thrift—the word derives from thrive. Be Thrifty—it's how to thrive, and feel good and virtuous about it, too."


     Thanks to Workman, I was able to review the Be Thrifty book! Paul and I have had some rough times the last couple of years with Paul losing his job. We have struggled to make ends meet and we have just gone day by day hoping for the best. I was so happy to receive the Be Thrifty book because it has so many helpful tips on how to save money and be thrifty! I wish I would have had this book right when Paul lost his job. I have gone through pages and pages of this book. I'm so amazed on how many different tips to save money and be thrifty are inside. This book gives helpful tips on maintaining your car, cutting hair, making cat toys, making dog shirts, shortening a dress, hemming pants, raising thrify kids, at home facial recipes, making baby wipes, thrifty recipes, financial information, and the list goes on and on!

     I was surprised at the variety of subjects in this book. This book is very entertaining because you learn information on each page. Paul actually picked up this book and was glued too it because it was fascinating to him! He would keep reading me information out of the book that he thought was cool and unique!

This book has 7 Chapters inside! The chapters include:

- home, sweet, (thrifty home)
- animal, vegetable, budget
- food and the thrifty cook
 - the family that saves together
- taking care of you
- living the life of leisure
- thrift and your wallet

     We definitely would recommend this book to anyone who likes to be on a budget, who likes to save money, and who would love to learn how to be thrifty! This book would make a great Christmas present this year!


BUY IT!

Visit Workman to purchase the Be Thrifty Book. You can purchase this book for $14.99 (US) and for $17.50 (CAN).



GIVEAWAY


Thanks to Workman, one lucky reader will win a Be Thrifty Book!





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Giveaway will end 1/2/11 at 10 PM MST



Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be e-mailed. The winner has 48 hrs. to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner on my blog.


Open to US and Canada



I received a review product in order to write my honest opinions. All opinions are my own. Others may have different opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post. Many thanks to Workman for letting me review and giveaway their products!




 

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sunnymum said...

I also entered Rachel's EZ SOX Giveaway.

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2. I also entered Rachel's Lansinoh giveaway.

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I also entered the Organically Grown Baby giveaway.

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I also entered the Chex and Kroger giveaway.

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I also entered the CSN stores giveaway.

Shelby, Patrick and Kids said...

I would love to read 1000 Places to See Before You Die.

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pamalot said...

I would like the full set of Indestructible books for the new baby and the origami on the go
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pamalot said...

I would like the full set of Indestructible books for the new baby and the origami on the go
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I am an email subscriber
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I am an email subscriber #2

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i entered the csn stores giveaway

The Liddell Family said...

i liked "around the corner crochet borders" i looks like it would be fun to read

Nancy said...

I would like to read the 1000Places to See Before You Die.

frugalkelly said...

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I would also like the Crafty Mama book

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LeahB said...

I like the look of "PASSIONATE VEGETARIAN"

Anonymous said...

"Amazing Cows" is my book of choice!

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I like Cookie Craft.

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Anonymous said...

I would like to read 1,000...Before You Die.
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Yoga Mommy said...

I like the cute Sandra Boynton Bathtime Book.

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eclairre said...

I like the Paper Airplane book!

susansmoaks said...

i also like Desperation Dinners
By Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross
Paperback
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Heather W said...

I like the Beautiful Oops book
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kathy pease said...

i like Armitage's Garden Perennials
By Allan M. Armitage
Hardback

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kathy pease said...

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Anonymous said...

I like the barbeque bible

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I like you on facebook

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I follow via GFC

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I follow you and tweeted

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Audra said...

This has been on my wish list for a while now, other than the Be Thrifty I would pick GENERATION T: BEYOND FASHION 120 New Ways to Transform a T-shirt By Megan Nicolay

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you are listed on my blogroll
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I also entered in the Eat Smart scale giveaway
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kendra22 said...

