Sunday, July 23, 2017

God Proclaims His Love Everywhere!

I see hearts everywhere! 
Every time I see a heart in nature, I know it's God telling me, "I love you."

Follow Laura's board Hearts Everywhere on Pinterest.

Friday, July 21, 2017

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #108

Welcome to another 
Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage!

Each week I share ways I've saved money, my thrifty and frugal projects, and my blessings from God. 

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage

I am so glad you dropped in for a visit today—or tonight!
Please say hello! I'm always looking for new blog friends!

Hey y'all! I hope you're having a lovely week. This was a nice week for me. I got some things done, and I feel good about it. We picked our first ripe tomato this week. We haven't sliced it yet, but soon. I noticed a couple others are beginning to ripen as well. We have four jalapenos growing. My jalapeno jelly recipe takes 24. It's crazy hot, so I may look for a different recipe this year if we have a good crop. I pour it over cream cheese, and serve it with crackers. If you like things hot, give it a try. It's a great Christmas gift to make now!

A Verse for You

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
Philippians 4:8   


Here's my thrifty week!
  • Instead of the very expensive window air conditioner purchase we were considering, we chose to invest in two more fans to move the air in the house. It's summer. We're just going to be hot sometimes. 
  • I shower nightly and rinse off with cold well water. It brings my body temperature down so that I can fall asleep easier.
  • Cream of wheat for breakfast — good and cheap! I like it with milk and a little brown sugar. It's a nostalgic taste. I raised my kids on it.
  • Nothing beats ice water for keeping hydrated!
  • I bought chicken breasts on sale at Aldi.
  • I just couldn't cool down one evening, so I went to Walmart, bought a few items on my grocery list and chilled on their dime—well, I'm sure I had to pay for it at the cash register!
  • I mended my daughter's skirt. I had to re-sew all the seams, because it was poorly made. She really likes the skirt, so it was worth the time it took. It felt so good to sew again—even if I was just mending. I listened to the Genesis accounts of Abraham and Isaac while I was sewing. I used my new Kindle Fire.
  • Lowell talked with the lady at JC Penny's and was able to get a big discount on dress shoes. He called ahead to check if they had anything on sale, they said yes. He went over and tried them, but they didn't fit. He found some others that fit, but they weren't on sale. He talked with the sales lady, and she gave him the discount price that isn't supposed to start until this weekend. Favor of God! He saved $16 just for asking! 
  • I made a grilled sandwich with sliced tomato, a bit of fresh mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil from the garden. Oh yum!
  • $1 Coney Dogs at Sonic this week. Hubby and I ate for $4 including 2 large plain ice waters. Did you know that you can order ice water with flavors at Sonic for a fraction of the price of a soda? I especially like the sugar-free peach.
  • I had leftover yarn from my last hat. I was able to knit two extra caps for the chemo center.
  • I'm knitting a hat with white cotton yarn that my friend sent to me a few months ago. Thank you Karla!
That's my thrifty week.

What are you doing in your home this week?


...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!


Have you started thinking about Christmas yet?

Don't let it happen to you!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dog Tired...

Just popping in to say hello.
I'm doing pretty well.
Monday I will be half-way 
through my treatments.

I have spurts of energy, 
but sometimes
I'm just a little dog tired....