Monday, March 14, 2016

Last Week's Thrifty Moves

I started out my thrifty week by baking two loaves of whole wheat bread, a pan of whole wheat buttermilk biscuits and a nice pot of sausage gravy.  Sunday breakfast was divine and our house smelled heavenly. J

I washed out a one gallon Ziploc bag to re-use for storing my loaves of homemade bread.  I also washed out a one quart size.

I watched my car races on YouTube.

I traded some eggs with my neighbor for length of her aluminum foil.  I had run out and forgot about it.  I hardly ever use the stuff so it is an easy one for me to forget about.

One of my longtime faithful readers was clearing out her Christmas d├ęcor and was so sweet to send me a box filled with beautiful glass ornaments and two set of lights.  How nice was that?!  The girls were thrilled to receive them as was I.  Very pretty ones too.  Thank you my friend!

While my daughter was at her workshop at BSU the young one and I ran our errands.  The car needed washed and fueled up and I needed to drop off books at the library.  I used my rewards points to save an extra 10¢ a gallon making it only $1.69 a gallon to fill up.  I haven't paid that little for fuel in a looooooooong time.  Over a decade I'm sure.

We went to the Fred Meyer for milk and juice on sale for 79¢ a half gallon.  79¢!  I bought four jugs of milk and two of orange juice.  I also picked up four packages of cream cheese for 99¢ each.  Albertson's was our next stop so I could stock up on tomato sauce on sale for 49¢ a can.  I bought ten.  I bought two dozen eggs for 99¢ each so the girls would have white eggs to dye for Easter.  And I caved in and picked up ice cream because it was only $1.69 each.

When I got home I realized we were short one of our half gallons of milk.  Uuugh.  So back to Fred Meyer to pick up our missing milk.  At least it was on the way to pick up my oldest from her workshop.

Thursday after dropping off the oldest we took the truck in to have the air pressure checked on the tires.  Then to the feed store to pickup chicken food.  On the way I stopped at Bed Bath & Beyond and used a $5 Off coupon on a set of white hand towels and a package of wash cloths.  I have some crafts planned for them and don't worry, I'll be sharing.  My final price for 7 hand towels and 6 washcloths was $11.99.

I've been busy with a variety of projects.  I made a pair of doilies using materials I already had in my sewing stash, including some vintage lace I wanted to use.   I think they will be very pretty to set a lamp on. I'll post more about these tomorrow. I also worked on some embroidery using my chicken transfers I bought from eBay last year.  I'm making a tea towel.

Saturday we spent the day, just us girls, out and about.  We started with brunch at Denny's (my oldest loves their pancakes) before heading to Nampa to go antiquing.  We shopped until we dropped, even hit a few thrift stores on the way home.  I bought myself a small Pyrex glass cake pan for $3.99 and a bread pan for $2.99.  I also found a cute candle holder for 39¢.  My youngest found two pair of track shorts for $1.49 a pair.  The oldest didn't find anything she couldn't live without.  We finished up with a hamburger at Red Robin.  It was a great day. 

Love these old quilts

How was your thrifty week?


  1. Look at all that Pyrex! I need more like I need a hole in th head but it's fun to see. I'm glad you shared the photo.

    It has not been a thrifty month or 2 here but it will be soon. We've used savings for some home improvements and a short family trip. But that's one reason we save, right?

    1. That's why we save! Absolutely right. I have more Pyrex than one person really needs. I love it and I use it. :)


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