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Mother's Day & More

May 7th, 2015 at 01:01 pm

I purchased four Mother's day cards the other day. I paid about eight dollars at Hallmark. I wish I had looked for a coupon before, but I didn't know I would be even buying cards. Most of the cards were $.99, but the one for my sister was's her first Mother's Day with her foster daughter (who they are planning to adopt). I wanted to acknowledge it with a card.

I think last year I actually skipped Mother's Day gifts. This year my mother will be at our home. I purchased her a scarf and a bottle of Mrs. Meyer's hand soap (which darn I had a coupon for!) The scarf was $9.99 at JC Penney's. I had a $10 off a $10 purchase, so I found a pair of $2 baby socks and my purchase was $2.13 after the coupon. I will donate the socks. Smile

I instructed my husband to buy his mother a card. If he's deployed it is find if I send the card, but he does need to sign if he is in the states. I texted him her address, too. He told me last night he may just call her that day instead. And I'm sure she would like that just as much. It feels good to delegate some tasks.

I received two deposits into my PayPal account yesterday: $15 from Pinecone and $5.10 from Ebates. That means $20.10 I can send off to the Citi card to pay down some more beginning of the year debt.

Not sure I mentioned this, but I found a dress to wear to graduation and possibly a wedding. It was marked $38 at Kohl's. I had another item for $13, but also a $10 off a $50 purchase. So two items for about $43 with tax. I do now need shoes. I think I can get quite a bit of use out of the dress.

Do you a mother to buy for? Are you giving her a gift of any kind?

8 Responses to “Mother's Day & More”

  1. frugalredhead Says:

    I do have a mother, but she is in Alaska until the end of the month so I won't be seeing her for a while. We do not have a good relationship and so honestly I really don't even feel like getting her anything. I'll probably find something for her from my kids though. She tries to be a good grandma to them even though we barely see her.

    For my mother in law, who we are very close with, we got her a cute little garden decoration, the kids will pick out a plant for her, and hubby got her something else little that I can't remember. She'll be coming over Sunday and my husband will cook for us (he's a great cook, so that's the best gift one could get!!)

    We made a deal that the kids would get us something under $20 for mother's day and father's day, and that we'd go out to eat for each occasion (I have to work the weekends of both holidays and DH didn't want me rushing home from work to cook for him on Father's day, even though I swore I don't mind!)

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Long story I spend $140 on flower just 2 arrangements for my mom and grandma. I do it every year. Before kids I would do peonies for $100 an arrangement. Yes it's expensive but I rarely splurge and it's my mom and grandma who raised me. They have everything they want and can afford anything they need.

    it's a small gesture for women who sacrificed so, so much.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I lost my mom back in 1999, but I will probably buy cards for my DIL's who are both mothers. Guess I'd better do that today!

  4. My English Castle Says:

    We're out of moms here, though I'd like to get a card in the mail to my sister-in-law who is my DD's godmother. We had made plans to go out with friends for lunch, but they just cancelled, so not sure of our plans.
    It's a week for us missing our moms.

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    Yikes, thanks for the reminder! Oddly enough, now that I'm a mom and think of it as *my* holiday too, sometimes I space on getting my own mom anything. Time to look up last-minute gifts that hopefully don't break the bank!

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    Ugh, the saga. Looked around for over an hour. Thought to use NT's company's Prime account, but apparently around Mother's Day, "2-day" means delivery by next Wednesday. So I ended up getting standard shipping on the Russell Stover website, where I could get more chocolate and pay less, even with shipping charges, and it would arrive on the same day as Prime's "2-day" shipping. So my mom's getting her gift next Wednesday. Frown

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'll be calling my mom for Mother's Day - her gift will come a month later when she and my brother are here.

  8. snafu Says:

    Delighted you found a new summer 'dressy' dress suitable for DD's graduation, the upcoming wedding, parties to say goodbye and wish you well at your new post and likely welcoming fete's at the next post to welcome you to the new community.

    With DSs established so far away, I anticipate phone calls and hope for an electronic photo album. DH has invited friends with young children here for an early dinner. Rather than go out for DimSum which is too crowded, too noisy, too busy for the carts to move through the rooms and double the regular price per bamboo steamer. We'll use making dumplings as the entertainment. Even the preschoolers have fun squishing filling into the [ready-made] wonton wrappers. I'll make a couple of Chinese and Korean dishes, DH will BBQ fish and we'll fill in the rest from the big Asian deli to create an Asian buffet Ice cold white wine, Tsingtao beer and a mix of fresh melons for dessert makes for easy entertainment.

    I've still got a stack of Chiang Mai, one size fits all, silk tunics and inexpensive jade trinkets if gifts seem appropriate.

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