For the last couple of summers, I have been gathering information on great family friendly places that are somewhat local and not a lot of money. Since my family is not able to do formal family vacations in this economy right now, finding great hot spots and stretching the dollar is super important to me. Not to mention, they are always great to fall back on in a pinch.
Thanks to great inspiration and resources online, I can really utilize my creativity and save even more money on everyday purchases so that we can fit in more fun activities throughout the year. Summer is the time for family outings, holidays, weddings, birthdays, special events and tons more. I personally have 2 weddings, a 1st year birthday party, a very special baby shower, 2 more out of state family members coming along with the typical holiday events all coming up in just July. Without a great job this is quite stressful to even think of! So what am I going to do?
Well, first off I am going to be 'pinning' things like crazy and doing a lot of home made gifts. Bleach designing onsies and baby bags, adding fun things to old items to make them new.. like doing the coolest monster patches on blown out knees to revive my boys' jeans or adding appliques to old backpacks for school in the fall. I will be hitting the great second hand shops we have locally to save on summer clothes and using coupon and promo code sites such as promotioncode.org. This is a great tool to help me save even more money when I want to find the gifts for all these upcoming events or even the materials to make them. They do all the work for you and have all your promos ready in one spot.
What frugal ideas to you have to share? Be sure to check for upcoming linkies that share what we all have to offer. Next up is how to turn a canvas drop cloth into drapes. I hope your summer starts off with a blast being tons of fun and saving you cash!!