Bad Cat
244 Not-So-Pretty Kitties and Cats Gone Bad--LOL! these look great and fun, thanks for the giveaway!
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mverno said...

i like the Bananagrams! Calendar 2011
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slb3334 said...

I like the cake mix doctor.

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Marianna said...

I like the papertoy Monsters book :)

Marianna said...

I follow your blog on GFC

Ashley's Allowance said...

Another product I'd like is the Dream it, list it, do it book!
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I follow you via GFC!
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mathmahna said...

I am so happy that I found this book:

2-at-a-Time Socks
By Melissa Morgan-Oakes

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I am following Workman on twitter.

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mathmahna said...

I am happy to have just subscribed by e-mail.

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Entry #2 for subscribing by e-mail. Thanks!!

delta dawn said...

Younger Next Year looks like something I need.LOL

sksweeps said...

I would like the Apple Cookbook
By Olwen Woodier

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Anonymous said...

I like the book "bad Cat" on the website.
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Anonymous said...

America's Hometown Recipe Book looks very interesting.

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melinda said...

I like the Smart Ass 2011 Page-A-Day Calendar .

snowluvnferret said...

I want to read SON OF MAN
By Susan Easton Black and Liz Lemon Swindle

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jandsfox_143 said...

I would like BBQ USA by Steven Raichlen.
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zekebamm said...

"Dance First. Think Later" looks like a really good book, although it's not being published until April 15, 2011.

zekebamm said...

I liked The Adventures of Paul and Natalie on Facebook. :)

zekebamm said...

I subscribed by e-mail

Heather said...

I would LOVE the Cake Doctor cookbook! it is on my list of cookbooks on amazon, just waiting for me to buy it

Whitney said...

Bread Making: A Home Course

Christi Williams said...

The Love You Mom Diecut Calendar 2011 is very cute!!

Christi Williams said...

Following Workman on Twitter

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Following your blog publicly

Christi Williams said...

I Like The Adventures of Paul and Natalie on Facebook.

Christi Williams said...

I subscribed by e-mail. #1

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I subscribed by e-mail. #2

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Bani said...

Another item on the site that really interests me is "What's a Disorganized Person to Do?"

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kygirl said...

I like the birdfeeders,shelter and baths book.
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Anonymous said...

I like the Cake Mix Doctor

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Anonymous said...

I follow workman on twitter

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I follow via GFC

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I follow you and tweeted

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Laura said...

I like the Bath Time book!

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Missa said...

I like the Bananagram books!
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I follow on GFC
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Missa said...

I entered your The Love That Dog Training Program Book giveaway.
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Missa said...

I entered the CSN stores giveaway.
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demmi said...

generation t book

Alisa said...

I need a calendar for the new year-- 365 Amazing Trivia 2011 Page-A-Day Calendar.

Alisa said...

I follow you with GFC.

Alisa said...

I follow you with Google Reader.

Alisa said...

I've entered your CSN giveaway.

chromiumman said...

i like the The "Have-More" Plan book

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Anonymous said...

"Bath Time"! by Sandra Boynton is my book of choice!

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SweetShenanigans said...

I also really like THE BIG BOOK OF IQ TESTS.
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carole said...

would love the Artisan baking book
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susansmoaks said...

i would love the barbecue bible for my husband
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Terri said...

I like the 500 Treasured Country Recipes from Martha Storey and Friends Cookbook.
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nhmoose99 said...

I would also like 1001 Ways to Reward Employees

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Jessica said...

I'd like to read their 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders book.

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I entered the McDonald's giveaway.

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I entered your CSN giveaway.

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Becky said...

I also like the Magic Charm Books.
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Angie said...

I like the "Be Your Own House Contractor" book.

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TJ said...

I like this book http://www.workman.com/products/9780761156963/. I have a boy, so bugs are fun. :-)

chatterboxchick81 said...

Bath Time!
By Sandra Boynton looks cute, would be interested in getting, my daughter fights baths still!

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Amee said...

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