Thursday, August 6, 2015

Frugal Things I Did Last Week

A few of our library finds from last week.  

It feels as though the final days of summer are upon us as everyone prepares to start school in the next week or so.  We have been busy, busy and I will confess that it has impacted our frugality to some extent.  I am hoping to buckle down and really get back to the business of saving money and enjoying life with my family this week.  Here are a few of the frugal things that we did last week to save money: 

My son cut zinnias from our yard which were absolutely beautiful.  They are called Hot-Crayon Zinnias from Renee's Garden Seed and I am in love with them!  The fact that my five year old son cut them and brought them to me made it even better.

Eli had a blast attending his second and final week of swim lessons last week.  I am so thankful that we were able to find affordable swim lessons this summer.  Eli had an absolute blast and I am thankful that he is learning such important, life saving skills.

On Wednesday we had a picnic at a local park close to where Eli was taking swim lessons.  We had an hour to kill before open swim began.  We all love exploring new parks and this one was no exception.  After playing and a picnic we headed back to the gym for open swim with my mom and sister.  Open swim was only $1 per person and we had an absolute blast.  The pool also has a diving board which is a rare treat where we live.  No fear Eli went off time after time!

I also had my hard drive replaced on my computer and a number of viruses of removed.  Ugh.  Replacing my hard drive was not cheap but it was much cheaper than buying a new computer.

Our entire family headed to the library Saturday afternoon.  We checked out a number of books, a cd, and a few movies.  The children also picked their final prizes for summer reading.

On Friday the kids and I headed to our local farmer's market in town.  I was pleasantly surprised with the wide selection of items that were offered.  Where we live the farmer's market is about the same price as I would pay in a regular grocery store but I love the fact that I can support local farmers in my area.  I also love the experience for the children and the fact that I can stock up on produce without having to enter the grocery store.  I spent only $12 and I know that all of the food that was purchased was real food.  No items happened to jump into our cart since we weren't at a grocery store.

We combined errands in order to minimize gas expenses and save time.

I sewed 2 baby blankets and four burp cloths.  Sewing baby items really is the best!

What frugal things did you do last week?  

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