Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fast and Frugal Christmad Gifts

    Did you know that Christmas is only 154 days away as of today?  Well, I have been keeping track of it and have gotten lots of gifts made and ordered,   I have been making Sashay scarves for the females on my Christmas list. This is a fast, easy, too cute scarf you can make with minimal, and I do mean minimal crochet skills. The Sashay yarn costs anywhere from $3.29-$4 79 in my area and you can whip one out in about an hour and a half. This is a  fast project for my short attention span!
Here is the tutorial I used: sahay scarf .  I found it to be the easiest method.  You should really give it a try!  Fast and easy gifts!

Sisters market tote 
    If you are looking to buy inexpensive gifts for  the females in your life, Longaberger has some adorable cloth purses on sale.  Click here to see some great purses  and accessories that would be great,  cheap gifts for Christmas!  I took care of my Mother's gift, my MIL's gift, and my SIL's gifts for Christmas along with a purse or two for me for less than $50! And they are Longaberger!!!  Check out the Sisters market tote--just $4.50!
   Have you gotten your Christmas shopping started yet?  I start  looking for gifts the day after Christmas so I can get my shopping done by Thanksgiving--makes for a more relaxing Holiday season!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Last Week's Frugality

Hello !  Hope this post finds you well and happy!

     Last week, just so you know, I was on vacation  so we did eat out several times....make that a lot!
What kind of vacation would it be if I were chained to the stove every meal, I ask you.  Not a very good one for me! I did use coupons when it was possible if that helps any!

   I did get 4 jars of peach jam canned along with 3 jars of cherry jam and 2 pints of blueberry syrup!
All of the fruit used was found on sale at the market. Goodness, I feel so much satisfaction when I can......I just love it and small batch canning is perfect for me.  You see, I get bored quickly, so small batches are perfect for me and my short attention span.

  I have been watching the blackberries along my Mother's drive and our barn.  I see lots of blackberry jam and blackberry cobbler in my future.

  Vacation is over!  Back to life, back to frugality!



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Last .Week's Frugality


Hello to my dear Readers! Thought I fell off of the face of the Earth, didn't you!  I just needed to take a break from the blogging for a while.....a long while! 
  My blog may look different to you these days-no ads or other moneymaking gimmicks.  I have decided to change the scope of my blog.  I have been trying to monetize it for years with little success so now I am just blogging when I feel like it for the fun of it.  So you may see some different things or you may see some old stuff--just never know. So on to Last Week's Frugality.
   I only packed my lunch 3 days last week. I know. I know, I must get back to my good habits of packing.  Hospital food is expensive!
  I found a pair of dress pants for less than $2 at the Goodwill.  I also picked up a couple of tops for my Granddaughter Jordy. They are just adorable and only $1.00 each. She needed some for school this fall.
  I took advantage of some great sale loss leaders at the local County Market.  I was able to add 4 jars of olives($.50 each), 8 cans of diced tomatoes($.50 each), 24 boxes of cake mix(3/$1), and 4 cans of fancy mixed nuts for $2.50 each to my pantry this week.
 I also picked up some peaches that were on sale.  I would like to make some jam with them.  Also, Bing cherries were on sale for  $1.99 a pound so I bought oodles of them--my favorite fruit! If I have any left over from my nibbles, I would love to make some cherry jam for my pantry.

Well, as you can see, frugality hasn't been at the forefront of my mind lately but I hope to get back to it asap!

Frugal Blessings to you all,