Before we even had kids, we did the DIY haircuts at home. I have to admit that I do go to a professional because my hair is hard to cut. However, everyone else has home haircuts. Recently I have been watching some YouTube videos on how to cut layers in your own long hair. Next time I need a trim, I just might try it!
Not sure why Benjamin is making this face.....
Another way we save some money is by making my own laundry detergent. I forget what the breakdown is per batch, but it was pennies to the dollar compared to store bought brand. It seems to get the laundry just as clean, and it doesn't take long to make. I am going to start experimenting with some essential oils in the next batch.
The Good Will store near us recently expanded and has a pretty decent turnover of inventory. Saturday Elizabeth and I were out running errands and hit the thrift store and found lots of goodies!n Josiah was in need of some pants, and I was glad to be able to pick some up for him. We got all manner of name brands such as Wrangler, Chadwick's, Worthington, Carter's, and a few others I can't remember right now.
I LOVE this key chain hook on the pants!
I love the cargo pockets, but does anyone know why they are put at the bottom of the pant legs? I thought that was a little strange.
Isaac also needed pants, and I found a couple of pairs of jeans in excellent condition.
Here's all of the pants I got for Josiah.
Shirts for Isaac... the blue one is a Carter's brand shirt.
Some goodies for Mama. :)
A couple of nice shirts. Also for Mama. :)
Elizabeth found some treasures. She told me she was need of some clothes for layering.
A cute scarf for Mama. I have an obsession with them.
These cute little baskets were perfect for some small-storage issues for the kids' stuff. I also am using two for a couple of little projects, which I will address in a different post.
Cooking from scratch in a good way to save money. There are those times when I need to do something quick and end up using something a little more "prepared" but usually we prepare our food from scratch. Saturday Caleb made waffles for brunch. They were delicious!
Esther made some yummy homemade bread today. We go through a lot of it! I do keep some of the 12 grain bread from Aldi in the freezer for emergencies, and for making grilled cheese. Despite my putting in all manner of gluten, or eggs, the homemade bread just doesn't do as well for grilled cheese as the store bought,.
What are some of your favorite strategies for saving money?