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    Exclamation Frugal challenge Nov. 12 - 18th

    How is everyone doing? I'm upping my frugality once again. This thread always gives me some new ideas. Great job ladies at continuing on your frugal quest.
    Today I'm doing the following:
    ~lights, tv, radio and computer off when not in use
    ~trying to remember to turn off the iron after I'm finished using it
    ~no spending today
    ~challenging myself not to go into the local co-op all this week. They've raised their prices and I'm not impressed.

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    I am keeping lights and tvs off
    I am going through my refridgerator/freezer/pantry and planning meals

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    I am going through my refridgerator/freezer/pantry and planning meals
    I made a list for my grocery shopping
    Bought all Thanksgiving stuff today so I won't have to go back
    Staying home except on Wednesday for lunch
    Only 1 meal out for dinner this pay period (Friday)

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    Made a pot of soup and a pan of baked oatmeal - no eating out!

    DH walked to work and I am taking the day off to read books I already have.

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    --Made muffins & brownies using leftover flour and such, bagged them for lunches and snacks.
    --Leftovers for dinner and lunch tommorow
    --Windows open No A/C all day (I'm in FL)
    --Turn off all unused appliances

    Maybe more....I can't remember.

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    - made scratch pumpkin muffins and choclate chip bread, both in the oven at the same time
    - made homemade chocolate syrup
    - washed some ziploc baggies
    - combined errands
    - homemade chicken noodle soup last night for dinner
    - hanging laundry to dry
    - borrowed books from the library

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    ~All but one lamp off all day.
    ~Staying home all day.
    ~Chicken and sweet potatoes in the crockpot.
    ~Going through coupons and making a shopping list for Dh to go shopping tomorrow.

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    11/12/06
    ~Working all day so no gas no cash spent
    ~Made meatloaf with one extra to freeze for another meal
    ~Rice, brocolli cheese casserole for a side and for lunches this week
    ~Plan to make a chicken biscuit casserole using the left over veggies and chicken in my fridge for tomorrow
    ~pulled out holiday cards that I bought last year on sale to work on as time permits
    ~cutting a pile of coupons DH brought home and matching to sales
    ~Washing in cold with half the soap
    Need to kick it up a couple of notches so that I am motivated to stay in the holiday budget...

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    Keeping lights off but one.
    De-cluttering the house this week.
    Not going to the store except for milk.
    Walking to all my meetings for the centre I volunteer at. (but must get picked up beacuse of the nobody waking home in the dark rule.)
    Make some more brown bread.
    I am sure I can come up with more if I try.

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    Today, I:
    stayed home and made 2 pumpkin pies, french bread and dinner.
    I read a library book all day too. (wonderfully relaxing as well as frugal).
    Need to make a menu for the week.
    I shut off the lights all over the house all day, every day (or so it seems!)
    Computer off when not in use.

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    11/12:
    ~no lights on
    ~laundry in cold water w/homemade detertent & diluted softener
    ~meals from pantry/fridge/freezer
    ~no heat, using woodstove
    ~dh works for sears & they had a friends & family night tonight. So, we went and got about $250 worth of clothes & a vacuum for $130.83.

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    11/12

    ~ laundry in cold w/ homemade det.
    ~ ate dinner w/ parents - and mom gave me a box of vases/flowers/greenery to play with
    ~ clipping coupons
    ~ reading a book from the library - boys watching a movie borrowed from the library
    ~ dad filled up my car with gas

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    Nov. 12th

    ~ free lunch at church (potluck),
    ~ working on Christmas ornaments for sale,
    ~ dh wanted to go out, so we went over to the free public art gallery,
    ~ leftovers for supper,
    ~ I had to buy more milk, so went to Safeway (our expensive store) as to go to our usual store was too far away (not worth it). While at SW I picked up some apple and cranberry sparkling non-alcoholic cider. This was by way of an experiment to see what the stuff actually was. It was very expensive. however, I can my own crabapple juice and blueberry juice. I'm thinking I could add cranberry juice and club soda and get the same thing...for a fraction of the price. Sounds like a great alternative to alcohol at Christmas and New Year's!
    ~ candlelight dinner to save on electricity,
    ~ laundry with homemade detergent and hang drying,
    ~ finishing a bible study I started over a month ago. Seems I never have time to finish it. Today I just sat down and made myself do it. I am not buying books to have them sit on my shelf.

    Jean

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    I need to get back on track with my frugality. I am starting with:
    ~clipping coupons
    ~ate all meals from home
    ~no heat or air on
    ~blinds open for light
    ~took Chris to urgent care, but only had a co-pay (thank goodness for insurance!)
    ~DH took lunch to work

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    Make shopping list for shoping on Tuesday.
    Keep lights off all day.
    Make sure every thing is off when not using.
    wash in cold water
    Keep my heat at 50
    work on christmas Ball Lights out of cups

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