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!
Well, the big news this week is that we bought a van. We got it yesterday, and I haven't taken any photos yet. It's black and in good condition. The second big news is that my son's new-to-him truck has a lot of problems. It won't pass state inspection until he gets most of them fixed. We won't know until tomorrow what that will cost. Ah well, God will work it all out.
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Here's my thrifty week:
- My husband and I bought a van. It's a used van, and we bought it from a Mennonite man who has a small car lot east of our town. He gave us a God deal of a price for it. Lowell told him what he needed, and the man found it for him at an auction at the right price. It still has a little bit of warranty left on it, too! Buying a car is never truly thrifty, but this time it was pretty good deal.
- We ate tomatoes from our garden.
- A friend brought us some chicken and some romaine lettuce. My refrigerator was pretty bare. I had just cleaned it out when she texted me. Quite a blessing. It made for a late supper, but it was good.
- Another friend brought lettuce, donuts, and a few other items.
- I found boneless chicken breasts for $1.69. We ate a terrific Greek salad Thursday that tasted like it was from a fancy restaurant. It's in the Trim Healthy Mama* cookbook. It's called Grand Greek Salad.
- I bought a set of text and workbooks from Ebay.
- I sold some items on Ebay.
- Another friend brought me a box of breaded chicken ready to be baked or fried.
Well, that doesn't seem like much. I guess I'd better do better next week! I have plans for sewing with fabric I have in my stash. I want to make some nifty personal Kleenex holders that are made by folding and sewing fabric. I don't know if I'll get it done. August 1st is Monday. It's the day I plan to start school with my daughter. I may just have her start math and science. I'm not really ready yet for the other things. My son will start in a couple weeks when he's done with his summer job.
Well, that's my thrifty week.
What are you doing in your home this week?
Think about on your blessings!
...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!