TGIT! I’m ready for my popcorn and tea while watching Grey’s and Scandal. I love this ecard. I feel this way, except I think it should say yoga pants instead of a suit since that is what I usually wear, lol.
Each week I do a quick roundup of the thrifty and frugal things I’ve been up to. It’s also a good time for me to reflect on my week and figure out how I can save even more money in the future. Here my latest edition of Thrifty Thursday.
New baby crafts
I finally got around to making two crafts that I’ve been putting off, and I did them both for cheap.
I made this big brother t-shirt with an iron on transfer and Photoshop. With coupons I was able to make this shirt for less than $6. I also have a ton of transfers left so I guess I’ll be crafting some more shirts soon.
Next I made this initial artwork to put above the new baby’s crib.
This only cost me $4! The canvas was half off at Michael’s, the clothespins were in the dollar section and I already had the paper at home. All I did was print the new baby’s initials on cardstock, hot clue the clothespin on the canvas and hang the cardstock. The best part is that I can reuse this for another craft later or even change out the color of the cardstock as we redecorate.
I’m still doing well with freebies through word of mouth marketing. Click here if you want to learn how to get freebies too. I just got this package in the mail from House Party yesterday. I’m SO excited about this party!
My husband is slightly insane
I’ve mentioned before that my husband and I save even the smallest amounts when we can. Here is an example of Tom’s contributions to our savings account over the last month.
Do you see the $2.34 deposit? A little silly isn’t it? Then again, every penny counts! Tom may be slightly insane when it comes to savings, but I’m grateful for it.
Close to budget
I really wanted to be on budget with grocery shopping for 4 weeks in a row. It didn’t happen. Instead of sticking to $100, I spend $104.34. I blame it on the BOGO Frosted Mini Wheats. It was a pregnancy impulse buy. This is why I try to stick to my list! I hate to admit that one box is already gone. Why is sugary cereal so delicious?
Any thrifty finds to share this week?