Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Quote of the Week

Christmas is not so much about opening presents, as opening our hearts!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Quote of the Week

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. - Norman Vincent Peale
                                                             Beautiful Blessings,

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Quote of the Week

November is auspicious in so many parts of the country: the rice harvest is already in, the weather starts to cool, and the festive glow which precedes Christmas has began to brighten the landscape.
                                                                          --   F. Sionil Jose

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Last Week's Frugality

   Last week was pretty frugal!  Money was pretty tight so we spent only the BARE minimum!  I took my Mother to the Goodwill and spent nothing! Saved ???? Money!

  Went to the grocery and got the basics-eggs, milk,and bread and used a $5 Mperks coupon to bring my total down to $1.98!  Score!

  I did purchase a bag of cranberries to make cranberry juice.  I am a member of the Stocking our
Shelves Facebook page and someone put an easy recipe for making cranberry juice on the board.  I did it!!  I made 2 quarts of cranberry juice!  I spent  $.89 on the  berries and used a cup of sugar to make the 2 quarts.  That is a huge savings compared to the $3.49 a jar would have cost me!  Big savings for someone who loves cranberry juice and that would be me!  I hope to be able to find cranberries on clearance and make more juice for even less! Check out the Stocking our Shelves Facebook page--it is great!

 Used our Kroger points to save $5.00 on a tank of gas! 

 Well that is about it for my family--What have you saved money on lately?

Frugal Blessings,

PS--Remember Wal-Mart has a dozen pint jars in the Black Friday ad for just $5.00!!  They are available starting Thursday night!



Monday, November 13, 2017

Last Week's Frugality

  Hello Dear Readers!

        Last week was a pretty frugal week.  I didn't receive a coupon from Big Lots so we didn't go--saved at least $10!!

       At the Goodwill, I found a very nice rubber spatula  and a metal spatula for $.50 each,  The metal one will be perfect for cookies next month!  I also found a teal glass bowl to match my Pioneer Woman glasses. We found a runner for my slate hallway(this was on my list to do to save money on the utilities).  The slate floor is always freezing cold on our tootsies so the runner will help keep us warmer. I only paid $10 for it so it was a great deal!

   My aunt gave me 2 pumpkins, so I spent Sunday cooking them, scooping the puree out and
freezing it.   I ended up with 15 2 cup bags of pumpkin puree.  This will probably meet my  family's pumpkin needs for the next year-  Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin roll!  Thanks Aunt Jane!

  We still haven't used the furnace.  We use propane for heat and it is very expensive plus  we have to pay a hefty deposit for it up front and that is rough to do. We have however, used an electric baseboard heater in the living room and an oil filled electric heater in the kitchen when needed.   I know electric heat isn't cheap but we can pay monthly instead of money up front.  My DH and I have a wood burning insert in each fireplace but my Momma is on oxygen so they cannot be used. Bummer, heavy sigh!

  We saved $.60 per gallon of gas by using our Kroger points again!!

I also picked up my Free Friday Download at Kroger--a free cup of kefir, and used coupons and sales to save $19.00  at Kroger.

  I got our turkey for $.48 per pound.  Also used coupons  and sales to save $23.79  at Meijer.

What have you done to save money lately?  Pleas share in order to bless others!

Frugal Blessings,