Friday, January 5, 2024

The Ways We Saved this Past Week 1/5/24!


We bought two garden boxes for $10 each from an ad on Marketplace.  To me they look like shipping boxes and they did have a lid that I didn't want.  Looking forward to gardening season in 6 months.

I made a copycat Outback Steakhouse steak seasoning from a free book last week.  We tried it out and it was perfect.  Yeah!  

I signed up for the Winter Reading Challenge at the local library. The grand prize is a $50 meijer gift card.

 So far I've crocheted 5 dish scrubbies for our kitchen and finished embroidering one pillowcase.

We went to Traverse City for my Birthday in December -just a short one night getaway.  It was the perfect present.  You can get a motel room for cheap on the off -season.  It was only $67 for a motel in the summer that's close to $300.   We never go north too much in the winter because of the snow but Michigan was snowless at the time. Keep in mind if you do this, attractions will probably be closed.  We had a great walk on the beach looking for rocks but the sand dunes were closed for the season.  Then we had the best fried perch dinner and then went for dessert at Traverse City Pie Company.  The next morning on the way out we stopped at the local Goodwill and another thrift store.  We had the best time just the two of us.

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Lana said...

Your trip sounds perfect! We like winter weeks away at our lake house because it is so quiet and peaceful there without boat traffic and less people in town.

Those boxes look great and what and awesome price! Spring will be here before we know it!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Lana, we loved it -Traverse City can be back to back traffic in the summer and put a damper on the trip. We loved looking at the cabins ...we could see them better without leaves on the trees and dream.
Your lake house sounds wonderful.

Belinda said...

Happy Birthday Vickie! Your trip to Traverse City sounds like fun.

Nancy said...

Hope you had a happy birthday Vickie! So nice that you could get away. Happy New Year to you and all!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Thankyou Belinda! It was a great getaway!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Nancy, Thanks for the birthday wishes and a Happy New Year to you too!

Mrs. Laura Lane said...

It all sounds fabulous to me. What a great time to get out and away from the crowds!
Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,