Friday, September 14, 2018

Frugal Friday Wrap Up (The Scatterbrained Edition) 9/14/18

   I'm trying to get back into some kind of posting rhythm again and get back to doing a Frugal Friday Wrap Up post.  However, I have not been good about actually getting on the computer daily and making notes of what we have been doing frugality wise around here lately.  So......I am going to try to remember some of the things we have done over the past few weeks and share those here.

~We have been harvesting squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and blackberries from the garden.
~Since I caught Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease and am unable to eat anything acidic, I have been freezing the blackberries to use later.
~Jeff grilled up 3 large elk steaks that I marinated overnight.  I cooked up some beans that Rachel's mom sent up and also made a 4 grain side dish that was delicious (it was a mix I picked up at the Grocery Outlet)
~Jeff and I have had some great luck at the thrift stores lately.  We bought a jacket for Steven for .25, shoes for me at $2, lots of books, a talking Elmo doll, some pants for Jeff and wait for it....a Berkey Water Filter system for $8!  It came with the filters and everything.  That is something that I have had on my wish list for years and years!
~Jeff had been fixing up a second bike for Isaiah to ride here.  He found some pedals that he needed at the thrift store.
~We had been talking about getting a area rug for the living room for the colder months to make it more comfortable for everyone.  Jeff found one for $20 on sale at Walmart. Yay!!!
~I have been trying to have us eat mainly out of our pantry and freezers and only buying fresh produce, some baked goods and dairy products for the most part.
~We have been watching shows online and on Netflix and YouTube.
~Since the weather has gotten so much cooler, I am back to enjoying a cup of herbal tea at night or in the afternoon.  It warms me up, soothes me and helps me to stay hydrated.
~I have pulled out the Fall throws and blankets to cuddle up under in the living room.
~My leave in hair conditioner was almost empty so I mixed up a new batch using a sample packet that came in the mail via PinchMe along with some warm water.
~I was able to get some free mayonnaise with a coupon I recieved.
~Winco recently had coupons in one of the local college newspapers that allowed me to get some terrific deals.
~Bradley and Isaiah got a lesson in how to lay bricks to build a strong wall from Jeff while they were here one day.  They love building anything and the pile of bricks proved irresistible to them.


  1. You have done well, even with the up and down health issues. Take care and feel better quickly.

  2. Hand, foot and mouth is such a crappy childhood disease and as an adult it is worse. I feel so bad for you.

  3. So happy that you could post this!! Yea you!!!

    A Berkey water filter...just wow! My exclamation while reading that made the dog jump, hahaha.

    I'm in for the day waiting for a new stove to be delivered. That's the best part of renting. When something breaks, I just have to call it and then wait to open the door for 'it' to be fixed. Whatever 'it' might be.
    Cheers, SJ

  4. I love how the boys built the wall! So cute:)

    I hope you continue to feel better and better all week with the cooler weather. I, too, have been enjoying hot tea again--cups and cups:)

  5. Ha, ha, love the wall the boys built!

    Hope all is well, Debbie, and you are doing OK. Glad you are enjoying the hot tea, again. Tea, to me, has to be hot! It doesn't matter what time of the year, tea has to be hot! I'll drink iced coffee, but not iced tea.

  6. I am just catching up with your news again, Debbie, and hope you are doing well after flares and getting sick. It can really be debilitating but I think you make the most of your better days which is sometimes all you can do. The idea of the B12 sounds worth a try. I hope it brings you some relief. MegXx

  7. Hi, Debbie - You don't know me, but I sometimes think we could be good friends if we lived a little closer. I'm hoping you're feeling better and that nothing is going really bad in your life. I'm keeping you in my heart, and hope that you feel better soon! Sending you hugs - Bert K.


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