Sunday, December 9, 2018

My Frugal Ways this Week 12/9/18!

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Here are the ways I've saved this past week:


We went to see our favorite light show at our local historical village.  This is the one time of the year that they let you drive through the village for $5.00 a carload.   So pretty!  



I have so far made three Fleece tie Blankets for Christmas presents.  



Lucky for me I have someone to hold down the blankets while I work!  

Received a coupon in the mail from Hungry Howies for a free pizza and a digital coupon for a free donut from Meijer for my birthday this month.  Yes, they both were delicious!  

We are trying a different way to grocery shop this month (biweekly).   It's a learning experience but I hope to save at least $60.00 a month trying it this way.  

We bought hamburger for $1.99 a pound and restocked the freezer.  I froze patties in hamburger Tupperware containers.  I then cooked and froze hamburger in 1 pound packages for meals later on.  

I made waffles and froze some for later breakfast meals.  

I reused a couple of those big bags from the stores for garbage bags.  


My goals for this week:

Make one more fleece tie blanket and then I'm through!  

Continue fixing up the doll house for granddaughter.  I need to make cushions for the seats in the library this week.  So far I've made blankets, put down floors (samples from the hardware), crochet rugs, made a sheet set, and even found some pots and pans that were hidden in one of the dressers.  This dollhouse was given to me by a sweet neighbor.  



What are the way's you've saved this past week?




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Saturday, December 8, 2018

My Grocery Shopping Total This Week 12/8/18!

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I want to say first that I'm sorry if I have missed some comments.   Google no longer tells me when I have one.  I find there is no way for me to monitor them before they publish.  I've looked for this repeatedly and have not found it.  So I'm sorry if I haven't answered your comments.   I'll try to be more vigilant but I think I've failed in a few instances.  So sorry!  Keep commenting and I'll try my best(please)!  

We have decided to grocery shop every other week so this week's total has been different.   A little higher and a lot more bought at once.  I really got to stock up at Meijer so that was great for my pantry.  So next week I plan on buying just the necessities to keep the bill down.  I hope I can manage this!   I would like our grocery bill to go down to $340.00 a month.  That would save us $60 a month  doesn't sound like a lot but $720 a year could pay for half of this years home taxes!  Yeah!








Meijer

2 bars of Candy Free with coupon from a promotion on Facebook
Holiday Candy $2.58
Meijer water $1.97
Half and half $1.89 -.50 cent off Meijer coupon
Koegels Bologna $4.79
3 packages of ground beef for $1.99 a pound $8.00 -$7.76-$7.94
10 Prego Pasta Sauce .75 each (after buy 5 get $5.00 off)
Chunk Cheese $1.99 -.50 cents off coupon
2 jars of Pickles $1.99 each
10 Koolaid drink $1.49 (after buy 5 get $5.00 off )
Cottage Cheese $1.79 -.(after buy 5 get $5.00 off )
2 silk milks $1.49 each after  two Meijer .50 off coupons and (buy 5 get $5.00 off)
5 jars of peanuts $1.99  (after buy 5 get $5.00 off)
Little debbie $2.00
2 Quaker Oats  $1.99 each after (after buy 5 get $5.00 off )


Total $84.99








Aldi

Fresh Whole Chicken $5.10
PB 40 oz $2.49
2 gallons of milk $1.98 each
Ginger bread train to make with grand kids $6.99
Shortening  $2.89
Navel Oranges $2.19
2 pork sausages $2.99
Ham and turkey sub kit $.99
3 Advance Bars $4.99 each
Stevia  $2.99
Lunch Meat $2.99
2 turkey snack sticks $3.49 each
Half and Half $1.55
2 bags of Pork rinds .79 each
2 boxes of crackers .75 each
Parmesan Cheese $2.29 each
Total $80.50



Walmart
Eggs (36)  $4.70
-bottle refund $3.30

Total $1.40

Kroger
Aloe water (free Friday download)
Kroger Tea bags $2.79
Bananas $1.11
Total $3.29

Grand Total:  $170.80

How did you do grocery shopping?  


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Free Kindle Books for Today 12/8/18!

