Friday, July 22, 2016

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #73

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!

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Can you believe the weekend is here again? Can you believe I've written seventy-three of these thrifty week posts? I never imagined when I started just how popular they would be. Well my need to be thrifty hasn't changed, so I'll just keep on sharing my thrifty weeks. It's so neat when you share how you've been thrifty, too. We all need to save money, so any frugal tips are welcome.

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 stayed home nearly all the time!
  • I sent supper leftovers with my husband for lunches.
  • We ate tomatoes and lettuce from our garden.
  • I made plans to reuse some of my children's school books for the next child in line.
  • I received two books, a set of grocery bag carriers, and a pair of sunglasses in the mail for review.
  • My son's friend gave us big bag full of ripe, juicy tomatoes and cucumbers.

Well, that's my thrifty week. 
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What are you doing in your home this week?
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Focus on your blessings!

ஐღLauraღஐ 
...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!


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You might enjoy reading...

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"Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will."
- Jonathan Edwards, 1703-1758 





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22 comments:

  1. Hello dear friend! I am going to enjoy a quiet weekend of crochet. Trying to finish up a few things. I did finish some snowmen and a shawl.

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    1. Are you feeling better then? I pray for complete healing in Jesus' name.

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  2. I made gift tags for a baby shower gift (shower tomorrow). If I'd been real smart I could have made bibs and a blanket for a gift....cooked some food from the garden...I think that is all my thrifty ways this week...one thing I do is swap kindles with Daughter so that we can read each other's books...she also checks books out of the library.
    Mama Bear

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    1. Hmmm... I have never swapped Kindles. Do you swap the whole Kindle or just the books? I recently found out they have e-books and audio books at the library, but I haven't checked into the details yet. Truthfully, school prep, reading my Bible and my review books take most of my reading time.

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  3. Great week, especially the sunglasses!

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    1. Happy weekend to you Anne. My husband is having about 50 guys over to bbq and shoot skeet. (Clay pigeons they throw up in the air.) My son is having some of his new police friends come, too. It should be a good time for them. I'm baking cookies today.

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  4. Seems much quieter when you stay home, doesn't it?
    I know it does for me,
    I have been in and out all week,
    Seemed like spinning my wheels mostly,
    Not getting very far. I used up my street vendors produce.
    I had thought I would catch him today,
    But the yard and house work took longer here than I thought they wood.
    Hope you have a nice weekend.

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    1. Yesterday I was on the run. Today I was home all day. Today was much longer and much more productive. Thanks for talking back!
      Glad we're blog friends.

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  5. Proud you have had a good week.
    I put up peas, squash, and okra in the freezer this week.. I lost count how many bags.ha. But proud it is in there.
    Hope you and family have a blessed weekend.

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    1. Our garden is beginning to produce tomatoes. That's about it so far.
      One little okra all by its lonesome.

      Have a great weekend Judy!

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  6. Hello Laura, Well I tried to make some small gifts by hand to give in cards and to encourage others! I also tried to be frugal when i went to the grocery store and bought what I truly needed! Love hearing the birds on your blog...
    Hugs, Roxy

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    1. Oh so glad Roxy. I felt like money slipped through my fingers since we needed so many things this week. There just wasn't enough for all of it.

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  7. Hi Laura! I hope to be able to stay home for most of next week other than some volunteer work that I have. :) It really does save a ton of money doesn't it? Those tomatoes and cucumbers sound so good. I picked my first cucumber from the garden and ate it today...so yummy!

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    1. Yes, it does save money, Debbie. I've found a terrible tendency this summer for my van or whatever I'm driving to veer uncontrollably into Sonic for a Happy Hour frozen lemonade! Not good for the budget (even at half price) or for my waistline!

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  8. Glad to see you're enjoying the summer, Laura.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. I hope you're enjoying summer, too.

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  9. Thanks for sharing at good morning Mondays laura. Fresh tomatoes sound wondeful, what a blessing.

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    1. Thanks, Terri. I enjoyed reading about your garden all through our cold season.

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  10. Thank you for stopping by Oh my Heartsie Girls WW this week to share your thrifty ideas. Your ideas are so much the way I did when raising my kids, always a garden to fetch fresh vegetables, homemade baked bread, canning every summer and making mine and my kids clothes for years. Hope to see you again.
    Have a great week!
    Karren
    Oh My Heartsie Girl

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    1. I miss the days when the kids were younger, and I could do even more.

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  11. There is nothing like the fresh produce of the garden! And I love the Jonathan Edwards quote you shared! Excellent! :)

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    1. Be blessed and productive friend! We start homeschool for my youngest today—just math and writing. My son is working a summer internship which will end in a couple weeks, then he'll start. My elder daughter will start community college in a few weeks.

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Hello! I love it when y'all talk back!

I read all the comments I receive. I'm taking a short spring break, so I will have a lot of messages when I get back online. If you would like a reply to your comment, please be sure to leave your email address and ask me for a response. I moderate all comments, so it your comments won't show on the blog until I get back in the swing of things.

Thanks so much for your patience!

It will be good for me to unplug for a bit. Know what I mean?
Be blessed!
Laura