At Daughter's request, I made her a very, very simple stuffed animal. She loves it, and is so happy! It was made from supplies we had on hand....pink fabric, a sharpie, pink thread and stuffing from an old pillow. She's been playing with 'Kirby' ever since we sewed him together! Here he is, having breakfast.
|I'm told that Kirby LOVES tomatoes....|
I kept up with my walking, which is good for health and stress-relief.
I made oatmeal yeast bread, rather than buying pre-made bread. I think it's better for us, and I know it tastes better.
We used a sale, coupons and a gift card to get some pasta sauce free at Target. If we hadn't had the gift card, it would have been .50 per jar, which is a great deal! I also got a coupon for a free Snickers from a Facebook game, and the overage on that coupon applied toward the pasta sauce.
I made a menu for the coming week, to make sure I use items we have on hand.
|tacos made with assorted leftovers - asparagus, mushrooms, sausage, queso fresco, cilantro, |
sriracha, salsa and chipotle ranch sauce
We combined errands to save on time and fuel.
We used the wood stove to reduce our propane usage.
I used homemade laundry soap and drying racks to do the laundry.
We donated some items we no longer need. Our donations will help others who need them. We also took books to the used book store for trade credit.
I subbed a bit at the library. I also accepted an offer for temporary employment scoring standardized test questions for Pearson Education.
We checked out books and media from the library, free of charge.
That's my list - how did you do this past week in the frugality department?