Saturday was an epic win in the Frugal Frog playbook. We had fun. And we made memories, as well as money.
Chase came with me to babysit the twinnies and while it was a tiring 6 hours, it was also so much fun!
If this picture does not turn your heart to a puddle of goo, nothing on this earth will.
While I struggle with feeling “underemployed” as I only teach part-time and nanny all of the other hours, spending time with these little girls makes my heart smile. Just watching them explore the world is incredible. And, although it is hard work, it is so stinking rewarding. (Not to mention that it is awesome prep for the babies to come in the not-so-distant future. Dude, if God only gives me one baby at a time instead of twins, I will be GOLDEN!).
Sorry for the tangent. Back to Frugality and Fun.
After getting home from the babies house, we went to the library and got free movies and magazines. When we arrived back home Chase promptly fell asleep on the couch (He is such a baby-watching amateur. I am going to kick his butt in parenting).
Since we had such a fiscally beneficial morning, we decided to celebrate and go out to dinner. This is the first time we have gone out to a sit-down dinner in three weeks, which is pretty major for us!
Our destination of choice was:
This is one of Chase’s favorite places on earth. He could eat chips and salsa All. Day. Long. I love their salsa, but I cannot eat their chips (not Paleo). Consequently, I decided to improvise:
Yep, I brought my own baggie of carrots.
By the way, if you have never tried carrots and salsa, you are missing a blessing. It is an awesome combo! This was, arguably, one of the best decisions of my life.
I did not take a picture of our meals because we have a rule that Mexican food must be eaten PIPING hot. There was no time for lolly-gagging and picture taking. Just imagine a a skillet with onions, chicken, and steak. The. End.
We decided to be all Frugally Frog at the end of the meal and join the Habaneros Club.
Basically, all we had to do was sign up FOR FREE and Don Pablos will give us FREE food and money. Just for getting the card, we get the free dip sampler on our next visit. Um, yes please!
I am all about free rewards club. While some people complain about not wanting junk mail, Chase opened a Yahoo e-mail account purely for any and all rewards club mailings. It is a perfect way to not clog your “for real” account.
After our hot date, we went home and had a DVR date. It was lovely. Our meal and entertainment only set us back a total of $34. I chock that up to a Frugal Frog Win!
Are you a fan of Reward Clubs? What are some of your favorite?
(We love Subway’s rewards program and I have “Savings Cards” for every single grocery store and drug store on the planet. And, obviously, the Habaneros Card is our new fave.)