Monday, April 16, 2018

Last Week's Thrifty Moves

Sunday was a meal prepping day, as I shared with you last week, and thoroughly enjoyable.  I went through the refrigerator and emptied out my crisper drawer onto the counter so I would know what I had and what I had to work with.  I tailored my entire meal plan around what I already had on hand and by the time all was said and done we had loads of healthy and nutritious meals, including lunches, ready to carry us throughout the week.

Our schedule is not quite as intense as what it has been but still busy nonetheless.  On the way to pick up my youngest from cheerleader practice I stopped in at Albertsons to pick up a few items on sale.  I don't normally buy bottled water, but it was on sale for $1.49 a case with 4 bonus bottles per case.  It will last us a long time as we tend to only use it occasionally and I thought it might be handy.  Trying new things I guess.  I also picked up some salsa on sale for $1.49 a jar, sour cream for 89¢ each and grapes for the girls at 99¢ a pound.


I also redeemed four freebie coupons for items we won playing their Monopoly game.  Three gravy packets and a small can of tomato sauce.  Not too shabby.  I got more game cards for shopping and ended up with two more freebies to redeem next time.

This is not the dress, but it was a contender

Friday it was Mommy/Daughter date night.  This time to go prom dress shopping with my oldest. Usually not a thrifty prospect but we managed to do it rather well, I think.  We dropped off the youngest for a group date at the movies and then we headed off to the mall where she tried on loads of dresses.  And then we found the one (details to come). When we were done we went to a nearby diner to have breakfast for dinner before we needed to pick up little sis and one of her friends at the theater.  I have to tell you we had a great time.

Oh!  I almost forgot.  On the way to the diner we stopped in at Goodwill and I found two pyrex dishes for 99¢!  A one cup to replace one the girls had broken, I'd kept the lid, and a two cup.  Since I bought a four pack of replacement lids I have one for this dish.  What a bargain!

I love my little kitchen

On Saturday I got a crazy hair and went nuts in the kitchen.  You won't believe it.  I finally got the guts to do something I've been wanting to do for a very long time.  Check out tomorrow's post to see what all I did.  I'm so happy!!!!!!

Hmmmmm.  Wonder what I did with this?

Also, we fed the hens our kitchen scraps as well as composted egg shells, coffee grounds and onion skins.  I also washed out a gallon Ziploc bag to reuse and I made some foaming soap solution to refill the downstairs bathroom dispenser.

Can't hardly wait to share tomorrow's post with all of you.  Eeeeeeeee!!!!!  So excited!

How was your thrifty week?


  1. I am intrigued and can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

  2. I always learn something new when I check your blog! Today I learned to empty everything from the crisper drawer to the counter when meal prepping and try to use it all up! Great tip, as there are often one or two things in the bottom of that drawer I've forgotten about.

    1. Do you know how long it took me to figure that out? Sheesh! LOL

  3. Oh my gosh your daughter ... She is beyond beautiful, and that figure! Just gorgeous.

    Sorry, I don't even know what the rest of your post was about, heehee. She reminds me so much of my daughter who just turned 19 :)


  4. Wonderful details from your week! :)


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