So, the economy sucking like it does has caused us to make MANY changes in our household. One being that we have definitely become thrifty shoppers. Thank GOD I have boys because I think they just may be a little more understanding than girls when it comes to clothing. I am happy to report that we are nearly DONE with school shopping. My mom and I have been "treasure hunting" quite a bit lately. We've found a few awesome thrift stores and have visited several really dumpy ones. We now have our favorites. I've managed to outfit all 4 boys for under $120! They got SO much stuff and they were super excited. Now all I need to buy are new shoes for Jon and Jake. They won't be cheap because with as active as those two are, I feel it's just better all around to get them good shoes. But, I will be DONE! It's such a great feeling. We have our school supplies, our school clothes and we are MORE than ready for another great school year. If you have any great money saving tips for us regarding ANYTHING from food to activities, I'd LOVE to hear from you. While we've made quite a few adjustments to our budget, I'm finding we still need to make more. Especially with a newbie due to arrive in just about 2 months. Bring on the money saving ideas!