|Amy Lane Photography 2015|
buy a new Easter dress, shoes, and accessories...
buy new clothes for my husband or children...
go out to lunch with friends after Good Friday service...
fill Easter baskets (always from Momma and Papa not a bunny, they do get Peeps though)...
plan an elaborate meal for Easter dinner.
What I am doing...
Riblets (a gift from my father)
Baked potatoes ($1.29 for 5 lbs on sale)
Asparagus ($1.98 for 2 lbs on sale)
Butter bought on sale for $1.89 a pound
Dessert will be leftovers from the cafe.
Sour cream and BBQ sauce are the big splurge. I just sent my daughter to buy it while I'm writing this.
All things we have on hand. I did send my daughter to Wal-Mart with a $15 budget to buy some dress shoes. She has only tennis shoes and flip-flops. If they cost more, she has to pay the difference from money she has saved.
So you see, it doesn't have to cost hundreds of dollars to enjoy Easter. One new thing we did this year is attend a walk through Easter program at a local church. It was magnificent.
The girls decorated our home with flowers from the yard in their lovely spring colors of pink, white, purple, and yellow.
So, if you're feeling down about what you cannot do because of budget constraints, look around. What do you have at hand? What can you do with it? My Easter won't look traditional this year, but hey, who's it about anyway?
Bless the Lord! Jesus is risen from the dead. He died for our sins so that we, if we believe and trust in Him, may be made whole, be saved, and be reconciled to Father God. Praise the Lord!
Happy Resurrection Day!
Living the Lifestyle of the Thrifty & Frugal