Pinterest has 100s of different ways you can save money based on how much you can afford to save. A few suggestions:
Quit smoking (this costs 10 bucks a day for some people)
Stop drinking Starbucks (this one I did. It was tough. I spent 150 on a latte machine so I can make everything at home. I’m saving 20 a day..yes I drink THAT much coffee)
Cancel magazine subscriptions and follow them online instead…I find it has the same information and you’re helping the environment
Take your own lunch to work…sounds simple but it takes a lot of preparation.
Change up your mobile plan. I went from 160 a month to 30 for 2 phones. I changed my phone to a tablet plan. Use WiFi and the 3gb of data that’s part of my plan. I use a phone calling app to make calls.
Skip the salon, cut at home. I no longer pay to get my hair cut. I do the put all your hair in a pony tail at the top of your forehead and then cut the ends. Works perfect every time. I save 200 every 4-6months. (I have 3 girls, plus myself)
Stop shopping. Another hard one. I love new clothes and shoes. One pair of Uggs is the price of a Disney ticket.
Many other options out there. Research what’s best for you.
I have missed a few weeks but I’m back. We have been keeping up with the game plan of watching all these movies once a week, but I haven’t been taking photos or posting.
We now have 31 weeks left on the countdown. Today was all about the Star Wars. We watched many episodes of the Clone Wars cartoon. And then we had several activities.
The kids started with invitations in their lunch bags. (They also got taken out of school for a half skip day)
Activity one: We picked our Star Wars names.
I got this image from a Google search for may the fourth.
Second activity: Star Wars yoga.
This is just a screen shot of this Pinterest post.
Third Activity: Star Wars Bingo.
For this activity I made bingo cards by making a 5×5 table in Microsoft word. I then found 25 different Star Wars themed clip art to fill the squars. Due to making 4 cards I scrambled up the images three other times. To call out the images I made small cards of images I chose and just grabbed at random. First one to make a row of 5 won.
Activity number 4: Lightsaber battle.
We first had to make the lightsabers.
This is an image I found online how to make it. Clicking on the image left me with no source on who made this.
We then needed some rules:
Activity number 5: Shooting down all the Storm Troopers.
I printed off a bunch of Storm Troopers on some cardstock. Left some space under the feet to fold under and hold them up. The kids then took turns shooting down all the troopers.
This whole day cost me $8.
(Note: Star Wars was not on the list of Disney movies. But since Disney owns the franchise and I’m a giant nerd, today was a fun exception)
This week’s Disney activity was Cinderella themed (animated version) we watched the movie and made a few paper activities.
The two oldest wanted nothing to do with this activity. So I printed 3 copies of each activity. Used cardstock paper I already had and my printer. So cost was free. Maybe used 50 cents worth of supplies.
I hate hate hate cutting out these paper dolls. Took me an hour and my kids buggered off 15 minutes in. They still wanted to play with the dolls, so I sat here all alone cutting the dolls… finally they were all done and we got to play Cinderella clones.
The crowns were cute. And extremely easy to cut and put together.
Again, incase you missed the countdown to Disney activities idea post, I got the inspiration for this at #DisneyWeekend.
Today I spent the day looking at things to do that everyone would be interested in doing. After Disney and house rental (which is at a resort with plenty of things for entertainment without paying any additional costs), we have 4000 left for gas (we are driving), food, and fun. A small list of activities. If I try to pack anything else in there it might be difficult to enjoy our stay.
Where to go, what to do, and prices…
Price: 26.99 for everyone over 12 and 18.99 for everyone under. (these are in USD) There is also a 2.50 coupon off online for each adult. 2 months ahead of time we should start looking for groupons see if we can find it cheaper.