*~Frugal Challenge 12/18-12/24~* How frugal were you today???
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    Default *~Frugal Challenge 12/18-12/24~* How frugal were you today???

    Heat low (even though it's freezing)
    Lights off amap
    eating leftovers from our Christmas Open House last night (company paid for)
    Work from home
    Cleaning
    Making Christmas candy to warm the house.

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    12-18
    heat on low
    wood fire going so heat won't kick on
    baking to warm house
    staying home!!
    doing laundry and hanging some to dry
    (it has a hard time drying in the basement in cold weather)
    making pizza for dinner

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    So far today, not so good! Went to Barnes and Noble and bought three books. Also went to Joann Fabric and hit the clearance racks. Took dd to her friends birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese.

    I need to get cracking to make up for all of the above!

    ~Lights off
    ~Heat off
    ~Eating leftovers
    ~Drinking water

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    ~drinking water
    ~DH BBQing outside
    ~used coupons and ECB to pick up some items at CVS, will receive mre ECB's
    ~Picked up FAR items at Walgreens for free using GC that I get from doing the Walgreens rebate program
    ~talked to my mom long distance for free with cell phone....free weekends

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    lights off as much as possible
    making cookies for gift baskets
    making hats out of leftover yarn
    getting free recipes and patterns off internet
    making own sweetened condensed milk and liquid coffee creamer

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    ~Staying home all day
    ~Heat down pretty low
    ~Eating and drinking only clear liquids...
    (medical tests tomorrow)
    ~Working on a 3 strand beaded necklace for myself, like I've been admiring on other ladies lately from beads I have on hand (bought some at Walmart, some at garage sales...-which are vintage)
    ~updating all the free anti-virus and spyware and firewall software on Gripey's older laptop so I can surf in the L.R. in the evenings while he watches t.v.
    ~Lights off when not in use

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    12/18

    -stayed at home and watched football
    -made candy and baked cookies
    -boiling 2 chicken for meals next week
    -laundry
    -tonight we will watch Christmas movies

    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Melanie

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    Sunday, Dec. 18th...

    *Went to the mall and only bought the cards that we went there to buy!
    *Went to Friendly's and split one appetizer and got dessert - cheaper than both of us getting meals.
    *Using body lotion that I got from a product test
    *Finished clipping/sorting coupons (Thanks, Lisa!). I also worked out my grocery shopping list for the week. Figured out which coupons I need to use before 12/31 - matched coupons to current sales
    *Browsed sale ads online instead of buying a paper.
    *Decluttered cat toys, found out our weasel ball is broken. Took the weasel off the ball and tied it to the end of a string - Whala! New cat toy!
    *Lunch was leftover turkey in turkey ala king.
    *Made a coupon trade
    *Trimmed a cat claw that was almost ingrown, but not quite. Cheaper than going to the vet (and much less painful for the cat, I'm sure!)

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    Posting for weekend
    Saturday
    Did grocery shopping ( large order for holiday company) Stuck to my list and resisted urge to buy magazines
    Ate out ( fast food) what a waste!!!!
    Hit the thrift store since it was half price day

    Sunday
    Stayed home = no gas and no $$ spent today
    Making cookies and doing chores
    Bathed and groomed dogs myself
    Two loads laundry in cold water with HM soap
    Froze leftover veggies for soup pot
    Used HM snowmen to decorate Christmas baskets
    Used last years cards for gift tags
    Did a survey on canned soup usage
    Barb
    July 2014 Goals
    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

    Time Goals
    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

    UFO July - Hem Maddies dress/weed flower beds again

    Every little tiny bit helps to get rid of that debt

    Success is not determined by how smart we are, It is determined by the decisions we make

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    *laundry in cold
    *lights, computer, TV off almost all day
    *stopped by bread store today since we were going past
    *packed lunches for Monday
    *wrapped gifts in last years clearance paper
    *went thru coupons and grocery ads. made a list of loss leaders to pick up.

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    Also wrapped paper in 50% clearance paper from last year.
    Asked for cash from family for myself this year...
    Ate leftovers and popcorn for meals

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    stayed home other then work
    heat low
    ate from freezer
    laundry in cold
    going to cash in bonus points for gc's to walmart
    made hats from yarn i had on hand

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    I find it easy to be frugal in winter; I hate going out. That cuts my impulse shopping down to about zero!

    - heat low
    - baking two loaves of bread today
    - used up lots of leftovers on the weekend
    - probably wrap coins and deposit them next time I have to go to the bank

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    12/19/05
    ~Turned up heat a bit from 67 to 69 Still freezing but resisting urge to turn it up even more. Put on sweater and socks instead
    ~Tacos, rice and beans for dinner with enough for lunch tomorrow
    ~no laundry being done = no water or electric or gas to heat water
    ~Staying home = no gas and no $$ spent
    ~Working on a chart to graph debt reduction of bill # 1. Hope to help myself stay motivated
    ~Balanced checkbook ( for last 4 months...sigh...)
    ~Using odds and ends of bath products to lprevent wasting them
    ~Working on list of craft items that I need to finish and have materials on hand for
    ~Saving old robe to cut for rice heating pads
    Barb
    July 2014 Goals
    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

    Time Goals
    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

    UFO July - Hem Maddies dress/weed flower beds again

    Every little tiny bit helps to get rid of that debt

    Success is not determined by how smart we are, It is determined by the decisions we make

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    ~all meals from home
    ~drank water at work
    ~laundry in cold
    ~balanced checkbook
    ~gave out "gifts"...cookies I made from scratch this weekend
    ~going to watch portion sizes on tonights dinner so we'll have enough for leftovers later in the week
    ~did nails last night
    ~re-gifting hot chocolate kit for DS's school teacher
    ~going to make more cookies tonight

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