Sunday, February 28, 2010
No matter how frugal I am, I buy certain products when sick.
My must have cold items:
1. lotion tissues
2. Cepacol (this stuff actually numbs my throat)
3. Vicks vapor rub
When i first started getting sick Dh and I did a Walgreens deal for 3 boxes of lotion tissues. Because I had the good stuff from the start I didn't get the yucky, raw, peeling nose I normally get. While we were able to do a deal for the tissues, and already had plenty of Vicks (however it can be purchased from the dollar store if you need it) we did fork over $4 for the Cepacol.
Anyone else find cold medicine not helpful? Nothing i've taken ever makes me feel a lot better. I've been taking a few kinds because we have it. I don't think i would bother spending money on it. With my 3 must have cold items I could do just fine.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Carrots, hummus, dried mango. Bottome tier has granola bar, chocolate covered almonds, and wheat thins.
Little's bento, Big's bento.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
It says: Family a gift that last forever. I put the sticker in the hallway above the photo college of our wedding.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Simple gray shirt ($2) dressed up a little with the purple scarf. ($2,50) It probably wont be tied like this, but I needed to tie it this way for the photo.
Blue tank ($3) with ($3.50) the jean jacket.
Same blue jacket ($3,50) with the ($3) peach tank.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
This scarf is brand new, a mix of cotton and silk. It was marked $5, i paid $2.50. I LOVE scarfs, they can really jazz up a plain outfit.
This jacket was marked $7! Of course I paid just $3.50. The photo doesn't do it justice.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
1. Pack a snack.
Even if we will be eating right when we get home i try to pack some almonds to eat on the way home. This keeps us from driving through for 'just 1 cheeseburger' to tide us over.
2. Swim nights are quick dinner nights.
I usually use the crock pot to have dinner ready when we get home. I'll also serve sandwiches for quick meals. Today i made our dinner (Mexican lasagna from an article in Healthy Cooking) in advance, to bake when we get home. I haven't tried this before but the recipe can be frozen, so I think this will work fine.
I hate stopping for fast food on the way home from swim. After working out and feeling great from all the stretching I don't enjoy eating fattening foods! I'm also too worn out to cook a full meal, but with some pre-planning its not a problem. Dinner is served, and NOT from a bag! :)
Since frugality requires foresight I checked over the capris. Marked $8 but I spent just $4.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
This black sleeveless shirt was marked $4 so it cost $2. It will look cute under a black sweater.
This pretty peach tank was $6, on sale for $3.
This white workout tank was originally $5 on sale for $2,50. For a Danskin tank!
Total before the sale $21, already a good deal. But $10.50 is definitely better! This is just a small taste of what I scored, more to follow!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Using this method DH and I spend only 8% of our tax return on frivolous items. The rest went to the baby's loan, (60%) emergency fund, clothes and the small amount we had on our credit card from the foster baby's preparations. That 8% feels like a fortune to us, and both of us are incredibly excited about it!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
This color looks great on me. Its a simple shirt but layered under a cute jacket (that I'm still looking for) it will look cute. In till i find the perfect cheap little jacket, the green shirt will look fine alone. Originally $30 (gasp!) I paid $5.97
Its hard to tell from the photo how cute this shirt is. On the shirt is fitted but not tight. The color is perfect. I loved this shirt enough to fork out $8.77. Originally it was $44.
I've been looking for a pair of dark jeans for months! I couldn't believe my luck when I found this pair for $6.97. Originally $34.99!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This sweater was marked $6, I paid $3. At first i almost walked away from this because its a bit funky for my taste. I took it into the fitting room (and I despise fitting rooms, everyone teases me about my fitting room hatred lol) and to my surprise it looked really cute on. On the hanger it looked like a shapeless lump, but on me its adorable.
This shirt was $2, full price. I couldn't pass it up! I LOVE skirts, especially in the summer. Its still a little cold to wear this but when it warms up a few degrees I have a feeling this baby will get a lot of use.
This skirt (with my loved top) was marked $7. I paid $3.50. Its hard to see in the photo but it has a line of pink running down the fabric. I'll have to try the skirt and shirt on to see if I can wear them together. I love the embroidery on the skirt, unfortunately the date covers it up a little.
Excluding the skirt these clothes cost $12. For two skirts, a tee shirt, and a sweater.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Dinner $24 (church banquet)
That is a huge savings people! What can we buy each other for a mere $10?
Hubby requested a Machete. A machete. For real. Not my idea of romance, but it pleases him so i guess its romantic.
I want flowers. Not cut flowers but flowers that come with roots. I love flowers. Depending on what kind hubs goes for he should be able to buy 2-5 pots for me.
I'm going to make a cookie cake for hubby using the cake decorating supplies I already have. He's supposed to make something too but I don't know what he has planned.
Our budget took a huge drop but I don't feel deprived at all, I'm enjoying the small budget. And the sacrifice? Totally worth it.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
If you haven't bought yours yet, get on it! I heard the coupons have been reset, i might pick up a few more for gifts. . .