|Seeds for our Garden. 4/$1|
Before getting into this week's Frugal Friday Wrap Up, I want to first thank you all who have been so supportive by both reading and/or commenting on my little blog here. I had no idea when I started documenting this new chapter of my life that I would both meet and become friends online with so many wonderful people. You have enriched my life in so many ways and I just feel so blessed by each and every one of you. 💗 Now onto the frugal doings for this week...
|Gifts and education aids for Bradley and Isaiah.|
~Saturday Jeff and I went to the thrift store and found lots of CDs that he wanted for $1.50 each, some brand new Star Wars items that our soon to be 5 year old grandson is going to love for his Star Wars themed birthday party this year, a gorgeous book on flowers and some homeschooling things for the little boys.
~We watched a movie Saturday night here at home. It was nice to just be able to cuddle on the couch, snack on goodies and pause the movie when we needed to use the bathroom. ;) Yes, age has a way of sneaking up on you. ;) LOL!
~Sunday Jaysn and Rachel came over and we sent them home with lots of fresh fruit, canned goods and chicken fried steaks. I had a brand new nice Chaps shirt in the closet that fit Jaysn so he went home with that too. :) I love being able to share what we all have been blessed with with our family and friends.
~Monday morning Jeff and I settled in to watch the movie "Sully". Oh my goodness, it was so good! Jeff returned it to the library when we were done watching it.
~Looking ahead to Spring and starting seeds indoors, I have decided to save all the clear plastic salad containers. They make great mini greenhouses if you just cut some ventilation holes in them.
|Saving salad containers to use to start seeds in. They make great mini greenhouses.|
~Jeff and I made the loop on Wednesday to pick up his paycheck, go deposit it and then do some grocery shopping. We treated ourselves to dinner out and used our customer loyalty reward card to get one of our meals free. We also took his little car instead of mine since it gets way better gas mileage and the roads were clear.
~Dollar Tree just put out their garden seeds in our area. I stocked up on things that I know I will be growing. The seeds were 4 packages for a $1.00 .
~Dollar Tree also got some dvds in and I was able to find a movie that looks pretty good for $1.00 . That is cheaper than even the thrift store prices.
~I mixed up some more spray in conditioner for my hair using some sample packages of conditioner that had been sent to me.
|Some of my Dollar Tree finds this week. The salt was just .50 .|
~One of the grocery stores has 2 lb bricks of Cheddar cheese on sale for $3.99 each limit of 2. Jeff picked some up on his way home from work since he drives right by that store. He picked up 3 of them and they honored the $3.99 price for all three. They know that he is a good customer. 😉
~I cashed in at Swagbucks for a discounted $25 amazon.com gift card. I also added the remainder of a prepaid credit card balance to my amazon.com gift card balance. We need to buy more filters for our hot tub and I get them through amazon.com
|DVDs, CDs and golf balls found at the thrift store.|
~We needed more supplements so I placed an order at Vitacost.com going through the link at Mypoints who will give me 2 points per dollar spent. I used a code I found online to get 15% off, also ordered something for my DIL who was out of one of the things she uses, hit a buy one get one half price for my menopause support supplement and got free shipping.
~I wore through another pair of fuzzy house slipper/socks so I looked in my gift closet and found another new pair in there. I was saving them to give as a gift for someone special but decided that "I" was someone special and would enjoy them too. :) So now they are on my feet keeping them warm.
~After hot tubbing on Thursday night I was craving something cool and fruity. I rummaged through the freezer that is above the refrigerator and found some homemade nectarine sorbet that was hiding behind the frozen blueberries. I served myself a small bowl of it and topped it with a maraschino cherry. Perfect, fruity and fun!
|Homemade nectarine sorbet.|
~Jeff picked up a box of Wheat Thins at Safeway for me since he was going right by there on his way to his bowling league. I had a coupon loaded on my Safeway card to get a box for .99 .
~We were craving ham so Jeff checked one of the freezers in the garage and found several packages of sliced ham that I had put in there from our last ham that I cooked. We are using them in salads and making sandwiches with them. YUM!
|Asian style salad with ham and peppers.|
~Friday morning I was working on our taxes online when we lost our internet service. So frustrating! It finally came back and I was relieved to see that the information I had submitted was saved. Such a relief. I was able to file for free and we are getting a nice refund that will cover the cost of new glasses for my hubby and still give us some to put towards our property taxes too. :)
~I cooked up a pot of brown rice and then zapped some Asian style entrees in the microwave for dinner. That was followed by ice cream complete with whipped cream. Comfort food on a cold Winter day.
~I baked up 2 more loaves of bread for sandwiches for Jeff for work.
~I've been working my points programs as much as time allows.
|Vanilla ice cream with chocolate fudge bits, whipped cream and cherries on top. Lovely treat at the end of a rough week.|
I feel pretty good about our savings this week. It's not my best ever, but it's not too shabby either. Be blessed!