Hello my friends, it is with pride and joy that I am announcing that my ‘readership’ grew to 26 subscribers!
What? I’ve had 26 people voluntarily sign up to get my newest posts updates delivered straight to their inbox 🙂 Please note that none of the 26 readers are my family or friends. I still have not told anyone I know that I have this little blog of mine.
Anyway, work has been a bit boring and slow this past week, but it surely is paying the bills and securing my retirement. I do appreciate it. While I am settling in (it’s been 9 weeks already) I am still open to other opportunities. I met with my headhunter last week and he thinks he can get me a couple of interviews in the next few days.
Lately I have been not as focused on saving money as I have been on NOT spending it. Since we still don’t follow any budgets, I am coming to terms with the fact that as long as we are spending frugally and 90% on our needs, we shall be in a good shape. The 10% of ‘wants’ is very much needed to keep us happy and motivated. For me that’s a cup of latte or an easy and inexpensive brunch out with a friend on a weekend. I don’t need new clothing or expensive cosmetics or spa treatments but I do need some ‘girl time’ over my cup of coffee. ☕️👈
As for a frugal update, here we go!
1. Clearance rack
is absolutely awesome at my local Duane Reade. All this baby stuff is being added to the package I am preparing for my sister. She is pregnant with her 4th and I am helping as much as I can. Add to it 7 pairs of good quality socks and 2 pairs of stockings, aloe vera and Aveno sunscreen and you will not believe all I paid was $11.56. I did redeem $5 in points too. I am absolutely thrilled with this shopping trip.
2. More Schoola goodies
Big thanks to everyone who used my affiliate link to sign up for Schoola. All of the clothing pictured is my 2 nieces’ back to school clothing and I paid less than $5 for it. As you can imagine, my sister is taken aback and so very grateful. With another little one on the way she is counting every penny. This is such a huge relief for her and I feel so good about being able to help. This surely is a win-win situation 🙂
If you are still shopping for school clothing and are not signed up for Schoola, you can do it here. The 50% coupon code for the first time shoppers (WSW00090-SM) does not expire till August 31st so you can still get a super sweet deal!
3. Freebies in the mail
Whenever there is a promotion for something to try out I surely do sign up for it. Then I forget about it. 6-8 weeks later? Goodies time 🙂 Small things like that make me happy.
4. More frugal ways
- I am going to bore you and say that, yet again, I cooked all the meals at home. The only issue that I had was that we had the same meal three days in a row. I am planning same dish for this week as well. I am afraid that T., who is super easygoing, may start complaining soon. My cooking imagination is just not turned on at the moment; I am hoping I will make more effort in the fall when standing by the oven does not hurt as much as it does now.
- I fixed T.’s pants’ pocket. He almost took it to a tailor and I am pretty sure it would be around $10.
- I am staying content with free entertainment – free kindle books, reading my favorite blogs and binge-watching Master Chef 🙂
How are YOU saving money?