This past weekend hubby and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary! We relaxed and rejuvenated at the best spot in the world. We enjoyed each others company, ate the most mouthwatering ribs you've ever had and the most succulent shrimp pasta another night!
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How much did we pay for this relaxing weekend, you ask?
We were able to do this all for about $40! How?
We enjoyed all of this at the most fabulous bed and breakfast ever, our home! We shipped the kids off to the grandparents and just stayed home. I realize how lucky we are to live near enough to both of our parents that they are able to share taking care of our children, this isn't possible for everyone.
We talked as we leisurely made our own food. My husband loves to cook so he did the majority of the cooking for me! We bought extra special meats that we rarely make with the children because of the cost.
The major cost for our weekend was food and a box of wine, which of course came from our grocery budget. Hubby also had to buy a rib rack for his grill. The other major cost was movies. We watched quite a few movies over the weekend! We stayed up late and slept in, a luxury that doesn't happen very often when you have kids!
We started this tradition for our 10th anniversary. We wanted to do something extra special, but didn't have any money. It was so relaxing we decided it was mandatory from then on. It's so nice to spend the time together, just us. After a weekend of doing NOTHING, I'm ready to get back to work! It charges my batteries! Helps with the frugal burn out I've been feeling!
I think the main thing is to thing outside the box and find a way to have a special time without spending any money. It definitely takes more brain power, but often it's more worth it than even if you spent lots of money.
Let's hear from you
What are some creative ideas you've done for anniversaries or other special events? I'd love to hear some more wonderful ideas!
Celebrating my anniversary on a tight budget Works for Me! Here's another slip for the Tip Jar. This post is linked to 30 Minute Blog Challenge.