We are a family of three in transition. We spent years being frugal and are now at a crossroad. We'd like to retire from our day jobs in two years or less. Our retirement goals are to provide our daughter with the best education she desires; travel; and find new careers - perhaps part-time that we really enjoy. I hope to post both "frugal" and "personal finance" information. NOTE: I am not a professional on either subject. My posts are purely entertainment :)
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Pictured above is the metal artwork I picked up at the consignment store for just over $12, including tax and after the $4.XX credit we had. My husband hanged it in our masterbath - it adds a bit of interest to the wall. Now I just need to find some votives - I am sure I have some from some great deal at Bath and Body Works/Candle Barn. Yesterday, I finally signed up for the credit card offer from Bank of America - use the card and get $100. So, when I get my crowns in a couple of weeks - that's what I will charge my portion on, get reimbursed through FSA - and earn 1 percent plus $100. We stopped at Starbucks last night and got another large bag of coffee grounds. Also stopped at Aldi and got a bunch of produce and baking ingredients - just over $16. For lunch today, we invited my father over. I put the ham I purchased during the holiday season with a rebate in the crockpot with some mustard/brown sugar. Side dishes included spinach salad (remember the $1 tub of organic baby spinach), apple crumble (before the apples went "bad"), guacamole to use up the .49 avacado and some fresh salsa, and scalloped potatoes (from a box). While those things baked, I also put the sweet potatoes in the oven, and roasted some red/orange/yellow peppers from Aldi for meals later this week. Tonight there is a "party" going on at Victoria's Secret - door prizes, finger foods, and additional discounts. Since tomorrow is a holiday, we may stop by. I am trying to come up with another recycled project. We have an old trunk type toy box - and an old seat cushion. I am thinking of refurbishing them and putting them in the foyer to hold/hide shoes and a place to sit to put our shoes on. I am thinking I just need to find some fabric to sew for a new seat cushion - and it will be ready to go.