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!
Hello! Welcome to August! Many of us are getting ready for back-to-school. It's been a bit different for me this year. This week I have one daughter who is gone at camp, one daughter, my youngest, who started homeschool with only math and English, one son who has been working days and evenings with the local police at a local event that was estimated to bring up to 70,000 people to add to our town of 12,000! In addition, my eldest son, who lives a mile down the road, told me he plans to move to a nearby city next month! It's been interesting.
The middle kiddles, now 16 and 18, will begin school in a couple of weeks. My youngest will go to a full school schedule then, too. I still have some school planning to do before we go full swing. Well, enough about my odd week. ~smile~
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Here's my thrifty week:
- I mended some dish towels by hand while watching a history lecture.
- I sewed new buttons on my daughter's capris.
- I wrote a review for a book I received for free.
- I bought fruits on sale. Do you know about Price Matcherz? They have ads for cities across the US that can help you find the best deals. Just click on your nearest city. You can then use the prices at your local Walmart.
- I planned meals.
- I borrowed a video and an audio CD from our local library.
- I let my Penny play with an empty water bottle, with supervision, until she conquered it. ~smile~ It's one of her favorite toys because of the delightful crackle it makes. I make sure to take it away when it gets crushed to keep her safe.
Well, that's my thrifty week.
What are you doing in your home this week?
I enjoyed this quote from Lady Lydia this week:
"Please have a wonderful day no matter what the circumstances and remember that contentment is the practice of expressing thankfulness for every good thing, no matter how trivial. Life is too short to not care about the little touches of beauty. We can go through life thinking it is an ugly world we live in, or we can replace every disappointment by thinking about and doing something delightful."
...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!