What am I the most frugal about?
Books and furniture. I see no reason to pay full price for either and will happily wait for a good deal. On the latter, I usually wait until I can find it free either by dumpster diving or freecycling.
Where do I typically pay full price?
Probably food–although I tend to shop at stores where I can buy the foodstuffs I want at reasonable prices. Also, I will opt to buy the ingredients to make my own foods rather than buy overpriced prepared foods, which saves.
Where do you go frugal and where do you splurge?
[Note: Picture above is of a quilt that I pieced and sewed for my kids’ school a few years ago. All of the fabrics were donated by the children and I assembled them in a collage fashion around some childrens’ drawings to make something that (IMO) turned out to be high energy and fun. I loved playing with all of the donated scraps of fabric and seeing the way they worked together–making patterns out of the randomness. The quilt cost very little to make, but seems worth far more because of each child’s contribution and because it has “character.”]