How on earth is it nearly March?
1) I bought a of pack of ready peeled and chopped swede reduced to 37p from the shop the other day and made a gorgeous curried swede soup which was delicious. It was just what I needed for lunch when it was -1 c outside!
2) I went to Ikea at the weekend for a look around to get some inspiration and ideas for our house this year and although I came away brimming with ideas, I actually only spent £2 and that was on a gorgeous little plant pot type thing that I’m using as a pen holder at the moment. I even used my Ikea family card to get a free cuppa while I was there.
3) Buddy, our little Bichon Frise was in need of a haircut this week but being a Bichon, his haircuts aren’t particularly cheap usually. So I was over the moon when I was having a look through one of the local Facebook selling groups and I found a post from a local lady who had a cancellation available for an appointment the following day for the bargain price of £15! Buddy’s like one of the family so I wouldn’t try and save money at his expense unless I knew that she’s do a good job on him and wouldn’t stress him out (he’s not a fan of getting a haircut) but her reviews looked amazing and as the appointment would be at our house then I went ahead and booked her.
Her and Buddy got on like a house on fire and although she hadn’t ad much experience with Bichon’s I think she did a great job considering I told her that I really wasn’t bothered about a traditional Bichon Frise cut, I just wanted his hair cutting in a way that would be as stress free as possible for him. She charged me half what I usually pay and I loved that she was so friendly to Buddy – he loved her instantly and that’s not something that happens often!
4) Miss Frugal has been after a new pair of trainers for ages but as you might expect, the trainers she wanted cost much more than I was willing to pay. She needed a new pair of trainers as she’s outgrown her faithful old Converse so I was happy to buy her some but just not for the price that she had in mind which was a pair of very gorgeous white Adidas Superstars with glitter stripes with a rather large price tag of £70!
I was happy to buy her a new pair of Converse which would have cost somewhere between £30 and £40 so I offered to go halves with her if she used the money from her savings to pay her half. She was over the moon with my offer and happily paid half to get the trainers that she wanted so much and you know what, secretly, I wish I was the same size feet as her because they are gorgeous! The shoes themselves aren’t frugal in any way but I’m proud that she paid half to get something she wanted so I’m sharing it with you here.
5) I’ve been doing really well with taking my lunches to work with me this week which is really important as I’m trying to lose weight and the shop at work doesn’t have anything that’s particularly Slimming World friendly. I know that my weak moments are when I’m hungry and I don’t have something prepared so I try to be as organised as possible by making something the night before. This was Wednesday night’s tea which was just as delicious when it was Thursday’s lunch….
What frugal or thrifty things have you done this week?
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