My top frugal thing from last week was probably the shower that I threw a shower for my sister-in-law to be. This was my first time ever throwing a shower and wow did I learn a lot. :) It was a lot of fun but also fairly time consuming. I am really excited to welcome Amber into our family. Thankfully I was able to borrow tons of beautiful silk flower decorations from a friend who used the same colors in her wedding. I also borrowed tablecloths from 3 different people so I didn't have to purchase any. We did use paper plates and napkins but everything else was reusable. We used real silverware and mason jars. I taught myself how to make a Cupcake Wedding Dress Cake by watching YouTube instead of purchasing an expensive cake from the bakery. You can see more pictures and details for the shower here.
I passed on a bag of boy clothes and toys to a friend.
I breastfed my baby all week.
I planted more flowers, romaine lettuce, and sweet onion seeds in the float bed.
I received a Staples rebate check. We are depositing this into our account and sending the extra $ towards the bill for Evangeline's birth. Our goal is to pay this off by the end of April if possible. I have already negotiated large discounts on almost all of the bills relating to her birth so now we just need to pay them off!
My mom gifted us with a huge bag of farm raised beef. Such a treat!
I ordered a free subscription to Horse and Rider from Mercury Magazines for my sister.
I sold 3 books on amazon for Brandon. We recently went through our books and pulled out a pile to sell. So far I have listed 20 of them and sold 5. We have probably only made a couple of dollars but everything adds up!
I received a calendar from Shutterfly that was free. I did have to pay around $7 for shipping but the calendar is really nice! (I had actually made the calendar in December and I couldn't get the coupon code to work at that time.) It was fun to surprise Brandon with a "just because gift."
I tagged along to a conference with the happy hubby. We didn't have to pay for the conference or the hotel so this was a real treat!
What frugal things did you do last week?