Welcome back if you have been following what we do each day of the two weeks Easter break. It’s been interesting to keep the kids all involved and happy but without spending much.
This is the short list of how we managed today. Towards the end, you will see a mini post by our youngest who has always wanted to ‘contribute’ to our frugal lifestyle blog. Let us know how you think she is doing.
- a long lie in for most (I had a really awful dream but…)
- For some reason, I didn’t sleep very well so went for a 40-minute walk that helped to clear my brain and give me some time to come up with some blogging and money making ideas too
- After a visit to the post office to transact some business, it was time to take the eldest to visit with her birth parents (we do foster kids)
- We had a few snacks and drinks for lunch in the car and passed the time reading rib-tickling jokes from a Horrid Henry joke book and browsing Pinterest.
- Tomorrow and Wednesday we will have some sewing sessions at home with some teenage girls. In preparation for making the dress, we got the pattern and fabric pieces ready.
What do you think of these patterns? I think they’re quite becoming! And it only cost just over £5 on Amazon. As you see, it can make at least 4 different styles. I am quite looking forward to seeing the finished results.
We will keep you posted on the progress. We are hoping to finish them in 2 days! I smell a fashion show coming up.
Now for the post from the young upcoming blogger!
Post title: Ten Cheap and Fun things for kids to do
1. If you have an iPad or tablet, you can listen to music.
2. You can be a collector and collect different things like rocks or feathers or anything else you are interested in and make a collection with them.
3. You could draw lovely pictures.
4. You can play with your family or with siblings.
5. You can go to the park to play or just for a walk.
6. You can read things you are interested in and that will make you smarter.
7. You can help your parents to clean and that is a good habit to develop.
8. You can learn new skills either from watching it online or your parents can help you. I’m learning to do crochet and other types of craft.
9. You can do some drama and write your own short pieces that you act out.
10. If you are interested in singing like I am, you can learn some songs.
Check back tomorrow and you will see how far we get. Do share with us as well what frugal steps you are taking to make sure you save as much as possible.