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
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.
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).
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.
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.
- 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)