How was your weekend?
Mine was pretty great!
My life has been somewhat chaotic lately because we moved out of our townhome and into my aunt's basement apartment while we're waiting to close on a new home.
(Just for the record, just because it's a SHORT sale doesn't mean it will be short. We've been waiting on this house since last December and it's STILL not closed yet! Ugh!
Keep that in mind when house-hunting, just FYI.)
Thus, this is the first weekend in a while we haven't been moving, or haven't had family in town.
So what did we do, you might ask?
Let me show you!
Here are the fun, cheap, or free things we did this weekend:
**Warning: the photos are horrible because my camera is STILL in the shop! Ugh! Bear with my cell phone pics for the time being.
- I went shopping for my kids because they are both growing faster than I can keep up with.
- While I was at Gap I found two dresses for $5 each and some pants for $10 on their clearance racks (it was an extra 50% off clearance!).
Oh, and just for the record, previously the dresses were on SALE for $45. Yikes.
I loved them once I got them home and paired them with a few things! Here is how one of the $5 dresses turned out:
Boots: $26 from Zulily.com (regularly $70!)
Sweater: Have had it forever, but got it for $7 from Old Navy.
Black T-shirt: $3 from Gadzooks (an off-brand of Forever 21)
And there you have it! All cheap pieces, all can be mixed and matched with bajillions of other outfits. Done and done.
***Remember my tips for shopping!!!!!!! start at the back of the store (where the clearance is), and ALWAYS try things on. They often times look bad on the rack, which is why they are on sale!
- After shopping we played outside with bubbles and sidewalk chalk. Each were only $1, each have provided HOURS of entertainment!
- That night we googled a Redbox coupon code and rented a free movie, and had a nice, mellow night in. Remember to always google a coupon for ANYTHING before buying!
- morning my husband took his beloved bike (that he saved up for by selling old stuff, then bought used off the classifieds. It was virtually new when he bought it!) mountain biking with some friends.
- While he was gone, I went to Super Saturday which is a yearly crafting day that my church puts on. Here is a cute project I did:
Once again, sorry the pic is horrible.
Pretty cute, huh?
It's a picture of the Salt Lake LDS Temple mounted on a block of wood with a cute crystal nob and a tulle bow. I will show you how to make this soon! Trust me, it's easy
(or I wouldn't have done it, I promise.)
I also made a cute pie-pan advent calendar and adorable magnets that I will show you how to make. Stay tuned!
- After biking and crafting we went on a walk/hike with our dog.
- After our hike we went to dinner using a gift card we've had FOREVER. (Never let gift cards go to waste!!)
At dinner I nursed (right at the table, mind you) with no problem thanks to my poncho nursing cover, or "The Bomb Shelter" as I call it. See how to make your own HERE.
- After church we made an easy, yummy roast dinner. I will share the how-to with you soon, but you basically....
- Buy a roast (buy it on sale and stick it in the freezer if you don't want to use it right away!)
- Put it in the crockpot on low for 6-8 hrs. I like to put one package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix + a cup or so of water in the pot with the roast.
- Throw in diced potatoes + baby carrots (I just added a few handfuls). You could also do little round potatoes like red potatoes.
- Serve with rolls and/or a salad, and there you go!
So delish, so easy, no mess, no fuss.
After dinner we napped! Gotta love those Sundays.