I managed to stock up on some non-food items this month as there was a no tax event this past Saturday at the grocery store and when you pay 12% less in taxes on those items it adds up quickly. This month I hope to stick to a reduced food budget of $500 rather than $550 so that my year end totals will be closer to the mark. Time to stock up on fall root veggies like potatoes, carrots and onions.
|Polished shoe left, scuffed shoe right|
I also wanted to show you how my absolute favorite shoes are holding up. These were purchased from a thrift store early last year (see original post) with almost no wear. Other than the exterior leather scuffing too easily they are still in incredible shape. I wear them year round including in the rain and on hikes. They are better than any other shoe I have had including runners and I hope to nurse them along for at least another year. I do that by using shoe polish, bought to match this particular shoe colour. From old and scuffed to almost new looking - tada! I have to do this about once a month in high usage months but so worth it. I am on the constant lookout for good thrift store barely used shoes - but these are still my best shoe find to date.
It feels like fall here with cooler temperatures brought in by the rains (finally) and the fact that most trees are losing their leaves due to drought. I love Fall as it is my favorite season of the year. Time to break out the candles, hot chocolate, and get back to reading!