Lots of fun getting ready for Easter things going on at our house and at our church this week. My daughters are both volunteering in the church nursery this weekend. Amy is going to wear something casual. Emily is going to wear a dress I received for review this week. I think I'm going to wear a springy floral print dress I made last fall.
Lowell is still job hunting. He works at it every day. He had an interview this week and has another one by phone next week. We keep praying. It's been over three months now.
We have faith that God will provide until he provides a job.
Here are some of the things we've done in our home this week,
some ways that God has miraculously provided for us this week.
"It is always best to make do and smile
at the little things you can create,
than to make no attempt at all!"
~ I cut my own bangs.
~ My son got some great deals on equipment he needed at a first day of spring yard sale.
~ I carried bottled water from home.
~ I received a dress for review that Emily is going to wear to the homeschool spring formal.
~ I received a spiral slicer for review.
~ I received a book I wanted from Paperback Swap for 1 credit plus $.49.
~ We accepted an invitation to eat lunch with a group at church Sunday.
~ I bought seven packages of chicken thighs for $.49 a lb. Most packages were $2 or less for 7-8 thighs.
~ I ordered the Free High School Forms.
~ I patched three pairs of jeans for my sons.
~ I ordered a dress for my Emily with a 15% off coupon and a $50 gift certificate that I won about three years ago. She paid the postage, and the entire out-of-pocket was about $8!
~ I received some movies for review this week.
~ I received a jump rope for Amy for review this week.
~ I packed a take-along lunch of home cooked chicken breast, bread, mayonnaise, and tortilla chips for lunch after Good Friday service. Then we helped fill eggs for the kids for Easter Sunday.
~ I made another dishcloth this week. I am thinking about selling some in my Etsy shop. I haven't put anything in the shop for awhile.
Sounds like I'd better start testing and writing some reviews! Most of the reviews will be Amazon reviews. Click here if you'd like to see what I've reviewed.
I am splurging on meals for Easter Day.
Cereal for breakfast
Shrimp Pasta Salad for lunch
Homemade Hand Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches for dinner
Chocolate Icebox Pie for dessert
I want the kids to enjoy the day.
How are you blessing your family with your thrifty ways this week?
Have a blessed Easter!
...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
on a short shoestring budget!
Trusting in Jesus!
Jesus Jesus Jesus
Sweetest Name I know
Fills my every longing
Keeps Me Singing As I Go