Monday, March 21, 2016

Last Week's Frugality

 Hello Dear Readers,
   I packed my lunch all 5 days last week!  Unfortunately this is the first time in quite a while but I hope to continue this!

    My Aunt passed away several weeks ago and as my Uncle started cleaning out her stuff (she was a borderline hoarder) he set aside a box of stuff to give me.  Practical things like band-aids, gauze, first aid tape, hydrocortisone cream, Benadryl, Neosporin, aspirin and much much more.  I was delighted and thankful to get it all. Now my first aid stash is much improved! Thanks Uncle Howard!

   I saved 60 cents per gallon of gas at Kroger using my Kroger points from buying our meds. Saved almost $6.00 on one fill up!

   As Easter is almost upon us, I used some chocolate wafers I already had and made some Easter Chocolate lollipops for my Grand daughter's and niece's Easter Baskets.  I did buy them each an adorable doggie purse at a hospital fundraiser. I really didn't want to spend that much but the profits go to patient services at our hospital so it was for a great cause! I have cut back on the amount of candy I usually get for them so it evens out.

   Speaking of Easter. I have my Easter meal planned and most I already have in my freezer or pantry.  I have a ham and a large roast in the freezer that I plan on serving along with my make ahead mashed potatoes, green beans from the freezer and 7 layer salad.   My mom is making carrot cake and I plan on making butterscotch pie!  The only thing I will have to buy is the veggies for the salad and rolls. We will have lemonade and iced tea to drink.  I think it will be a very nice meal that won't cost a fortune!

I started a bunch of seeds  last week.  Flower seeds, tomato seeds, and basil seeds.  I hope to start enough tomatoes so as not to have to buy any plants this spring. My dining room looks like a plant nursery! DH is not impressed!!

  I found several items of summer clothes for my Granddaughter at the Goodwill Saturday. I also found several garden flags for a dollar each and purchased 5.  They are so adorable and would have cost at least $9 each at the store.  I did find a top for me--kind of a Boho look but I love it! With a price of $3.49 and half off of that, I can afford to try and change up my style a little bit!

  I have some plans knocking around in my head that I am contemplating but will not be posting until things are firmed up!  I hope to be sharing more in the future though.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!

  What have you done to be frugal last week?  Please share with us!

Frugal blessings,


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