It's that time of week again, when I share what ever it is we have done recently to save funds.
I don't think I have been very thrifty lately.
This week we purchased new curtains for our bedroom windows from Kirkland's online store. We ordered a six piece set for 24.99 and were able to separate the pieces and cover three windows in the house. I am not ready to share pictures of that yet. I still have to hang up the curtains on my side of the room.
I received the new PINCH ME set of samples for this month in the mail. There was a small body wash, a scented marker, as well as a dry erase marker which should work well with my chore board project once it is finished. https://www.pinchme.com is where I signed up for the samples at.
My nephew picked up the rest of his things from our shed and left alot of things behind that he said to trash, so I gleaned quite a few things.
- A motorcycle jacket with pads, and a pair of swim trunks for my husband
- A few tops for me
- A couple of pieces of clothing for my daughter (some pj bottoms and a couple of dresses)
- there were a couple pair of shorts that will be my son's next size so i will put those away with two nice shirts for him
- there was also a lamp that can be used for lizards or baby chicks...so we may put that to use later.
- A planter that will look nice on the porch, now to decide what to grow in it.
There are lots of other clothes that we personally cannot use, so I will either donate or possibly cut up some for rags, or at least take off the buttons and start a button jar, I am not sure. I will have to look more carefully at what is left over this coming week.
We did make a trip to the mall, and my daughter and I love to shop the clearance rack at Claire's. I picked up a hat and pair of earrings for $2.00 each, and also got a set of rings I will put away for my daughter's birthday or some other gift giving event for $2.00. Their cosmetics are also buy one get one half off, and you can mix and match, so i purchased sparkly powder based eyeshadow, and a bottle of silver glitter eye liner.
We had a couple meals out this weekend and each meal had leftovers though, and I don't think I had to cook either night. I feel guilty about this, but my husband does not, because he was off he said he didn't want me stuck in the kitchen cooking and cleaning he wanted to be out with us.
We also made home made laundry detergent. (My kids like to shred the soap)
I will also admit that I have been lusting alot for home decor. Kirkland's is the store I am stalking and have made a couple purchases from lately. However, I know I cannot keep buying from there. They had this really neat sign for 8.99. (the one at Kirklands)
I did a search though for free printables and found a very pretty one that i printed for free at home on card stock (that's right free) and it has more color then the one at the store I just need to pick up a frame (probably from the Salvation Army on Wednesday when everything is 50 percent off) here is where I found the free printable
This sums up our week. I usually like to post pictures to give you something to look at but I am having an uploading malfunction for some reason right now. Every picture I have tried to upload or email to anyone is giving an error message. I hope to get this fixed soon. I hope you had a great week. Let me know, I love hearing from you!