William Morris & Bubble Wrap

by Katy on May 1, 2019 · 3 comments

I sold a Starbucks travel mug for $30, (that I’d just picked up for $3) which necessitated a fresh acquisition of bubble wrap. Luckily, there’s a musical instrument store in the neighborhood which always has ginormous bags of free packaging materials for the taking.

Not that it’s a “frugal thing,” but can you appreciate how pretty that bubble wrap is? Enough to make a girl snuggle up and release just a wee bit of oxytocin, aka “the love hormone.”

Or as William Morris so eloquently put it, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

Katy Wolk-Stanley    

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

Click HERE to follow The Non-Consumer Advocate on Twitter.
Click HERE to follow The Non-Consumer Advocate on Instagram.
Click HERE to join The Non-Consumer Advocate Facebook group.
Click HERE to follow The Non-Consumer Advocate on Pinterest.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa M. May 1, 2019 at 1:06 pm

Bubble wrap – beautiful in the eyes of a gal who just wants to avoid consuming & make a $ in the process…


Christine May 1, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Katy, you look so…relaxed? I guess I’ll do FFTs since I missed the last two.
1. I noticed a Tree Peony shoot from a mature plant has finally established itself this Spring. For years I’ve watched it struggle to hold it’s dental floss-like stem upright. Last summer I put a tomato cage around it and fertilized it with cow manure. Now I hopefully will have a matching set of Tree Peonies in my front yard.
2. I had my cell phone repaired for $70. I thought for sure I needed a new one since this one was not charging up as it should. But as the tech at the repair shop explained, my old Samsung 5 has replaceable parts unlike the newer versions. I believe it forces consumers
to buy new phones. Grrrr…
3. I have an outfit all planned for granddaughter’s graduation. It’s a dress and shoes I’ve had for a few years but are still in great shape.
4. Reading library books…”Maid” was terrific…eating at home…stuffed peppers in the crock pot as I write…enough for two nights…yay, no cooking tomorrow…listening to podcasts on NPR and watching tv through my wi-fi…so many interesting things to hear and see!
5. Didn’t have to buy a cell phone, Tree Peony or new dress and shoes.


CarolineRSA May 2, 2019 at 1:47 am

Does the oxytocin reference point to labour ward withdrawal? Just wondering… I’m a fellow midwife, hoping to move on to bigger things, and I wonder how it will feel to not do this anymore.


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: