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    Post Frugal Challenge 9/18 - 9/25

    ~laundry in cold
    ~lights off
    ~staying home to save gas and money
    ~cooking from scratch

    How is everyone else doing?

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    I have a gift certificate for a grocery store, and they have some really good bargains this week. I'm going to head up there today.

    Leftovers for lunch, and I think I'll bake cookies for SO's lunches this week.

    Baking a chicken and I'll probably freeze some of it.

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    Well

    Frugal today

    Laundry in cold
    Hanging some dry
    Piggybacking the dryer
    Coupons from the Sunday paper
    Eating from the freezer

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    ~Stayed home today, no outside money spent
    ~Will be eating at friends house for dinner so no money spent there (and I didn't have to cook! )

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    ~laundry hung on line, and washed in cold
    ~coupons for grocery shopping
    ~planted flower bulbs for years of enjoyment
    ~requested book from library vs. buying it today

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    Hello everyone thought I'd join the challange. This will be my first challange as I just joined this month.

    Today we ate from freezer
    washed some laundry in cold, line dry one load.
    lights off most of day.

    I can do this!

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    Sunday, September 19th

    ~Stayed home all day
    ~Mild weather here, so no air or heat...yeah!
    ~dehumidifier isn't running....yeah!
    ~cut out Sunday coupons and filed all of them from this week and last week
    ~filled out three rebates to mail in
    ~Coupon train ready to mail on Monday
    ~made all meals from scratch today, even tried something new...ginger chicken and stuffed spinach mushrooms
    ~cleaned out refrigerator

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    Sept 18th...

    *Had lunch at my godparent's house, took home leftovers for dinner tonight and tomorrow
    *Got a free Sunday paper, courtesy of 6 Flags New England
    *Decluttered 10 things from my kitchen - found some tea I forgot about, drinking it now and will be drinking it this week
    *Listed a book on Half.com
    *Matched coupons to sales for this week

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    Hi all!

    ~ use mattress heating pad rather than turn up the heat at night. Just leave it on for 10-15 minutes to warm the bed. Then crawl in.
    ~ dress warmer rather than turn up the heat during the day.
    ~ track all car trips to determine where the gas is going!
    ~ arrange errands so they're all in a loop...no backtracking!
    ~ laundry with hm laundry detergent and hung dry.
    ~ maintain grocery exile.

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    Monday:

    ~chill in the air this morning , so I have the windows open to cool it off in here and will close them later when it becomes an oven in here

    ~baking: because it's nice and cool out, I'm going to do some baking today so I can save money on the kids' school snacks

    ~laundry in cold

    ~hanging clothes on line

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    Sept 18 & 19

    didn't end last week on a frugal note but this is another week! On Saturday, travelled 1-1/2 hours to the city to get decent bedding (we had feathers and lots of sinus and allergy problems). $400 later!!!! But our sinuses are much better and the old bedding went to our spare bed because the feather bedding is still good and wonderful (except for my nose and sinuses!!!)

    ~ This week, baked snacks for DD for school snack time

    ~ Yesterday and today, all meals at home

    ~ Had to buy ballet shoes for DD for dance....$24.00

    ~ Walked through town to put up posters and deliver order forms for the skating club

    ~ Kept heat off and let sun warm house

    ~ laundry in cold water

    ~ Hopefully this will stay a much more frugal week !

    Have a great day...

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    Posting for a couple days.

    ~no heat first thing in the morning, although we've had frost 2 mornings in a row.
    ~got gas in the nearest town yesterday. It was 99.9¢ a litre rather than $1.13 here in town. We were out to see a bird sanctuary as entertainment yesterday afternoon. It was free and we got cheaper gas too boot.
    ~baking bread today
    ~neighbour gave us more deer meat
    ~friend gave me a box of ripe tomatoes along with 4 zucchini and a number of cucumbers last night.
    ~digging up more potatoes from our garden today
    ~no lights, tv or radio on when not in use

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    9/19

    *All foods and beverages brought from home
    *All meals made at home
    *More windows are closed
    *More blankets on the beds
    *Baking more meals to take the chill off
    *Laundry on the line

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    baking in the morning for the heat

    crockpot cooking during the day instead of using oven for supper

    using up my drygoods.

    Monday is frugal day in my house anyway. SO, lights off, heat off, no money spent etc....

    I designated it so last week adn it seemed to work pretty well. I figure if I have one day where i'm TOTALLY skinflinty then the rest of the week's normal frugality will be even more useful.

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    - stocked up on 88-cent giant heads of cauliflower, blanched and froze them
    - keeping the A/C off until it's annoying
    - ate SO's leftover breakfast instead of making more food to take with me to work

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