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    6/18

    ~lights off
    ~a/c up to 80
    ~drinking water
    ~cooking from scratch, leftovers for lunch
    ~staying home
    ~crocheting and reading for entertainment
    ~laundry hanging out
    ~washed in cold
    ~only washing dishes one time today!!!
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    June grocery challenge $114.99/$400

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    TV off
    Lights off
    Meals from garden/freezer
    no laundry (out of detergent, lol!)
    staying home!


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    *Two loads of laundry using 1/2 the detergent and 1/2 a dryer sheet
    *Read free newspaper (Barrons)
    *Used free paper towels to clean the bathrooms, also a free Scotchbrite scrubber for the toilets
    *Drinking mostly water today, and some milk that is about to expire
    *Made sun tea
    *Had leftovers for breakfast
    *Sent away for a lot of freebies today

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    6/18

    ~We took DH to eat breakfast, but we used coupons so we bought 2 buffets and got 2 free!
    ~Reserved room for vacation and received a discount.

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    I HAVE to be good this week.
    OK, I'll take the kids swimming at the Y (free since we're members)
    I'll read
    I'll cook every day this week
    No drive thru drinks!!!!!
    No A/C (not even letting hubby put them in yet)
    No clothes dryer!!!
    Drink sun tea (gotta make some)
    Eat from the cupboards.
    Don't drive if not necessary.

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    Well, here goes mine:

    1. Eat all meals at home.
    2. Continue reading book for June book challenge.
    3. Send away for freebies.
    4. Limit Pepsi to only once a day
    5. Keep a/c at 75 or above and keep off as much as possible.

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    AC on timer
    Consolidate all errands into one trip on the way home from work
    roll down the car windows instead of AC
    limit showers to 5 minutes
    Use up freebies and samples
    Lights off
    Drink free soda and coffee at work
    eat leftovers for lunch, pack kids lunches
    cook at home
    shop at home first
    cook what I have already in the house
    menu plan and stick to it

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    Saturday/ Sunday

    Drank water from the tap
    Ate leftovers
    Went to yardsales and got needed items only
    Got some cool stuff through Freecycle that I am putting aside for Christmas stockings for the kids
    Started working out some ways to start my own business with a friend
    Turned off lights
    Hung out laundry

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    Stayed home all day.
    Taking lunch to work tomorrow.

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    - ate lunch at Chic-Fil-A - the kids had free coupons from the library reading program, I took a sandwich and dh got a sandwich there. Total spent was $5.39. We had to eat out because we were gone all morning and then had house showings from 12:30 until 3:30.

    - instead of going shopping in the AC we went to the park during the showings

    - eating out of the freezer for dinner

    - made a menu

    - washed some ziploc baggies

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    6/19

    ~lights off
    ~cooking at home
    ~took breakfast, lunch, and snacks to work
    ~drinking water at work
    ~a/c set at 78
    ~tv off when not in use

    I really need some new ideas!!!!!!!


    June grocery challenge $114.99/$400

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    Monday, June 19th...

    *Took lunch and coffee to work
    *Did not drive anywhere at lunch, saving gas
    *Dinner is snacking on food around the house
    *Used the pool in our apartment complex to cool down
    *Used free shampoo and conditioner
    *A/C in the bedroom set to 78

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    Picked strawberries from our strawberry patch. We planted about 6 plants four years ago and they spread like wild.

    Hanging clothes outside today. The town is having a save the planet energy conservation challenge. Now maybe I can say that's why I'm hanging clothes when people ask me if my dryer is broke - cause why would anyone hang clothes. sigh...

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    June 19th:

    ~ate all meals at home
    ~Had the a/c turned up to 75 (hubby complains if too warm)
    ~kept the lights off during the day and just used good old sunshine
    ~sat outside with the dogs instead of watching t.v
    ~reworked our budget so we could start saving more
    ~bought a clothsline so I can start hanging things out to dry!
    ~bought halogen bulbs to replace reg bulbs in the rooms we use the most
    ~drinking water
    ~rolled down windows in my car instead of turning on ac

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    Oh, yesterday I had a free hour without kids before a meeting and I went to the library and browsed magazines.

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