Well I’ve had to take a break from the ‘Living on $13,000 or Less’ series for a bit. My struggles with editing have resurfaced and since those posts are so technical I’m holding off on therm for a little while. Add to that my memory card decided to become unreadable, causing me to lose all the pictures on my phone *sniff sniff. Including some I intended to use on the second half of the series.
It’s been a really hard day over here.
So to help bounce back, here’s an idea that is not only fun and cheap, but it has the first pictures I captured on my new memory card. 🙂
Go to a pumpkin patch.
I know this isn’t always a frugal option. Now that we’re in Utah, most people talk about going to Cornbelly’s, which costs 7 bucks a pop! Not cheap! But with a little Google mojo I was able to find a pumpkin patch called Jaker’s. It’s in a small town and quite a drive for us but aside from the pumpkins for sale everything is free!
It’s near the end of summer here and with the Utah heat the kiddles have definitely come to love water…a lot! Sunny is constantly asking if we can pull out the sprinkler and Sir Bounce-a-lot sneaks into the bathroom as often as possible. I’ve begun to think I have Labrador puppies masquerading as my children! (more…)
The most important room in my house is the kitchen. I spend a lot of time in there as it is my workspace for cooking, cleaning and where I undertake crafting projects. As such it is also the room in the house to do a lot of things with my kids. (more…)
So today our Friday fun event isn’t so frugal. I’m surprising the Hubster and taking him to see The Avengers. I know, I know, we’re way behind the times on this one, but with the recent move we didn’t have the capacity (or any local babysitters) to do it.
In all honesty we still wouldn’t be seeing it yet, but I’m treating us after such a hectic week. (more…)
Want a game that engages kids of all ages, creates memories (not to mention giggles), cleans your house, gets the energy out of the kiddos, and costs only a few bucks?
It just so happens that I grew up playing just such a game. My dad invented what we call, Marshmallow Mayhem. I loved it as a child and even more as a parent. My dad was a genius when he came up with this. (more…)