Friday, June 17, 2016

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #68

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.


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Here's my thrifty week:

~ I borrowed my daughter's camera to take photos of things I want to sell.

~ I listed several items in my Ebay shop. I've already sold a couple! I will reuse packing materials to save more.

~ We had 13 for dinner tonight. We ate bbq chicken and several sides. I got the chicken on sale last week for $.59 a pound. I thought frugal as I was planning the menu.

~ I got a frozen lemonade for half-price at Sonic. Oh yum!

~ I crocheted dish cloths for shower gifts. I used the last of my cotton yarn, so I won't be crocheting any more for awhile.

~ I used a 40% off coupon and my birthday gift card to buy some cotton batting at Hobby Lobby for a project I want to do. Score!

~ I received some more items for review  from Amazon sellers.

~ I wrote some reviews in exchange for some products.

It was a busy week of chauffeuring my children to appointments and jobs. I didn't really get a whole lot else done. Just some cleaning, cleaning out, and taking care of school things. I didn't keep track of how much I got rid of. I hope to do better next 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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24 comments:

  1. Sounds like you did very well this week :))))

    Finding joy

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  2. So happy to hear about your good week, sweet friend. :) How do you do the Amazon reviews? Is it hard to get started, or does it cost anything? Perhaps you can email me sometime and let me know. It sounds like fun! Sending you love and hugs! :)

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    1. I have written lots of book reviews over the last five years or so. I started with http://www.booklookbloggers.com/ and with http://www.bloggingforbooks.com/ . They both send books for free in exchange for an honest review.

      I have written reviews for a few others over the years as well. I usually share all reviews on Amazon, too. Something magical happened at the first of this year. I started hovering near the top 10, 000 reviewers on Amazon. I didn't even know it existed. Anyway, I started getting offers for reviews of all kinds of products. Some for free, some for shipping, some for a reduced cost plus shipping. I usually just do the reviews for free things unless there's something one of us really wants or needs for a small cost. Most offers I decline, because I think they would be clutter, or they are inappropriate. Most offers are for things less than $20.

      So, they best advice I can give you is to write Amazon reviews for products on Amazon that you've purchased there or that you use. You can also write reviews of books, music, etc. for anything you find on Amazon.

      If you like to read, check out the websites above. Best wishes! Be blessed!

      Hugs,
      Laura

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  3. We are not doing much...it is quite warm here...so...just hanging tough inside, smiles. Have a beautiful weekend, Happy Father's Day to your hubby.

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  4. I, too have often wondered how to get free products to review for Amazon. Thanks for the information! I LOVE crocheted dishcloths. What a great gift idea.

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    1. The crocheted dishcloths can be as simple or as fancy as you want to make them, Karen. I'd like to experiment with some different brands of cotton. The Peaches and Cream fades with washing. I'd like to find something more colorfast. Have you made dishcloths?

      I'll be by to chat over the backyard fence in a few minutes.
      Be blessed!

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  5. Hi sweet friend! Ah, what a joy to spend some time with you this evening. I always enjoy your thrifty weeks as you encourage me to be more thrifty {{smiles}}

    Thinking of you and wishing you a blessed Sunday. Hugs!

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    1. Inspiring others makes me happy. We can all be more thrifty. I'm still working on it. Happy Sunday to you as well. May God bless you with peace, hope, and clear thinking in Jesus' Name.
      Your blog friend,
      Laura

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  6. Great price on the chicken! I have been watching prices and haven't seen it fall that low yet. I am watching as I need to stock up the freezer.

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  7. You have done very well this week dear friend.

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  8. Laura, hope you have a wonderful day and Hubby has a great Fathers Day.
    Great savings this week.. and love the 1/2 price ices at Sonic..Perfect in this HOT weather.. hugs.

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    1. Hey Judy, hope you're having a great weekend. Happy Fathers' Day to your hubby, too.

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  9. Sounds like a very productive week for you ! way to go - I am working on finishing up some outdoor projects - I put an old door in as a privacy screen - got it all painted and sealed and then the rain hit and stayed for a few weeks, so I have to go finish adding the hardware and planting the plants around it and then get my hubby to finish the top with an arbor so I can plant a few climbing plants - Yay - found you at #WholeHeartedWednesday today

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  10. Hello,

    Just stopped by to check out your blog! Great job on the savings! Not sure if this is helpful, but you can get coupons at Joann's for savings on one product there. I always save my coupon for yarn purchases...I have a major addiction to crochet, but yarn can get very expensive unless you find it on sale or have coupons!!!

    Best of luck on living frugally!
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks for the tip Lisa. I've used those coupons before. I also get Hobby Lobby coupons online. Great tip!

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  11. My goodness that chicken was a bargain! Goodness! I crochet dish clothes from regular yarn. I know the instructions call for cotton but mine work great. And they are even red. No fading! Thanks for sharing at The Art of Homemaking. I enjoy reading your thrifty posts. You inspire! Come over and see me at MyJourneyBackTheJourneyback.blogspot.com

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    1. I'll have to try that Journey. I'll be over for a visit in a few minutes.

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  12. Every little bit counts! Thanks for sharing your tips on the Homestead Blog Hop. I hope we see you again tomorrow.

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  13. Wow, sounds like you found some great deals this week! Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays!

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