1. Made birthday “cake” at home
My daughter had a birthday this past week and we decided to forego the traditional cake and made Carmelitas (think oatmeal cookies stuffed with caramel and chocolate) and brownies instead. **Considering she usually asks for a Great American Cookie cake, I count this as frugal:)
2. Birthday gifts
I usually make it a point to not go too crazy on birthday gifts (mostly because I have a large extended family and my children usually get way more presents than they really need) This year my daughter asked for a few books that she had been wanting, “good” brown hair ties (she has insanely thick hair), Ranch flavored sunflower seeds, two huge boxes of her favorite gum, and a meal out with her best friend.
3. Kroger deals
Our Kroger had amazing deals on condiments this week. I picked up five bottles of Heinz ketchup and five containers of Kraft mayo for $.99 each.
4. Pool passes
We enjoyed using our discount season passes to a local water park this past week twice. **Each year they go on sale for half off in March, so this provides us with a nice weekly outing each week in the hot Alabama summer.
5. Zero food waste
Any week that I can boast that no food was wasted, is a good week in my books!