Friday, August 28, 2015
A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #44
Good day dear reader,
I hope today finds you happy and content. God is yet good no matter what our circumstances. Ours have been lean for a couple of weeks. It gives us great incentive to be thrifty and save money. It's birthday season. That means we have extra expenses that must be absorbed into our grocery budget. We're still paying some medical expenses for our eldest son until he starts getting paychecks from his new job. It will be worth it, and he'll pay us back. It's just tight until then.
Meals have been...shall we say creative? Filling but unusual? It's all part of using up what we have on hand. This quote from Teddy Roosevelt has served our family well over the years.
Here are some of the thrifty and frugal things we've done this week....
~ We rented a movie on Sunday for $.75 at our local video store. It's their Sunday special.
~ Leftovers for supper Sunday
~ I planned a potluck dinner for Saturday night.
~ I reviewed a book that I received for free from the publisher.
~ I asked a company to review a product for free and my request was accepted.
~ I stayed home all day Monday. Less gas used!
~ Cornbread for breakfast
~ Using up odds and ends of food
~ Decorated for birthdays with items bought at yard sales
~ Wrapped gifts with items bought at yard sales
~ Began using a DVD set that I received for review.
I hope you have a beautiful weekend and a frugal week!