I gave the boys haircuts. Our kids have always had hair cuts by Mom at home and I figure this has easily saved us $1500 so far.
|freshly sheered boys with post-haircut treats|
We picked up our Bountiful Baskets and enjoyed the simple pleasure of having popcorn and apples on the front porch at the end of a long week. I'm thankful for a few more seats there than we had last week.
On the weekend I spent an afternoon organizing a big mess of books and curriculum. This area has needed attention for a long time, but it become much worse last month when we rearranged some furniture and unloaded one of our basement bookshelves to use in another place in our home following putting in new flooring. It seems one thing always leads to another. And in this case, one area of order led to a different area full of chaos. I used bins we already had on hand to sort the curriculum by level or subject and used washi tape and sharpies to make labels.
|a little order amidst the chaos|
|better - all curriculum fits on one higher shelf (not easily accessible to kids), sets are complete and labeled|
|better - non-curriculum books and games are neat and accessible|
Sold: infant life jacket & tent - $43
Costco - $100 - I lost the receipt, but I know we bought the following: 2.5 lbs. Tillamook sharp cheddar, triple pack of lunch meat, 2 bags of tortilla chips, one box of diapers, 1 dozen bagels, 2 bags Doritos, 1.5 lbs. salami, 2 loaves of bread, and a 6.75 lbs. boneless pork loin.
Safeway - $41.97 - I ran in for hamburger buns and ice cream on Father's Day and came out with a package of buns, plus a can of beans, 2 jars of pickles, a second carton of ice cream, cilantro, and loads of marked-down 1/2 price dairy (6 gallons milk, 2 yogurt 12-pks, 3 Greek yogurt 4-pks, 1 tub of Greek yogurt, 5 individual yogurts, and cottage cheese).
Youth group outing - $30 for the ticket + $10 for food