Friday, May 11, 2018

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #128

Welcome to another 
Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage!
Each week I share ways I've saved money, my thrifty and frugal projects, and my blessings from God. 

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage
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Hello everyone,

  Spring is in full swing here in southern Missouri. I spent the day with my father. We went out for dinner at Longhorn restaurant, and had lovely salads. Mine had mixed greens, strawberries, red onion, mandarin orange slices, candied pecans, red grapes, feta cheese, raspberry vinaigrette, and sliced grilled chicken. Oh my it was so delicious! My father had a salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, blue cheese, ranch dressing, and grilled steak. It probably had some more yummies in it, but I was too focused on my own salad and visiting with my father. My birthday is the 12th, and his birthday is the 14th, so it was a celebration for both of us. It was a wonderful day of reminiscing and discussing how people have gotten so far away from down home friendly. We both try to spread sunshine all over the place, smile at others, wave, and just be friendly. We try to be the change we want to see. I think we are happier because we do.

 What about you? Are you small town friendly even if you live in a city? It is just another way of spreading the love of Jesus.

 God bless!
 Laura

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Here's my thrifty blessed week!

  • I signed up with Survey Junkie. 
  • I cashed in my Swagbucks for a $25 gift card to a Darden restaurant.
  • I worked on Inbox Dollars. I'm trying to get to $30 so that I can cash out. I will cancel my account after that. It's really a slow way to get extra money. I've put too much time into it, and I'm too close to quit now.
  • I made alfredo so that I could use up the extra cream we have on hand. I used some funny shaped pasta that I bought months ago. 
  • I'm trying to use up things we have in the cupboards and freezer. I want to defrost the big upright freezer, but we need to use a bit more of the contents first.
  • I made yet another hat with some yarn that was given to me. Thank you Shelly!
  • I did some proofreading and editing in exchange for services this week. Thanks Kacey!
What have you done in your home this week?



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May you make the best of what you've got
however much or little!

When we are faithful in little,
God sees it.

ღLauraღ

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

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11 comments:

  1. Your salads both sound so delicious Laura. Wonderful that you get to do this with your dad. I sure wish that I lived closer to my parents. Love all your thoughts and quotes and tips. I am on a shoestring budget also! Sending you much love, hugs and prayers today and always. xoxo PS - Happy Mother' Day tomorrow!

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  2. I'm glad you had a great birthday dinner Laura! What a great thrifty week you had. Thanks for reminding me of our freezer. I'll probably have to defrost it soon too. Have a blessed week.

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  3. What a lovely day with your dad!!! And happy birthday to you both!!! I am a small town friendly person.

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  4. Happy birthday Laura. Sounds like a lovely day out with your dad.
    Blessings

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  5. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY LAURA and your Dad too. Wishing you a world of love,happiness,health and blessings. I try to be friendly and smile at all who come in my path. I live in a city.
    Marion

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  6. Happy Birthday to you! I hope you continue to feel better. Hugs,

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  7. You have been busy. I hope you are feeling better with you treatments soon. Knitting/crocheting is a soothing craft and enjoy it. Take Care!

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  8. Happy Birthday sweet Laura :) I just read this post out to my husband !! I said "Don't you just love the sound of 'small town friendly'"..I know I do. We live in a very small town, and it's pretty friendly. I can just see you smiling and being so sweet to everyone you meet. Thanks for such encouraging words and helping me with your frugal tips. Blessings to you ~ Linda

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  9. Happy Birthday! We had a blast at the Beatles concert last night for my birthday outing. It is the most fun we have had in a long time. We were just talking about needing to defrost the freezer. We empty ours and then hubby rolls or out onto the driveway on a hand truck and then we take the hose to it. It is quick and easy so I don't know why I dread it so. Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day today.

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  10. Belated Happy Birthday. So nice that you go to celebrate with your father.

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  11. Belated Happy Birthday Laura.. So nice that you and your daddy got to go out to eat together/and enjoy your two birthdays.
    [My son and I do this too.. Mine is Oct 4th and his is the first.. Really fun.
    Have a great day.

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God bless you all! This life only works with Jesus. The next life is a continuation of this one—make sure you spend it with Jesus. Jesus is the only way to God the Father!

Your blog friend,
Laura Lane
Cancer Survivor