Yabba Dabba Do

I believe there is a spiritual gift of clearance shopping. O.k. maybe not really, but perhaps there should be. Very rarely do I pay full price for anything. There is a sea of coupons, sales, and clearance items ready to be scooped up and made fabulous. Shop the end caps at Target and look for those red stickers!


Stay one year behind. “That was SOOO last year.” My words to live by.

That’s right. It’s cheaper there.

In 2011 my mom was able to pick up some costumes for me at 90% off from good ‘ol Target. My kids just know that they will be what was available. They have never really known much different and it definitely does not make trick or treating less fun because I saved oh about five million dollars by not paying full price for costumes they wear for about 2 hours.

My little guys favorite thing to say is Yabba Dabba. We are trying to teach him to add the do on the end. It seemed only fitting that he be Fred. Plus, Fred cost me $5.00 to make and took less than an hour. It was destiny.

I love dressing up and love costumes. However, living on a frugal cash only budget? Things just gotta go sometimes. It would be so super easy to spend about $150 for the four of my kids to get cute and all. Not to mention costumes for me and my hubby. But why would I when you can score deals like this! These costumes were $2-3 a piece and when you add in the splurge of $5 Fred you bring my grand total up to about $12. I can live with that!

P.S. I posted yesterday atΒ Hip Homeschool Moms. I struggle sometimes with living in the moment and I wrote about it.

P.S.S. According to my phone it looks as if the weather is starting to recognize it is fall. HAL-LE-LU-JAH!


P.S.S.S. My husband falls asleep faster than any human on the planet. Not that I have tested this theory, however, it’s about .0002 of a second. I’m SO jealous.

Enjoy today!



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5 Responses to Yabba Dabba Do
  1. Cara Yeh
    October 2, 2012 | 11:37 pm

    I think my husband has yours beat at about .0001! Ha! If we have the spiritual gift of clearance shopping, (which clearly we do), then perhaps the spiritual gift of our husbands is sleeping faster than I thought humanly possible! Oh, and Fred is about the cutest thing ever!

  2. Heidi (Dearlylovedmist)
    October 3, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Must be a husband thing. I have had this conversation with so many wives! I’d love to know how I could go from my usual 30 minutes + to fall asleep to my husband’s “hitting the pillow to snoring” falling asleep. πŸ˜‰ Cute costumes.

  3. Kelli
    October 3, 2012 | 8:34 pm

    I am the one who falls alseep as soon as I get into bed but I am such a bad sleeper that I am up most of the night.

    I LOVE that it is getting cool…I am so done with the hot weather. I feel like every post on my blog these past few weeks talks about how hot it is!

  4. Tracy Johnson
    October 3, 2012 | 10:24 pm

    I would soooo love to purchase the Yellow anger bird costume after Halloween if you dont want to save it! I have a anger bird freak and he would love to wear this next year!

  5. Amy G
    October 4, 2012 | 6:25 am

    You are a clearance shopper rock star!
    Your kiddoes are absolutely adorable!
    And I totally hear ya on the hubbie sleep thing. πŸ™‚

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