Friday, August 19, 2016

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #77



Welcome to another thrifty week at Harvest Lane Cottage. I am honored by your visit.  Each week I share my thrifty and frugal projects, ways of saving money, and my blessings from God. 


I am so glad you dropped in for a visit today—or tonight!

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Hello! 
  I was thrilled to feel a bit of a chill in the very early mornings this week. It's been under '90, and I'm so thankful. I am going to take a week or two off from writing. I have much to do right now with school starting and getting used to a new schedule. I will post any reviews that are due, and maybe a thrifty week post; but otherwise, I'll be taking some time away from the computer. Please come back and see me in September!

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Here's my thrifty week:
  • I made some personal tissue covers from fabric and thread in my stash.
  • I left the air conditioner off one day.
  • We rented DVDs for half price $.82 on Sunday at our local video store.
  • I bought some drinks at Sonic's Happy Hour.
  • We shopped at a couple thrift stores, but only spent bought a couple of orange t-shirts for $.50 to make little fabric pumpkins with. 
  • I edited a review that my son wrote for a Bluetooth speaker.
  • I listed some more things on Ebay.
  • I also sold some books on Ebay.
  • I used my freezer as a refrigerator for my milk so that it wouldn't go bad. The fridge part itself isn't staying cold enough. I am limping along with it in hopes that it will work better when it gets cooler. If worse comes to worse, I guess I'll need to use a cooler. ~grin~
  • I got the latest When Calls the Heart DVD Forever in My Heart. You'll see a review soon.

Don't forget to enter my little Autumn giveaway
It's just the cutest little board book!
Well, that's my thrifty week. 
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What are you doing in your home this week?
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I enjoyed this quote from Joyce Meyer this week:

When we believe the best of people, we let go of each thing they do that is hurtful to us. And we choose to think things like, 'I don't believe they meant to hurt me.' 'Maybe they're having a bad day or don't feel well.' 'They probably don't even realize how they sound.' Joyce Meyer
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/joyce_meyer.html
 "ღLauraღஐ 
...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #76



Welcome to another thrifty week at Harvest Lane Cottage. I am honored by your visit.  Each week I share my thrifty and frugal projects, ways of saving money, and my blessings from God. 


I am so glad you dropped in for a visit today—or tonight!

♥♥♥
Hello! 

I am just certain that I blinked and summer was gone. I've done many things on my summer bucket list, but I don't think I'm going to get to all of them. My youngest is already finishing up her second week of school. My son will be starting on Monday. My college daughter gets another week. This is the first year that they all are starting at different times. 

I've been sneaking in some sewing time this week, but it's my mending basket. 

I love it when y'all leave comments, so I can meet you and see your blogs, too.

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Here's my thrifty week:
  • I mended some bath towels that were getting ratty. I cut off the ends that looked bad, ran my hands along the edges to get the little pieces of terry cloth off, then used a wide zigzag stitch by machine over the edges. They're a little shorter now, but it saved them from the rag pile.
  • My daughter called the college to make sure her financial aid was in place before purchasing her books. Good thing. They were still doing the paperwork. I don't want to run up any bills before we are sure what her benefits will be.
  • I organized my ten errands in order from one end of town to the other so that I wouldn't have to do any backtracking. Using an insulated freezer bag made it possible to get the few grocery items I needed early in my trip. 
  • My Emily used scrapbook paper we didn't need to line the cabinet in the bathroom. It looks so nice. 
  • I made an apple crisp using apples that were beginning to get mealy. 
  • We borrowed The Magic of Ordinary Days from the library through interlibrary loan.
  • My friend sent me some fabric to make some skirts and dresses. Thank you Michelle! She gets more stitching done than anyone I know. The word prolific comes to mind. She sells her stitchery, too, so be sure to contact her if you need something made up. She has a charming blog where she shows her works in progress, her finished stitchery, and photos of her very adorable cat, Sylvia. Please visit her at Ozarks Sew n' Sews, and tell her hi.
  • One of our front windows fell out this week. Believe it or not, it didn't break! My husband spent less than $10 for little metal pieces and glazing then fixed the window for me. Thrifty since we didn't pay anyone to do it for us!
  • I sold some things on Etsy and on Ebay.
  • I also listed more things on Ebay last night.
Well, that's my thrifty week. 
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What are you doing in your home this week?
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I enjoyed this quote from Mother Theresa this week:

"Spread love everywhere you go:
first of all in your own house.
Give love to your children,
to your wife or husband,
to a next door neighbor...
Let no one ever come to you
without leaving better and happier."

Mother Teresa

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

~~~~~

You might enjoy reading...

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A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #76



Welcome to another thrifty week at Harvest Lane Cottage. I am honored by your visit.  Each week I share my thrifty and frugal projects, ways of saving money, and my blessings from God. 


I am so glad you dropped in for a visit today—or tonight!

♥♥♥
Hello! 

I am just certain that I blinked and summer was gone. I've done many things on my summer bucket list, but I don't think I'm going to get to all of them. My youngest is already finishing up her second week of school. My son will be starting on Monday. My college daughter gets another week. This is the first year that they all are starting at different times. 

I've been sneaking in some sewing time this week, but it's my mending basket. 

I love it when y'all leave comments, so I can meet you and see your blogs, too.

~~~~~
♥♥♥
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Here's my thrifty week:
  • I mended some bath towels that were getting ratty. I cut off the ends that looked bad, ran my hands along the edges to get the little pieces of terry cloth off, then used a wide zigzag stitch by machine over the edges. They're a little shorter now, but it saved them from the rag pile.
  • My daughter called the college to make sure her financial aid was in place before purchasing her books. Good thing. They were still doing the paperwork. I don't want to run up any bills before we are sure what her benefits will be.
  • I organized my ten errands in order from one end of town to the other so that I wouldn't have to do any backtracking. Using an insulated freezer bag made it possible to get the few grocery items I needed early in my trip. 
  • My Emily used scrapbook paper we didn't need to line the cabinet in the bathroom. It looks so nice. 
  • I made an apple crisp using apples that were beginning to get mealy. 
  • We borrowed The Magic of Ordinary Days from the library through interlibrary loan.
  • My friend sent me some fabric to make some skirts and dresses. Thank you Michelle! She gets more stitching done than anyone I know. The word prolific comes to mind. She sells her stitchery, too, so be sure to contact her if you need something made up. She has a charming blog where she shows her works in progress, her finished stitchery, and photos of her very adorable cat, Sylvia. Please visit her at Ozarks Sew n' Sews, and tell her hi.
  • One of our front windows fell out this week. Believe it or not, it didn't break! My husband spent less than $10 for little metal pieces and glazing then fixed the window for me. Thrifty since we didn't pay anyone to do it for us!
  • I sold some things on Etsy and on Ebay.
  • I also listed more things on Ebay last night.
Well, that's my thrifty week. 
~~~~~
What are you doing in your home this week?
~~~~~

I enjoyed this quote from Mother Theresa this week:

"Spread love everywhere you go:
first of all in your own house.
Give love to your children,
to your wife or husband,
to a next door neighbor...
Let no one ever come to you
without leaving better and happier."

Mother Teresa

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

~~~~~

You might enjoy reading...

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New in My Ebay Tonight




These items are from our family's personal collection at my Little House on Center Creek. We have a non-smoking home.

Your purchase helps fund my children's education.
Thank you.
Laura Lane
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