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 am just certain that I blinked and summer was gone. I've done many things on my summer bucket list, but I don't think I'm going to get to all of them. My youngest is already finishing up her second week of school. My son will be starting on Monday. My college daughter gets another week. This is the first year that they all are starting at different times.
I've been sneaking in some sewing time this week, but it's my mending basket.
I love it when y'all leave comments, so I can meet you and see your blogs, too.
Here's my thrifty week:
- I mended some bath towels that were getting ratty. I cut off the ends that looked bad, ran my hands along the edges to get the little pieces of terry cloth off, then used a wide zigzag stitch by machine over the edges. They're a little shorter now, but it saved them from the rag pile.
- My daughter called the college to make sure her financial aid was in place before purchasing her books. Good thing. They were still doing the paperwork. I don't want to run up any bills before we are sure what her benefits will be.
- I organized my ten errands in order from one end of town to the other so that I wouldn't have to do any backtracking. Using an insulated freezer bag made it possible to get the few grocery items I needed early in my trip.
- My Emily used scrapbook paper we didn't need to line the cabinet in the bathroom. It looks so nice.
- I made an apple crisp using apples that were beginning to get mealy.
- We borrowed The Magic of Ordinary Days from the library through interlibrary loan.
- My friend sent me some fabric to make some skirts and dresses. Thank you Michelle! She gets more stitching done than anyone I know. The word prolific comes to mind. She sells her stitchery, too, so be sure to contact her if you need something made up. She has a charming blog where she shows her works in progress, her finished stitchery, and photos of her very adorable cat, Sylvia. Please visit her at Ozarks Sew n' Sews, and tell her hi.
- One of our front windows fell out this week. Believe it or not, it didn't break! My husband spent less than $10 for little metal pieces and glazing then fixed the window for me. Thrifty since we didn't pay anyone to do it for us!
- I also listed more things on Ebay last night.
- I received and reviewed a sweet little board book, Pumpkin Patch Blessings, for free. I'm giving away a copy to one of my readers too.
What are you doing in your home this week?
I enjoyed this quote from Mother Theresa this week:
"Spread love everywhere you go:first of all in your own house.Give love to your children,to your wife or husband,to a next door neighbor...Let no one ever come to youwithout leaving better and happier."Mother Teresa
...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!