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    I just saw this post.

    We will be eating in all week - homemade chicken & dumplings yesterday - menu planned out for rest of week
    taking lunch all week - brought free bagels, bread & peanut butter & jelly to work for breakfast & lunch)
    turned ac up - 2 weeks now.
    Kids start school - hoping grocery bill will go down.
    Patched pair of Toris shorts
    Working on sewing project - I have had it for years, trying to finish it now.
    saved $25 with coupons

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    20/8
    Took lunch to work
    Ate dinner at home
    Spent nothing except on gas

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    8/20

    Cooked dinner last night and packed up leftovers for hubby's lunch in a reusable Tupperware (Asian chicken and rice, yum yum!) Threatened hubby with dire consequences if the Tupperware did not come home <g>

    Daughter went back to school today. Washed and reused her backpack. Still looking for her gym clothes and safety googles.
    Packed her lunch and water bottle.

    Scrubbed out frig. The good news is...the frig is clean and I know exactly what I have. The bad news is: I have no food! WAH!

    Took hubby's broken glasses in to be looked at and they can be repaired for $100 instead of replaced for $350!

    Hubby's company is paying for his passport and giving him a company credit card to pay for his trip overseas instead of us being reimbursed afterwards. Big YAY! on this one!

    Told soon to be 21 year old son that rent will be due October 1st since he graduated from college...or he can move out.......
    He swears he is moving out since $200 a month is WAY too much for rent (laughing my butt off here)
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    8/20

    ~no spend day
    ~no lights on
    ~no tv on all day (dd in school)
    ~laundry in cold
    ~hanging to dry
    ~need to water plants, no rain
    ~all meals from home
    ~sent lunch with dh and dd


    June grocery challenge $114.99/$400

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    8/20
    ~ home all day
    ~ all meals at home, from pantry
    ~ AC set at 82, unfortunately it is 100 outside and just keeps running
    ~ curtains closed to keep heat out
    ~ Used crockpot to cook dinner
    ~ Working on menus for September (trying to empty our freezer)
    ~ Will spot water only the vegetable garden, setting out buckets in case we get a t-storm tonight to collect water for later this week
    ~ no laundry day
    ~ only money spent today was budgeted (dd7's soccer reg)
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    Talking high hopes

    -no ac-I will be brave/tough!!
    -more crock potted meals
    -sticking to just the list no matter which store i am going to (grocery or dollar)
    -be more organized
    -stay in the "moment"
    -stress less
    -watch less t.v
    -keep lights off and remember to switch off power packs everything is plugged into
    -keep going on the savings
    -daily affirmations that I can do this (hehehehe)



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    ~ made laundry detergent
    ~ made healthy cranberry muffins
    ~ started making apple juice
    ~ phoned and made appointments for doctor, chiropractor, dentist, nutritionist and exercise specialist. I'm looking at switching dentists to one that lives within walking distance. I'm slowly looking at switching to professionals within walking distance. I'm tired of driving everyplace!
    ~ walk to nearby community center for fall/winter activity brochures.
    ~ reading library book.

    That's it so far.

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    - dh changed the oil in the van
    - used the kids happy meal coupons for lunch out today to celebrate the start of the school year, dh and I ate at home before we left - we don't like McDonalds
    - combined errands while we were out
    - wrote an article for $: will instant dry milk save you money
    - no AC or fans
    - homemade chicken noodle soup for dinner - high in the 60's and raining all day, so it hit the spot
    - tomato from the garden for dinner
    - reserved books online for our unit next week
    - were missing a couple of small pieces for the playset we got, dh called and they are sending them right out, no charge
    - using the diva cup
    - washed ziploc baggies
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    For Sunday and Monday:

    *Made chicken soup from leftover chicken, used up leftover corn, some carrots, and some celery I had frozen
    *Went to BJ's and used a coupon for diapers - stuck to our list, did not get anything extra - picked up more flyers that had diaper coupons in them
    *Sent DH to Petco - cat food and litter refills were on sale, and we had a coupon for a litter refill - saved a total of $10
    *Had leftovers for lunch today
    *Got a coupon for a free coffee today - I forgot to put milk and sugar in my coffee, so I went back in after buying my coffee and the lady behind the counter said that she had forgotten to give me my $.10 discount for bringing my own mug, I told her not to worry, and she gave me a coupon for a free cup of coffee (I'm guessing that they give these out when people complain about bad service, though I certainly wasn't complaining)
    *No A/C running today (of course, it's on 65 degrees here)

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    8/21

    ~a/c on 82
    ~no lights or tv on
    ~laundry in cold
    ~used coupons at grocery for great deals
    ~meals from home
    ~did a side job for extra cash
    ~picked up two daycare kids
    ~making muffins tonight for lunches


    June grocery challenge $114.99/$400

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    Since it's raining again today...
    *no fans on
    *no doors opened
    *no lights on unless needed
    *all meals are from home
    *no spending today
    *no laundry
    *using shampoo & conditioner samples
    *organizing freezer
    *making grocery list for next week

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    8/21

    *no ac or fans
    *homemade pizza for lunch/and dinner was made yesterday will heat up!
    *Clipped coupons from paper neighbor gave me.
    *Got more samples/still using samples!
    *Got free jelly beans from field trip..will use for xmas stuffers.
    *Printed some pictures that I will put in collage instead of taking to walgreens
    *No laundry
    *No dishwasher
    *Listed halloween costumes on Craigslist ( i think good time too?!)

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    8/21
    We had leftovers for dinner last night - no waste this time
    It has been in upper 90's to 100 - so keeping all blinds/curtains closed
    and A/C set up
    received school supplie list - looking for bargains/freebies.

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    ~Free lunch
    ~Drinking water
    ~Hanging laundry to dry

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    DH and I went shopping so not a frugal day.....however:
    ~used zucchini to make casserole for dinner today. Froze half for another days meal
    ~used cabbage from garden and made campers stew in the crockpot. Enough for several dinners and lunches
    ~cooked up more zucchini and tomatoes from garden and froze to addd to soups and sauces later in the winter
    ~used coupons for a free deodorant for DH
    ~3 free cat food with coupons
    ~3 big bags of free dog food with coupons
    ~cut coupons from paper and also from a magazine
    ~AC off
    ~sent for a couple samples
    ~working on no spending for the rest of the week!
    ~DH helping to butcher pigs tonight. Will equal free meat for the freezer

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