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Not a Frugal weekend...but it has been FUN.

February 27th, 2011 at 08:46 pm

I took this weeks quiz yesterday and only missed one. Now to study for the final, which is next week.

Yesterday after the test, I went to the grange to look for gardening supplies. I have a $75 gift card, have been there at least 4-5 times this past year to use it and each time, walk away empty handed (except for the gift card). Yesterday's excuse was not knowing what I need to get to start the seeds. Do I buy little containers and mulch? Plant food? Those little started kits with what looks like half dollar size dirt rounds? How do I start a seed in that?
If I want an herb garden in on my patio for cooking, do I need something different? So many stinking questions. Then there is the reminder that this gift card was in leiu of flowers for my mom...and I suddenly dont feel like shopping any longer. So I leave.


Next, off to Target. I dont know if I mentioned that the party will be a pink/black/white party...and everyone will be wearing pink shirts (their choice, even the guys) to just make it a fun diva night.
I found clearanced pink and black plates and napkins that will work PERFECT. Smile I will have to post pictures of the event afterwards. I bought a pink plastic easter bucket from the dollar store for each guest bedroom and picked up black and white tissue to line them with. Inside will be candles, soaps, candies...just fun little things to make them feel loved. Spent $22...but I have money saved for all the party stuff...and this puts me well under budget, since it was on clearance.

I also picked up hair color..($5.79).my stylist retired in December, so I am back to doing my own hair. THis saves me about $40 per month + tip.

Then, yesterday afternoon, the hub and I went out to a little historical town near us and met some friends at the saloon. It is a very historic old building and they serve drinks and tapas. Funny, the guy that makes the tappas has tattoos and a goatee about 3 inches long...looks pretty tough, but man can he whip up some tasty treats. We visited a couple of hours and then walked across the street to have pizza. I paid for the saloon- $60, the hub paid for pizza and drinks at the restaurant...We were home and I was sound asleep by 8pm. lol what a night owl.

Today we went grocery shopping. $60 for the week. I paid, since the hub has not been working full 40 hour weeks. His job has slowed way down and he is getting 20-30...this week was 19.

I bought food to ensure that I stick to the lunch challenge this week. Will be making jasmine rice and chicken for a few days and chicken salads the other days. I bought a couple of sweet potatoes for evenings and we have plenty of choices (pork chops, more chicken, lasagne) in the freezer for the rest.

So...I am good to go. Now, time to get back to the books!

3 Responses to “Not a Frugal weekend...but it has been FUN. ”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Good luck on that final!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Sounds like a good weekend!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Sounds like a fun party you have planned!

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