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    Default Frugal Challenge 11/2-11/8

    Hope no one minds me starting this one.

    11/2

    - menuplanned
    - Only went out for grocery shopping
    - laundry washed and hung up to dry
    - no heat
    - no lights on until dar
    - all food from home

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    Sunday savings

    ~trading coupons
    ~working on budget for November
    ~hung laundry out to dry
    ~windows open for air
    ~made tea instead of buying soda
    ~DH grilling outdoors

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    Paid the bills.
    All meals at home
    Still haven't turned on the heat

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    11/2

    well I had breakfast out....and a nice long visit with my sisters, one of whom I only see when we get together on Sundays so I don't regret it.

    Worked on my year stockpile challenge...finished my books on how much I want to buy and then took a quick inventory of what I have. November is Month 1 to get together a year of dry staple and canned foods as fast as possible but on a budget.

    took another look at the monthly budget

    Stayed home other than breakfast.

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    11/02:

    * stayed home, no spending
    * heat is off
    * no lights or electronics on during day
    * made 2 pumpkin pies for DH to have as "snacks"
    * divided large container of yogurt into serving size containers for the kids, cut up carrots and celery into sticks for snacking
    * planning grocery list
    * cut coupons

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    I'm glad you got this started. We had a very productive day.

    We got the garden put to bed and added homemade compost and chicken manure. Dh also blew the leaves to the street for pick up.

    - Hung laundry
    - washed ziploc bags
    - put up 10 quarts of pumpkin puree from pumpkins a friend gave me
    - unfortunately had to make an after dinner run to CVS to get ds's prescription (didn't tell me he was out, until he was totally out) and picked up a free tube of toothpaste while there.
    - the kids are all sick, so am I, so we aren't really going anywhere
    - a nice day, so I turned off the heat and opened all the windows, trying to air the place out.
    - spent the day yesterday at dd's gymnastics meet, but only bought my ticket in and a program. I brought all my food and drinks, although I didn't eat much because I have strep throat and it hurts too much to swallow. I wonder if I will lose weight? That could be a bonus.
    - dinner was pancakes from scratch, easy on the throat
    - returned library books while I was out tonight, so I wouldn't get fined
    - homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast this morning

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    Sun, Nov. 2

    ~ fed my kids "Christmas Rice Crispies" that I've been avoiding in my stockpile (for whatever reason!) The boxes expiry was a few weeks ago, so I hope it's OK to eat...lol!
    ~ washed a couple loads in cold water
    ~ writing out this weeks grocery list--going to price match with coupons sometime this week
    ~ tried to be very careful about turning off lights, etc.
    ~ turned down the thermostat to 66
    ~ kept the vent in the guest room closed and door shut

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    11/2

    Menu planned
    Went through circulars/ Matched with coupons
    Only went to church and park / all within 5 miles
    Trying to get my game phase on for tomorrow's grocery shop

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    11/2

    washed in cold
    used homemeade cleaners
    made calzones and pizza at home
    worked on the Oct and Nov numbers (what a mess at the moment)
    ordered books from the library
    used newspaper for windowwashing and mirrors
    plotted homemade gift ideas

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    this weekend wasn't too expensive nor did i save.

    11/2 I worked all day on my price book with coupon pouches. I will post pics later when i am finished...I am hoping this will help me save lots of money and help keep me on my grocery challenge.

    11/3 am at work and eating from the freezer. this afternoon, i will be going to the grocery store for my company. i am started to fix food and put in the freezer at work, so we only have to remove and heat to eat. i don't much care for all the frozen dinners...too much salt and perservatives.

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    11/02

    -planned the weeks menu
    -cleaned the furnace
    -purged some more stuff from the house (not really a frugal challenge...but it means I can park in the garage again)
    -we FINISHED the budget for until January!
    -paid the bills

    - planned my shopping trip for the week (tuesday is 10% tues at my grocery)

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    today(nov3)-cooked up pumpkin for pies and cookies ...got 10 containers...woohoo,washed laundry in cold and 1/2 soap,using wood stove again..no spend day, also planned dinner menus for the week...

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    11/2
    Went thru coupon flyers from the paper
    ate all meals at home
    went for a walk w/friends
    made apple crumb cake from scratch

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    Dh had the day off, so I had scheduled several appts for the kids and a calendar making class for me. In between all of that I tried to vote, but the line was too long. Ugh!

    - used coupon for a free chick fil a sandwish while out and about, was my lunch
    - used diva cup
    - made a Christmas present at my class
    - came home and cooked a veggie dinner for everyone
    - heat off and windows open, trying to get rid of the illness
    - ds got the flu shot, hopefully he won't get the flu this year
    - hung some laundry, I did wash in hot and dry all the boys bedding. I will do the girls tomorrow.
    - kids had leftovers for lunch

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    Mon, Nov. 3

    ~ put both daughter's pyjamas back in the drawer to be re-used
    ~ home day, No Spend Day #1
    ~ renewed library books online and returned a few books that had holds by other people to avoid late fees
    ~ baked two loaves of bread in the oven
    ~ washed my kitchen/foyer/bathroom floor with vinegar & water
    ~ washed more Ziploc bags
    ~ washed and hung to dry 8 of Dh's dress shirts
    ~ added items to my grocery and errand list (plan on price matching and using coupons!)
    ~ all meals from home (supper was bacon, liver, boiled potatoes and onions)
    ~ cut up the leftover bacon from supper and put in freezer for future bacon bits
    ~ tried to be very careful about turning off lights, etc.
    ~ kept the thermostat at 66
    ~ kept the vent in the guest room closed
    ~ bathed my daughter's in the same bath water

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