Megans' Valentine Party is this afternoon. She used valentines that I purchased several years ago on clearance. Normally $3.00 and I purchased them for $0.30. I am not sure there are enough left for next year so I will have to keep my eye on the clearance rack.
I needed a dozen cookies to bring for the class party. Instead of purchasing cookies I whipped up a batch. Cookies made at home are certainly less expensive then store bought. Funny note on the cookies. As most of you know Megan attends a small, wonderful Christian school. On the form that came home asking parents to bring in treats it had in parentheses for some items "store bought not neccessary." I found that funny since so many schools (especially public) won't let you bring in homemade treats and in some cases no food treats at all. (Yes, I understand food allergies.)
One of the little guys I use to watch was a little under the weather so I was asked to watch him. It brought in a little extra cash to use toward our debt. It also made my heart happy when he ran into my arms!
Once dinner is complete I generally pack Chuck his lunch container before we eat. This ensures he has lunch which is a huge savings! He walked out without his lunch one day and didn't have a back up (he tries to keep a can of soup in his desk) and spent over $6 for a sandwich, chips and a drink. I can't imagine spending that everyday!
I used $20 of my grocery money to stock up my pantry. These were on sale for $1.25 a bag and are nomally $2.05 a bag. I ended up with 16 bags.
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!