Here is the photo of the wristlet mentioned in this post. I am very happy that my guess was correct and it is a capacity wristlet and not a small one, and that it is in almost perfect condition. New it retailed for $98.00 (crazy right?!) which would definately not fall under a frugal purchase! At $14.00 the price was much more reasonable.
And I have decided to include the change purse pictured in that same post in an Operation Christmas Child shoe box. We’ve decided this year to concentrate on the older children (10-14 years). She may not have any change to carry it, but I’m sure she can carry or store any small treasures she has in it (and I plan on putting some small treasures in it in the shoe box to maximize space, perhaps some hair ribbons).
So far this week I’ve not made any purchases (unless you count school photos). I think it’s safe to say I’ve climbed back on the wagon. I’m starting to think about concentrating on Christmas shopping with any mad money I have over the next several weeks. I know to some it seems incredibly early, but I want to keep it low stress and low budge this year. What better way to do that than to get a head start?