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 have enjoyed my blogging break. I will probably post some reviews this week, but I will be back to writing soon. Please come back and see me in September!
Here's my thrifty week:
- I made homemade soap with a friend. I already had the lye on hand and was able to sell some of it to the other ladies we were teaching, so I made the money that I needed to pay for the other ingredients. The recipe we use is a simple one using lye, coconut oil, vegetable shortening, olive oil and water.
- I've been reading Courageous, a review book by Dina Sleiman.
- I did my own ironing. The last time I took clothes to the cleaners, it was nearly $10 for a shirt and a pair of dry clean only slacks. I rarely use the cleaners, but for those two items it's a must. I do my own ironing—I just wanted credit for it this week. ~grin~
- Hubby traded his Ipad, that we used at the restaurant, for a used laptop, for his current job, at the computer store. That was a blessing!
- We received a large gift of chicken for the freezer.
- I made a soup with leftover frozen hamburgers from a cookout a couple weeks ago. It was a fail since it tasted like charcoal. But hey—I tried!
- My Emily received a bag of hand me over clothes. There were a few items she liked, and the rest are taking up real estate until I take them to the thrift store.
- We had a back to school lunch at Sonic when they had their $1 chili dogs and hot dogs.
- We ate leftovers for lunch.
- We enjoyed Wendy's $.50 frosties for the family.
- I received another book for review—The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson. I really like her Christmas books!
What are you doing in your home this week?
Now it's time to go make supper. I'll be back to writing soon
...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!