Monday, June 26, 2017
Frugal Friday Wrap Up 6/17-6/23 2017
Busy, Busy , Busy! We had a really busy weekend so I am once again late in posting this. Better late than never right? 😋 Onto the savings....
~Jeff and I hit some thrift stores again on Saturday and found some shirts for both of us, a Brighton purse, a Cath Kidston wallet, a skeet target thrower (Chris lost his), another leash and collar for Doofy cat, another body spray for me for Bath and Body Works, a pretty necklace and a small Pyrex measuring cup.
~Jeff and I cut each other's hair on Sunday. We both feel human again!
~More strawberries were picked and the little boys, Bradley and Isaiah, loved them. 😀
~We did a Potluck for Father's Day. I supplied the Kalua Pig and rice, Jeremy brought a pasta salad, Jaysn and Rachel brought macaroni salad and watermelon, and Heather brought death by chocolate. YUM!
~The kids left the leftovers with us.
~Jeff and I really enjoyed the movie "Beauty and the Beast" that we borrowed from the library. I popped some popcorn on the stove and we had that to munch on while we watched the movie.
~Monday we had leftovers for lunch and then had taco salad for dinner. The taco meat is some that I had cooked up and frozen. Since it was a hot day, we opted for something cool, quick and easy for dinner.
~I borrowed season 4 of Downton Abbey from the library...that is where I left off before we cancelled our DISH network. Our new librarian ordered in season 5 for me while I was there. She is a sweetheart.
~Our little library has a book sale and I found another copy of the More with Less cookbook for .50. These are getting harder and harder to find so I buy them whenever I see them for friends and family.
~Most of the laundry was hung out in the line to dry this week.
~A huge branch from our neighbor's tree came crashing down into our yard. We borrowed the trailer from Uncle Bob and hauled all the smaller parts off and gave the larger pieces of wood (after Jeff cut everything up) to another friend. Our neighbor, whose tree it was, was so sorry that it happened and insisted on gifting us with a night out to dinner.
~I needed more aluminum foil and just about bought some at the grocery store when I remembered that we stocked up right after Christmas when one of the local stores was clearing out their older stock because their house brand has changed its packaging. I got the heavy duty large boxes for $1 each then and bought 3 of them. That should last us at least a year!
~Jeff changed the oil and filters in both our vehicles.
~I pulled some homemade candy (leftover from Rachel's baby shower) out for treats this week.
~Monday I planted more bean seeds hoping to fill in the areas where the slugs had destroyed my first planting of them.
~More bread was made.
~Tuesday I cashed in for a $25 Walmart gift card at Swagbucks taking advantage of it being discounted since it is my first gift card redemption this month and I was also able to use a 20 SB bonus I got on top of that.
~I was able to snag 3 free samples from Pinch Me.
~For a quick pick me up, I made an iced coffee drink in the afternoon using some leftover coffee from the morning.
~More rhubarb was harvested from the garden. I kept some and gave some to my neighbor. I cut up and froze another 6 cups of it and made a rhubarb cake with the other 3 cups of diced rhubarb. My hubby was very happy to see that cake cooling in the kitchen. This is the man who claims he does not like rhubarb, but he loves this cake (and yes, he knows that it is made with rhubarb. 😉
~I was craving iced tea so I made an ice tea concentrate with 4 teabags.
~Our neighbor Shannon gave us half a watermelon. YUM!
~My PinchMe samples finally came that I ordered last month. I got tea, lotion, a Scotch lint roller, a sample of dog food and a coupon for some free dog food!
~I was tired Tuesday night and did not feel like cooking dinner so Jeff made us grilled cheese sandwiches on some of the homemade bread I had baked earlier in the day.
~Wednesday I spent the afternoon and evening with family. Heather, Rachel and the grandboys all met at the park for a picnic. I then met Chris and Jeff at the bowling alley later to watch them bowl for awhile.
~Wednesday I also hit 2 thrift stores and found some shirts for the little boys, a dress for an upcoming wedding for me, some movies, educational materials for the little boys, a wristlet, and lots of fun beauty products along with a gorgeous necklace and a nice frame.
~Safeway had a sale on Soliel sparking water 12 packs for $1.99 each. I got 4 packs in assorted flavors and also picked up some free dog food with the coupon that I got from PinchMe.
~Thursday I stayed home with a huge Fibro flare. OUCH! I picked the strawberries and got the gardens watered along with doing some laundry but that was all I could handle. Leftover were for dinner.
~I have been watching "The Big Allotment Challenge" on Youtube and really enjoying it.
~PinchMe offered me a free magazine subscription so I chose Money magazine.
~I planted even more beans, both bush and pole since the slugs have been eating my pole beans.
We've been hit with some more high and unexpected bills so the goal is to find ways to save or earn even more. Luckily the garden is producing more so that will really help cut our food costs and we will try to be making meals mostly with what we have on hand.