Friday, July 18, 2014

Frugal Things I Did Last Week

We loved dressing up for free food!  

Isn't she the cutest cow you have ever seen?  

Our entire family dressed up like cows for Chick-Fil-A day.  This was the first time we have dressed up and it was SO MUCH FUN!  Such a fun memory to make with our family.  Each family member (including the baby) received a free meal and a drink.  Evangeline absolutely loved the cow that walked around.  Every time the cow walked away she would get sad.  How funny!

My sister did a great job showing her miniature horse.  

I carpooled with my family to attend two horse shows this week.  My brother and sister showed on different days which meant 2 day trips last week!  I packed a cooler filled with lunch, drinks, and snacks.  Random fact: Whenever we take a cooler along in the car I add a teether or two for Evangeline.  

We had friends over for dinner last week.  Since Eva is still a baby I made a simple meal- just a simple casserole of Chicken Almondine and Peach Cobbler.  Our friends brought along a Caesar salad.  It was just delightful catching up with good friends we hadn't seen in a few months.

I finally purchased a portable dishwasher!  Happy dance!  After living in our current house for almost 3 years I decided I wanted to try a portable dishwasher.  I cook 3 meals a day and I feel like I am spending a long time washing dishes everyday when I could be using that time for other things.  Originally I planned on purchasing a new dishwasher but after reality set in I realized that I could purchase a used dishwasher that had only been used once for about 1/5 the price of a new one (including gas).  I feel like singing when I load it!
Evangeline had a great time hiking on Daddy's back.  

Elijah made it all 2.5 miles!  
We spent a wonderful afternoon hiking at East Fork Lake.  We hiked 2.5 miles which was about the perfect length for Elijah.  I packed a picnic and drinks for us to enjoy.  We also enjoyed the beach for about an hour.  Our family can't wait to go back before summer ends.

We went to the library again and checked out a large tote bag full of books, movies, and audio books.

I sold two books on amazon.  I really need to weed through the rest of my books by the end of the month.

I spent a few hours working in the garden.  At this point I have now given up on planting anything else in the remaining two rows.  The weeds are just too bad to fight.  :(

I went swimming with Eva and Eli at my parent's house.

Has anyone had success with Ritz dye?  I have a hot pink skirt that has faded that I would love to revive.  Is it worth a shot? 

What frugal things did you do last week?  

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