Frugal Accomplishments

Frugal Things

1. I got another Kohls coupon, so you know what that means…


Last week, I received a coupon in the mail from Kohls for $5 off any purchase. So once again, I headed into Kohls to pick out a free item. This time I chose to get a new towel (it was actually the size of a bath sheet-style towel which we love!) This made me happy because it was 100% free and now I can cut up one of our holey older towels for rags.

2. Halloween costumes

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Ben says the shirt is maroon, but I think it is orange…but what do I know??

I try to keep costumes to $15 or less each year if we can. Ben decided he wanted to be Dipper Pines from Gravity Falls for Halloween, so we headed to Pinterest to see what ideas we could find. I quickly realized the hardest part of the costume (to find or make) would be the iconic hat. Luckily, we found one on of all places for $10. (Ben will wear the hat year-round so it wasn’t that big of a deal for me price-wise) Since he already has shorts and shoes, we headed to the thrift store to find a puff vest and a maroon t-shirt. Lady Luck was on our side because the store had a selection of vests right by the door for just $3 AND we found a t-shirt for just $.99 in the kids section which brought our total for the entire costume to almost exactly $15. **This luck does not always follow us around during our thrifting outings but when it does it is simply wonderful:)

3. Winter clothes

We are finally reaching the point in October where we are needing long pants and jackets. Thankfully, I remembered that I put up all of Ben’s clothing from last year in a bin in his closet. After going thru everything, I noticed that he has only gotten taller (not rounder) so almost everything still fit, so no new clothing will be needed to make it through winter this year….unless we find something fun at the thrift store that is.

4. Lower power usage

We have not had to turn on the air conditioning in two weeks (and since thankfully it is not cold enough for the heat to be turned on either) this means our power usage is averaging out to just $2 a day…so nice.

5. Amazon credit

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Amazon randomly sent me a $5 credit to be used on a Kindle book. I chose to use it on The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery because our library does not have that book in circulation and I have been wanting to read it for a long time. **It did not disappoint!

2 thoughts on “Frugal Things

  1. I love your book recommendations! Do you have any good ones for boys in elementary school? What would get Opie Taylor reading more (because the kid I’m thinking of is that kid LOL!)


    1. I have a third grade boy. He (and I) both loved the Stink Moody series, Judy Moody series, Jigsaw Jones Mysteries, Junie B. Jones series, Bailey School Kids mysteries, all the Scooby-doo books, and of course the Captain Underpants series is always a perennial favorite. He is just now getting into Harry Potter and then hopefully will be into Percy Jackson next. I have been an avid reader my whole life, so nothing makes me happier than when a child falls in love with reading:)


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