Everyday I’m Hustlin’

These are the confessions of a hustlin’ housewife (I’m sorry but does “hustlin’ housewife” sound like the title of a low-budget porn to anyone else? No? Ok, never mind). 

Confession #1: I re-use Ziplock bags

You remember how you kindly packed a few brownies for me after your party last weekend? You BEST believe that I made my husband wash that Ziplock bag so that he could use it to carry his lunch for the next few weeks. So, thanks x2.

Confession #2: I double-dip my tea bags

Kenyan tea is hard to come by around these parts people. So I’m SORRY if when you came by the other day your tea tasted a little weak. I can assure you that I tried to squeeze that tea bag as hard as I could so that it tasted like the first cup I made (even though yours was cup #3 down the line). Next time I’ll serve you first, promise.

Confession #3: I re-gift gift bags

You know those tiny cards attached to the handles of gift bags? Please don’t write in them. People like me intend to take our gift out of the gift bag as soon as possible so we can carefully fold and save the gift bag for re-use sometime in the near future. We already feel pretty crappy about this without you making us have to tear out the little card on the handles. 


As a side note, I think the universe has decided to reward me for my money-saving efforts; in the last 4 months I have received 3 coupons for free Victoria Secret panties. No purchase required! Well, either that or the universe is trying to tell me something else altogether 😕

13 Comments on Everyday I’m Hustlin’

  1. misswretched
    August 26, 2010 at 9:43 am (7 years ago)

    Wait…I do all of the above, and I’m NOT a housewife. It’s not just money-saving, its eco-friendly girlfriend! Now if only I could get rewarded with some FREE Victoria’s Secrets goodies!!

    • thegreencalabash
      August 26, 2010 at 2:19 pm (7 years ago)

      So I’m not cheap, I’m GREEN? Yes!! I don’t know why VS is suddenly in love with my bootie but I’ll take it.

      • Roberta
        August 30, 2010 at 3:49 pm (7 years ago)

        LOL! Isn’t nice to know that there is always some glamourous euphemism for whatever little quirk we possess?

        • thegreencalabash
          August 31, 2010 at 10:13 am (7 years ago)

          Yup, now I’m proud to call myself “eco-conscious”.

  2. Amanda
    August 26, 2010 at 9:49 am (7 years ago)

    You already have a bun in the over; what else could the universe be trying to tell you???

    • thegreencalabash
      August 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm (7 years ago)

      The universe is sick and twisted is what it is: 3 yrs ago when I was getting ready to go on my honeymoon there was not a free panty coupon in sight, but now that I’m freaking knocked up, they are just pouring in. FML.

  3. awura amma
    August 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm (7 years ago)

    hahaha Shiko i just love your writing! don’t worry i re-use ziplock bags too. that’s the way forward 🙂

    • thegreencalabash
      August 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm (7 years ago)

      Yaay! It’s so nice to know that I’m not some cheap, weird freak. Do you think Ziplock knows about us?

  4. GeorgieAllblacks
    September 20, 2010 at 11:04 am (7 years ago)

    LMAO!!! Loving the blog!!! I also re-use ziplock bags. My confession, I love going to Costco, just to eat the free samples they give out.

    • thegreencalabash
      September 20, 2010 at 11:16 am (7 years ago)

      DEAD!!! Free samples at Costco! I must investigate ASAP! Thanks for showing some luv Georgie!

  5. Kawi
    September 23, 2010 at 1:41 am (7 years ago)

    My mum re-uses zip-bags too…and in that case I’m forced to re-use as well.
    But si you are super hilarious.

    December 27, 2010 at 4:08 am (7 years ago)


  7. EK13
    February 12, 2011 at 6:13 am (7 years ago)

    Guilty as charge of #1 and #3.

    Not a fan of #2 as I love my tea strong. Besides, glad to live in England where the tea is good if not great. As for Kenya tea….plenty of stock. (Sorry)

    As for your VS vouchers……*jealous*


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