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.
|Harvest Lane Cottage|
I am so glad you dropped in for a visit today—or tonight!
Do say hello!
I did it again! I missed posting on time. This post will be for two weeks this time. What a crazy year this has been! I hope to have lots to share next week. I am doing what I can to use what's in the house. We had extra expenses last month that really added up (house and car repairs especially). This month, I need to try to make up for it. We all know that the easiest way to save money is in the kitchen.
Here's what I've been up to lately.
~ I made two loaves of apple zucchini bread and wrapped one for the freezer. It came in handy when a friend came by for iced tea and a chat.
~My husband recently made old-fashioned fried chicken livers. It's a thrifty dish!
~ I ordered a set of sparkly nail polish strips from Lily & Fox for $2.99 with free shipping. They have great styles, and I've been pleased with the quality. I usually change them after about ten days, because my nails grow quickly, or I want a change. ~smile~ They sent me a free set that's perfect for the end of summer. What a deal! They are so easy. I make them last longer by using Sally Hanson Gel top coat. No lamp needed.
~ I made envelopes from scrapbook paper and scrap paper. I've had the paper in a box for years and years. I bought glue stick for $.50 for two tubes at a back-to-school sale.
~ I made old-time lemonade with bottled juice from Aldi.
~ I read Husband Auditions—a book I received for free from the publisher for review. See my review and enter the giveaway for a free book.
~ I bought a sausage biscuit from McDonalds when I was out early one morning. I used a gift card that my sister-in-love gave me. Thank you Debbie! Another day, my husband and I both got a sausage biscuit.
~ I made iced tea several times with one family size Lipton tea bag and one single serve peach or peppermint tea bag. Both were refreshing.
~ I finished knitting a pair of socks made with leftover sock yarn that someone gave me.
~ I made homemade granola with honey that had crystalized and added the last of a bag of coconut that had been hiding out in the freezer and a few chopped pecans.
|Sorry for the blurry photo!|
~ I knit a couple of child size hats for charity with yarn my friend Beth gave to me. She got a bargain and bought a boxful of yarn for $2!
~ I made pasta sauce using tomatoes and peppers from the garden.
~ I made simple note paper from leftover scrap paper.
~ We planted small mums in the front planter box. They'll grow.
~ I blended the last too big cucumbers with water, strained out the pulp, and froze the juice in an ice cube tray for later use. This was part of the #everybitcountschallenge on Instagram.
|As you can see, they grew too big and the seeds were enormous!|
|It took a bit of time for the juice to drip through. |