Well, it's taken me a half hour since turning on my computer to get to this page. I'm not really sure what is wrong with my computer, but it's inspired me to write a very brief post since I have sauce simmering on the stove and dough ready rise out over its bowl.
I want to discuss Christy's idea today of how to have fun on a budget.
I know most people's budgets are tighter right now, but this is something that can be a great resource all of the time.
So, what do you do for fun that is cheap or free?
I am all about coupons. If you don't get the newspaper, you should still get coupons in the mail for local restaurants and entertainment. Those are a simple and quick way to cut costs.
Call local entertainment places to find out when their specials are. Many places like museums, bowling alleys or miniature golf centers offer discounts for going at off-peak times and days.
Have a picnic in the park.
Rent movies from you library. Most libraries do this for free. Even Redbox can't beat that.
Also, check your library for discount passes to local attractions.
Google recipes for your favorite restaurant dishes and try to make them yourselves.
Go people watching at a mall, park, or airport. If you really want to get crazy, have a scavenger hunt of sorts and try to find someone wearing a black vest, carrying a red purse, toting the most luggage, etc.
One thing we love to do is take walks. HH and I have been doing that ever since we first started dating. It's a great time to discuss subjects that may not come up when we're surrounded by all of our projects and to-do lists in our home. It's also a great opportunity to explore new places, or even where we live. Most of the time our kids enjoy our walks too, but if they get a little long then we play games like trying to look for things of certain colors or having little races.
Have a game night with your friends. Everyone can bring their favorite game and snack.
Have a pizza night with your friends. If you're hosting you can provide the dough and sauce and have your friends bring their favorite toppings.
I got this off of another blog, but I love the idea. It's for kids. Freeze some toys in plastic containers and water. Then pop the ice out of the container and give your kids safe tools and see who can "free" their toy the fastest. Do this outside.
These are not necessarily my best ideas, but hopefully, it gets you started. I'm hoping to see lots of comments this week because I know you can all add to this list!