Growing up we might’ve not been ballin’, but we sure knew how to make the most of our budget thanks to a few things we learned from mamá…
Mom always packed tortas to theme parks because she knew the food was ridiculously overpriced.
And tortas were way more satisfying than burgers anyway.
Sneaking snacks into movie theaters was also very common.
The bigger the purse, the better the meal.
Tupperware? Who has money for that?
Our parents were eco-friendly before being eco-friendly was a thing.
She taught us to recycle bolsas de regalo.
Pro tip: Tear off the old tag with the writing on it before reusing it.
She never spent money on condiments. Because why?
Shortage on ketchup? Neverrrrr.
On Sundays she’d wipe the mascara off your eyes because 11-year-olds that qualify for that buffet discount don’t wear mascara. ?
It was super nerve wracking to lie about our age, but gotta get that deal.
When you were estrenando, it was a hand-me-down from your older sister or prima.
Most of the time they were super cute, so meh.
She even turned old clothes and rags into cleaning tools.
She was the original queen of DIY.
And because no one has $150+ to spend on a dye job that’ll grow out in four weeks, she turned to box dye for a small fee of $7.99.
It usually came with instant regret.
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