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    Default 10/15

    ~all meals from home
    ~made tacos, chili, and guacamole
    ~still no heat on
    ~paid the oil company so we can have heat if we need it next month
    ~hung still more laundry
    ~got some Walgreens eggs for $1 a dozen
    ~shut off surge protectors
    ~put another blanket on every bed
    ~paid the preschool
    ~walked to the grocery store with my daughter, and bought her a string cheese instead of junk
    ~tossed some worn clothes, but saved an appliqued lion - so cute
    ~walked to the library with my daughter, returned, renewed, and got 3 books from the free table
    ~all coffee from home - still getting a cheap thrill from the senseo when I need one

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    10/16

    ~laundry in cold
    ~hung outside to dry
    ~no a/c on
    ~ate leftovers for lunch
    ~having leftovers for dinner
    ~no lights on
    ~drinking water and iced tea
    ~reading library books


    June grocery challenge $114.99/$400

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    Tuesday:

    **Leftovers for dinner/lunch.
    **No air/heat on today.
    **Its kinda cloudy today but I have candles lit for now. We are all in one room..and the kids think the candles smell purty!
    **Neighbors dropped off weeks worth of newspapers for me.
    **I am using samples still.
    **Got 3 bags of clothes from daycare family. One bag will fit my DD the other two I will pass on to other families.
    **I found my bank statements for past year. I knew I had em somewhere. Needed them and was going to end up having to pay $12 a month for copies of them!!! WHew!
    **Using little plastic bags from store for garbage starting today..until we run out. I would say 200 bags that I have!
    **Looking into air fare for next summer...havent bought plane tickets in a while..not sure how soon to buy em!

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    Tuesday, 10/16

    *staying home
    *no money being spent
    *went over budget with dh for the new year, we made a good plan together
    *no heat or a/c wooohoo!
    *doing laundry in cold water, will hang clothes if I get a chance

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    - wrote an article about cheap halloween costumes
    - washed ziploc baggies
    - hung laundry, but man is it taking a long time to dry!
    - heat at 65
    - babysat today, so made $25 to have a playmate for my dd
    - walked for exercise
    - only 1 child had a bath tonight
    - only wet my hair this morning instead of washing it, saves on shampoo
    - dinner from scratch
    - threw in some muffins for our breakfast tomorrow at the same time dinner was cooking
    - used the last of the veggies from the garden tonight, I am kind of sad!
    - used cell phone for long distance
    - dh took leftovers for lunch yesterday
    - kids had pb&j for lunch, but weren't very happy about it - am I the only one with kids that don't like pb&j very much?
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    ~Dinner from home tonight(I've been cooking ahead by 2 days, so nice not to give myself an excuse to eat out.).
    ~Took the kids to McD's for lunch and treated myself, but my niece is here for the week visiting while the kids are out of school and normally I run all over the place with them, this time we're enjoying time just visiting.
    ~Took my own Christmas card photo instead of paying a photographer to do it, did my niece's bts photos as well as my kiddos. FREE! Well, except for when I get prints done up. But it's nice to be able to give her mom these photos and know she didn't have to pay a pro for them, and I've been told I'm just as good.
    ~Drinking water, I am cutting out all sodas starting tomorrow, I really need to lose weight, I think I'll add this challenge to my blog. It also means no more starbucks. *sigh*
    ~Have been wanting to buy more decor items, but instead cleaned up the play area, rearranged a bookshelf and very pleased with the way it looks. New decor look and it's FREE.
    ~Did buy 2 bouquets of flowers from Trader Joes for less than ten dollars, but think it's worth it, they usually last a week and a half and brighten up the room so much.
    ~Plan on finishing cleaning up my scrapbooking bookshelves tomorrow, that will make me feel so much better.
    ~Putting together little packages to drop off with friends and family on friday when I take my niece back home, it's about 3 1/2 hrs away to our hometown, but it will save me postage.
    ~Sending out 2 more books via paperbackswap, need to build up credit there again.
    ~Still decluttering bit by bit.
    ~Made brownies tonight, nice treat for the kids and way cheaper than candy.

