Thursday, September 18, 2008

BD Shopping

Well, sometime between breakfast, starting school & getting my shower...we decided to head out & let Ashley do some shopping with her BD money. I really didn't want to try & do it all on Friday, our grocery day! That's just cramming too much into one day & it's too stressful. So, books aside, I threw some chicken & stuffing in the crock pot & put it on low, ran to get dressed & off we went. Was so proud of Ashley's savvy shopping skills! Evidentally she's been paying attention all these years. We went to the mall first & made our rounds....she was checking things out & tucking prices away in her mind....didn't buy ONE thing. Then we headed over to Old Navy, Rue 21, ACM, etc. She sorted through what she had tried on at Old Navy & settled on one black skirt for $4.99. Then went to Rue 21 & found the cutest hat for FIFTY CENTS!! WOW! After checking things out at all these stores, she was ready to head BACK to the mall & actually make a few purchases. She got a pair of high top sneakers that she has been wanting from Payless for $22 & then went back to Wet Seal to get a couple of shirts that she had seen that she liked. They were on sale....marked down 50%......for $4.99. Not bad at all, right? Well, the girl rang them up for her & it was just a little over $5. So, we're guessing that it was half off the marked down price! She was SO thrilled!! She came away with only spending a little over $30. You have learned well, my girl & I am so proud of you!! And after all that, she still has money to shop for jeans & hoodies (which were two main items she wanted, but didn't really find yesterday.) While we were out galivanting & doing girly things, the boys went up on the mountain & cut down some trees for firewood. They made two hauls & there is still more up there for them to haul down today. They're actually up there now squirrel hunting with Mason. Need to got get these girls started on their book work & the boys can hit it when they get back!

5 comments:

FlippyHolz said...

Fashionable AND frugal - a great combo!!

FatcatPaulanne said...

It sounds like her mom has taught her well!

Babydoll said...

I'm glad that she had a great bday shopping trip! That is always fun!

Steph said...

Hey! The girls said where are the pics of Ash's BD?! They wanna see!

Amy said...

Ummmm, Steph.....you already saw AshLEY's BD pics & even commented on them. They're under the post labeled 'Ashley's 15th BD' ;-)