Sunday, May 15, 2016

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #63

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 meeting so many ladies over the past few weeks. 
I love it when y'all leave comments, so I can meet you and see your blogs, too.

Here's my thrifty week:

~ I grocery shopped at Aldi first.

~ We enjoyed two meals of leftovers from the kids' spring banquet Saturday evening.

~ We celebrated Mother's Day and my birthday at home.

~ I carried my water bottle.

~ I Made Super Quick Super Cheap Laundry Detergent

~ I refilled my liquid foaming soap dispensers. I am now using one in the kitchen as well as one in the bathroom. I used dish soap for the kitchen dispenser so that I can put a little on a wet cloth to wash dishes or just wash my hands with it. I used some body wash that I got for Christmas in the bathroom. Put about a half an inch of liquid soap in the bottom, fill the bottle with water until you're about half an inch below the pump, and shake. 

~ We used some of the homemade soap I made a few months ago.

Birthday blessings abounded including my first pedicure, gel manicure, facial and haircut, lunch out, dinner out, books, clothes, candles, flowers. I even had a surprise party with friends. 

Thank you everyone!

Have a terrific week!

What are you doing in your home this week?

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

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  1. Happy, Happy Belated Birthday and wishes for many more, friend. Have a beautiful upcoming week...smiles

  2. Oh my goodness, I just had to click back on here...I thought I heard birds---and sure enough!!! JUST LOVELY LAURA!!!! smiles

  3. Sounds like a productive week!
    And what wonderful birthday goodies!!!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    This week is a quiet one here...
    The older kids are still schooling, so my Flynn and I will tackle some light cleaning.
    We are also patiently awaiting some spring weather here in PA.
    Today...we had snow!

  4. It sounds like a very good week for you all.

  5. I love your thriftiness. I do many of the same things! Hope you have a wonderful week and happy belated birthday!!

  6. Great job on another successful week and happy belated birthday. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  7. Happy, happy birthday.. Proud you had such a nice one.
    Have a blessed week.

  8. Happy Birthday, Mrs. Lane! It sounds like you had a wonderful day, and I'm so glad! :)

  9. I too shop at Aldi's and love thrifty finds. Have a wonderful flower filled week!

  10. And that bird song in the background kind of got me by surprise but it's good. Because it makes me feel like I'm actually in the cottage. :)

  11. Thank you everyone! So sorry I didn't get to write back to everyone.

  12. I love shopping at Aldi as well! Such great prices! :)

  13. Happy birthday! Aldi is a great place to shop for savings, can make a lot of great meals from there. Love the bird sounds, I thought they were outside my window and I was looking,lol. Have a wonderful day!


    1. Thanks Jill. Glad you enjoyed the birds. I find them peaceful.

      Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,


  14. Sounds like a great week Laura! :)

  15. Happy Belated Birthday, sweet friend! I am so happy God sent so many sweet blessings your deserve them. :) Sending you love and hugs!

    1. You're so sweet Cheryl. I've been thinking about you. When I hit send I'll be praying for your family!

  16. It's the little savings that add up to the big savings. We tend to celebrate special occasions at home too. Always sweeter I think.


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