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Small Triumphs

April 29th, 2011 at 01:54 pm

My husbands Prom (he's a teacher) is coming up next weekend. I ran out to get a dress today. I checked our consignment store and then went to Marshalls without luck. I found a nice dress at Leohmann's for $60. I put it on hold and went to try Nordstrom's Rack. After striking out there, I sat down to think.

I had a short black dress at home, but I didn't want to freeze at the dance. I paused and checked the weather for that night. The low was only 58F. I reentered Nordstroms and purchased a $10 wrap. So that was $50 saved by a moment of reflection, my smart phone, and my frugal skills

Easter Hand-Me-Downs

April 25th, 2011 at 08:40 am

Yesterday my aunt showed up to Easter with 5 trash bags full of clothes. She was cleaning out her Winter wardrobe and brought clothes for us to pick through. My aunt may be a shopaholic, but I definitely benefit. I came home with a bunch of new shirts. Additionally, my mom also cleaned out her closet and I got a few things from there. I also had a great run at the thrift store last week. My closet is getting stuffed and I all ready cleaned out the 2 tops I don't wear anymore. Good thing the weather is warming up so I can finish switching out my wardrobe for summer. I really want to get rid of all the pants and shirts that don't really fit me anymore, but since we're planning to have a baby, I don't know what my weight will be doing.

General Update

April 11th, 2011 at 03:47 pm

I started selling many of our books, DVDs, and video games on amazon.com. I traded a few in, and I've put others on swap.com. I actually just got my first swap today. I've been using the library a bit more lately. For a while I was mostly reading our comic books. After next Tuesday (April 19), I will list most of our comic book and manga series up on ebay now that there is no listing price.

I'm excited to be cleaning out the house and earning a little bit of money. Talk about starting to conceive has become more serious, and I want to try to drum up a bit of extra money in the next few months.

Dropped Phone Insurance

April 7th, 2011 at 08:56 am

So DH was adamant when we got our phone plan that he wanted Phone Insurance. His family had bought the Motorola Razr when it had all those problems and were very grateful for their insurance. A couple days ago I got pummeled with Verizon Wireless marketing (1 text, 1 call, and 1 email) letting me know that I'm eligible for an upgrade. I realized today that we still had our phone insurance, and how completely silly that was. So I opted out of the insurance and we should be saving $7-$14 (b/c I forget if his phone had the coverage) every month. Woot!