Link-O-Rama Mama — The Floral Edition

by Katy on August 1, 2013 · 7 comments


It’s time for another Link-O-Rama Mama, where I lazily link to other people’s well written and thoroughly researched articles.

  1. Sweden runs out of garbage?! — Once again, Scandinavian countries get all high and mighty. 😉
  2. Kirstie Fills Your House For Free?!  A British TV show.
  3. How the Exconsumer made $1100 at her garage sale — Using my tips as inspiration. <polishing ego>
  4. Stephen Colbert likes Kanye West’s $120 Hip-Hop T-Shirt, and has his own Hip-Hop items for sale.

Do you have any great links to share with The Non-Consumer Advocate community? Please share one and all in the comments section below.

And yes, I did include an unrelated photo of my niece cupping a rose bloom. Because we spent an hour or so wandering around the rose gardens of Portland’s Ladd’s Addition neighborhood this afternoon. And yes, the boys complained mightily about the injustice of it all. And yes, they chose to walk the two miles home by themselves to escape the horror of slowly looking at roses. And yes, I felt the need to lovingly cup some roses with my feet, because I’m weird that way.

Feet roses

Sorry. Frugal fun sometimes gets a little strange. 😉

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Elaine Shannon August 1, 2013 at 6:04 am

I am so excited to read this post! My mom and I are stopping in Portland on Saturday before going on to the beach on Sunday. We are planning on visiting the Japanese Gardens and the Rose Garden AND a couple of Goodwills! I was not sure the roses would still be in bloom! Of course what would a trip to Portland be without a visit to Powell’s. It will be a busy day, but will be both frugal and enjoyable!


Sara August 1, 2013 at 11:01 am

What do you guys think about the Swedish Garbage Plan? Yes, plastic burns really hot, but its still burning plastic. I think they really have no idea how to quantify the effects of the toxins being released. How do we know how well they are filtering out the toxins from the exhaust? I can see the next headline already, “Sweden shocked to learn that eco-incineration program caused 10 Billion cancer deaths from micro-toxic poisoning…” or something like that. Thoughts?


Kristen August 2, 2013 at 5:32 am

I read quite a bit about it in Garbology, and it seems like they’d already thought through all of that and had good systems in place to prevent toxins from getting into the air.

At least, that’s the impression I got.


Deb August 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I recently enjoyed reading this review of Kirstie Allsop’s “fill your house for free”. Terrible newspaper, but that was fun.


Mindy August 1, 2013 at 6:13 pm

My parents bought a house on one of the rose gardens in Ladd’s Addition in the summer of 1975. I was born that December and grew up in that house. I spent more hours than I can count in that rose garden. My mom is still there and now my kids play in it. I feel blessed to have spent my entire youth there.


Katy August 2, 2013 at 5:21 am

What a great location!



Giselle August 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm

You just made the day of foot fetishists everywhere! 😉


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