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?