Living a thrifty and frugal lifestyle can be a challenge or a pain. We get to decide. How do you look at it? Honestly, I look at it both ways. I'm doing my best to see it as a rewarding challenge. My thriftiness allows me to be a homeschool mom, and it allows my husband to do the work he wants to do. Here are some things I did this week.
~ I received a DVD that my kids have been wanting, Everafter, for $.49 + 1 credit from Swap a DVD. You can join for free.
~ Oatmeal is always a simple low-cost breakfast.
~ My children found lots of yard sale treasures for good prices.
~ I found a new Black and Decker food processor for $5. Now I just have to figure out how to use it!
~ I found out that a book I'd like to read is available at my local library. Now I just have to wait until it is checked in.
~ My son put up a clothesline for me on the porch. I don't have poles, so this was a frugal option for me. I tried to buy clothespins at the Dollar Tree, but they only had plastic. I'll probably check either Dollar General or Wal-Mart. I'd love to buy these Classic American Clothespins someday. They're pretty pricey, but the quality would be worth it. I expect they'd be the last clothespins I'd buy. I've been through several packages of the cheaper variety.
~ A friend loaned us her rototiller. That saved us about seventy dollars. Thank you, J!
Well, that's a bit of my week. I do hope you have a lovely weekend!
Happy at Home