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    10/17

    *staying home
    *drinking water, and only allowing myself 1 caffeine free soda
    *balancing checkbook
    *paying car insurance
    *doing laundry in cold water w/ less detergent than the bottle says to use
    *no a/c or heat
    *keeping lights off unless needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrapMama View Post
    ~Have been wanting to buy more decor items, but instead cleaned up the play area, rearranged a bookshelf and very pleased with the way it looks. New decor look and it's FREE.
    Woohoo! Good for you - I love this trick!

    as for me...
    ~all meals from home
    ~all coffee from home (was getting slack about this one)
    ~cleaned out the fridge; made cherry vanilla muffins with some space hogs
    ~hung to dry and put away still more laundry (I think we need to weed the clothes)
    ~didn't purchase the most expensive school portrait package
    ~counted out change to buy more milk, rather than "just" putting the milk (and a bunch of non-essentials I would have come up with) on the debit card
    ~walked home from the school drop-offs

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    Wednesday:

    **All meals from home!
    **No air/heat/fans
    **Have items in pantry to make moms bday cake! Instead of buying one!
    **Did load of laundry in cold
    **One load of dishwasher..no drying cycle.
    **Found 2 snowsuits I need to list on ebay or craigslist
    **Kids coats from last year still fit them..I cleaned them and the scarves/hats/gloves too! All they need is boots/snowpants!
    **Looking on ebay for boots/snowpants for kids.
    **Have 10 pairs of my jeans to sell. Will buy myself 2 new pairs when I sell them!
    **Unplugged lots
    **Used samples still

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    10/17

    ~meals from home
    ~using samples
    ~laundry in warm, hung to dry
    ~no a/c on
    ~drinking water and coffee


    June grocery challenge $114.99/$400

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    This is for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday..

    *Did not eat out at all!! Did not stop for coffee or buy lunch at work. Woo-hoo!
    *Got the revised car insurance bill - I raised our deductibles from $500 to $1000 - our new bill is $649 cheaper than last year!
    *Mailed off for a $75 Energy Star rebate for our new washer
    *Mailed off for a $3 rebate for Listerine/Toothpaste (bought on sale with coupons)
    *Received a "fitness benefit" check in the mail from our old insurance - I was worried that I didn't have the proper documentation and was late, but a check for $150 showed up on Tuesday.
    *Our apartment complex came in and installed programmable thermostats and new CFC light fixtures and bulbs. They left us 3 CFC lightbulbs to use (probably because we had already swapped out all the bulbs we could with CFC's when we moved in)
    *Our daycare provider sent home two nice warm heavy sweatshirts and a pair of mittens for DS, offered us a winter coat and boots if we want them (her son is 8 months older than ours, so we get some hand-me-downs).
    *Paid two bills online
    *Called and asked the dentist to resubmit a $95 bill under our new dental insurance
    *Got a prescription for DS under our old insurance - $6.62 co-pay instead of $10

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    Nice job Sara! A little bit of time on phone calls and paperwork can really pay off. Way to go!
    Jennifer

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    -Found 4 Sunsilk shampoos (just discontinued style, not damaged) on sale for 75 cents at Kroger. Had 3 coupons for $1, which made them free.
    -Took on temp job in evenings. Will only be for 4 or 5 days.
    -Watered plants on patio with water from cooking pasta.
    -No AC on for past 2 weeks!
    Last edited by druidessemily; 10-18-2007 at 11:07 AM.

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    Default 10/17

    ~all meals at home , edamame for lunch would have paid $50 for a certain neighborhood pizza at one point
    ~no spend day!
    ~all coffees from home
    ~approved for a credit union loan to pay BOA in full - the loan is a lower rate and can be definitely be paid in 6 months, online payments, easy
    ~found a $2 off catalina coupon on the ground LOL!
    ~walked home after school drop offs
    ~shut off surge protectors
    ~still no heat on
    ~children seem to like water in their lunches + they end up eating more real foods and not wasting

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    10/18

    *no a/c today, just ceiling fans
    *staying home instead of going to WalMart as planned
    *supper is cheap-hotdogs & hm fries
    *drinking my water , instead of pop
    *working on a zero-based budget
    *working on menu & shopping list

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