Our family had a wedding out-of-town this weekend. We decided to make a weekend out of it, so I booked a room at a hotel with a pool. We stopped to eat about 2/3 of the way down and that’s when I noticed what had happened. I made sure I had packed dress clothes for everyone in the family, but my outfit for the wedding was not in the car! Has something like this ever happened to you?
I am a mom who only works part-time. This is a decision I made several years ago. I make enough to buy the groceries and I am home when my children are home. This eliminated 95% of my daycare costs while still allowing me to contribute to the family financially. However, it does not leave a lot left over for extras.
Since we were splurging on the hotel room in the first place, I felt I should not go out & spend oodles on a new outfit for the wedding. So, I got online & found the town we were in had a Salvation Army Thrift Store! Yea! We headed over there where I was able to purchase slacks, a blouse, and a sweater vest for under $10 (I was glad I didn’t have to buy shoes)! This was awesome! I never was one to go out and buy a lot of new clothes and I will be able to wear these all winter to church, etc. Since I had the twins, I’ve learned to be more frugal and less picky about clothes. Who cares if we have the latest styles & manufacturers. We’re clean and decent looking. That’s all that matters to us!