Our only purchase that day was made at the SAVERS behind the mall. There I selected a much needed winter coat for work. With my 20% off coupon, the total bill was $12.66. It is a lovely deep purple, and will work splendidly as the winter winds blow into Wisconsin.
Sunday ended on an frugal educational note. As my daughter bathed and my husband went for a run, I pulled out the hair scissors and trimmed my 5 year old's hair on the bathroom counter. With the exception of a nip to my finger, it was an easy project. And I thanked my son in a language he could understand -- the home hair cut, done at a time when no inexpensive salon would be open, saved us the money equivalent to a new LEGO set. It's never too early to start associating stuff with cost and cost with work. He understands he is not getting a set, but rather that the home project was worth that amount of money (I'd estimate $20).
And so there you have it, a frugal weekend in our home. There were a few treats, a coffee and dessert bought at my book club meeting. But life needs some perks. And stay tuned, later this week I'll blog about a book another reader read that I had intended to read, but after hearing her account am glad I skipped it. The topic -- having a $100 Christmas.
Jaguar, officially Purple Jaguar, who joined us on our family trip to Washington, D.C. back in April of this year.