Friday, August 19, 2016

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #77



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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Hello! 
  I was thrilled to feel a bit of a chill in the very early mornings this week. It's been under '90, and I'm so thankful. I am going to take a week or two off from writing. I have much to do right now with school starting and getting used to a new schedule. I will post any reviews that are due, and maybe a thrifty week post; but otherwise, I'll be taking some time away from the computer. Please come back and see me in September!

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Here's my thrifty week:
  • I made some personal tissue covers from fabric and thread in my stash.
  • I left the air conditioner off one day.
  • We rented DVDs for half price $.82 on Sunday at our local video store.
  • I bought some drinks at Sonic's Happy Hour.
  • We shopped at a couple thrift stores, but only bought a couple of orange t-shirts for $.50 to make little fabric pumpkins with. 
  • I edited a review that my son wrote for a Bluetooth speaker.
  • I listed some more things on Ebay.
  • I also sold some books on Ebay.
  • I used my freezer as a refrigerator for my milk so that it wouldn't go bad. The fridge part itself isn't staying cold enough. I am limping along with it in hopes that it will work better when it gets cooler. If worse comes to worse, I guess I'll need to use a cooler. ~grin~
  • I got the latest When Calls the Heart DVD Forever in My Heart. You'll see a review soon.

Don't forget to enter my little Autumn giveaway
It's just the cutest little board book!
Well, that's my thrifty week. 
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What are you doing in your home this week?
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I enjoyed this quote from Joyce Meyer this week:

"When we believe the best of people, we let go of each thing they do that is hurtful to us. And we choose to think things like, 'I don't believe they meant to hurt me.' 'Maybe they're having a bad day or don't feel well.' 'They probably don't even realize how they sound.' Joyce Meyer"
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/joyce_meyer.html
 "ღLauraღஐ 
...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!

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25 comments:

  1. Oh I hope you post about the fabric pumpkin making...have a beautiful weekend, Laura. smiles

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  2. Those fabric pumpkins will be cute I am sure. Sorry about the fridge.

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    1. It does seem like it pours when it rains, Michelle. God is good though. He made me resourceful. The milk and such don't usually freeze in the freezer, and the eggs have been fine in the fridge. I did throw out all the mayo products.

      I told Sew Blessed Ma (Judy) that I feel accountable about those pumpkins now!

      Be blessed,
      Laura

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  3. I am so ready for the fall season, too! It will be here before we know it. Sending you love and hugs, sweet Laura!

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  4. Enjoy your time off..
    I too am so happy about the cool weather we are having ..so nice.
    Please share your pumpkin you will be making.. I am ready for fall decorating.ha

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    1. Ah, now I feel accountable about the pumpkin(s). ~smile~ Right now, I am crocheting a little baby blanket. Maybe that will be next

      Laura

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  5. Hope you enjoy your time off!
    I cooked chicken breast tenders in the crock pot, they were over half off. I made crock pot chicken casserole with some and lots of needing to be used things out of the fridge. I still have most of the cooked meat left. Going to make chicken salafd with some, and will still have enough for another meal after that.
    I got good prices on green grapes, red tomatoes, potatoes, and I got yellow tomatoes, several smallish cucumbers, and six apples, from the street vendor.
    So I won't need any more fresh veggies for a week. It's a rare treat to get that many things in just a couple of days for me.
    Interesting, my street vendor said the box of apples he was selling from had come out of the cooler just as he got to the farm store. So he was able to get a full fresh box. Some other fellow had been there six hours! Just trying to fill up the quota for his truck. There's quite a bit of competition there at the farm store.
    He also told me they had opened an apple house just over the mountain, so he was hoping to keep his stand open several weeks longer this year!
    I was very glad to hear that!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Laura!
    My old fridge limped along 35 years, at least 4 or 5 with a not quite frozen freezer.
    Hope you get that problem resolved, it seemed to help mine not to keep it as full as normal, it made it work less I think.


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    1. What wonderful finds, Annie!
      Thank you for the advice about the fridge. I am hoping, when it cools off in the house, that it won't have to work so hard; and therefore, it will work. We shall see. This is the second fridge that has done this (both old) since we moved to this house (no central air).
      Holding on for fall!

      Be blessed friend,
      Laura

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  6. I'm wishing for a bit of chill myself :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. I've had a tiny bit this week. I hope it stays Amalia.

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  7. It has been getting cool here at night and the leaves on the burning bush next door are really starting to get the reddish streaks in them on their way to turning totally red. I do hope your refrigerator will resume working better once it does not have to work so hard in all this heat. :)

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    1. I'll bet the burning bush is beautiful. Can't wait for cooler weather! The eighties have felt cool this week. I love the name of your blog. I'll come visit.
      God bless you Debbie! Let's be friends!\
      Laura

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  8. I'm sorry about your fridge Laura...but Our Lord always shows us the way out of surprising events :0) Thank you for sharing so much frugal goodness :D mari

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  9. I just wanted to stop by and say how much I enjoy reading your blog - I'm not a regular, I admit, because I try to limit the internet time! - but I like to drop in once every few weeks and see how you and your family are doing - been doing this for a few years - we've talked before. You've got such a lovely positive attitude, and really, that makes all the difference - whether financial constraints are seen as a challenge to be mastered, or a negative source of limitations on "wants". And you're always firmly on the side of gratitude and "making do" that it's just cheery to be here.

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  10. It was so funny because when you said you would be back in September, it seemed so far away! Then I looked over at the date, and realized it's just a little under two weeks! Where did summer go???
    I hope we can see the pumpkins; I realized I too, will have to hit a resale shop as I have nothing in orange to repurpose with for fall crafts:) Enjoy you time!

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  11. sounds like you used your time to find out and do some things that were very thrifty. Good going sometimes it is at those times that we find out what talent we truly have

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  12. Awe..yes..Fall! We have been seeing a little bit of Fall air and its been so nice. Of course its been a wee bit hot too, but the evenings are cooling down..yay! I am so over summer now!
    I've been cleaning and organizing and waiting on school books through the mail. I've been using meat from the freezer and I've been doing some canning. I canned a small batch if plum jelly today. 5 pints made and stored.
    Sorry about your fridge, but God is faithful and he will provide!
    Enjoy your time away. May you all be blessed throughout this new school year! :)
    Hugs, Amy

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    1. I must agree with you about being over summer, Amy. The air is a bit cooler in the house, so the fridge is working a bit better. I hope by next month it will work well again. God willing, we'll have a different fridge by next summer.

      I always love this time of year. The anticipation is so strong! Have a lovely week dearie.

      Laura

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  13. Great frugal things you've been doing! At my house I'm doing fall cleaning and sewing a baby quilt. I need to make 3 total and am determined to use the fabric I already have. There's a plastic tote full of baby fabric. It was below 70 this week in the morning, so that's a great thing here in eastern NC in August!

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    1. It's warming up here in SW Mo this week. I look forward to needing a sweater or quilt.

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  14. I love the quote from Joyce Meyer. She is one of my favorites! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Hope you have a blessed day!

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    1. You're welcome Angela. It was my pleasure.

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  15. Great thrifty week. I'll pray your frig works better!
    I came over from your email. I love the reminders!
    I wanted to invite you back to my Fabulous Fall Linky Party. It starts the 1st. Come over and join me again.
    It is here this year . . . http://mychristmasjourney.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Lynn. I want to participate. Fall is the best.

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