Friday, June 21, 2019

Thrifty Things Lately at Harvest Lane Cottage #140

Hey y'all!

I hope you're starting your summer well. I've dear friends visiting from out of town this week. It's so good to relax and enjoy time together as we catch up. We try to visit a couple times a year. We love you Smith ladies!

Let's catch up a bit shall we? Here are some of the thrifty things we've done lately.


🔸Our kids, 17-28, helped us move. Thanks kids!

🔸We borrowed a trailer to move. Thanks Ray!

🔸Free boxes from Wal-Mart for packing.

🔸Hubby fixed headlights on two vehicles! He saved over $100 by doing it himself. Thanks YouTube!

🔸He bought several loaves of bread 🍞on sale.

🔸We made French bread pizzas with the bread for Sunday night family dinner.

🔸We sold several household items on Facebook Marketplace.

🔸We had a sale at our old house.

🔸We donated nearly everything that didn't sell.

🔸Lowell and I shared a single meal for our date.

🔸I received a free muffin for signing up for Panera reward program.

🔸A friend bought me queso and iced tea at my knit night. Thanks Jill!

🔸I finished my Hitchhiker Shawl. I used sock blank yarn my friend Laura gave me for Christmas. My friend Missy is going to block it for me. Thanks Laura and Missy!

🔸Lots of PBJ sandwiches.

🔸A friend took me out to lunch and bought me has and groceries. Thanks Laura!

🔸We found a free piano on Facebook Marketplace. It was in better condition than our old piano.

🔸Dollar Tree had Cascade Platinum pods 4 to a package for $1.

🔸We gave away the piano that my friend, Deb, have to us back when my girls were little. They've both embraced music 🎶and sing and play. Emily teaches private lessons and Amy performs at residential care facilities. Thanks Deb! That was real estate investing.


As you can see, we've had many blessings lately. God is so good.My friends and children have been so kind to us. 
Praise God!

Blessed to be a blessing


  1. WOW!! Free boxes from Walmart? How did you score that (grin)? I am glad to see you post. smiles

  2. You truly are blessed with good friends and family.

  3. Congratulations on your new house! And, yes, having your kids help move is fantastic. (Ours helped us move when we downsized last November).

    I am slowly making my way back into the blogging world, only by reading blogs right now. I may end up writing again, but for now, I am enjoying just reading.


  4. Sounds as if summer in your new home is off to a great start!
    Enjoy, my lovely friend.

  5. What a great list. Good job on getting rid of things instead of moving as much.
    You are doing great.

  6. Oh my what wonderful blessings indeed! I am thankful for that for you all. I know you are still loving your darling home!

  7. That is an impressive list! :)


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