Knowing that Thursday was going to be a busy one for us we celebrated St. Patrick's Day early with a traditional corned beef dinner on Sunday night. I put a roast in the slow cooker first thing Sunday morning and allowed it to cook on high all day. I added baby carrots and red potatoes later in the day. Instead of steamed cabbage, which I love, we made coleslaw instead, because that is what we already had. The girls like that better anyway.
Sunday afternoon I took a coupon a friend gave me to JoAnns Fabrics and used it to buy cotton quilt batting that was on sale and a bag of polyfil. The coupon gave me an extra 25% off my total and I had a little bit left on a gift card. My final total was under $20. Not too shabby.
I used up the last of the quilt batting and polyfil I had leftover from all those pillows I made at Christmas. I pieced the scraps of batting together and had just enough to line another throw pillow I made. I'll post more about that tomorrow.
Friday I stopped in a few thrift stores on the way home from work and found a cute lampshade for $1.99, another one for $1.59. They both will need to be cleaned and I have plans to rework them a bit as well.
|My $1.99 lampshade|
A friend of mine gave me a trash bag full of leather shoes, brand new, that she didn't want. Several pair are perfect for work. What a blessing!
I made a pint of "Ranch" salad dressing.
I composted coffee grounds, tea bags, egg shells and veggie trimmings the hens couldn't eat.
I washed out a couple of Ziploc bags to reuse and added water to the dish soap bottle so I could use up every last bit.
How thrifty was your week?