Saturday, August 29, 2015

Frugal Doings for the End of August 2015

~made 4 half pint jars of spicy pickled dilly beans with beans from our garden
~made 2 quart jars of yellow squash bread and butter pickles with squash from our garden
~dried some leftover dill (that I had bought to make pickles with) 
~used a sample of a hair treatment to make more of my own leave in spray on hair conditioner
~using some body wash that I got on sale to wash my delicate laundry items 
~we've been giving away lots of produce from our garden to family and friends

~Uncle Bob blessed us with cucumbers and cantaloupe from his garden
~was given a huge bag of ciabatta bread rolls and froze half of them to use later
~got some free groceries when we did our volunteer work
~I worked my points programs and cashed in for gift cards to Walmart
~dehydrating some of the tomatoes from our garden to use is soups, sauces and casseroles
~picked some wild plums

~my husband picked all the plums off the branches of the trees that he had to cut down since they were attacking our garage
~made good use of leftovers to create new meals with
~made many loaves of bread and homemade croutons
~trying to use as much of our garden produce as possible in our meals
~evaluating products for various companies (they send me the products to try for free)
~cashed in at another one of my points programs for $21
~printing off high value coupons that I then combine with sales

~got some more free coupons out of the recycling bin
~have been getting quite a few samples in the mail
~borrowing books and movies from the library
~family parties have been potluck style
~went shopping at some thrift stores in Spokane and was blessed to get lots of things for .25 and .99 since those items had the marked down colored tags that day
~trying new recipes to use up more of our produce from the garden
~have been eating blackberries like a mad woman and enjoying every single bite since they are home grown in our own backyard

~using homeopathic treatments for some health issues
~cutting our own hair
~my cousin Jeremy gave us a canister of Morning Moos chocolate drink mix that my husband uses in his coffee
~my cousin Marisa and her husband Scott treated me to lunch
when I met them for the first time up in Spokane while they were in town for a convention
~My son Chris treated me to dinner when I also met him up in Spokane where he was for SWAT training
~attended a family potluck Ladies Brunch with some of my favorite women
~have been using my crockpots more to cook in while keeping the house cooler

~got the air purifier going in the living room since we have smoky skies and I have been having trouble with my asthma
~we reduced our Dish network package down to the basics to save money
~we have been watching some of our favorite TV shows on the computer since we no longer have them on on Dish network package
~while cleaning out the closets, we found some of the legos and blocks I had been saving for my grandchildren
~we gave a bunch of our boys clothing that they had left here and no longer fit them to our friends that have boys that wear those sizes
~donated a bunch of things to the thrift store
~taking Caesar to a vaccination clinic here in our town to get him up to date on his shots
~regrowing the bottom of the green onions to make more of them

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