Friday, September 6, 2019

Frugal Friday Wrap Up 9/6/19

   OK, so here is the deal.  I am trying to type this out on my new computer which has a much smaller keyboard than my old one.  The keys are also slick since it is new and my fingernails keep slipping on it.   Also, I have not been keeping a daily record of my frugal doings this week because of computer issues (I just got this new one up and running last night), busy days and fibro flares...such is life right? 😉  So, what I am going to do is list some of our frugal doings lately along with some pictures of meals we have had and some preserving that has been done.  Here we go!

   Frugal doings:

~I'm still making and freezing applesauce like a mad woman.  Our tree still has apples on it and I need to get out there and pick more of them.
~The blackberry bushes are producing lots of lovely berries.  I have been freezing some, giving some away and eating a bunch of them.
~The tomatoes, squash, beans and cucumbers are going nuts and providing us with lots of fresh produce.
~I'm making lots of quick pickles with the cucumbers.
~I sat down and made a menu based on what we have on hand.
~Butter was on sale at $2.50 a pound.  I bought 10 pounds and froze it.
~Winco puts out coupons for when the college students come back for school on things like beef jerky, popcorn, yogurt, chips, poptarts and other items.  I made two trips to Winco and used the coupons to stock us up and also gave coupons to our girls to use.
~Jeff and I gave each other haircuts.
~I cooked up two preseasoned porketta roasts.  We had some over rice and I froze 3 more meals worth.  I still have some in the fridge for Jeff's dinner tonight to use over buns.
~I've been baking bread again.
~Goodwill has been kind to us lately.  We found 3 Williams and Sonoma Fall leaf small condiments plates for .99 each, shirts and sweaters, dvd series that I have been on the hunt for, furniture repair pens, fleece fabric in a old bowling print (Jeff wants a robe made out of it), shoes for me for Josh and Lauren's wedding, and a few other items.  All of these were either half off, or 20% off.
~We went out to dinner for Jeff's 60th birthday and had a buy 1 get 1 free beer deal and they gave him a free slice of cheesecake.
~I've been hanging out the laundry to dry when I can.
~Rachel bought me lunch on Tuesday.
~We were blessed to spend time with all the grandboys, Rachel, Heather, Chris and Jaysn on Tuesday.
~I continue to watch shows online and also listen to beautiful music online also.
~We stocked up on ziplock type bags from the Dollar Tree.  I use them to freeze applesauce in along with fruit and veggies from the garden.
~I was tempted to buy some new Fall decor pieces but realized that I already have lots of things here and do not need anymore. OK, so I did buy those little plates, but they were just so darned cute!  I did avoid the wreaths, swags and that is a positive right?  LOL!
~The library has been getting some great books and movies in lately so I have been taking advantage of that.
~Jeff and I have been trying to get out with Caesar and take more walks. Free exercise.
~I sent some frozen homemade applesauce down to Rachel's mother who is recovering from surgery.
~We received some free samples and magazines in the mail.

   That is about all I can remember at the moment.  One more day of hot weather and then it's more Fall like weather.  I can't wait to start decorating this weekend.  Be blessed!


  1. Wow, you have been so busy you are putting me to shame. take care of yourself. Ha! So nice to say that to someone else;)

    1. Oh my friend, I could never put you to shame. I am a sloth compared to you. LOL!


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