Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The 52 Week Money Saving Challenge - Week #19

Welcome to Week #19 of The 52 Week Money Saving Challenge.  This week we save nineteen dollars.  Our total saved now stands at one hundred ninety dollars. 


How are you doing with the challenge?  Is everyone saving the exact same amount?  Anyone putting away a little bit more here and there?  What can nineteen dollars buy today?  Oh, well lets see.  How about: eighteen items at the dollar store, a big jug of liquid Tide laundry detergent, a few packs of diapers and wipes, a pair of jeans from Walmart, dinner for two at Denny's,  a tube of eye cream, five gallons of gas, or movie tickets and popcorn.  

But what about Mother's Day?  Save your nineteen dollars and make something for your Mom.  She'll be proud of you!  Allow me to make a DIY Mother's Day gift suggestion. Actually, I have twenty-five suggestions that are all very low cost or free to make.  Check out my Mother's Day Gift Tutorials - 25 Quick Easy Affordable Last Minute Suggestions for Gifts Mom Will Adore

Here are a few of the photos from that post that are practically FREE to make and give:

Flower Box Vase (Kleenex box+newspaper!)

Framed Sentiment(free printable+dollar store frame)

101 Reasons Why I Love You Mom! Jar

Painted Flower Pot (upcycled painted metal can + petunias)

Book Page Jar Light

FYI, I'm fifty-something with grown children and grandchildren.  I personally chose all these gift tutorials for Mother's Day because almost any mom or grandmother I know would love at least one of them.  Especially if it was hand made by YOU.

For weekly challenge updates, subscribe to this blog via blogger, google, or email.  If you prefer, follow me on Pinterest or Facebook.  Check out the icon buttons in the right-hand column of this page.  If you're new to the challenge, welcome aboard.  You can start with nineteen dollars this week and add a bit extra weekly to catch up with us, or simply begin this week as Week #1 with one dollar.  Whatever works best for you is fine.  For a free printable chart, check out Stuck At Home Mom's 52 Week Money Challenge.  Happy saving!

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