Monday, April 30, 2012

Frugal start to the week!!

I've gotten on the frugal band wagon this morning.

First I packed dh's lunch and he's off to work. I packed oldest's lunch and thanks to a last minute reminder call that hubby got from the school last night I've turned a pair of white chorus sweat pants into white chorus shorts!! Well because YES I am the mom that forgot to order white shorts for the spring performances. On a side note, seriously where do you find white shorts for preteen boys?? I did look when the notice first came out but the only white shorts I could find had images or logos printed all over them and since he needed ALL white pants they wouldn't work. Oh well nessessity is the mother of invention right?? I don't think his white sweat pants that he needed for the winter performances are going to fit next year anyway so I took a pair of his jean shorts and used them as a guide to cut and hem the sweat pants making them into shorts and the verdict...... He loves them, says they are all comfy and soft!!  Score one for Mom!!!

So now he is off to school with his remade pants and a packed lunch!!

I still need to pack the kindergartener's lunch and later during nap time I think I will work more on crocheting snowflakes for hm christmas gifts. 

Frugal frugal frugal thats my motto as of late!! Well it really always has been but lately we've had some unexpected expenses and its causing us to reevaluate our spendng especially if we are going to accomplish our goals of buying meat in bulk in the fall. We are hoping to be able to purchase 1/2 a beef and a whole hog this fall and with the car breaking down costing us ~$300.00, the oven dieing costing us ~130.00, plus a few other things like building some raised beds to expand our garden, and our roof needing replaced this summer. Its time to make sure that we can cover it all and cutting back is the only way I can see that happening.

Its more important now more than ever that we make our christmas gifts and stay frugal in all other areas as well. I know we can do it, we just need to stay focused!!!

Wish us luck!!!

1 comment:

  1. Way to go! We also are needing to cut some costs. I think too many animals all at once, etc.

    I hope that you have a wonderful day with your family.