Monday, October 20, 2014

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #28

~ I made do with using up lots of leftovers and bits and pieces of food this week.

~ I made pancakes with what I had on hand... a bit of ground wheat, some oats, cornmeal, and ground golden flax seed.  They were... interesting and full of fiber. ~grin~

~ I also made pancake syrup by adding maple, vanilla, and butter extracts to some corn syrup I found in the back of the cupboard.

~ I received a new Bible for review.  My old one is falling apart.  Praise God.

~ I  reviewed Keepers of the Covenant.

~ I began reading Lady of Willowgrove Hall, a book I received in exchange for an honest review.

~ The fourth book in the collage is Where Treetops Glisten another review book.

~ I kept the heater turned off even though it's starting to get chilly.  A few years ago our heater broke, and we had no way to get it fixed.  I learned the difference between chilly and dangerously cold. Here's some advice on keeping the shivers at bay and keeping warm. 


  1. You were very thrifty this week! Good for you! I enjoyed reading your list!

  2. Thank you Living on Less! When I make these lists, I am more intentional about being thrifty.

  3. Hahaha "interesting" pancakes. Sounds a lot like the meals I make for myself when my husband's away and I'm experimenting with the pantry remnants. Beats running to the grocery store and blowing the budget on munchies and junk!

  4. Sounds like a great week.... and yes, so thrifty. :) It really does help to take note of such things.... btw.... countdown till Christmas is cute. :)

  5. Oh, yes--CHEERS to living thrifty and being stewards of our finances! We also made pancakes this week and threw apples from our trees in them. The heat remains off, but with it dropping into the 30s, we have been lighting fires at night.
    I need a new bible desperately myself. I will one day learn how to sign up for reviews as well.
    Keep on living frugally, and thanks for inspiring :-)

  6. I love that your pancakes were "interesting and full of fiber". "Interesting" is a word we use around here for experiments disguised as meals. Thanks so much for linking up with us at the #shinebloghop.

  7. I was thrifty this week as well...we never went anywhere because I had sickies in the house all week! I also added to my craziness by having stir crazy kids! haha! Love your list!

  8. Thanks for sharing your thrifty week at the Art of Home-Making Mondays. We have also learned to put more clothes on in the house instead of wasting wood and/or electricity... Have a wonderful week!

  9. I think doing without is good preparation for the future for the kids. We'll build a fire when it gets cold.

  10. Staying home does help us be thrifty Andrea! I hope everyone is well now.

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage


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