I only packed my lunch 3 days last week. I have been having trouble getting up early enough to pack my lunch lately. I have to pack everyday and stop buying my lunch in the cafeteria—it is just so expensive! Is there such a thing as frugality bun out? I have been feeling very deprived lately! Gotta get back to the frugal enthusiastic person I want to be! Positive thinking, right?
I signed up for 2 free samples last week and received one shampoo sample and a package of Breathright strips.
We had only 1 meatless meal—I still am trying to get my DH used to it. He is very much a meat and potatoes kind of guy!
The bucket is still in the shower catching waste water and being used for flushing.
I found two Mccoy flower pots at the Goodwill for only $2.50 each! I checked E-bay and they are worth 3 times what I paid for them. Score!
I found a pair of leather Dr. Scholl’s shoes for $6.00 at the Goodwill. I, then, got my Senior discount making them $5.40 for like new leather shoes! One of the good things about being over 50! Score again!
I added 10 jars of salsa to my pantry stash for $10, added 2 bags of noodles for $.88 each. Coffee was on sale for $1.99 along with Crystal Light for $.99 so I added four of each to my stash. I have to say, my stash is looking pretty good about right now! I think I am feeling a pantry challenge for the month of May. Stay tuned!
DH and I bought 3 peach trees-they were my late birthday presents! They were on sale for $9.99 each! I told him back in March what I wanted and I have been watching for sales since then. Hopefully this will be a gift that keeps on giving year after year!
I made a cake this weekend for my son’s friend. It was just adorable! The donations for the cakes are helping me meet my extra income goal for the month! Let me tell you it helps out so much!
I picked up several packets of pectin that I found on clearance. It is for small batches but that is fine! I’ll make it work! Small batches are quick and easy anyway!
Michael’s had the Sugar and Cream cotton yarn reduced to $1.17. That is more than a 50% reduction, so I bought 2 to make a couple of dish cloths for gifts.
I began infusing waters last week. I wasn't really sure about using cucumbers with lemon slices, but it is amazing--just so thirst quenching. I have been experimenting with different fruits but I think the cucumber lemon is my favorite so far! My DH really liked the infused waters as well. He is the cola king if you remember so maybe I can cut his cola and Crystal Light/sugar substitute use this summer.
I was able to borrow some luau decorations for my Granddaughters birthday party. Thanks Sandie!BFFs are great frugal resources!
As I said, I think I am going through frugal burnout. I get so tired of not being able to take the easy(cheap) way out! Am I the only one who feels deprived sometimes? How do you get yourself back on the frugal track?