Much like a budget, a food journal or a gratitude journal, I believe that recording and acknowledging your frugal successes (and maybe some failures) is a necessity when you are embarking on a frugality adventure like myself. I first came across 5 Frugal Things on THE FRUGAL GIRL who came across it on THE NON-CONSUMERADVOCATE.COM and I’ve been hooked since.
I received an email letting me know that I made a sale on Half.com for $40. I had completely forgot that I listed an old textbook months ago just to see what it would bring. That was a nice surprise email 🙂
I coupled some coupons with rewards at Kohl’s and got the following items for less than $10 out of pocket:
These will be stocking stuffers for Mr. Daisy and Little Daisy next year.
I am really excited about this find! I’ve been looking for a wreath for the last two years, finally found one at the right price and in the right condition!
I’m not sure why this is sideways, but this is also something I’ve been on the lookout for!
I am finishing up entering items for the large children’s consignment sale coming up in our area. It’s a win-win situation; I get to purge our items while making a little cash and purchase secondhand summer clothing for Little Daisy.
I found some change while cleaning out my car, $2.55 worth!
I drank the free coffee at work, got some free laundry detergent with coupons at a drug store, and stayed under budget with groceries and spending money.
I have almost convinced Mr. Daisy to cut the cord with cable. We purchased a Roku with Christmas money and are definitely loving it. The only reason we are keeping cable currently is to be able to watch our beloved Cavs and Indians. (This might give away the area we’re in 🙂 ) Our cable price is relatively cheap, $60 through our local co-op. $60 for a few sports games, though? Not worth it. I’m researching other options like an NBA subscription, but they’ve blacked out the Cavs games. Go figure. Once I find a viable, cheaper option though, we will finally cut the cable cord!
I posted HERE about how my family alternates cooking dinner on Tuesdays. Well, this week was my Tuesday. I had planned to make baked spaghetti on Monday night, but it just didn’t happen. So, I swung through KFC after work to take to my grandpa’s. Not frugal.
But for a mom, there are times that convenience trumps frugality.
Tuesday was one of those times.
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