The purpose of these posts is to show little snippets of our frugal lifestyle. So for the rest of this week and next, we will share what Easter fun we get up to, at a fraction of the cost that others would pay.
Today we veered right off track with our plans. We all wanted to do our own stuff and so we let life take its course. Here are some of the happenings today and how we saved (or not):
We all had a lie in until at least 9:30 am. In fact, I was awakened by my phone ringing to a rather important call. Needless to say, I didn’t pick up as I would be too embarrassed for the person on the other end to hear that I was still in bed! Oh, the perks of working for yourself. But still…
Breakfast was a lazy bowl of cereal in bed. On the day when you can’t be bothered to make anything else, you feel the hungriest. Anyway, the hunger pangs didn’t last long, or we got too busy to notice.
A quick shower soon got us all ready to face the day, and me to start working, checking emails, responding to people trying to contact us, and then optimised a few existing blog posts.
On the road, and then lunch
So we were all out of the house before midday. Two were off to meet up with friends and the rest of us went off together to do a bit of frugal retail therapy, and to check out last minute offers for day trips. We have found one we are interested in so will let you know by Sunday if we did, in fact, take that offer up. Also whilst searching for last minute deals, we were able to collect some free beautiful glossy magazines which featured amazing photos of vacation destinations including Mexico which our youngest has a project homework on for school. It certainly will add value to her presentation. For lunch, we stopped by KFC for our once in a while treat. I do have a loyalty card for KFC so I do get points which will add up to become free meals later on. The meals themselves were not too expensive so it was not too bad in terms of cost. In the Co-op supermarket, we were able to get some minced beef which was reduced to half price as it was quite close to its use by date.
Cake making and wise oven use
You should know that we had bought a surplus of carrots as they were very reduced just before Easter. They make an appearance in various forms in almost every meal these days. Today we decided to bake a carrot cake whilst the lasagne (made with the mince bought today) was in the oven. Both were delicious and the kids took part in the baking just because they love to bake.
So today we rate as a frugal success. We’ve all been out, had fun and we certainly did not break the bank. Hope your week is going swimmingly too.
Jo and Leisa