Sunday, May 15, 2016

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #63

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!
I have enjoyed meeting so many ladies over the past few weeks. 
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 grocery shopped at Aldi first.

~ We enjoyed two meals of leftovers from the kids' spring banquet Saturday evening.

~ We celebrated Mother's Day and my birthday at home.

~ I carried my water bottle.

~ I Made Super Quick Super Cheap Laundry Detergent

~ I refilled my liquid foaming soap dispensers. I am now using one in the kitchen as well as one in the bathroom. I used dish soap for the kitchen dispenser so that I can put a little on a wet cloth to wash dishes or just wash my hands with it. I used some body wash that I got for Christmas in the bathroom. Put about a half an inch of liquid soap in the bottom, fill the bottle with water until you're about half an inch below the pump, and shake. 

~ We used some of the homemade soap I made a few months ago.

Birthday blessings abounded including my first pedicure, gel manicure, facial and haircut, lunch out, dinner out, books, clothes, candles, flowers. I even had a surprise party with friends. 

Thank you everyone!

Have a terrific week!


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What are you doing in your home this week?
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ஐღLauraღஐ 
...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!
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18 comments:

  1. Happy, Happy Belated Birthday and wishes for many more, friend. Have a beautiful upcoming week...smiles

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  2. Oh my goodness, I just had to click back on here...I thought I heard birds---and sure enough!!! JUST LOVELY LAURA!!!! smiles

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  3. Sounds like a productive week!
    And what wonderful birthday goodies!!!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    This week is a quiet one here...
    The older kids are still schooling, so my Flynn and I will tackle some light cleaning.
    We are also patiently awaiting some spring weather here in PA.
    Today...we had snow!

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  4. It sounds like a very good week for you all.

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  5. I love your thriftiness. I do many of the same things! Hope you have a wonderful week and happy belated birthday!!

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  6. Great job on another successful week and happy belated birthday. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  7. Happy, happy birthday.. Proud you had such a nice one.
    Have a blessed week.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Mrs. Lane! It sounds like you had a wonderful day, and I'm so glad! :)

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  9. I too shop at Aldi's and love thrifty finds. Have a wonderful flower filled week!

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  10. And that bird song in the background kind of got me by surprise but it's good. Because it makes me feel like I'm actually in the cottage. :)

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  11. Thank you everyone! So sorry I didn't get to write back to everyone.

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  12. I love shopping at Aldi as well! Such great prices! :)

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  13. Happy birthday! Aldi is a great place to shop for savings, can make a lot of great meals from there. Love the bird sounds, I thought they were outside my window and I was looking,lol. Have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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    1. Thanks Jill. Glad you enjoyed the birds. I find them peaceful.

      Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

      Laura

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  14. Sounds like a great week Laura! :)

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday, sweet friend! I am so happy God sent so many sweet blessings your way...you deserve them. :) Sending you love and hugs!

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    1. You're so sweet Cheryl. I've been thinking about you. When I hit send I'll be praying for your family!

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  16. It's the little savings that add up to the big savings. We tend to celebrate special occasions at home too. Always sweeter I think.

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Be blessed!
Laura