I think I have mentioned before that I have been buying a lot of things for the kids from consignment or when they are on sale. It has actually become a game for me at this point. I want to find good quality items for discounted prices and then I like to add up what I have saved.
For instance, Mary's Christmas gifts.
Everything in that picture was bought on sale or consigned. I paid $86.96 for everything in that picture. Compared to $215.96, I would have paid, if I bought everything full price. That is a savings of $129! Now maybe the stroller is last year's print, but I don't think Mary will mind.
I'm pretty pumped about this and it also makes Charlie happy to see that we are saving money. It's a little harder with Henry, because he wants transformers and knows what is in the stores, but I will certainly try!