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Preserving the Capital

June 22nd, 2015 at 04:54 am

We've managed to keep the expenses down for Father's Day. The men golfed on Sunday morning; FIL took care of DH's cost as part of his gift.

My brother hosted a cook out. Our contribution was an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins. Oldest son found it in the Sunday adverts and it was shaped like a mug of beer. Cost was $18.50 after $3 coupon.

Gifts for stepdad and FIL were VERY LARGE draft beer mugs that I found for $3.50 at Walmart, and then I picked up six packs of German lager at Aldi's for $6xx each.

DH and I have a new unspoken rule about buying each other what we'd like. I had assumed that I'd throw some odd funds into DH's Corvette brake job jar. But he also informed me that he's like Tae-bo DVDs. He enjoyed the VHS tapes years ago and I found a set on Amazon for $14.

Event total (gifts and food including) roughly $63.

And everyone was quite happy with their gifts. No need to break the bank with golf shirts or Best Grandpa T-shirts after years and years of that.

Definitely thinking smarter, not harder.

Hope all had a happy day celebrating with loved ones.

5 Responses to “Preserving the Capital”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    "Thinking smarter, not harder" I like that.

  2. laura/deacon's wife Says:


  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like a good day. Our expense was simply a one year botanical membership in our new town for $75. We didn't do mother's day or father's day gifts this year. And we are okay with that. Oh, I guess I did get a card for the girls to give to my husband. I didn't look at the price like I usually do and realized later it was $5.99!! Oops.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Good job on thinking smart.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    And you all probably still felt like you got a treat too! It goes to show that we don't always need the most expensive of everything all the time Smile

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