We went to the zoo one day using our zoo pass which is going to expire at the end of the month. It was lovely and we even packed a picnic. We have a very nice sized cooler that fits conveniently in the bottom of our stroller.
I mended a bunch of Eli’s clothes including a bunch of underwear. I don’t know how in the world he gets holes in them all the time.
Thankfully I was able to cook again this week. It was a busy week for me but I used the Crock-Pot 3 times. I even used it to make Tapioca one day for dessert.
I sewed a small tote bag for Elijah that is very similar to the one I made for my cousin Anna. I had all of the material on hand. I let Eli choose between a couple of different fabrics that I had purchased on sale. He chose a fun jungle print. Thankfully I even had some webbing on hand. I have made tote bags in the past and have used fabric for the handles but I really prefer the webbing. The tote bag is a great size for a 3-year-old. It holds a couple of toys, a book, and a snack.
We finally got to go kayaking again for the first time this year! My husband & I both own kayaks so this is an almost free activity for us. We usually kayak on a large local lake so our only expense is gas. We always pack a cooler so we aren’t tempted to stop to buy drinks on the way home. :) It’ll be interesting to see how far into the summer I will be able to kayak since I’m expecting. I felt pretty wobbly getting in this time. :)
I canned strawberry jam using strawberries I had purchased for 1.00/pound. This was my first time making strawberry jam and it was definitely a success. The jam itself is also highly addictive! I think we ate more peanut butter & jelly sandwiches this week because of it!
We have been keeping the windows open instead of running the air conditioner most days.
My sweet hubby picked up a book for me on Photoshop 11 from the library. I have taken two 2 classes on Photoshop from our library but I really only know how to do a couple of things in the program. One of my goals for this year is to learn how to take better photographs & edit them. Does anyone have any tips on great free tutorials online?
Eli & I went to a street sale. We had lots of fun together walking around the entire neighborhood. I purchased a tablecloth, 2 maternity skirts, 3 dress shirts for Brandon in his exact size, a bassinett cover, a book for Eli that I hope to read aloud sometime next year, 2 vintage handkerchiefs a pair of earrings, and a magnetic game for Eli. I’m planning on purchasing a cheap cookie sheet and letting Eli play with magnets on our next road trip. Has anyone tried this?
What frugal things did you do last week?