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    Thumbs up Frugal challenge - Sept. 12 - 18th

    My posts are going to be just a wee bit different in this challnge.

    ~I purchased some material yesterday. What fun it was. For one piece I got 25% off and for the rest, she gave me 20% off. She likes to see me come in to her shop.

    ~I purchased wallpaper and border for our kitchen. The wallpaper was 1/2 off and buy one, purchase another one for 99. I got 4 double rolls and 2 rolls of border for the kitchen.

    ~I purchased a qt. of already mixed and returned paint for one wall in dd's bedroom. It cost me $1.49 and has a 15 year warranty!!!!!

    ~we are getting top quality dog food, so in the long run it will be frugal over the years in vet bills. We've gone to holistic dog food. Kyla is doing really well on it. The owner of the store gave us some dog treats (free).

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    a/c is off today, made a deal with DH, lol
    2 loads of laundry hung out to dry
    going out to purchase .25 bagels for breakfasts and lunches
    lights are off

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    ~made a huge stockpot full of potato cheese soup using sale priced ingredients.
    ~picked apples at the orchard for .25 a pound
    ~picked more beans and tomatoes from the garden
    ~put hanging plants out in the yard again so they will be watered when it starts raining again later
    ~laundry done in cold water
    ~not going out of town today so saving on gas
    ~watching videos borrowed from the library
    ~no heat on yet even though it's about 60 F outside. We are just dressing warmer
    ~hubby installing a windowed door in our laundry room that he got for $60 from a remodel
    ~searching for even more ways to save time and money on the internet

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    We had a friend spend the night so I made a "fancy" breakfast: ham, egg, and cheese biscuits like form McDonald's! He was very impressed! LOL I have pork roast in the oven and boy, does it smell good! We will be using the leftovers for minestrone soup (the bone and scraps) as well as a couple of extra meals of burritos, pork fried rice and more. Mind you, this was a roast I got for 6.77 and it weighed almost 8 pounds!

    DH rebuilt one of our computers instead of replacing it as well as buying a lap top (he HAD to have one of those for work, dang it!). He only spent $150.00 after rebates. A guy who does rebates--I was sooo proud!

    We also reused some of our furniture to remake the office. No money out for a new look--if you can call "early garage sale" a "look".

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    For Sept 12th..

    *Went Grocery shopping today and saved $12.09 with coupons. Not great, but I am hoping to make it through the end of the month without going shopping again.
    *Made a batch of cookies as part of a trade with a gentleman I work with - he went hunting this weekend and he will bring in some Dove meat (prepared) for me tomorrow in exchange for a batch of cookies
    *Saved the wrappers from the sticks of butter to use to butter pans and such with.
    *Saved egg-shells to grind up an use as fertilizer in my garden next year.
    *Breakfast was leftover, lunch and dinner from the pantry.
    *Used a leftover Christmas themed mailing envelope to send out my half.com item in.

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    *AC on 82 today.
    *Did a home health job and wrote down milage for taxes.
    *Drove to two bookstores looking for a couple of magazines.
    *Trying to do some research and planning for making a big move in the next year.
    *I made my very first from scratch biscuits this morning, and they turned out great!
    *Lunch and supper from fridge/pantry/freezer.
    *Washed a load of dishes and air dryed.
    *Clipped some coupons and got a coupon train ready to go out tomorrow.
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    Furbaby: Joey

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    *Kept the ac off most of the day
    *Blinds open until it got dark
    *Lights off until it got dark
    *windows and doors open
    *had to put gas in my car so I can get to work and then to the doctor tomorrow.
    *used pantry and fridge items and made breakfast for my dinner tonight.

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    ~ didn't go anywhere today, no money spent
    ~ Hung laundry on the line to dry, drier still broken
    ~ Got some tomatoes from a friend
    ~ Made foot rub for myself and friend mentioned before
    ~Dinner from food in the freezer
    ~ took out dinner for tomorrow so I'm not tempted to stop at the store tomorrow
    ~Cut own hair saved about $20 including tip
    ~ waxed own eye brows, saved about $8

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    09/13

    ~looking at prices for new towels. Plan on getting some next payday. I want nice thick ones that last a long time. Going to look at a few flyers to see the prices.

    ~looking at flyers to see the pricing on flooring. Were going to be putting new flooring down for our kitchen and I want to get the most efficient flooring and yet at a good price.

    ~looking at new menus for "healthy living". I know that its going to cost a few more $$ but in the long run, it will be much healthier for all of us, thus saving us $$ in medical bills later on.

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    * No money will be spent today
    * Breakfasts, lunches, snacks and drinks brought from home, for work, for the week.
    * Dinner from the freezer and pantry.

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    Double Post:
    Sunday Sept.12th,2004:
    Payed Tithes at Church.
    Gave Money to Missionaries who work with Wycliff.
    Gave Money also to the ALMS Fund.
    Bought Groceries.
    Monday Sept.13th,2004:
    Hopefully No Money will be Spent Here Today.
    Daily Devotionals.
    Homeschooling DD.
    Daily Household Task.
    Fix Supper.
    Tonight's Supper will be Ground Turkey Meat Spaghetti .
    For Dessert will be Angel Food Cake with Mocha Almond Fudge IceCream (Bryers).

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    It's Monday and I have to work this afternoon and evening, so the mad dash is on to get all my frugal stuff done!

    ~washed 4 loads of laundry in cold and have all but 1 of them hanging on the line to dry. Praying that the rain will hold off for a bit longer. It was beautiful and sunny when we hung things out but is now threatening to rain.
    ~chopped up 2 bunches of sale prices celery and bagged them in 2 cup portions for the freezer. Will use later in soups, stes and casseroles. Saves time and money.
    ~hard boiled a dozen sale priced eggs for hubby to take with him to work this week.
    ~blanchd and froze a quart of beans fromt he garden.
    ~got a bowl of beans ready for the kids to zap for dinner tonight and premade sloppy joe mix from the freezer out to thaw for dinner.
    ~did have to turn the pellet stove on for heat, I have a sick child here and do not want him getting chilled.
    ~returning DVDs to the library and borrowing more for the kids
    ~cashing a check I did for a survey, will put money in my "fun money stash".
    ~drinking more water and less juice
    ~planning my menus around what we have and what needs to be used up first
    ~lights off and curtains open to let in the light
    ~dressing warmer so we don't need to run the heat as much

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    I boned the pork roast and made miestrone soup and biscuits for dinner. I will add some cucmbers and dinner is done--frugal and healthy! How can we go wrong!

    The element part of my big Crock Pot quit today! Fortunately, I was at home and nocited. I put everything in a big stock pot and have been simmering the soup all day. It is almost done--I just added a bit of sale pasta.

    I am having DH look at the Crock Pot. I sure hope he can fix it. I don't want to have to replace it right now. I will if I need to because we use it a LOT.

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    Sept 13th..

    *Got a free breakfast and lunch at work from one of our vendors!
    *Took coffee to work in a reusable mug
    *Dinner is Shepherds pie, to take advantage of leftover mashed potatoes before they go bad
    *Mailed package sold on Half.com
    *No other money spent here today (resisted Starbucks temptation since they are near the post office)

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    *Did a home health job this morning (going to go in Wednesday and discuss having more work for weekends).
    *Breakfast from pantry (FH made pancakes and eggs).
    *Lunch and dinner at FH parent's home.
    *FH and I rode to his parent's house. They fixed his truck for not too much, and he refilled the AC with freon.
    *Paid last month's high electric bill online.
    Heather- Wife to my DH BJ
    Furbaby: Joey

    "Never, never, never give up!" ~Winston Churchill

    Medical debts.

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