Friday, September 2, 2016

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #79

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 am back. I enjoyed the chance to catch up on some blogging things and some email without the need to write regularly. For the next week or so, I'm going to be writing reviews that I haven't finished yet. Please be patient with me! 

  Fall is my favorite time of the year, so you can be sure that I'll be writing about all the things I love about home, family, faith, friends, and fall. Be sure to click on the tab above, Falling for Autumn to see some of my earlier Fall posts. 
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Here's my thrifty week:
  • We enjoyed Wendy's $.50 frosties for the family— again!
  • I received a gift of 40 pounds of Red Delicious apples.
  • My son found a western shirt on clearance for $3.00.
  • My husband found a couple of white dress shirts on clearance.
  • I chose to reuse old license tags to save $25 dollars when I paid my van taxes. 
  • We rented movies on sale for seventy-five cents.
  • I received a new CD to review from a group my kids like— The Afters. 

Well, that's my thrifty week. 
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What are you doing in your home this week?
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Now it's time to go eat supper. I'll talk to y'all again soon!

Blessings!

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

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20 comments:

  1. Wonderfully thrifty. I enjoyed reading about them. Thank you Laura :)

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  2. Hi Laura! Can you tell me how you were able to start getting free homeschooling materials in exchange for reviewing them? My DIL is homeschooling my 2 grandsons and we are always looking for ways to help them save money. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      I applied to The Old Schoolhouse Review team several years ago. That's how I got started. As for these last two reviews, I wrote to the company, gave my blog stats, and asked if I could write a review on my blog in exchange for a free product. I figured that it doesn't hurt to ask.

      May God bless your family in Jesus' Name!
      Laura

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  3. Great thriftiness! Don't forget to link all those Fabulous Fall posts! I'm making your Pantry Salsa today! It's so great!

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad you like the salsa Lynn! If Lynn is not your first name, please correct me.

      I've already shared some fall posts. Do you want me to link up lots of fall posts?

      Blessings,
      Laura

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful thrifty week, my friend :) And oh my, what a joy to receive so many apples! Enjoy!

    Hugs to you!

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    1. Yes, I'm hoping to put some in the crockpot and make some apple butter.

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful week!
    I hope you have a wonderful month of September!

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  6. 'Sounds like a wonderful week! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thanks Marci. I think I need to be a bit more intentional though. I'd like to cut my expenses some more with cold weather and Christmas coming. What are some of your favorite ways to save for Christmas?

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  7. Sounds like you got some good deals! I love 'The Afters' hope you enjoy their CD. I'm going to go check out your other posts on thrifting now. : )

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  8. So wonderful to visit with you, sweet friend. I love reading your frugal tips and the way you save money. God bless you abundantly!

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    1. Hello Cheryl,

      It's the middle of the night. I woke to the smell of my apple butter. It's just right. I was concerned that if I waited until morning, it would overcook. My crockpot runs so hot. So, I sterilized jars, and filled them. I left them on the stove to cool. I am not going to water bath them, because my stove top is broken. It's glass, and I've been limping along with it until God provides. I decided to let the apple butter cool, then it will go in the freezer.

      This sounds like part of a blog post!
      Have a wonderful week my friend!
      Laura

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  9. This week is last minute prep for my 50th high school reunion and I'm in charge of decorations so I don't feel thrifty.

    But, we are still gathering tomatoes from the 4 plants we planted in the spring. Boy do they taste good. Steve has been having fun concocting delicious meals using them. And, our neighbors brought over fresh eggs from those noisy chickens that wake us up each morning.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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    1. Oh girl you made me smile with the chicken comment! I've had chickens in the past. I do miss them. We treated them as pets, and they gave us lovely eggs.
      Be blessed and enjoy your reunion! That should be a fun time.
      Laura

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  10. Ooh, 40 lbs of apples! How many goodies you can make with them! I am already planning ideas for you, hee, hee! :) Thank you for sharing your week with us!

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    1. We ended up eating them fresh, and making apple pies, apple crisps and apple butter.

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