Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Last Week's Thrifty Moves

Happy New Year everyone!  It is 2018!  Can you even believe it?!

I had a three day weekend for Christmas and it was so nice.  I came home, parked the car in the driveway and never left.  I stayed home and it was marvelous!  There is just nothing quite like just simply enjoying your home for a few days, and at Christmas nonetheless!  It was the best!

On Christmas Eve I relaxed and worked on craft projects all day!  I didn't even shower and get dressed until noon.  We had a nice breakfast, listened to Christmas music and just hung out.  Our traditional supper of homemade clam chowder was delicious and then we pulled out A Christmas Carol from our DVD collection and watched that before bed.  All the while it was snowing outside and picture perfect.

On Christmas Day I woke up to three inches of freshly fallen snow.  I made a coffee cake from scratch and put that in the oven just as the girls were getting up.  We opened gifts, enjoyed a nice breakfast and then I did what I love to do.  Went through all the gift wrap stuff on the floor and recycled.  I collected tissue, bags, bows and gift boxes.  All other trash fit nicely inside a standard size plastic grocery bag.  I feel pretty okay about that!  Better yet, our recycle bin is full!  We wheeled that to the curb on Thursday for collection.

Gift boxes, tissue paper and gift bags to be reused

And some bows and ribbons too!

Wednesday I got an ad in the mail saying I could lock in a lower internet price for life.  Since they had just raised our monthly rate again I called and sure enough.  Not only was I able to lower our bill by $25 a month, but they are increasing our speed from 40 mbps to 60 mbps at no additional cost.  Okay!!

Our Christmas morning coffeecake

We prepared all of our meals from items we already had on hand.  I did not do any grocery shopping or any other shopping for that matter.  I can officially declare this past week was a no spend week!  Yay!

Here is a gratuitous kitty cat shot 😏

Other than driving to and from work on Tuesday through Friday we didn't go anywhere either so fuel use was minimal.  I ended the year with a half tank of gasoline in the car and a full tank in our truck.  I'm pretty happy about that.

I made four New Years greeting cards to send  to relatives I regularly
keep in touch with,  I found and printed off a vintage image to use on the front.

Saturday was another day spent working on craft projects.  I was able to use up some of my paper stock that I've had for years as well as recycle the Christmas cards we received this year and a pretty envelope that one of them came in.  I'll be sharing with you what I was working on very soon in an upcoming post.  You will love it!

How was your final thrifty week of 2017?


  1. Awesome news about the internet change. We live in such a rural area, we do not have many options. I wish something like your deal would come our way.

    1. We don't have many options here either so I was pretty excited!

  2. Sounds like a great week. We had family in so I had to get up and running all during the Christmas week. I am ready fro some down time now!

  3. Looks like a fabulous & relaxing holiday. We were spending time with family & made a few frugal moves: packed lunch before we headed to the airport yesterday, brought leftover produce home with us, & avoided eating out on our vacation. All in all, a win!


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