Sunday morning I finished a couple more Christmas sewing projects using the fabric I had bought on sale last spring and other things I already had on hand. They were also my last two handmade projects to complete. Yaaay!
We are having a week of eating from our freezer where I've squirreled away quite an assortment of leftovers and other odds and ends. It has proven to be both rather delicious, not to mention simple and extremely thrifty. I also had enough produce on hand to keep us in salads.
|Containers I pulled out of the freezer for last week's meals|
I emptied the last of the dish soap from the big refill bottle into a smaller one. I added water to the larger one and gave it a good shake to use up the soap residue still clinging inside the bottle. We were able to wash dishes for five days with that super soapy water.
I laminated the sliver of soap from the shower to a brand new bar so we could use it all up. I cut open my tube of face cream so I could use up the last of it.
Monday evening I went to the library and returned two books and checked out two more. Murder mysteries. Love them! I stayed and used their internet and my laptop to get caught up of my time, but it also saved me a little fuel in the car by not having to make an extra trip.
Wednesday I went to Home Depot and bought a leaf blower/vacuum/mulcher that was on sale. The youngest and I put it together, then went outside and turned a mountain of leaves into a single compost bin full to set at the curb for collection.
|Not a big hole yet|
My kitty caught his toenail in the sleeve of my red sweater and snagged it. When I went to fix the snag I noticed a small hole. I decided I'd better fix it quick so it didn't try to unravel. After pulling the snag taut as best I could I used a needle threader to pull what remained of the snag to the inside of the sleeve. I then used a needle and red thread to catch all the little loops and fix the hole. Three stitches later and you can't even tell there was a mishap.
|All better! Can't even tell there was a hole!|
I downloaded a few digital grocery coupons to my Fred Meyer rewards card. I also printed off three more from coupons.com.
The only grocery shopping I did last week was to stop in at Fred Meyer and pick up some milk ($1.29) and two Friday Freebies I'd downloaded.
|I used a cake mix and frosting I'd bought on sale a couple months ago 😋|
Saturday the girls and I really hit a brick wall. All of our busyness caught up with us in a big way so we took the day off. I binge watched Youtube videos and the girls got caught up on their homework. I baked cupcakes in the afternoon and we watched a couple movies. The girls also got in some much needed reading time. The only chores we did were dishes, laundry and taking care of our pets. We never even got out of our pajamas.
How was your thrifty week?