I think one of the hardest things about being frugal is any mocking or name calling people like to do. I recently discovered someone was calling us "trailer trash" and telling people if they want to aspire to be more they should hang out with people who have money....(instead of us apparently) Ok. That stung a little, but you know the person doesn't even personally know my family. To be told yeah you live but not well etc...etc. While the comments irritate me, it was just what I needed for the discontentment I was feeling to be obliterated. When I thought about it, I love learning new ways to be creative within what we have. So I guess I should tell them thank you for sharing their opinion.
Here was our week.
A friend found lots of wrapping paper in her attic, and allowed me to choose what I wanted. I selected two rolls.(Though I have been using brown paper bags for wrapping paper too. I appreciate all the tips everyone gave me about ways to decorate them etc!)
I made book marks using cereal boxes, scrapbook paper, and other craft supplies I already had on hand.
Saved left over veggies, gravies, and meatballs from meals and have put them in freezer for future use in soups.
My husband cut my daughters bangs
He also received from a customer a twin size wooden bed frame and three boogie boards that she did not want anymore. We will use the bed frame for my daughter's bed.....(once my nephew and his wife move out we are separating the kids into their own room...and all we have is a bunk bed set right now.)
The church had some overgrown plants...I trimmed them and brought the clippings home to make a new plant.
We baked dog treats, peppermint sugar cookies, and peanut butter balls. I boxed these up in a really cute Mickey and Minnie tin for my husband for Christmas....
This will be my final post before Christmas comes, so from my household to yours...We wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!