2. Make delicious, inexpensive, homemade tomato soup
3. Try your hand at a homemade cake instead of going the store-bought route
7. Appreciate the fact that since her grandmas are so generous, Lula already has more than one birthday party dress to choose from, and if a wardrobe change becomes necessary, by all means, let her don another frock
The above is meant to be tongue-in-cheek.
We are on a budget, however, so being frugal was important to me. I wrote this in part because as I perused the aisles of Target a few days before Lula’s birthday, I kept seeing more and more that I wanted to buy. I had to remind myself that Lula’s birthday party wasn’t about having a new fall tablecloth, buying fall-inspired dishes, or making a perfectly frosted cake; it was about celebrating her first year as part of our family.
Have a fabulous day!