Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I love a good deal. Craigslist and Good Will are my favorite kind of shopping. This may be due to dressing a family of 4 on a budget, but, when it comes right down to it, I blame my mother. She is the queen of cheep shopping, after all, she had to dress a family of 5! I think of it this way: I am currently bringing in very little money. Funny how moms work really hard but don't make much. Since I am not bringing in the big bucks, the only way I can contribute to the budget is by making it stretch. So I do a lot of my own baking. I bought a clothes line, it keeps the house cooler by not running the dryer and saves money too. I shop sales. Most of all, I love to shop Goodwill, garage sales, Freecycle and Craigslist. My Current good deals:

1-Single bike trailer for Matt and Amanda, Burley-$10 Goodwill

2- Wooden table and chair for Elie's room-$6 Goodwill

3- Loving Family Doll house-$5 Garage Sale

4- 20 outfits for Elie and Addie-$5 Garage Sale

5- Train Table- Free Freecycle

Some may call this cheap, but thrifty sounds so much nicer!


Denise said...

"Since I am not bringing in the big bucks, the only way I can contribute to the budget is by making it stretch"

Ah, this is wisdom. I have never thought about it like this. I like thinking that this is what I've done over the many years to contribute to our family. Thank you!

Sarah said...

Gotta love a good deal.

Though I know you have expressed your frustration with the Proverbs 31 woman in the past, I think you are a lot more like her than you think :-)

Kari said...

I should take some lessons. Operation: Save is in place for Miss Kari right now!

Good job being smart. Whether you like it or not, you're the Proverbs 31 Woman. Haha!

Kari said...

Just read Sarah's her and I so busted you!!

Jen Honeycutt said...

I personally love your thriftyness because I get to benefit from it--whether it is through good deals you find for me and Grace or through letting us come over and play with all of Elie's new toys! HA! :)

McHam Family said...

YOUR TRAIN TABLE WAS HOW MUCH????!!! And I LOVE the desk & chair im Elie's room!!!