Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Fix it up, Wear it out, Make do, Do without!
This is an idea that I totally stole from scrapbooking goddess Heidi Swapp and we have adopted it as our new family motto.
We are making a real effort to cut back our spending by changing some of our wasteful ways. My biggest effort is eating leftovers. This doesn't sound big, but trust me, it is! Allen has been riding the scooter to the Metro. At the moment he is riding home IN THE RAIN! He has always been thriftier than me.
I have continued to keep spray paint manufacturers in business as I make over things in our house with paint. Nothing is safe! We have even sold a few things on EBay. Sadly my feet grew again with this baby and I had some shoes that were practically new. They now have a new home! I also had a few small purses that were very nice, but not at all practical for a mom of two. I'm giving someone else the opportunity to wear them out.
What do you think Jackson and Miller are doing? Jackson is switching to a new brand of diapers, and Miller continues to wear all of Jackson's hand me downs. Hank is even pitching in by eating dog food from Costco!