Monday, December 24, 2007

Staying In

First I wanted to let explain that I picked up the free print from Walgreen's. I had picked my favorite shot of my son at his Christian summer camp last summer. It happened to be on of my husband's favorite as well and he loved it to. When I got in the car he said "Now you can get a frame cheap at CVS and you'll be all set." He is really behind me on my frugalness. (Is that a word?)

Second, as a family we are going to see how much we can stay home after Christmas. My husband and I both work in the schools (he teaches and I tutor part time) So we have off for the next while. This means we could do lots of things and end up going into debt. So we are going to try stay in as much as possible over week and a half. I hope this saves us big time. Since we got some really great Christmas gifts that we will open tomorrow it will not be too hard. In fact we should really enjoy some together time as well as finish a few projects.

I am going to do a challenge for myself. I am going on a "thing" fast. I found this idea at The Christian Woman's Page I am not going to buy any"thing" for myself even for the kitchen or house for a month. Now I will do my CVS because I can do that without spending money. I also have to buy my son a new coat. He needs one and I have been waiting for them to go on sale. If I really need something I will look for it around the house or make do. We shall see how it goes.
I hope you and your's have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.


~Cindy~ said...

it is so much easier to not spend money when you stay home...sometimes I wonder if I sold my van, if I would do better with my spending..ROFL

Bugtheteacher said...

Yeah I am hoping it works

Lisa said...

I was just thinking to myself this morning that I needed to go out for a couple of items. I procrastinate because I know I will spend more than I need to. So I asked myself, can I live with out them for a few days?

I told myself I was going to do without them to save even more... I'm out of cascade but I'm going to use baking soda and vinegar to run the dishwasher. So far it has done a good job and I might not buy cascade again.

I enjoy your blog.

Bugtheteacher said...

Thank you for the complement on my blog. I did not think about using baking soda and vinigar in the dishwasher. Does it do that fuzzy stuff or do you keep it seperate somehow?