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Five Frugal Things | haircut and birdhouse coupons

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1. I used a haircut coupon

Haircuttery sent me a coupon code, so I scheduled a haircut for myself.

Since I’ve been doing my hair wavy/curly, I’d been wanting to get more layers cut in anyway, so this was the perfect time.


2. I looked up a Michael’s coupon for the girls

A painted two-level birdhouse.

Sonia and Zoe wanted to paint birdhouses with two friends, and before we checked out at Michael’s with our birdhouses, I found a 20%/entire purchase coupon on my phone.

Sonia’s birdhouse is currently living in this huge bookshelf that I rescued and painted white.

Lots of before and after photos in that link, if you like that type of thing.

A white bookshelf with a birdhouse on the top shelf.

3. I made gluten-free menu plans for my friend’s visit

My friend from Ohio has to eat gluten-free, which is more challenging if you eat out.

And eating out for two nights with eight of us would have been expensive anyway!

So, I made pork tinga tacos on corn tortillas for dinner, I made this baked oatmeal for breakfast, and the next night, we grilled sausages at the pool (she eats hers without a bun).

A bowl of baked oatmeal on a granit countertop.

4. I decided to wait to get my glasses fixed

I can’t remember ever doing this before as an adult, but I’ve scratched a lens of my glasses.

I think it happened when they got knocked off of my nightstand.

A pair of glasses on a black dresser top.

Sadly, the lenses have to be replaced, not repaired.

And our vision insurance will only pay for a pair of glasses or a set of contacts each year.

The scratch on my glasses is not terrible, so here’s my plan:

I’ll schedule my annual eye exam towards the end of 2021, and I’ll use my 2021 benefits to order contact lenses. Then I’ll use my 2022 benefits in January to cover a new pair of glasses.

5. I…

  • made coffee at home
  • made homemade iced tea
  • made a menu plan
  • made a grocery list based on the menu plan
  • shopped at Aldi
  • customized my Hungry Harvest box (no extra charge, and it ensures I’m getting things we will actually eat)

What frugal things have you been up to lately?

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