Saturday, June 19, 2021

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #165

  Welcome to another...

Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage!

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 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. 

Harvest Lane Cottage
Est. 2019


I am so glad you dropped in for a visit today—or tonight!
Do say hello!

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  Hello everyone! It's been a truly busy week. I was out of the house more than usual. I found myself happy when I could spend time at home. That's a big change from a couple of years ago. This past year has helped me become a bit of a homebody. I'm content with that. I just need to remember to reach out to others, too. ~smile~
  My list is a bit short this week. I've been very tired. I'm not sure why. I hope I'll feel better and get more done this next week.

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I'm still driving my husband's 1989 Grand Marquis.
It was a gift from a friend five or six years ago when I was driving six family members in 12 different directions. Back then there were some weeks I put over 500 miles on our old van. This is the ultimate in thrifty driving! 


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A Verse for You

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:6-8

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Here's my thrifty week!

~ We got rid of about 2/3 of what was in our garage including what we got rid of last week. Just gave most of it away or trashed it. Amazing what we hold on to. I still have things to go through, but at least the things I need to work on are accessible now.  That's major real estate investment! At $100 a square foot, that's thousands of dollars.

~ My husband was inspired and got rid of some junk that had been sitting around in the yard.

~ I cut tea boxes down to make organizers for my tea drawer.


~ I am still in the process of going through my old recipe box. I am typing favorites up, and some will go into the recipe book my husband and I are writing. Others will be discarded. I'm using scrap cardstock to make new dividers. Mine are so old, they are disintegrating. 


~ I am reading books I received free for review or books that I'm reading on my Scribd app. 

~ I am knitting with yarn that was given to me.

~ My son and husband rebuilt our flower bed wall. It's Carthage marble. Michael used YouTube to learn how to do masonry. They saved hundreds by doing it themselves. 

~ Tonight I am cooking a beef tenderloin that was a gift from my father.

~ We ate primarily out of our cupboards to free up a little grocery money for other things this past week.

That's my thrifty week.

What are you doing in your home this week?


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


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One thing that helps me keep busy is listening to audio books on Scribd

It's only $9.99 a month for unlimited audiobooks from major publishers, books, magazines, sheet music, podcasts, and documents as you want.

I get well over $9.99 a month in value. I love it.

You can get a free 2 month trial by using my Scribd  link. I'll get a month free, too, so it's win-win to try it out. 


In love since 1981.
For richer or poorer since 1986.

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14 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have been very busy and I hope you feel better soon. A few weeks ago we cleaned out Hubby's garage where we had a lot and I mean a lot of containers of things for a yard sale. We decided to go through them and donate what we could and just throw again what was not good enough.

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    1. Good for you! Half the stuff that was in my garage was waiting for us to decide to have a sale. It's worth more gone!

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  2. Your tea drawer looks nice! Great idea!!

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  3. Sounds like a lovely week. Blessings to you and yours!

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  4. I need to clean and reorganize our tea box.

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  5. Good job on the cleaning of the garage and tea drawer and recipe box - those things take time but make such a difference in our day.
    Have a beautiful day~

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    1. I still have more to do with the recipe box. Typing the recipes into the computer does take a lot of time.

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  6. Isn't is nice to get rid of junk and we all hold onto so much of it!

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  7. Laura, I just found your blog and love it!! Have a blessed day!!

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