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    Default Frugal CHallenge 5/18-5/24

    Since this hasn't been start, I'll start:
    *Didn't go out to lunch after Shoot Saved us about 30.00
    *Made Baked Spaghetti, Sweet Potatoe Bread Pudding, Mexican Cornbread, and BLT Pasta Salad for Family get together. Brought home just about the whole thing so put in freezer and icebox. Will have at least 6 dinners out of these.
    *Picked 1 1/2 Gallons Blueberries and put in freezer
    *Washed 2 loads in cold water at night
    *Ironed DH shirts for work


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    Sunday
    ~stay home day
    ~no lights, blinds open
    ~heat off, no cooling needed
    ~all meals at home
    ~no laundry day
    ~cable was out most of the weekend, so no tv watching either lol

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    I think I'll join you.

    Sunday
    Planted 4 fruit trees and 4 blueberry bushes for a total of 8
    planted the remainder of my veggie garden
    no lights unless absolutely necessary
    washed laundry in cold with half the soap
    ate all meals at home
    made broth in the crockpot with the leftover chicken carcass
    no heating or cooling used

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    Sunday:

    ~hung laundry to dry
    ~washed in cold
    ~cooked outdoors on the grill
    ~stayed home, no money spent

    Monday

    ~paid bills online
    ~hanging laundry to dry
    ~took lunches to work/school
    ~sold 2 textbooks

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    For the past few days,
    - hung a couple of loads of laundry
    - washed ziploc bags
    - inlaws bought us pizza for dinner one night
    - dh took leftovers for lunch today
    - hit some garage sales and got a game for $1 and a book for $.25. It was a community sale, so even though I went to a lot I didn't use much gas
    - combined some errands today
    - sold something on Ebay for a $14 profit
    - printed some worksheets for the kids from the internet for free
    - lights off as much as possible
    - the cashier at Walmart didn't want to take printable coupons, but they always have before, so I had her check and she came back and took them - saved $6.75
    - got 2 free boxes of cereal and 1 free thing of salad dressing
    - finally received my Sambucol rebate of $12.99 - it was a hand written check
    - between the tax rebate and dh's bonus I put $4900 into savings towards the car purchase
    - pancakes and deer sausage for dinner, the sausage was given to us by my dad
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    Monday-
    Washed two loads in cold and hung them out-nice breezy day!
    Made pasta salad for lunches.
    Went around the house and unplugged unneccessary items
    Did some menu planning for the week.

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    Monday
    *DH Lunch, Breakfast, and Coffee from house
    *No town day
    *Left overs for lunch and dinner
    * Keeping granddaughter over night to save 2 trips to town


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    Monday, May 19th...

    *Took lunch and coffee to work
    *Did not drive anywhere at lunch (new strategy for me)
    *Dinner was scrambled eggs and ham (ham was leftovers we took home from my aunt's house yesterday)
    *Cooked the chicken I had thawing for dinner before I changed to the ham and eggs plan, so it wouldn't go bad.
    *Canceled a magazine subscription
    *Daycare sent home some diaper coupons (yay!)
    *Picked up some coupons from the paper at work

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    Monday
    ~sent dh & the boys w/ home lunches (leftovers for dh)
    ~lights out, blinds open
    ~tv off all day
    ~washed 3 loads in cold
    ~washed baggies
    ~dinner from pantry/freezer

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    Monday

    *planted flowers in pots and in yard
    *reused some potting soil from last year
    *received free salad dressing
    *Added 10 jars spegetti sauce to stockpile
    *cut coupons
    *paid bills that were due
    *On site for business this week so all expenses on the company's dime
    *pulled an envelope in a drawing at the hotel for 1200 hotel points. Save for free nights
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    Grocery challenge 500.00/0
    Menu planning - 5/1
    Christmas 2014 50/0
    Swim with Dolphin Fund 100/00
    Bedroom carpet and redecorate fund 100/00

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    Exercise 3x per week - walk/bike/boflex/dvd/yoga class 15/1


    Health Goals
    Drink 32 ounce water or herbal tea daily 31 days/3
    Sleep - retire no later than 11 in bed as opposed to on chair

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    Tuesday...
    Did a baking session today-made calzones, granola bars, trail mix, and cookies for lunches for the rest of the week.
    Cleaned the kitchen and living rm.
    Lights off-blinds open
    Turned the water heater down a smidge more.

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    Tuesday:
    *DH breakfast, lunch & coffee from home
    *Lunch & Dinner were left overs
    *Picked almost 3 gallons of yard cherries
    *No A/c until around 2 p.m. Than at 73 and ceilinf fans on
    *No town day/No spend day
    *Made weekly grocery list for tomorrow

    Sandie

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    Tuesday
    ~stay home day
    ~no lights, blinds open
    ~heat off, no cooling needed
    ~sent dh & the boys w/ home lunches (leftovers for dh)
    ~had leftovers for lunch
    ~dinner from the freezer/pantry
    ~washed 2 loads in cold water
    ~made my menu & grocery list for the next month
    ~made homemade whole wheat bread
    ~soaked beans for Wednesday's dinner

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    ~paid bills online to saved on postage
    ~used coupon to bring home dinner 1/2 price
    ~DH & DS#2 umpiring to make extra cash (DS#2 is using his for gas)
    ~DS #3 working the concession stand to make his own money
    ~hanging laundry to dry
    ~working on budget (seeing where we can cut corners)

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    The not so frugal part of the day - ds broke half his front tooth off, requiring an emergency visit to the dentist along with x-rays. I have no idea how much this will cost us in the end, but it isn't frugal that's for sure.

    - hung laundry
    - washed ziploc bags
    - dinner on the grill, so didn't use the oven
    - finally received my plant order and the plants look decent, so I guess that is pretty frugal

    Dh had to go back to school tonight, so an extra trip there today. I have to get a prescription filled for ds's tooth. It just hasn't been a great day.
    Jennifer

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    dd 12
    ds 10
    dd 8

    My blog - www.gettingaheadblog.com


    Savings Challenge

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    Family Reunion Beach Vacation $100/$3000

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