Sunday morning I used up the last of half a boneless ham and made delicious breakfast sandwiches. I also used my bargain bin English muffins I bought the week before.
Using three sheets of cardstock I printed out my daughter's classroom Valentines. After cutting them with my paper cutter they were all ready for her to address to her classmates. I also used two more sheets of cardstock and some colored paper to make four homemade Valentine greeting cards. I wrote a letter inside to each recipient and then mailed them off using up the last of my Christmas stamps.
I veered off course a bit with our menu plan in order to efficiently use up some leftover items in the refrigerator. I will be posting more about this tomorrow as even I was surprised at how much mileage I got out of a package of pork sausage and a can of tomato sauce.
Apparently my girls are a little off their feed with the milk lately. We had a little sour milk again, about a cup is all, so I made two loaves of pumpkin bread with it.
I sold and listed more items on eBay. This was a remarkably good week for sales.
With the gallon I purchased the previous week I mixed up more milk and put it in my half gallon Mason jars. Love those jars!
I watched a few documentaries and a couple TV shows on Hulu.
I worked on filing my taxes. I so don't want to talk about it. There is nothing thrifty about this year's tax bill. Grumble, grumble.
I added water to my "empty" bottle of laundry detergent and shook it real good to rinse off the thick layer of soap on the inside of the bottle. I was amazed to be able to wash three more loads of clothes with it.
I was ultra conservative with my gas usage since I didn't work last week. I put less than 45 miles on my vehicle. On Friday I used my rewards points at the Fred Meyer gas station to fill up my truck and saved 10¢ per gallon.
I took a survey for Fred Meyer and earned an additional 50 rewards points toward another gas discount.
At Walgreens I bought my girls each their own jar of Nutella for Valentines. It was on sale for $3.49 and I used a buy one get one free coupon so each jar was only $1.75. While I was there I also picked up a gift for my oldest daughter's next birthday. After using a coupon I had Walgreens actually had to pay me 1¢ to buy the item. I love when that happens! The clerk got really excited about it too.
I made homemade tarter sauce.
I ordered four bricks of my favorite coffee online with free shipping.
I bought a potted mini rosebush from a post-Valentine clearance table for 99¢. Now I just need to do my best not to kill it.
We enjoyed a family game night with chips & salsa and a small batch of homemade taco dip.
My daughter gathered up items around the house to make her friend a birthday gift. It was quite a collection but all items the young lady particularly enjoys.
What thrifty things did you do last week to save money?