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Free Kindle Books for today 12/8/18  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App




Mail Order Bride - Elise's Journey: Sweet Clean Historical Western Mail Order Bride Inspirational Romance (Eagle Creek Brides Book 1) by [Gracey, Karla]


Love's Time: A Christian Time Travel Romance by [Lindsey, Crystal Mary]


Etsy For Anyone: How to Become a Break-Out Seller in 30 Days by [Flores, Jenny]









True North (An Alaskan Inside Passage Adventure Book 1) by [Slack, Patty Wyatt]







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Friday, December 7, 2018

Book Review: The King's Highway by Caryl McAdoo

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The King's Highway (Days of Dread Trilogy Book 1) by [McAdoo, Caryl]

The King's Highway (Days of Dread Trilogy Book 1)

by Caryl McAdoo

A mysterious dead man directs the small band on their journey to a much safer corridor he dubs The King’s Highway. 

Airplanes are falling out of the sky, and all things electric rendered useless after a mysterious flash. It tests the grit of fifteen-year-old Jackson Allison when the care and safety of his younger siblings fall solely to him. No one knows for sure what’s happened, but danger lurks if they stay. With a fierce determination to keep his thirteen-year-old sister McKenzie and nine-year-old brother Cooper safe, the high school freshman is compelled to leave their Irving home in the shadow of the DFW Airport for their grandparents’ farm a hundred-plus miles northeast. 
Thrust into a lawless, chaotic world, he’s guided by an ever-changing cryptic note that leads his growing troupe along the King’s Highway. Bullies, Russians, wild animals, gang-bangers, and kidnappers thwart their progress while a lack of drinkable water and food is a constant concern. Will he ever get his people to safety in the Red River Valley in far Northeast Texas?



My thoughts:

An unexplained event has turned out the lights and the children are at home by themselves.  This story tells the dangers that come next and how they survive.  Great story line as I think this is every parents nightmare.  

Wonderful details and so many great characters I just couldn't put it down.  So many dangers lurked on every corner that I wanted know how the children would fare.  Thank goodness they had God watching and guiding them as they go along. 

I loved how this book ended, but yet it left you wanting to know more. Perfect!  I did feel that the author could back up some and explain more about the grandparents.  

This is a great book for early teens through adults.  

A great great read!   

I downloaded this book yesterday 12/7/18 and it's still free today 12/8/18!  

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Free Kindle Books for Today Plus Kroger's Free Friday Download 12/7/18!

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Crossing Values (Crossing Series Book 1) by [Daws, Carrie]

Jesus, an Obedient Son by [Phillips, Michael]



Christmas Crochet: Done in a Day! 7 Quick & Easy Projects to Bring Out the Christmas Spirit by [Cousins, Tara]


Return of the Old Fashioned Housewife: Advice on homemaking, urban homesteading, and a simpler life by [Singh, Kate]
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Free Kindle Books and Deals for Today 12/6/18!


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Free Kindle Books for today 12/6/18  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App

The King's Highway (Days of Dread Trilogy Book 1) by [McAdoo, Caryl]

The King's Highway (Days of Dread Trilogy Book 1) 


Love's Sweet Whisper by [Katterson, Isabella]

Love's Sweet Whisper 


Healthy Tea Under One Dollar: Make Your Own Healthy Teas for Less than a Dollar by [Freiherr, Sofia ]

Healthy Tea Under One Dollar: Make Your Own Healthy Teas for Less than a Dollar 



Simple Recipes for Easy Homemade Face Scrubs and Body Exfoliants: Organic Beauty on a Budget (Herbal and Natural Remedies for Healhty Skin Care Book 1) by [Tabakova, Vesela]

 

Cooking With Kids: 30 Healthy Recipes Your Kids Will Love To Make by [DePasquale MD, Annie]

Cooking With Kids: 30 Healthy Recipes Your Kids Will Love To Make




Doctor Kangaroo: A Silly Rhyming Children's Picture Book by [Hawksley, Gerald]

Doctor Kangaroo: A Silly Rhyming Children's Picture Book 




A Great Deal!  



Huckleberry Christmas (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series Book 3) by [Beckstrand, Jennifer]

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