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Friday, December 21, 2012

Frugalista Friday Elf



Our school did a "Sweet Treats & Sweaters" day last Friday for faculty and staff.  It was a nice way to help get us through the rest of the school year before Christmas break.  This time of year can get rough because the kids and teachers are equally anxious to have a break until the new year.

I participated and rather than just create a sweater, took it a much larger step and decked myself out in an entire Christmas outfit!  As if you didn't expect that...

The entire 8th grade team dressed up like this with our two male teachers being Santa Clause and the Grinch.  It was a fun day.  In my room, we celebrated all of our hard work with a snowball fight.  You'll see more on that when you come back for Tales from the Teacher's Lounge on Monday.

Since it's Frugalista Friday I thought I would share with you how I put my outfit together for less than $20.  Here is the run down on the costume:
Hat: $1 (Dollar Tree)
Collar: 75 cents (I made it)
T-shirt: I own
Shorts: $8 (Walmart)
Tights: $5 (Target)
Socks: $1 (Dollar Tree)
Shoes: 50 cents (I made it - the red side is an old tree skirt we had when we first got married)
Total Cost: $16.25

*I feel really good about this because other people went out and spent well over $30 on a store-bought costume.*

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