Monday, June 11, 2018

Frugal Friday Wrap Up 6/2-6/8 2018


   Late again posting.  Jeff and I have been frantically trying to get some huge projects tackled around here and it has taken most of our time and energy.  Lots of sorting of things to keep, save for our yard sale, throw away or take to the consignment store.  I'm still dealing with some ongoing repercussions of eating way too many sugary things while at the family reunion....UGH!  Today is another day where both Jeff and I are pushing ourselves (he has a bad cold) to get things done.  I'm just sitting down for a moment while the bread dough rises and I am in between loads of laundry.  So here we go!

~Saturday Rachel gave us a ride into Pullman so we could pick up my car from the Les Swab (over $500 later to get the brake work done) OUCH!
~We found a deal on a pressure cooker for Rachel that was half the regular price.  We put it in our cart and waited for her at the store since she was also in town and there were only 2 left.
~I made a pork chop and rice casserole with things that we had on hand here at home.  It wa so good.
~Sunday we had a salad dinner with Jaysn, Rachel and Steven since we were both planning on making salad for dinner and our house was a lot cooler inside than their's was.
~Rachel made some pineapple mint tea from some of the mint in my yard and brought me some.  It is really good!
~I pulled some oregano out of the strawberry patch and hung it up to dry.
~I made 2 loaves of bread.
~Monday I borrowed a bunch of books from the library.
~I finally got all my flowers potted up in planters, and got the flat leaf parsley and basil potted up also.

~I took one of the hanging baskets of flowers that I potted up over to my neighbor who is going through a rough time and just needed a little reminder of how much she is loved.  All of the hanging baskets were either recycled from previous years or found when the college students left for home at the end if this school year.
~The towels were all dried on the laundry line.
~I made a tuna pasta salad for lunch.  It is one of our favorites.  I saved the bottoms of the green onions and put them in a glass of water.  The will grow longer roots in a few day and then I will plant them out in the garden.  My other green onions out there have all gone to seed at the moment so this .49 bunch of onions should keep me going for the rest of the summer at least.
~Jeff weeded out the blackberry patch so the bees can get to the blossoms.  Hopefully we will get some blackberries this year.
~Rachel gave us a bunch of their elk and venison steaks since she does not like steak.  I told her to come up and get some ground venison from our freezer since we have a lot of that.
~I made sure to set a timer when I am watering so I don't forget to turn the water off or over water the gardens.
~Dinner was leftovers since I needed to clean out the fridge anyway. 😉

~Tuesday we went to our oldest grandson Bradley's first T-ball game.  I took a variety of cheese, crackers, summer sausage and fruit, along with some water, to snack on.  My grandson Isaiah and his cousin Jobie really loved snacking on everything and I promised I would bring more snacks next week. ;)
~Dinner was leftovers.
~Wednesday I placed an order with Vitacost using a coupon code and taking advantage of their buy 1 get 1 half off off to place a minimal order.  I also got free shipping and went through Swagbucks to get 2 points for each dollar spent.
~I took advantage of a free offer for a "Country Living" magazine subscription.
~Jeff has a cold that is really getting to him so we decided to just spend the afternoon and evening relaxing before he had to go to work.  I popped some popcorn and we watched a movie that I got for $1 at the Dollar Tree.
~Thursday morning Jeff stopped by one of the local grocery stores to buy bananas that were on a two day only sale for .39 a pound.  We got through lots of bananas here at our house.
~Rachel and I worked in the side garden and got a lot of the weeding done.
~Dinner was venison steaks (free from our son Chris), yellow saffron rice ($1 from the Dollar Tree) and salad.
~Friday was another day at home for me.  I got Jeff's laundry done and hung up outside to dry.
~Steven hung our here with us while his parents went on a much needed date.  I got out a huge bowl and filled it with water.  He happily played and splashed for about half an hour.  We then got out our stroller and went for a walk with my hubby and our dog Caesar.  He also got lots of outside play time in our yard in the shady part. He fell asleep in my hubby's arms while watching bowling on TV with him about 6 p.m. 😀
~My basil was not doing too well so I looked up it's care and found out I was over watering it. I moved it away from the garden to a drier spot.
~Leftovers again for dinner since Steven was here and that was what was easiest.
~I took advantage of the free 8x10 photo print from Walgreens deal that is going on.  Through June 17th, you can order a free 8x10 photo online at Walgreen's photo center using the code PRINTDAD. 



  1. What an eventful yet frugal week. So neat that you guys can trade meat like that.
    Look at those blue, blue eyes! So cute.
    Have a great week.

    1. Hi Cheryl, thanks about Steven's eyes. :) All our grandboys have them. :)

  2. CVS is also doing a free picture for father's Day. I always set a timer for the sprinkler. Learned that the hard way years ago. Looks like you were really busy. Make sure you take good care of your self and get some rest. Hope Jeff feels better.

    1. I'm glad CVS is doing the same deal for those of you who have that store near you. :) Jeff is starting to feel a bit better...thank you. :)

  3. I always learn so much from you!
    I will keep an eye on my basil.
    Love your popcorn and movie afternoon.
    Sounds perfect!

    1. are too sweet my friend. I love reading everyone's blogs because I too learn new things every day! Be blessed.

  4. That little Steven is so cute playing in the water!

    We are just getting caught up from our super busy graduation week, for my daughter. It all went well, and the party was so nice. I loved seeing some of the people that I had not seen for a long time.

    1. Thanks Becky. :) I'm so glad you got to be with friends and family as you celebrated Ja'Ana's graduation. :)

  5. Love that photo of Steven playing in the water. Way to keep the baby cool on a hot day!! Speaking of, I need to go find the dog's kiddie water pool. It's as much for me to put my feet in as it is for him.
    Glad you're feeling up to posting. Take good care.
    My garden is coming in as well - garlic scapes, lettuce, beets and strawberries were yesterday's haul.
    Cheers, SJ

    1. How do you fix your garlic scapes? That is something that I have always wanted to try. :)

  6. Sounds like a busy, frugal week! You got a lot done!

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