Budgeteers in Disguise
Halloween for the budgeteers was a hoot! We saved big on candy by waiting until it was all on sale AND using coupons to stock up for the big day. Costumes were easy on the budget too. Carson decided on going as a Cowboy, after we found some snazzy new boots at St. Vincent’s for $3. We added jeans, a flannel cowboyish shirt, a vest, cowboy hat and bandana we already had at home. Brian helped make a lasso which Carson tied on his belt loop to complete the look. A little creativity went a long way, and the boots have provided even more fun than the 4 cent birthday balloons. Brian was even easier – he wore his usual jeans and flannel shirt, grabbed a paper towel roll and was the Brawny guy. I had a vision early last Sunday morning and turned a dress I had (by adding some 47 cent ribbon and a few things around the house) into a fab Green Bay Packers fairy costume. Each of us was one of kind, for sure! In my book, that’s way better than any overpriced, ready made costume!