In keeping with my goals for 2018, Sunday was a Pajama Day. We stayed in our jammies and new fuzzy socks and kept it pretty low key.
To start off that morning I made french toast for brunch using a half loaf of homemade bread that was a little stale, leftover eggnog from Christmas as well as a couple eggs and some milk. I made a batch of pancake syrup with sugar and brown sugar leftover from Christmas baking and a little Mapleine flavoring. It was not only thrifty but it was absolutely delicious!
We gathered up our winter coats, hats and gloves, ran them through the wash, then hung them all up to dry.
|Crafting with cake & coffee|
For Sunday dinner I made a big pan of lasagna, a loaf of homemade frenchbread and a devils food cake with vanilla frosting all from scratch. Yum!
Monday my oldest had robotics from 5:30 to 8:30 at the campus and my youngest needed to go to the library. Rather than do a lot of running back and forth and to save on fuel I took my laptop and she took her homework and we stayed at the library and worked until it was time for robotics to end. I watched a couple how to videos on Youtube too.
|That is A LOT of craft supplies - too many!|
Tuesday and Wednesday we didn't have any activities or errands which was very nice. I came home and worked on craft projects each evening and was really happy to get a lot done and enjoy myself doing it. I've got a jumpstart on Valentine's Day as well as Christmas and some birthdays.
Thursday my oldest had a band concert which made for a nice no cost family outing for us. I just love their concerts.
|Yes, I'm making another one! Super excited about this one too!|
Friday my oldest had a basketball game at school to play at (she is in pep band). I dropped her off and then went to Walmart (by myself - yay!) as it is fairly close by so I could pick up a mini binder to use to make another journal. I also took some time to check out their craft section and scrapbooking supplies. I managed to make my little shopping trip last long enough until it was time to pick her up so I didn't have to run back and forth from the house to the high school saving on time and fuel.
Saturday I spent another morning paper crafting and then that afternoon I got busy and organized ALL of our craft supplies. I found an empty shoe box size bin in the garage to reuse and put all of my scraps of paper in it to corral the growing pile.
The youngest had a sleepover with friends so the oldest decided to try a recipe she found online for microwave macaroni and cheese for college students for our supper. It was actually pretty good and very thrifty. I'll have to ask her to share it with us and I'll get it posted.
In the spirit of downsizing and decluttering I closed an account to one of my credit cards I haven't used in years. One less thing to have to keep track of and worry about.
|Much better! Still too much stuff!|
I also took two of our old computers into work and added them to the pile of old hardware we have set aside for recycling. One was 20 years old and the other one was 15 years old (the young guys in my departments got a good laugh at them). It feels really nice to no longer have those old computers sitting in our garage anymore.
Other than my trip to Walmart I didn't do any other shopping.
I made up a batch of foaming soap liquid to refill a soap dispenser by stirring two tablespoons of shower gel into a cup of warm water.
I added orange peels, coffee grounds, tea bags, egg shells and a banana peel to our compost bin.
How was your thrifty week?