Friday, March 4, 2016

Frugal Friday 132

Happy Frugal Friday!

Here is how we saved money/spent money wisely/made extra money this week:

- Following an epic meltdown, we had a HUGE toy clean out. We ended up with one bag of trash, one bag for Goodwill, and one bag to be tagged for the consignment sale.

- We took one bag and one box of donations to Goodwill.

- Mark picked up a shift at his part time job.

- Friday night into Saturday I fell ill with the stomach flu. Mark had a 12 hour training scheduled followed by a shift at his part time job so I knew I was home alone, sick, with the kids. I called Mark's mom and thankfully she and Uncle Luke took Annabeth out for the most wonderful day! Annabeth enjoyed lunch and dinner out as well as a fun day at the zoo! I was able to take a bit of a nap and to be sick with just Owen. This made such a huge difference - thank you all!

- I used a promo code from Shutterfly for 4 FREE magnets and just had to pay shipping. I made two for our fridge and we will give the other two for gifts. Saved: $36.00

- Mark was off Monday. It was his first full day off in about six weeks! We enjoyed a morning of relaxing and then some family fun at the bowling alley. At the bowling alley in town, on a weekday, Mark and Annabeth can bowl three games + shoe rental for $10. They both enjoy it so much!

Early morning computer work.
When Daddy is home, Nanners is never far away.

- I mailed some UofL clothing items from the kids to my college friend Lauren. I was in marching band with her and her husband Ben. They welcomed their first little girl this year and I was more than happy to share some a UofL onesie, shirts, and baby shoes. Hopefully they will help make Skylar a CARDS fan!

- Momaw sent up some decorating magazines a few weeks ago. I looked through them and this past week Annabeth has been cutting them up to make color themed collages.

- I read the UofL alumni magazine that came in the mail. I also read a free Homeschool magazine that came in the mail.

We had a great week and enjoyed celebrating Mark's 28th Birthday!
Check back later this weekend for a post about his homemade cards and cake!

Happy Savings to All! 

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