CHEAP dinner (used the $.99 entree coupon)
Lots of fun…
Can't beat that.
This weekend was a bit of a bummer; I didn't get any of the big stuff that I was looking for, but here are some random things I came home with:
So while I got a few good things, I didn't get any of the big AMAZING finds I was hoping for. Oh well, next time. And yes, check back Wednesday for a great “yardsaling 101” guide!
We worked on our yard. We bought a short sale so the yard is an absolute DISASTER. We have gotten 6 bids on our yard, all would cost anywhere from $600 for the absolute basics (weeding and cleaning out our dead flower beds) to $7,000 (sod, leveling our slanted and crumbling back yard, etc.).
We have absolutely no spare cash right now because my husband took a pay cut at work so he can pay the bills. Hey, that's the life of an entrepreneur and business owner! So we decided to get to work ourselves. Yikes.
I will do a big post on this very soon, but let's just say that my husband's back is S-O-R-E after all the raking and hauling he did this weekend. What a hard worker!
While he worked on the yard, I worked on this project in our piano room:
Oh my gosh it's so cool, so easy, and so cheap. Be excited, tutorial coming by the end of the week (once I finish the second frame). YAYY!!!
We had a BYOM(meat) BBQ with 3 other couples. It was great! Unfortunately it was still a bit chilly so the kids couldn't play in our kiddie pool like originally planned, but it was still a blast.
Everyone brought their own meat + 1 side. We provided drinks, plates/utensils/napkins, buns, condiments, some sides, etc.
Saturday also happened to be mine and my husband's 5 year anniversary! (We are doing our official celebration next weekend, more on that soon.)
For our anniversary I “bought” him a grill (basically I told him he could pick one out and buy it himself, but that he could have one nonetheless!). Luckily I married a frugal guy. He did lots of shopping, and found a brand new, still in the box, really nice grill from the Sears Outlet for over 50% off the original price! I was so proud of him 🙂
It has cool infrared technology that supposedly helps cook things faster and more evenly. Yadda yadda yadda, he's excited about it, so I'm excited about it!
The bummer is that he had to assemble it himself (which took a few hours) but it worked great, and he's excited to have it…so I'M excited to have it. Great shopping, babe!
We went to church, did a few things around the house, then went to a friend's house for dinner. They made us steak, it was to. die. for. I wish I had taken a picture, but they had a HUGE bouncy house set up that they had bought (still new in the box) from the classifieds. The kids went nuts, it was a riot. I need me one of those!
And that was our weekend. Lots of friends, lots of food, and some good ol' fashioned fun.
How was YOUR weekend?