Friday, December 4, 2009

More Free and almost free

Whew! The cool free and almost free stuff just keeps showing up at our house to help us get through this lean time. Here is the latest free or nearly free we are experiencing:
  1. A free rental at Redbox. Andrew and I will be able to continue our Friday night movie night even though the bank account is at zero! Thanks Redbox!
  2. Free photo printing. Last night before the photography class my mom took us to, I was able to pick up 10 free photo prints from National Camera Exchange. They do NICE work!
  3. Yep, that's right, a free advanced digital photography class, it was great, thanks mom!
  4. Scott got offered two free movie passes for Tuesday night. A date night!
  5. Mom gave us her Advent Christmas mini tree. We sat at breakfast this morning and came up with 30 free activities and we made half of them things that we could do for someone else to brighten their holiday season...and they were all free!
  6. Andrew got to go to his best friends family dinner last night, which ended with Make Your Own Sundaes and letters to Santa as well as watching some fun Christmas classics that they had recorded.
  7. I picked up a handful of Christmas stories and picture books at the library, so that every night we can do a little family reading together (okay, well maybe that will have to be every morning, since we want Scott along for the fun!)
  8. I had enough printer ink and paper to print out all of my pictures for christmas gifts this year, so now I'm ready for...
  9. The FREE (okay, I have to pay for half a tank of gas) two day mini scrapbook retreat my mom and I are doing with our friend Kit at her lake house next Thursday and Friday
  10. Also yesterday we went to the Hansel and Gretel concert at Orchestra Hall and we just paid for parking.
  11. Got groceries for the week at Aldi tonight. $20 goes A LONG way at Aldi! So love that store!
  12. Did a little comp work and a friend is taking me to the Walker for a film next weekend in payment. Nice grown up night out, cost: just a little elbow grease!
  13. Next Sunday my sis-in-law invited Andrew and I over for dinner. She is a killer cook, so there will be a yummy dinner. Then aftewards we are going caroling, which is something Andrew had asked to do this year!

Feeling very blessed tonight indeed!

1 comment:

Shannon said...

I am loving this post (as you would figure). I am really trying to do things on the cheap & free this year.

Totally love Aldi too...produce and things like Olive Oil there just amaze me!

I also love this post because it shows others how to appreciate things and see little things as BIG opportunities to enrich our lives.


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