Friday, April 21, 2017
Frugal Friday Wrap Up 4/15-4/21 2017
It has been a really busy week for us with lots of good food, family, and recovery from all the happy but hectic getting ready for the baby shower last weekend. I worked this week, did some thrift store shopping and found some great deals both there and at the grocery stores that will make our Summer BBQs and camping trips easier for us all.
~We had tons of leftover food, even after giving a bunch away, after the baby shower so I froze quite a few of the treats.
~My mother took Jeff, my cousin Jeremy and myself out to dinner after the baby shower. I could not finish all my food so I brought that home and had the leftovers for lunch on Monday.
~Sunday Jeff mowed the lawn and worked on some things outside while I crashed on the couch all day. We had leftovers for dinner.
~We used our hot tub multiple times.
~I made a corn, ham and potato chowder with some of the leftover ham.
~I froze lots of leftover soup and turkey for future meals.
~Our town had a free Spring Clean Up Day where they will take your big items clean out garbage for free. We took advantage of that!
~I sent my mom home with homemade Turkey soup, homemade Zuppa Toscana soup, some venison, elk and moose meat, and grapes and cherry tomatoes.
~Tuesday I went to Goodwill after I finished working at MOPS and found a few things there. I love when I can find brand new products in the HBA section that we need and use for a fraction of their retail price. I spent $2.99 on a hair product that I use on a regular basis that retails for between $14-$16. I also found some bug repellant spray (that we are going to need going camping next month), a body spray that I love, brand new candles, a shirt, permanent markers, a jar with a chalkboard label and a few other items.
~Wednesday I went to my favorite thrift store to drop off some donations and of course I found some things there too. ;) With all the weight that I have unfortunately gained, I needed to find some capris that would fit me for this Summer. I found 2 pairs at $3.47 each, 3 shirts (one was brand new with tags at $2.98 each), a shirt for Jeff on the clearance rack for .10, 2 cookbooks, a gorgeous framed picture, a Costco sized bag of paper cups for .99, a Tupperware divided server with lid for .99, a Bodum French Press large covered tea drinking glass (this will come in really handy for camping and hotel stays since you can also do coffee in it) for .99, a spatula that you use when cooking fish, a sippy cup for the new baby when he is ready to transition from bottles to cups, and a complete sushi making kit with all the molds for .99.
~Walmart had some amazing markdowns in their gourmet cheese section. I found both smoked gouda and regular gouda for half off or more. I bought 2 of each! They also had Stove Top stuffing marked down to .80 a box. When I got to the register, 3 of the boxes rang up at .40 each (I had 3 of each of 2 different flavors). I love to keep this on hand since we use it year round.
~Safeway had some really good deals on toilet paper for their 12 packs of double rolls. I got the limit of 2 for $3.99 each. I also stocked up on diced canned tomatoes at .38 each, some marked down green enchilada sauce (we use this a lot), pasta at .68 a box, and picked up some apples and salad that were on sale too.
~Thursday I stayed home to rest and get caught up on laundry (I was exhausted after my outing on Wednesday and did not sleep well that night since my son Chris, who is a police officer, was out trying to track down an escaped prisoner). I had leftovers for lunch which made it easy and tasted delicious too).
~Two more loaves of bread were made.
~Thank goodness for backup appliances! My blow dryer has decided to shut off randomly now. I have 2 extra blowdryers on hand here. One I was given and the other is a fold up on that I use when we travel.
~We received several more magazines in the mail. Most of them are ones I got for my son Chris.
~My hubby has his bowling league on Thursday nights so it is just Doofy cat, Caesar dog and I at home. I made myself a fruit and cheese platter for dinner with some of the smoked Gouda I got on sale, crisp Gala apple slices, some green grapes and some multigrain crackers.
~I got paid on Friday for working on Tuesday at MOPS. That was fast!
~Jeff and I picked up 3 geranium plants for $2 each. These 3 plants will fill up the planter that I keep near our front door. I love being greeted by happy flowers all Spring and Summer long when I either open my door to leave or come home.
~I had leftovers for lunch on Friday.
This weekend we are hoping to get the garden ready to plant if the weather cooperates with us. I really want to get my cold weather crops in here soon. Who knows we may even BBQ some steaks for dinner too. Be blessed!