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 love it when y'all leave comments, so I can meet you and see your blogs, too.
We had to use this week's grocery money for car repairs last week since we don't have an emergency fund built up yet. I cannot stress enough how much an emergency fund can take the stress (pun intended) out of emergencies. Eventually, I would like to have a fund just for car repairs.
Here's my thrifty week:
~ Four days with no hot water. It saved propane and water. Do you know how fast you can take a shower with icy well water? ~smile~
~ My husband and his friend fixed our water heater.
~ My grown son brought fixin's to make a nice dinner for Memorial Day. Thanks Matthew! My dad gave us some ribs a couple months ago, and they were delicious. Thanks Dad!
~ We ate split pea soup made with a bag of split peas, an onion, and a ham bone. I cannot say we enjoyed it, but it filled our tummies. We ate it with homemade cornbread.
~ I received a check in the mail from an old insurance claim from a couple years ago. I nearly threw the papers away, but instead I stuck everything in a big envelope, put $2 worth of stamps on it and sent it to the insurance company figuring they'd throw it away. Praise God I sent it! I hope I can use the payment to buy some curriculum this year.
~ I cleaned out the refrigerator and threw away old condiments etc. It makes it easier to see what I have to work with. Lots of empty space. ~smile~ God always provides!
~ I made the gel manicure I received for my birthday last three weeks! I used rubber gloves when I did dishes. After a week, the gel came off one nail—right before I went to church! Fortunately, my daughter had the same color in regular nail polish. For the last two weeks, I've been re-polishing my nail every day or two. That's precisely why I don't usually wear nail polish!
~ We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary by going out to a nice steak house. That doesn't sound frugal, but we originally had hoped for a cruise. So, I think it was pretty frugal. ~smile~
~ We went to a free Memorial Day event.
~ I reviewed Phil Wickham's new album Children of God.
~ I made chicken and dumplings using leg quarters my dad brought us. He really blessed us when he visited!
~ We ate leftovers for a few meals.
~ We ate a lot of bread based meals... toast... sandwiches... etc. It's a great filler for hungry tummies.
~ My son brought some things we needed... toilet paper... ice... chocolate!
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!