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 am not sure exactly where this week went... unless I look at my very full boxes on my calendar. It was a week full of doing for my family. That's not so unusual. Some weeks I just look up, and it's Friday.
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Here's my thrifty week:
~ I wrote some reviews on Amazon in exchange for a few free items... sticky notes, zip ties, an insulated lunch bag, wire brushes and such. Most items that are offered to me are from Amazon sellers who sell small items. I did get an offer for a dress for my daughter this week, but I haven't ordered it yet.
~ We ate primarily from what we on hand for most of the week. We had a big bill for fixing the van's air conditioner last Friday that ate up a lot of the food money from this paycheck.
~ That air conditioner bill was better than a hospital bill for heat exhaustion!
~ We enrolled my daughter, Emily, in the local community college. This is thrifty because her Pell grant will go a lot further than it would at a state university or a private college.
~ We planned Emily's classes on two days of the week. This will reduce the number of trips that I have to make dropping her off and picking her up in the nearby town. I estimate it's probably around 15 miles to the school. I have to be in town on Fridays, so she will have the opportunity to be on campus 3 days a week.
~ My son, Michael, got a summer job that will allow him to save for car and school expenses as well as give him some pocket money.
~ We cooled off in the creek at the edge of our property a couple of times.
That's about it for this week. Not really very frugal, but it's the week I had!
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!