I have been buying beef/soup bones for the last few months to make a pot of beef bone broth. I have it simmering and the house smells amazing. I will be canning it when I get home from work tonight. Providing wholesome nutritious food for my family is so fulfilling, don’t you think?
I found hair barrettes and pony holders at the grocery store marked down to 25 cents from a dollar so I bought some for my Grandbaby and my nieces for Christmas. How is your Christmas crafting and shopping coming along? I am just about half way done right now. I have also started stocking up on my Christmas food list. I always go overboard buying all sorts of yummy things for Christmas-I always bust the budget in December so I am trying to start early so I can stick to my budget. We always have an abundance of food so I would like to cut back and simplify the entire Holiday season.
I had ordered and paid for a beautiful leaded glass door and sidelights back in the summer. Well, to make a long story short, It finally arrived at the store but it was built wrong. Have you ever seen an out swinging door in a family home? Neither have I. So after great thought (I wasn’t sure about the door-I wanted it but was it needed) I decided to ask for my money back. I was so frustrated but at the same time relieved that I would be getting the massive amount of money back. Do we need a new front door? Heck yes, but do we need that expensive door—No, not really. I almost feel like it was a sign from God that I was not supposed to get this beautiful, expensive door that I would have been so proud of. Pride goeth and all that.
So I saved a boat load of money by cancelling the door purchase. I think I will be checking in with the local Habitat for Humanity Restores for doors. Buying a door there would be such a blessing to my budget and help build houses for the less fortunate. That, I think, is a win- win!
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Frugal Blessings y’all,