Sunday, December 16, 2018

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 12/16/18!

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

I finished furnishing the doll house for my granddaughter  I made the little blanket, pillows, and sheet set from scrap material, I crochet the rugs, and found more furniture at sales and the dollar store.   You can see more pictures here.

This is the off week for our grocery shopping.  Although I didn't make a post we spent just $30 picking up essentials.  At Adi's we spent $10.00 -which included Bananas, pork rinds, lettuce, and a gallon of Milk.  At Walmart we spent another $10 for 2 packages of Koegel Bologna.   We also spent $10 at Amazon buying Truvia with our rewards money.   This makes our total spent this month $200.80.  

I've been watching our electric use and part of that watching has been going onto our energy's website.  They show our electric use per day, month, and year to compare costs.   I visited their site multiple times but I think I've figured it all out.  I'm calmer now but it's still a surprise to me when one day is significantly lower or higher than the other.  I wish I knew for sure what to pin it on.  Was it the dryer or the oven?   Why can't they just tell that..ha ha.  Of course it doesn't matter, I can't stop using either one.  

I also have found out that our electric bill last month was the same as last year at this time.  Which really wasn't too bad since it has been colder and there was a extra day added.  We keep unplugging and turning off as much as possible.  Although I don't see a drastic reduction as I hoped, I'm glad that our bill has been on a even keel. 

Sorry about the low light picture,  I forgot to turn on another kitchen light!  😊

I made some sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast burritos and banana muffins for make ahead freezer breakfast meals. I also made greek yogurt and our own half and half. 

I received my pawpaws seeds from the Kentucky Dept of Agriculture.  They were sent to me free and I can't wait to see if I can grow a tree here in Michigan.  

My goals for this week:

Make one more fleece tie blanket and then I'm through!  Well I didn't get this done last week.  

Mail off all packages.  It seems like I'm always late on this one.  They will get there though.  

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

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