As I was wandering through my blog list a couple of days ago I happily stumbled upon Sonyaann’s blog A Mom, Money, and More. She had a post on how she saves money by not going to restaurants, but there was a twist – a creative, fun twist! Sonyaann agreed to send a guest post about her wonderful idea! This is what she sent:
I have to say that this is a huge honor to be asked to write a guest post for Little People Wealth! I feel that Heidi’s heart and goals are very much in line with what I’m trying to accomplish at A Mom, Money, and More. She is just a wee bit more tactful than I am at times! I just want to take care of my family by finding the best way to stretch a dollar.
One of the ways that we save money is by not going out to eat. And I also know how boring staying home for everyone is. So for Christmas one year, I bought my husband everything we would need for a Chinese restaurant. He was a chef for a few years so it actually was a good gift. This is something that I wouldn’t appreciate, it would be like buying me an iron but it worked for him. Anyways, the next year I bought him everything he would need for a Mexican restaurant. I bought a lot of stuff after Cinco de Mayo so it was cheap and I held it until Christmas. The plates were from the Dollar store and Mariachi band poster was from the Oriental Trading Company. The entire Mexican restaurant was under $50. I keep each “restaurant” in its own box and it stays in the laundry room until we are ready to “go out” to eat. So this present really served two purposes, I got my husband a gift that he enjoyed and we save a lot of money by not going out to eat. And let’s not forget that I get out of cooking for the evening!
What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing it Sonyaann!