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    Default Frugal challenge 2/11/07 to 2/17/07

    Hope no one minds me starting this weeks thread!
    2/11/07
    ~Washing in cold with 1/3 cup laundry soap.
    ~some items on drying rack or hanging on hangers in laundry room
    ~towels in dryer.....too cold to hang outside
    ~today is designated left over day! Will use up pork roast, beef roast and ham and cabbage. May make HM cornbread to go with it all
    ~staying home so no spend day today
    ~snow storms on the way! Plenty in pantry and stockpile so no need to panic
    ~cut coupons and am filing/sorting coupons this morning
    ~working this morning. Hope to do some household chores this afternoon and watch a DVD for entertainment tonight
    ~will thaw chicken to be cooked in AM for Mondays meal.
    ~Will also cook a pot of stew for Tuesday and lunches.
    ~planning on frozen stuffed peppers for Wednesday...this planning ahead is really helping me stay on track! No eating out yet this month for DH and I! WOO HOO
    ~Will ask DH to stop at DS on his way home from work this week to pick up bag of clothing and coupons/magazines

    Will post more later if I manage to do anything else!

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    Went to Shop Rite to stock up on Perdue chicken $1.99 lb!!
    Doing OAMC today with the chicken
    Spent 175.41/275 so far for the month on groceries, I am well stocked thanks to my coupons
    Paid my bills on time to avoid late fees
    Paid an extra $11.00 on my Care credit (dentist bills..ugh) not much but it's something. Hoping to turn this into a snowball.
    Getting the girls to bring up wood later, due to get big snowstorm this week.
    Will be cleaning and OAMC today
    Ham for dinner
    making brewed iced tea
    Sending for a rebate for Pledge Duster starter kit-$4.19 back
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    ~Sending for a rebate for Pledge Duster starter kit-$4.19 back(doing this one too!)
    ~Clipping and filing coupons
    ~Washing cold
    ~Planned lunches for the week for the boys and me
    ~Have dinners for the week planned as well
    ~Hanging laundry indoors on drying rack
    ~Paid bills online to avoid postage
    ~Sticking to budget

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    2/11

    ~packing leftovers for lunches
    ~laundry done in cold
    ~haning to dry on rack
    ~decluttering while packing for move
    ~reading library books for entertainment

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    2/11:
    *Heat at 68, 65 tonight.
    *Cooked at home.
    * Washed lightly soiled clothes in cold, hung to dry.
    *Using less laundry soap.
    *TV off most of the day
    * Lights off till needed.

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    - hung a load of laundry
    - got great deals at the grocery store
    - wrote an article for $
    - washed some ziploc baggies
    - dinner from scratch
    - built a fire to keep the heat down
    - rolled coin to turn into the bank, it will go into my beach fund

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    Sunday, Feb. 11th...

    *We ate out for lunch, but went to a sub shop ($15)
    *Signed up for Good Start Formula coupons, since that's the brand we're going to start using
    *Listed a book for sale on Half.com
    *I gave myself a pedicure - I had my nails done for my job interview this week, but I didn't get a pedicure at the nail place.
    *Dinner was leftovers
    *Took my own coffee to church
    *Took chicken out of the freezer for tomorrow

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    Not sure how frugal today will be but I'm going to try.

    Mailing car payment instead of over the phone-Saves $12.00 phone bank fee
    Heat on 65
    Breakfast and dinner from the pantry
    Lunch as cheaply as possible-going to see KING TUT today!
    Added to my change jar again! (No coins are safe here, I take them, tee hee)
    DD15 brought wood up for the fireplace-free heat! (firewood was free)

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    2/12/07
    ~dentist visit today. Paid by insurance. Free toothbrush, paste and floss
    ~post office for 2 books of stamps
    ~doctor apt this evening. Paid 10.00 copay
    ~laundry in cold. Hung a load in the utility room using hangers
    ~turning off lights and TV like a maniac
    ~plan to watch a DVD tonight for relaxation
    ~thawing meat for chicken and beef stew.
    ~eating leftovers today
    ~did not raise temp (heat)
    Thats all folks!

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    2/12
    ~ Only drove to dd7's Spanish class & back, used my mom's car since it was behind mine
    ~ Stopped at DG on way home to get valentines for girls' science club on Wednesday - they each picked out $1 boxes
    ~ Heat set at 65, did not run a lot today since it was a warmish day
    ~ DH took leftovers for lunch
    ~ Cloth napkins & towels
    ~ lights off until dark
    ~ teaching myself to crochet using books from library, spare yarn and hooks my mom gave me
    ~ Eating a casserole I had frozen from a meal a couple of weeks ago

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    ~eating leftovers for dinner
    ~drinking water
    ~used ECB's to pick up some other items that I will receive ECB's for...only paid .49 cents.
    ~heat off
    ~will wait and run the dishwasher when full

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    - washed some ziploc baggies
    - hung a load of laundry
    - dh took leftovers for lunch
    - combined errands, so no more for the wee
    - dinner from scratch
    - homemade chocolate syrup
    - heat at 65
    - made long distance calls using my cellphone
    - called a theatre directly to order tickets to the ballet instead of using ticketmaster online, saved $8

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    ~ Heat didn't run much today, set on 66
    ~ Used leftover chicken in chicken alfredo tonight for dinner
    ~ Dinner total cost about $3.50 for a family of 5
    ~ Put $116 in EF today
    ~ Budgeted all the rest of my envelopes for the week
    ~ Bought generic allergy and sinus meds
    ~ Laundry with 1/2 detergent
    ~ Lights and TV off as much as the kids would cooperate
    ~ Resisted urges all day to get a Big Drink from Town and Country

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    Sunday:
    -breakfast at home and ordered dinner from Papa John's...had coupon for B1G1 free so ordered an XL to have leftovers for the week
    -went to the circus and gave kids snacks on the way there. Couldn't take in big bags or backpacks or I would have taken them in. Did splurge for ONE bag of cotton candy, have mercy, it was $10. I thought my DH was gonna swallow his tongue!!! My DS wanted one of those cheap plastic light-up swords and said that was fine but it was going to come out of his $. When he found out it was $19 he quickly changed his mind. Pretty good for a 9 year old! The total trip came to a little less than $100 and it was well worth every penny. We all had a great time!
    -got 2 free newspapers free with Papa John's order. Clipping the coupons.
    -DH borrowed a tool from FIL he needed to finish repairing the toilet instead of going out to buy one.

    Monday:
    -had to take DD to Dr.=$10 copay
    -breakfast and dinner from home. Yes, ate pizza again.
    -lunch was less than $6 from Sonic, special treat for sick DD
    -dropped off 2 bills while out to save on postage and combined errands
    -didn't use much heat during the day since it was fairly nice outside
    -load of laundry on racks to dry
    -compared local groceries to find cheapest price for steaks for V-day
    -menu planning

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    Monday, Feb. 12th..

    Today was a very un-frugal day for me. But:

    *Used GC to buy coffee while I was out
    *Ate lunch at home
    *Tried to use a GC to buy clothes for DS - system wouldn't take it - but only bought two things out of clearance section
    *Turned the heat down
    *Finally got online to check our health insurance claims - I thought we had a $1000 deductible, but they are only billing us $15 for a $1500 office visit/procedure I had in Jan. I'll take it!
    *Got a free magazine in the mail

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