Saturday, January 29, 2022

Free Kindle Books and Deals for Today 1/29/22

 Free Kindle Books and deals that I posted for this last week on Facebook that are still free as of today Saturday 1/29/22!  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 app

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Free Books

Christian romance





Deep Blue Sea (New England Inspirations Book 1) 

The Heart of Innocence: Amish Romance (Amish Hearts Book 1)



Mr. Gilders' Apprentice by Jean Kuhnke


Cookbooks, Crafts, and Gardening

Slow Cooker Vegetable Recipes: Simple and Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Copycat Recipes: Making Outback Steakhouse’s Most Popular Recipes at Home (Famous Restaurant Copycat Cookbooks


Grow Bag Gardening 


Children's

Life of Bailey: A True Life Story FROM PUPPY TO DOG

Marvin the Very Tall Bear 

I Feel Angry: Children's picture book about anger management for kids age 3 5 (Emotions & Feelings book for preschool) 


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Friday, January 28, 2022

Frugal Friday, Organizing, and How We've Bought our Furniture 1/28/22

I've been cleaning and organizing the computer/sewing room/pantry this past week.  Yep, this past whole week.  I do a little each day.   I don't get overwhelmed that way and can continue doing what I need to in the rest of the house.  This also gives me time to be inspired.  Time to think about what will look nice or how to fit more stuff on each shelf.  Time to realize that I can quit buying soap for awhile.

Today, I'll be painting the trim by the doors that have started looking bad. Tomorrow I'll vacuum again and clean the carpet.  Although the carpet is old we will just leave it till another year or so.  


That brings me to what started this whole room cleaning/organizing thing.  We bought a new (to us) desk at a estate sale a couple of weeks ago (please excuse the popcorn on the floor we had a movie watching party last night).   

Estate sales are my favorite place to buy furniture.   While other people have been ordering furniture  and having to wait on delivery for a long time for new (I've heard 6 months to a year), we've bought what we have needed and wanted.

This past Fall, we also found our living room furniture at another estate sale.  The man had just bought his house and furnished it with all new stuff then passed away suddenly, I was told.  So, he barely had time to sit down on it.  Very sad.

Now, remember you have to haul it yourselves, so be prepared with a trailer or truck and help.  Listen, that couch was a trip to get through the window (true) but the desk had a bonus, it was assembled already!  

If you need some furniture it pays to think of other ways to get it like estate sales, garage sales, or used furniture places.   You'll save money and time.  

Another tip is to not get in a hurry.  Just slow down and look around, you will find just what you've been looking for at a great price!  

What are the ways you saved this past week?


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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Pantry Challenge 2022 ....umm, and Menu for this week 1/25/22!

 


It was a nice day last Monday (before the snow/severe cold) and we decided to go for a drive.  I suggested we go to the Amish and Mennonite stores and enjoy ourselves before the virtual learning for the grandkids began last week.

You know, we just like to go when we can.  Going on car rides get us out of the house and keep us from going stir crazy.   I suggested going there because I thought  they wouldn't have anything in stock.  You see, the last time we went they were low on stock and the deals were far and few between.  So, I knew on the way back that it would give us something to talk about.  Well, boy was I wrong!  Maybe Monday morning is the time to shop..

So, just so you know the budget is blown but in the end we decided if we see it at a good price we should buy it now.  This is a different world now, isn't it?

Here are some examples of the good deals (none were out of date):  

We bought Campbell's tomato soup for .59 a can

We found our Koegel's bologna!  This is a hit or miss item.

He bought smoked Pork chops for $12.62 (8 good sized pork chops)

5 lb bag of grapefruit $4.99

5 lbs of natural Peanut butter for $5.99 (I've been looking for a deal on Natural Peanut butter)

1 package of Jimmy Dean sausage for $1.50

24 count of fruit snacks  $1.99

There was more to a grand total of $129.36

Well, we had the money because we had saved the previous weeks so we are good in that respect. 

This week's Menu:  

Monday           Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy.

Tuesday           Steak (from Flashfood), and a baked potato

Wednesday      Chicken noodle soup  (leftover chicken)

Thursday         Hamburger stew      

Friday             Hamburger steak  &   Twice baked sweet potatoes,

Saturday         There is bound to be leftovers

Sunday           Roast and the fixings

Breakfasts:   Fried Bologna/ham/egg sandwiches,  oatmeal, leftover sausage (x2), eggs, and waffles.


Lunch, your on own.

Are you doing a pantry challenge or maybe even a low or no Spend January?   How's it coming along?

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Free Kindle Books and Deals for Today 1/22/22

  Free Kindle Books and deals that I posted for this last week on Facebook that are still free as of today Saturday 1/22/22!  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 app

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The Right Resolution: A Sweet New Year's Eve Story of Faith, Love, and Small-Town Holidays (Holiday Hearts Romance Book 1) by  Kristen Ethridge



Childrens:

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss




 


Just .99!  The Amish Bonnet Sisters series Box Set: Books 1 - 3 (Amish Mercy, Amish Honor, A Simple Kiss): Amish Romance (The Amish Bonnet Sisters Box Set)  


Just .99!  Second Chance Protectors: Love, faith, and danger - Christian romance with suspense by Alexa Verde and Autumn Macarthur 

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Frugal Friday: Things I've Used in My Pantry this Week!

I'm a little late today:   School is over for the day so I have a few moments before I collapse! I wasn't sure I really was frugal this week with getting used to Grandma's virtual school again.  It does sound like they will be returning next week. 


I used some things in my pantry though here is a list:

2 Muffin mixes

chicken noodle soup

3 cans of pinto beans

macaroni and cheese

oats (no-bake cookies and oats for breakfast)


I made my own uncrustables using this mold- One will go for it but the other grandchild says no it's not the real thing.  =Aww such is the life of a frugal grandma!  

We didn't order take out once.

I also signed up for the free covid tests this past week.  Did you?  I hope I never have to use one but you never know.


What are the ways you saved this past week?


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