Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #30

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It was a busy week.  I worked every day at the restaurant.  We had sick employees every day. I filled in for them.  It comes with being married to the owner. ~smile~  In one more week, we'll close for the season.  I'll have two or more months to practice being even more thrifty and frugal than I usually am. God is always faithful to take care of us.  Many times He provides in miraculous ways.  Thank you, God.  Here's how I was thrifty and frugal this past week:

~ I bought two unopened rolls of nice wrapping paper for a dollar at the thrift store.

~ I ordered a DVD that my child wished for from Swap A DVD.

~ I bought 50 lbs of potatoes at Aldi for $5.95.  We don't usually eat many white potatoes, but we're getting ready to go into a season where I'll need to be extra thrifty.  Our income this winter will be irregular at best.

~ I found some stocking stuffers at Dollar Tree.

~ I bought a pair of heavy work pants for my son at Salvation Army for $5.

~ Amy found holly in the yard and brought several sprigs in to decorate the house.

~ I bought 15 lbs of sweet potatoes for $4.95.

~ I earned a free book credit by sending a book through Paperback Swap.

Trade Books for Free - PaperBack Swap.

~ I reused our artificial tree.

~ I made dishcloths from yarn that was given to me.

~ I filled up my gas tank for $2.17 a gallon.  Woo hoo!

~ I ordered a Bible to review in exchange for a free copy.

Well, that's all I can think of right now.  I encourage you to keep your eyes out for deals and make do ways to make Christmas for your loved ones.

Happy Kringling!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
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  1. Well you did well with being so busy! What a great deal on both the sweet and white potatoes.

    God does work in great ways doesn't he?
    Have a blessed week

  2. Laura, you are such a blessing. I am so enjoying getting to know you a bit better with each post. I had no idea your husband owned a restaurant! Your daughter is beautiful! I enjoyed visiting her blog. Thank you for the link!

  3. WOW, I was happy with $2.49 a gallon yesterday! ;) Hang in there, Laura!

  4. Aldi is my first store that I shop. Then what I can't get there (which isn't much) I get at WM.
    Great ideas on cutting cost with the swaps!

  5. Thank you all for your kind comments!
    Happy Christmas!

  6. You're welcome. Happy Christmas coming week!

  7. Wow, you have done well! Thank you for sharing the money-saving inspiration on the Art of Home-Making Mondays :) We could all use that!!

  8. You're welcome, Jes. I do so many frugal things from habit and necessity.
    Bless you.........

  9. Congratulations! This post was the #2 most read post on the link up last week at! Please come link up some more of your great posts this week!
    God bless.

  10. Thanks for sharing this at Good Morning Mondays, again such a blessing.

  11. Wow, Chris! What an honor. Thanks for letting me share it.

  12. You're welcome, Jes. I do so many frugal things from habit and necessity.
    Bless you.........

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage


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