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Sunday, March 11, 2018

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 3/11/18!

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We had another bit of snow and we are now close to the all time record for our area.  It's starting to melt and there is a promise from the weatherman of warmer weather next week.   I do think though we will make or break the record before this winter season is over!  

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

I finished  the needlepoint greeting cards I've been working on (total of 8). My daughter found these in her closet and asked if I wanted to do them.  I will stamp them with a appropriate greeting as I go along.  

I planned on freezer cooking but the only thing I managed to make was some  volcano cookies for the grand children.  I made two batches so I was able to freeze a lot.  

I fixed the living room blinds again and realized that I had fixed the same slat twice before over the years.  I discussed with the husband about getting new window coverings when we got new carpet in a couple of years.  We have a very large front window plus two side windows in the living room so that will be expensive to replace.  The blinds though are 20 years old and are really showing their age. He said something along the lines of they were just now developing a patina.  I have a couple of years to work on him.

We went to an estate sale and bought a lot of small things like cleaning supplies, light bulbs, sewing scissors, a storage box for the play dough, and small tools. Estate sales are where I buy most of my cleaning supplies (ajax, furniture polish, spray and wash, etc) for a dollar or less.  We spent $20.

I  made Annabelle's Miracle cleaner.  I used this for my counter tops and floors.  Made the house smell wonderful!  

We took the granddaughter to the Library for a free animal program yesterday. The speaker brought a peahen, snake, crocodile, turtle, plus a couple of others for the kids to see and pet.  Earlier in the week we also took her to the nature preserve for a toddler program for $3.00.  

I winter sewed more milk jugs with a variety of seeds this past week.  I received one packet of flower seeds free in a box of cereal. 

My goals for This Week:  

I have cleaned out the closets and organized in both the guest room and the computer/sewing room.  I need to finish with cleaning the curtains and blinds then washing the walls.  This was on last week but life got in the way.  

Winter sew more milk jugs.  

Freezer cook two meals.  

What are the ways you've saved this past week?

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