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    Sunday:

    * DS had a pizza party today for the end of flag football ~ bought pizza which leaves us leftovers for lunch tomorrow
    * got a lot of grapes for $1.28 per #, got them washed and cut into bunches in the fridge for easy grab and go snacks
    * got most of tomorrow's dinner prepped (marinating steak and cut up broccoli)
    * staked the tomatos in the garden
    * talked with kids about frugal summer ideas
    * took a walk with DS and Sadie around the neighborhood
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    Sunday:

    -splurged on myself and bought a new bikini top, flip flops, shirt, earrings, and sunglasses...all for less than $40. I've recently re-embraced my fashionista, so not bad for that price.
    -really gotta quit taking DD anywhere with me because she is the jr. fashionista of our household. She ended up with a pair of shorts, a shirt, and sunglasses to the tune of about $20. Still not bad. I'm teaching her how to shop the clearance racks.
    -all meals at home, had leftover pizza for lunch. Have enough leftovers from dinner for lunch tomorrow.
    -did most of our laundry today to avoid peak usage hours
    -DS used his own money to buy video games he wanted
    -used some rainwater to refresh flowers on deck, set container out to collect more water since it's supposed to rain the next couple of days.
    -kids played outside with neighbors for free entertainment
    -salvaged some strawberries that were about to go bad


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    *Relisted 2 items on eBay
    *Cashed out on a survey site for $25.45
    *All meals at home
    *Laundry in cold
    *Skipped running the dishwasher since it isn't full
    *Got a free nursing kit in the mail - nursing pads, milk storage bags, lanolin sample, and tons of coupons

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    Monday:

    * cashed in some credit card rewards points for an amazon gift card
    * took coffee and lunch to work
    * used up broccoli we got for free with dinner

    Hmm, that's it.
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    Monday:

    -all meals at home
    -returned dvd's to library to avoid fees
    -returned earrings I bought yesterday because they were clip ons and I didn't notice until I got home. Duh. Got another pair I like that are pierced.
    -collected rainwater, sat plants out in the rain
    -ate leftovers for lunch
    -did laundry during off peak hours
    -scrapbooked for entertainment, haven't done that in ages!
    -didn't run dishwasher today
    -no spend day
    -harvested another cucumber from garden
    -hens are laying 3-4 eggs a day

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    *Dining room set and TV stand will be picked up tomorrow.
    *My mom was kind enough to cook us dinner last night. Was able to use up some cheese I had frozen and we made HM mac and cheese. Had some leftover for lunch today.
    *Went to CVS to get DH some soap (on sale). I was also lucky enough to spot a clearance on CVS brand baby wipes - instead of $10 a refill pack they were only $5. Got one pack, will probably go back tomorrow and get more, but wanted to see if I had any applicable coupons.

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    ~All meals from home
    ~Had leftovers for lunch
    ~Laundry in cold
    ~Picked a cucumber and two onions from the garden

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    Tuesday:

    -spent $ today online for Bath and Body Works semi-annual sale. Stocked up for upcoming birthdays (3 of them), used coupon code, and spent less than I would have in the store.
    -ate out dinner. Boo! Started with DD wanting to go with friends during break at dance, then DS and I went through the drive thru. Spent less than $10, but still...
    -used up some leftovers for lunch
    -made some $ at dance consignment shop. Woo hoo!
    -kids had friends over for free entertainment
    -rained again, no need to water gardens
    -saved leftover water from boiling corn last night and poured it on flowers


    That's all I've got for today!

    Stephanie

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    Tuesday

    * sold an item on ebay (waiting for payment...)
    * heating up leftover broccoli with cheese sauce and will put out with dinner
    * kids packed lunch
    * ate some leftover steak on a roll for lunch (yum!)
    * bought some gift cards (for Father's Day) and got $20 cat (woohoo, free food!)
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    Took left overs for lunch at work today and also took a box of oatmeal ( already have raisins and cinnamon there ).
    Used scrap paper I'd cut up memo size for scratch paper to do totals on.
    Supper from freezer.
    Stopped on way home and bought milk and nothing else...although going to look at sale paper tomorrow on computer before the sale goes off for the week.
    Lights off other than needed.
    Playing on computer for entertainment.
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    *DS had leftovers for dinner last night.
    *I had leftovers for lunch today.
    *Entering sweepstakes/doing surveys/sending for freebies.
    *All lights upstairs off.
    *All laundry in cold/express wash.
    *Used the butter wrapper to grease a pan (we made brownies).
    *Got a free convertible car seat from our health insurance company.
    *Downloaded an album from Amazon for free using free music credits

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    Happy Hump Day!

    * all meals at home
    * DS was invited out to a lunch with a school friend
    * going camping this weekend
    * stopped at rite aid after dropping kids @ school, using coupons and UPR's I got: 2 boxes tampons, 2 energy drinks (DH), and 2 single packs of milano cookies for $1.40 out of pocket and got $4.00 in UPR back
    * DD is going thru the school supplies and organizing them seeing what we can reuse for next year (she loves to organize!)
    * planted a cucumber plant to replace the one that already died (hoping we have better luck with this one)
    * BBQing extra chicken to eat later this week
    * getting grocery list and coupons together
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    06/11/12-06/13/12
    All meals from home
    using up leftovers for just about every lunch and dinner
    got a free toothbrush, toothpaste and floss when i went to dentist
    Used up a body spray before using my good perfume for work
    Got a 30% off coupon today to use at cvs this weekend, which will help since i was going to pick up some sale items...Need to check to see if sale items apply...
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    Wednesday:

    -no spend day, but I did have DH bring us lunch from McD's to the pool. He spent $, not me. So I'm not claiming it!
    -minimal driving
    -dinner used items from our stockpile
    -picked garden peas from our garden
    -received beauty bag from Target in the mail
    -wasn't great about using washer/dryer/dishwasher during off peak hours. It's hard to get it all done by 1pm. And I'm NOT a morning person!
    -used melted ice from cooler to fill up dogs' water dish


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    *Got the Target Beauty Bag in the mail.
    *Got a free book from our health insurance company in the mail on sibling relationships (as a side note, most of the benefits from our health insurance aren't great, but they do have AWESOME coverage/freebies for maternity).
    *Drinking mostly water. Cheap and trying to get the last ten pregnancy pounds off.
    *Also got free toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste at the dentist. Un-frugal part is that I have cavities for the first time in about 10 years - and enough that I need 2 follow up appointments to deal with them. Argh.
    *Downloading free educational worksheets for DS to practise his letter and math skills.

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