Saving money by practicing thrift and old-fashioned frugal living has become second nature to me over the years. You can save a whole lot of money just by making do with what you have.
I missed a week, so I included a few highlights from last week. I hope you've got the snow or sunshine or rain you've been hoping for. I am still praying for snow and for a new job for my husband. He had three interviews this week. It's all in God's hands and in His timing.
~ I made homemade soap with my friend Joyce.
~ A friend gave us her old car! We've needed a second car for a long time. Four drivers - one car. It's a 1989 Grand Marquis. It's an answer to prayer. Thank you Jesus!
~ Lots of homemade food and making do this week.
~ Homemade cinnamon rolls were the special treat I took to co-op this week. Nothing fancy, but delicious.
~ My daughter refilled our foaming hand soap bottle.
~ I watered down the concentrated dish soap when I refilled my little bottle.
~ I bought the off brand of Dawn dish soap, but my husband told me not to buy it again.
~ I put a little water in with my shampoo to extend it. I liked it better! It was easy to lather. My hair was just as clean.
~ Lentils and rice is a cheap filling meal. I used garlic powder instead of garlic.
~ I made potato soup— another cheap filling meal.
~ We ran out of toothpaste, so we're using a few little samples we got from the dentist. When it's done. I'm going to try to make homemade toothpaste. I'll have to let you know how that goes!
~ We had our taxes done at a volunteer tax service for free. Thank you Jesus!
~ I used a 40% off coupon to buy a ball of cotton yarn at Hobby Lobby. That brought it to less than $2.00.
~ I received a new book for review.
~ I received some new knives for review.
~ I made another batch of Super Quick Super Cheap Laundry Detergent. It doesn't last as long as it might if my teens weren't using it, too. I have a feeling they use a bit too much. It doesn't matter though, because it's so cheap to make!
~ I wrote a few Amazon reviews and a book review.
~ I'm making dishcloths that may end up being gifts next Christmas— if I don't need them first!
~ I'm still working on my little snowman ornaments for my winter tree. The decorations are off it now, and I'll store it this weekend until next winter, but they'll be ready for next year.
~ My husband sold some restaurant equipment which will help pay our business debt. We don't have any personal debt, so no pesky calls from bill collectors!
~ My husband fixed the blinker on our car for only $4.00.
~ I didn't go back and buy another ball of yarn I wanted at Hobby Lobby.
~ We ate leftover potato soup and some smoked sausage my dad gave me for supper.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to save for rainy days. I am a squirrel. I have been squirreling a little money here and there as it comes to me for years. It's been very helpful in this time of unemployment. Even if you can only save a few dollars or even a few cents, please do it. It's the only reason we've still got money after no income for two months. The other thing I had was some food in the freezer.
Prepare while you can ladies!
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!
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