Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bargain Buys - Porch Poolin'

I'm just going to come out and say it. I'm cheap. Like, you-gotta-be-kidding-me-someone-please-tell-me-that's-not-the-price-heck-no-we-don't-need-it-it-can-wait cheap. This can often result in deep self-conflict, constantly questioning myself on whether or not a purchase is necessary, whether it's worth the price that I'm paying, whether I think I can get it cheaper now or later or even somewhere else, and always, always whether or not I can make it (or something similar) myself.

Henry loves the water - like flippin' loves it. Honestly, I don't know many kids that don't. We've spent a huge part of this summer in the backyard with a tub of water, bath toys and a heck of a lot of sunscreen. Notice I say 'tub of water' and not 'kiddie pool'. I refused to spend $12 on a kiddie pool. I mean really - there's nothing to it, it holds a whole 2 gallons of water and my son prefers just to play around the water than in it so why waste my money?

That was until yesterday. I found him a kiddie pool on clearance for $5 and if you want to know the honest truth, I had a hard time paying that for it. It was totally worth it though. He loves it!

Soak in some quick photos - that silly face and total heart-warming smile.

Wanna know just how cheap I am?

His swimming trunks were thrifted. I found them (with tags still attached) for $.50. Yeah, I said 50 cents. Cute aren't they?
The bath toys were a combination of baby shower gifts and birthday gifts. I've never bought a one and he has an entire basket full.
The pool was $5.00, as you already know.
The sunscreen I bought at Target while it was on sale and I had a coupon for $2.00 off. I think I paid like $1.50 and it had a bonus roll-on stick that I usually use for his face. I've had the same sunscreen all summer and we've yet to run out.

Total price? $7.00

Like I said, cheap.

Have one more photo. Henry modeling the hat that I made for him LAST year. may have been a bit too big.

What kind of bargain buys have you guys found this summer? Would you consider yourself cheap, thrifty or something else completely?


  1. Yes!!! I am the same exact way! I will not buy something unless it is really discounted or I have an awesome coupon for it.

    1. It's the only way to be! I mean - money is hard to come by and I don't know about the rest of the world, but we work pretty hard for it. No need to waste it!

  2. I am totally thrifty, even more so with Connor on the way. However, yesterday I found the most amazing sale. I plan to breastfeed Little Mister and I found Medela Breastpump Accessory kit for $12.99, accessory cleaning bags for $2.99 and nursing pads for $2.99. I got 5 boxes of cleaning bags, 5 bag per box and 3 boxes of the nursing pads, 40 pads per box.

    1. Way to go chica! Sounds like you found an awesome sale.

  3. he's so cute. I think he looks just like you! I'm also super cheap.

  4. We should guess that different insistent popular demand, infalata pools are much reliable during hot summer days. Youre kids are gonna love it.


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