- Check out the homemade sand box idea here. I remember how much fun I had with our sand pile when I was growing up (it was a dump truck full of sand since my dad was in construction). I also remember how much of a mess it was and how the ants loved the pile. This idea helps to keep the mess down while still letting the kids have their fun.
- Go here to read reasons for saving. Why do you save? I agree with Jenny on the saving so you can give as being a priority for us. I hope that you are able to save on your purchases with some of the tips and deals that I post. If for some reason you do not wish to tithe to your church, then think about what other charities and organizations you could help with your time, goods, and monetary donations. On the subject of tithing, almost every church I have heard about has noticed a reduction in giving related to the recession. Summer months are usually low times anyway because attendance is lower due to vacations and trips. Give what you can.
- Speaking of saving, go here for 47 ways to save money. If you’ve been on the frugal road for any amount of time, many of these will be familiar. They are good reminders, though!
Have a great weekend!