I know…I’m a day late with the Five Frugal Things this week. My friend left on Monday night, and then on Tuesday morning, I had an exam bright and early.
Not gonna lie, I felt pretty bad when I left that exam room. It was the first exam of my school career where I felt a little blindsided.
I don’t think I failed, but I do think that I’m gonna have to study even harder for this Med-Surg class.
Especially because I talked to some people who failed it last semester, and they said this test is the easiest of them all for this class. OH NO.
I did do a ton of studying, but apparently, I need to change strategies a bit. Or something.
I felt deflated for a minute, but then I got into my “What CAN I do?” mode and went home to dig into the prep work for today’s lectures on respiratory disorders and diabetes.
Because we have an exam on those next Monday.
Anyway…I’m a little short on frugal things at the moment, but we’ll see if I can come up with five.
1. I used a Starbucks gift card for a drink and sandwich
My friend Mia and I went out to Starbucks with Sonia, and I used a gift card from my Erie YourTurn rewards to pay for my purchase.
2. I made a batch of granola
This is not unique or creative, I know…but homemade granola IS pretty cheap, and it doesn’t take long to make either.
I have not done a price breakdown on my no-stir* granola recipe, but I really, really should. I am curious exactly how it compares to the price of pre-made Aldi granola.
*meaning, “no stirring while baking”. You do have to stir it initially in the mixing bowl!
I mean, if I was willing to separate trail mix into little ingredient piles, I can certainly bring myself to figure out the cost of granola. 😉
3. I used Chick-Fil-A points for a free tea/lemonade
After my competency tests last week, my mouth was as dry as the Sahara, from the nerves. And I didn’t even have my water bottle with me!
So, I broke my years-long streak of never buying food or drinks on campus and ordered a large iced tea/lemonade drink. I used my in-app points for it, so it was free, and oh, it tasted so good.
I regret nothing.
And now I will resume my usual pack-all-the-food-and-drinks pattern. 😉
4. I got some faux black nylon leggings at Five Below
If you have been on Pinterest at all, you’ve probably seen these…they’re fleece-lined leggings, but when you put them on, they look totally like black nylons.
So, you can wear dresses in the winter without having freezing-cold legs!
I’d been wanting to try some for a while, and the ones at Five Below are only $5, of course.
They look a little weird when you’re not wearing them, but once you put them on, no one would be able to tell they are anything other than black nylons. Kind of crazy!
And since they’re leggings, they’re not gonna run and snag like nylons do.
If you get them from Five Below, I would suggest sizing up; I got the L/XL and they are not remotely loose on me.
5. I made a heels-only grilled cheese
Yesterday when I was poking around my kitchen to see what I should eat for lunch, I noticed that there were two lone whole wheat bread heels.
Soo, I put the heel sides together and made a slightly wonky grilled cheese sandwich for myself.
It wouldn’t win any beauty awards, but it got the job done. 😉