I’m baaaack….and this time with some more frugal stuff.
Here’s what I did in this past week to save a few bucks here and there:
*Made an apron for my girl as a birthday gift. I bought her a couple of small little items to go with, but this will be her main gift. The fabric had been purchased by my Mom to make goody bags for her party. I used the piece that was left, plus some other fabric I already had, to sew up a cute apron with a ruffle along the top. (Excuse the wrinkles. I had to hurriedly stuff this under something else so she wouldn’t see it one day and it was left there.)
*Didn’t go on a big grocery run. I didn’t absolutely need much, so I grabbed a few fill-in items to get us through until this week.
*My neighbor gifted us with a giant bag of pretzel goldfish packs she had bought for her kids and they didn’t like. Mine happen to like them, so they have been put into lunch boxes.
*I sold a couple of things on Ebay, including this wasp/hornet nest I found on the ground while walking one day. No worries–it is empty of any flying beasties. This may qualify as the weirdest item I’ve ever sold on there for sure!
*I redeemed a $10 gift card I found to a local store that is actually closing this week. I used it to purchase another gift for someone else for free.
*Started making a crochet rag rug from some fabric pieces I likely won’t use. If it turns out decent perhaps I will do a tutorial on it here one day.
*We watched Netflix Friday night as a family. It was a movie I would highly recommend. Check out “Gifted Hands,” the story about Ben Carson’s life. I was especially inspired by his Mom! (My personal favorite moment–when she unplugged their TV and told her boys they could only watch two programs a week and had to get books out of the library to enrich themselves. It worked!)
Well, those are some highlights I thought of. Hope you have a wonderful week!