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No one really knows who said this and when she said it. However, they--whomever "they" are--are pretty sure it was a woman and it was said during a time of famine when the peasants had no food. Though this quotation is commonly attributed to Marie Antoinette, the likely suspect is probably Marie-Therese, the frivolous and self-absorbed wife of Louis XIV. Because, really, who, besides myself, would be able to afford cake when they can't afford bread?
And this leads me to my next point. The truth is, I have a tendency to buy the things I enjoy rather than buying the things I need. Wine? Cheese? Cake? Cookies? Yes! I have them! But real food? Oh goodness. I can't help it if I'm drawn to overtones. The essentials get lost beneath all of the fun. And amid all of the wooping, hollering, and enjoying, I suddenly realize that I am starving and desperately long for a piece of broccoli. I know, this goes against everything I've said about food thus far. I can't help it. I'm sorry. You caught me. Now go eat your flax seed!
Anyway, what I mean is I am doing the Monday giveaway on Tuesday. And I am giving away a 6 inch peanut butter fudge cheesecake to one fancy lady or fellow.
Answer the following question and I'll choose a name at random from the answers below:
I'm a little tired these days and would like a little help coming up with topics. My frugal mind is always in full force, even if my body is, admittedly, a bit tired these days.
What is something you'd like to know how to do cheaply?