A day late, but you'll forgive me, won't you gentle reader?
This past weekend was a pretty good one. On Saturday we took the boys and one of O's friends to the movies to see The Lego Movie. It was cute-and very definitely right up my boys' alley. Here's a money saving trick-Take cups or containers with you-then you can portion out the popcorn/soda to many little hands with out having to figure out the best way to hold a popcorn bucket for 5 people. I also stopped at the dollar store for candy and grabbed R and I water so that we didn't have to pay 4 bucks each for water. So, 5 people went to the movies for less than $40. Not too bad!
After the movie we went to a couple of goodwills-O said his shoes were too small-and we have hand me down sandals and dress shoes for him, but no plan tennis shoes in his size. R's work jeans were looking pretty worn too, so I was on the hunt for those. We ended up with 3 pairs of jeans and a pair of Van's for $22! Gotta love goodwill-when you can find a good deal it's a great deal!
Then we were hankering for an out to eat meal, but I am really trying to avoid that for budgetary and dietary reasons. So we went to a local grocery store that sells fresh tamales and had those for lunch. Bonus-this grocery store also has free soft serve for their customers. So we got a dozen tamales, clearance Hebrew National Hot Dogs, and a huge can of refried beans for less than $20-plus 'free' dessert.
Sunday, I spent the day working on a couple of custom orders. I did one DPN roll up case. It uses a minimal amount of fabric, but is rather fiddly to get together. I think it turned out well and I hope that the recipient likes it-I was told 'Blue' when I asked what kind of fabric to use.
All in all, we had a pretty good weekend.