Welcome to another thrifty week at Harvest Lane Cottage. I am glad you've found me! 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!
It's an absolutely gorgeous day here in Southwest Missouri. It's like an early spring day with sunshine, a nice breeze and 77°!!! It's glorious.
If I have my way, though, it will snow next week. ~grin~ Still waiting for our first real snowfall of the winter. Missouri has such fickle weather. After months of looking forward to winter, I just cannot let go of my hopes yet!
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life."
Here's my thrifty week:
- I cut my husband's hair. I've been cutting his hair for over twenty-five years now! This is a big money saver!
- I cut my own bangs. I keep my hair long and usually have it cut by a stylist only once a year.
- We had a super cheap meal of "fried rice" with 3 cups of cooked rice, chopped celery, leftover frozen peas, and leftover cooked broccoli. I scrambled 6 eggs and added them to the mixture and heated it through.
- Ground venison that our friend gave us made chili a cheap meal.
- I bought a small one ounce skein of acrylic yarn to use in a project at Walmart. It was the perfect size and the perfect price at just fifty cents!
- Last week, I used a 40% off coupon to buy more cotton yarn for one of my numerous dishcloths. I make them for shower gifts, Christmas gifts, and for our family's use. I might just start putting some in my Etsy shop. It's time to start adding some inventory!
- I cleaned and organized my main food cupboards. I threw out some pectin that had been around way too long. Last year I didn't make any jelly or jam since I was working part-time. If I make jam or jelly this year, I want the pectin to be fresh.
- I received a new book for review—The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller.
- I worked on making an apron using an old beloved apron that is getting tattered. I'm making a tutorial as I go.
- One foot of real estate cleared. I took some things to our homeschool co-op and gave them away.
- Price Matcherz alerted me to some Aldi sales. Baby carrots $.49 lb bag, yellow onions $.79 for 3 lb bag (I bought 3!), oranges $1.99 for 4 lb bag, red grapes $1.98 for 2 lb bag, and 6 on the vine tomatoes for $1.69.
- My daughter, Amy, made some delicious guacamole using avocados I got for $.40 each at Walmart. We substituted white onion for red since I already had it on hand.
- My daughter, Emily, made some delicious butternut squash soup from some squash her friend gave to her.
Well, that's my thrifty week.
What are you doing in your home this week?
~~~~~A peek into my life...
|I prepared my favorite, tattered apron to be used as a pattern.|
...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!