Friday, May 2, 2014

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #19

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I actually thought about skipping my thrifty post this week.  It's been so busy with starting our new cafe and bakery. I've felt a bit discouraged in my thriftiness since I've not had time to devote to it.  I decided that I need to Keep on the Sunny Side of Life, and do the best I can with what I've got, where I am, in the time I've got.  So, here's what I have done this week.

~ I determined that I will keep my expenses as low as possible during this start-up time.  Of course, I'll need to buy some things.  It's not to put a rule on myself but to help me keep in a frugal state of mind.
~ I mended a dress that will now give me another year of service.
~ We ate lots of leftovers.

I hope this encourages some busy busy ladies to keep at it even when it's not easy.  Be blessed dear ladies!  God is our strength and our salvation.

Laura
A very busy little bee
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    11 comments:

    1. Dear Laura, I had my own business so I know the time and expense that is required. Give yourself some grace and you can't do it all.
      My restaurant was a Pizza Parlor!
      Just relax and enjoy and don't forget to add the secret ingredients to the batter and all the recipes (Love) Roxy

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    2. I just shared with my husband how much I'm encouraged by your notes. Thank you so much Roxy. Today was a very busy day at the cafe. Time flew. ~smile~ I'm glad my husband handles the financial side of it, so I don't have those worries.

      Blessings,
      Laura

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    3. I agree to your philosophy - we do get busy and sometimes aren't able to keep up with some things, but keeping the right attitude throughout helps ourselves and others! Wonderful post! These hats are wonderful! It lp\ooks like a lot of fun! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,
      Kathy

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    4. I agree to your philosophy - we do get busy and sometimes aren't able to keep up with some things, but keeping the right attitude throughout helps ourselves and others! Wonderful post! These hats are wonderful! It lp\ooks like a lot of fun! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,
      Kathy

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    5. I found you through Growing Homemakers link up. You are a source of edification. I am going to follow you now. :) I love mending. It makes me feel empowered, and needle and thread is always a comfort. Please send baked goods. :) Good luck with your business.

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    6. Sweetie, I once had a business so I know how busy you are. Wishing for the best for you! I know it will be amazing! You are a thrifty gal and always are doing wonderful things! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
      hugs,
      Jann

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    7. Thanks so much for sharing this at my Creative Ways Link Party. I love the challenge of making do with what I have too. Have a great week.
      Blessings,
      Nici

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    8. Thank you Nici. It is a challenge, but rewarding as well.

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    9. Thank you Nici. It is a challenge, but rewarding as well.

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    10. Good for you Laura!We try to live a thrifty life on our homestead, too. :) Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope you can join us again today :)

      Best wishes with your new business!

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    11. You know, Lisa, I think many of the frugal things that I do just come naturally. I don't really think about them; I just do them. I'll bet you're the same way. It's really a mindset.

      Blessings to you! I'll come by.
      Laura

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