Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Fall!





I love Fall......pumpkin everything, sweater weather, colorful foliage, warm apple cider, crisp cool air, and everything else that goes with it! I hope you enjoy this new season as much as I do!

Autumnal blessings,
Lisa 


Monday, September 18, 2017

Last Week's Frugality




    




    I have to confess......we ate out one night last week. I know, I know, we shouldn't have, but I had to go shopping for the wedding. So my Dh ordered hoagies for everyone. We paid for convenience big time!  My daughter's wedding is costing us more and more one way or another!! :)
  My uncle gifted us with cabbage and tomatoes fresh from his garden!  Thanks so much Uncle Howard!!
 We used the rest of the chicken I cooked last week.  I love stretching meat into several meals, don't you?
  I found my dress for the wedding on clearance at Dillard's.  It was originally $169.99 but marked down to $39.99 plus tax! Savings of $130.00! I must give credit to my daughter's for finding it-Thanks Jess and Kait!
  I made the cake stand for my daughters wedding cake--cost me $2.00.  I found a large vase and a large plate at the Goodwill and glued them together with E6000 glue.  Her cake isn't too big so that will work just fine!  $2 beats the cheapest one we could find at $29.99! Score one for me!
Beautiful Botanical Apples Image!  Finished the silk flowers for the wedding.  I think they are beautiful if I do say so myself!  They cost about $165 to make all of them except the bridal bouquet.  6 bouquets, 9 boutonnieres, 5 corsages, 2 kissing balls and other décor would have cost well over $500, so we have saved a ton on the flowers alone!  Cha Ching!  The bridal brooch bouquet cost about $40 for the brooches(Gma furnished most) and flowers so that is a great savings as well--Some are over $300 on Etsy!
  I was given about a half bushel of apples so, with my Mother's help, we canned 7 pints plus of apple butter!  Yummy!
  It has been a busy but productive week--the wedding is getting closer!  I am getting so nervous but looking forward to it!  Maybe when it is over we can get back to normal! But hey, what is NORMAL????



Blessings,
Lisa

Friday, September 15, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Super Deal At Walmart

Hi,
Augason Farms Emergency Food Dehydrated Potato Slices, 20 oz  I came across a super deal for those of you that stockpile or keep a pantry well stocked!  Walmart has the Augason Farms Dehydrated Sliced potatoes on roll back.  They are regularly $11.99 but are now just $4.99 each!  Hurry and order yours, they may not be on rollback too long!  https://www.walmart.com/ip/Augason-Farms-Emergency-Food-Dehydrated-Potato-Slices-20-oz/22985135




Frugal Blessings,
Lisa

Last Week's Frugality



  Last week was a no spend week except for our budgeted food costs.  We actually spent less than we budgeted for therefore saving over $20 in groceries. It was basically a bread, milk, and eggs run! Then  I was able to use a $4 rewards on my grocery order saving even more! Cha ching!!!
  We ate at home every night.
  I cooked a whole chicken and used the broth to make chicken and dumplings.  Then with the extra chicken, I made a casserole and  I have enough to use for 2 meals this week!  $4.08 for the meat for 4 meals for 4 adults! Go Me!  But that isn't all, I cooked the carcass and made a small pot of bone broth flavored with celery, onions and carrots.  Remember to add vinegar to the pot to help leach out the bone goodness! I got 3 quart baggies full of mouthwatering, nutritious bone broth for soups this winter. SO much goodness from one chicken I found on sale!  Now that is stretching the budget!! Lol!
  I got several tomatoes from my volunteer tomato plant!  
  We made banana bread out of several VERY ripe bananas so as not to let them go to waste!
  I made home made Rice a Roni last week. Got 3 times as much for less than the price of a store bought package. Love my homemade Rice a Roni--I added a little chicken that I cooked to make the Rice a Roni an entrée!  Stretching the chicken some more!!
  Since I didn't spend my budgeted food amount, I ordered my Knorr chicken and beef bouillon  from Walmart to stock up my pantry.  2 large jars for only $9.76.  This is my stock up my stash purchase for the last 2 weeks! I use it for soup base and for gravy flavoring during the winter! 
    What have you added to your stash/pantry lately?
 
Knorr Beef Flavor Bouillon, 35.3 ozKnorr Hispanic Chicken Granulated Bouillon, 35.3 oz
They are just $ 4.88 each at Wally world.
I am not an affiliate of Walmart, just like low prices!

What did you save money on last week?

Frugal Blessings,
Lisa