Frugal Fridays..great finds
(a bundle of fabric: $3.00)
There’s got to be more than one way to be frugal, right? In a sense, you could stay home all day and do nothing and watch T.V., and you’d be saving money, right? Well, that’s not good enough for me, and I hope it’s not good enough for you either.
Besides, I like DOING stuff. Here is a great frugal thing we do every summer. Our tax dollars are doing a good thing here.
The public library almost always sponsors a summer reading program. We sign up for as many programs as we can and collect free prizes how ever we can. On a good year, the kids will get a meal out in a restaurant as well as a free book. But this year.. THIS YEAR…
The finishers’ party is at the Rockford famous waterpark: Magic Waters!!! Every year I try somehow, some way to wiggle our way into a free or discounted day. Tickets have been around $15.00- $19.00 a person in the past. We’ve only paid full price once, and that was our first year here. So, in about an hour, we’ll be traipsing out the door with $12.00 in hand and a big lunch. (The adults have to pay $6.00 each)
And the grand prize is a drawing for a free limo ride with friends to a restaurant and movie. For every 1,000 pages you read, you get one more chance. So, Jo-with-it decided to read over 7,000 pages just to make sure she’ll have a good chance. When she wins, (not if but when!) I’ll be smattering photos of her gala outing all over this space–HA! (I’m not a gloating mother or anything)!!!
On the way to the library, I got lost. I know. I know.. How does anyone get lost with a GPS?? If it can be done, I can do it. Primarily I get lost because I punch in the wrong address! Any-who, I ended up at some nice garage sales, so no harm done.
Princess E wanted her picture taken with her new book. She likes these Aunt Eater books.
This was a cool basket. I ended up getting 2 for $8.00
They’re HUGE!! Speaking of 7,000 pages of books, I bought them with the idea that they would adorn either side of the fireplace with gaggles of library books.