Welcome to another thrifty week at Harvest Lane Cottage. I'm so glad you've found me! 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!
Do say hello!
Life's changed a lot around here in the last few weeks. We're all trying to adjust to the new lifestyle we're temporarily living. I'm learning that I cannot do as much as I could, and the family is learning to pitch in a bit more. It's a process.
This week's miracle: We had money in our emergency fund to cover my daughter's car repairs. Thank you God. It may not seem like a miracle, but when you've lived most of your life paycheck to paycheck, having the money to fix something when it's broken is a miracle!
God bless you all, thank you for your patience with me. I know I've not been answering your comments like I used to. I do read every one, and I appreciate your kindness, and the time you take to write to me and encourage me. I value all of your friendships even though miles separate us. There is no distance in Jesus.
If you have something that I can pray for you about, please write to me. I will be very happy to pray for you. God hears our prayers and loves us all.
I also thank you for all the love you've shown and the prayers you've prayed. God will make a way where there seems to be no way. God bless you all!
- We bought a couple of pizzas at Pizza Hut on their carryout special for $10 each. Not truly frugal, but if you need to feed a family of five and need something fast, $20 plus tax is pretty good.
- I attended a Look Good Feel Better class and received a lovely bag of skin care items and make-up from upscale companies valued at over $200 to help me feel pretty going through chemo. Thank you!
- My friend Rebecca took me to chemo and bought me breakfast. Thank you!
- Gifts and surprises! Thank you Judy, Billie Jo, and Barbara!
- I took several bags of stuff to the donation bin. Some of it was last week's real estate investment and some from this week. Praise God! Things are starting to clear out.
- Donated a couple of bags of books to a homeschooling friend. More real estate investment! Wonder what I mean? Read this, then go make an investment today!
- Flowers! Thank you Caity and Kathleen!
- My Lowell created a make do supper salad of odds and ends from the fridge.
- I made salmon patties from a couple cans of Aldi salmon, some oats, and an egg. Delicious! I fried them in a little canola oil. I rounded out the meal by putting a bit of cinnamon sugar in some applesauce. Aldi can save you big money. Try them if you have one nearby. Most of the items they sell are their store brand, but nowadays, most of the items are as good as name brand items.
- I bought some dollar frozen burritos for my son and daughter to take to work. Gotta figure out how to prep meals that can be taken or eaten at home at odd times. We are rarely all at the table at once now because of their work and school schedules.
- A gift box of Burt's Bees creams and a new scarf came in the mail from charities that bless breast cancer patients. Thank you!
- Here's an un-thrifty: I took the gift card I received last year and went to Hobby Lobby to buy yarn for a new cap. I forgot my 40% off coupon. Who shops without it? But I was there. The yarn I wanted was $3.99. Fiddle faddle foo! I was fretting over the 40% and ended up pulling out my debit card instead of the gift card! I don't think I even realized it until I got home! Oh well.
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!
I am totally serious about saving your change for Christmas.
You will be amazed at how much you can save up if you start now.
Just do it!
|It's time to start saving your pennies|
and your nickles and your rocks for Christmas!