Monday, April 20, 2009

Lemons?...Make Lemonade!

Okay, this is probably the first blog post ever without pics. I guess I just think people probably aren't that interested in our day to day life and would rather see pics! When something funny or interesting does happen, I usually don't think about posting it! Anyway, this is something clever my wonderful husband came up with and I just had to share. We, like a lot of people live on a budget. We always want to live within our means and be able to give and save, so this means, we limit ourselves on how much we spend in many areas. Eating out is one of them! We were running low in our dining out money for the week but we really wanted to go out to eat after church Sunday. So, we had two "kids eat free" coupons for a certain restaurant and we thought that if we all got water, we could keep our bill to $20 or less. Well, we did just that. Our kids weren't too excited about the water idea (drinks weren't included in their free meal), but they went with it. Well, Kris asked for lemons for his water. Then, he got the great idea of making lemonade. For one regular glass of water, squeeze the juice of 3 lemons. Then, along with the lemons, add 2-3 packs of sweetener (we used splenda). It's really good and it's free!!! I will definitely use this trick again. The kids loved it! Our bil ended up being about $17 including the tip. Not too bad!! We could have saved even more if Kris and I had shared a plate, but we didn't skimp that much!! If you have any money saving tips, post them! I'd love to hear your ideas!

5 comments:

Leigh said...

Are you guys making your own laundry detergent yet??

Vanessa said...

No, Leigh, unfortunately not! I do know that if you run out, and have to wash a load before you can get to the store, you can use dish detergent. Only use a few squirts, though or you will have lots of bubbles!!

Shannon said...

I made my own detergent a few weeks ago....

It was a success. I am actually about to make some more! AND IT IS CHEAP!!!!


http://quarryorchard.blogspot.com/2009/12/homemade-laundry-soap.html

julie said...

i love it! thats a great idea!

carson said...

I have been doing the "free lemonade" idea for a couple of years now........we figured it out after our favorite restaurant started charging about $2.25 for a glass of soda! UGH! It tastes great and it's free! :-) We make our own detergent too. I love all the easy or better yet, free ideas floating around out here in cyber world! Hope you have a blessed day!