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    Default Frugal challenge March 4 to March 10

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    Went to the movies with DH BUT saved $12.00 on food by purchasing candy and soda at Walmart.

    Heat on 65, probably going to light a fire later

    Dinner at home

    Cleaned out fridge and took mental inventory

    Planned dinner for tomorrow-it's thawing in the fridge

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    3/4

    Heat on low for overnight
    Windows open during day for air
    No smoking in new house, so smoking less
    DH quit smoking, extra money saved
    Lunches packed for tomorrow
    Eating less
    Drinking water

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    ~Hanging laundry to dry
    ~All meals at home
    ~Deposited $62.01 in rebate checks
    ~Used ECBs to pick up more "free" items after ECBs print out in 2 days!
    ~Picked up some FAR items from Walgreen...used GC that I refill every month with rebate purchases....spent none of my own money!

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    Sunday

    ~breakfast and dinner at home, went the cheaper road out at lunch
    ~spent the day organizing the pantry so hopefully that will make us more efficient with the meal planning and grocery shopping
    ~re-read Mary Hunt book, looking for inspiration

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    ~ Heat at 66
    ~ all meals at home yesterday
    ~ Lights off when possible
    ~ going to make curtains today for new house from fabric bought cheaply and a quilt that we won't be using
    ~ working on crochet orders for sale and a pair of knitted shorts for ds
    ~ leftovers paired with a ham for dinner tonight (ham got on sale for .99 cents a lb)
    ~ washing ziplocs today

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    - hung a load of laundry
    - washed a bunch of ziploc baggies
    - used my cell phone to make a long distance call
    - wrote an article for $ on grocery savings and saving money at the post office
    - we had scratch pancakes for dinner last night
    - spent $25 at the grocery store this morning, stuck to my list and used a bunch of coupons
    - painting ourselves to save money
    - heat at 65 day and 63 night

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    No money spent today
    Packed breakfast and lunch
    Dinner from pantry
    Went to the store for "staples" bread, milk, some meat mostly loss leaders
    Going to get my shower while the heat is on
    Maybe light a fire
    My shows are on tonight-my entertainment

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    3/5

    ~packed lunches for dd and myself (dh is working and staying out of town until Thurs.)
    ~lunch at home from pantry
    ~heat off while at work, will turn on tonight
    ~saving coffee grounds for soil around azaleas
    ~using HM cleaner for general cleaning
    ~lights off that are not needed

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    *Got 12lbs of meat cooked & froze

    *divided more meat we just bought & got it in freezer

    *got another load of laundry done

    *called store about a 3lb bag of spoiled salad they delivered (getting a refund}

    *friends came over to visit

    *straightened up livingroom

    *cleaned up kitchen

    *re~arranged the living room {moved chair & table/lamp while dad moved the couch & other end table}

    *waiting for a friends grandson & a couple other young friends to come over & pick up the reclyner & bring me the new FREE reclyner.

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    ~Had DGD's for the weekend and did NOT buy them toys etc. Played all weekend at home with them. Tons of FUN
    ~Big roaster of spegetti sauce and meatballs made. Several meals plus lunches
    ~Stew was made in crockpot
    ~boiled bones from roast for beef stock. Will make soup later in the week from it
    ~grabbed groceries at Aldis and Walmart. included treats for DGD but stuck to the list and the budget plus used a 50 gift card for most of it
    ~took snacks for drive to Ohio
    ~ate leftover salad and meatballs for lunch
    ~DH took left over stew for lunch
    ~cut coupons
    ~no spend day today no driving so no gas either
    ~completed and mailed taxes. ( this also was one of the goals for the month)
    ~resisting urge to turn up the heat. It is cold again!
    ~reused plastic bags that I froze meat in to hold wet trash in the kitchen. Keeping the plastic garbage bags neater
    ~organized the toy box and put all like items together for easier playtime
    ~laundry in cold and will fold/put away tonight or tomorrow AM
    ~planing to watch TV and read tonight for entertainment
    ~paid a bit extra on a CC today
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    January 2015
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    Menu planning -31 days goal /0
    Christmas 2015 50 month goal/0
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    Watch netflix House of Cards but limit total TV viewing to no more than 2 hours per day
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    Sleep - retire no later than 11 in bed as opposed to on chair
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    Sunday, March 4th...

    *Lunch and dinner at home - breakfast was free at church this morning
    *Finished taxes - got the amount we owe fed down to $697 (from approx. $1100 - mostly through updating the software) and we'll get $81 back from the state.
    *Got the coupons from the newspaper in the clubhouse, clipped and filed them.
    *Posted stuff (both offers and my first wanted) on Freecycle

    Monday, March 5th...

    *Combined errands into one trip (post office, Daycare interview)
    *DH took lunch to work
    *All meals at home
    *Did give in to Dunkin Doughnuts, but used a GC so none of my money spent
    *Went "shopping" for DS in the box of baby clothes in the closet

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    ~Hanging laundry out to dry
    ~Heat/air off
    ~Blinds were open for light
    ~Candles lit for light
    ~Drinking water
    ~Took lunches to work
    ~Boys took lunches to school
    ~DS#3 recycled "trash" to make his social studies project, which means no money out of pocket buying items he needed
    ~Received a $5 survey check in the mail

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    3/4
    ~ kids still feeling under weather so stayed home all day
    ~ Heat set at 65
    ~ Received some free seasoned logs from neighbor since they were too big for her wood stove
    ~ Had dh return library books when he ran an errand
    ~ Homemade pizzas for dinner
    ~ Lights off
    ~ started another knit dishcloth for SIL

    3/5
    ~ Spanish class cancelled so home all day - no driving
    ~ Laundry in cold, except for new baby clothes
    ~ Sorted through our boxes of hand-me-downs to find ds' 'new' clothing since he is going up a size
    ~ Heat set at 65 - only came on first thing this morning, then off the rest of the day
    ~ Paid three bills online - saved stamps
    ~ Started working on budget for payday this Friday
    ~ Homemade spaghetti sauce for dinner - made enough for dh to take to work tomorrow
    ~ Dh took a bag of snacks & drinks to have at work for the week
    ~ Lights off
    ~ Re-reading "The Simple Living Guide" & Knitting for entertainment

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    3/6

    ~leaving all cash at home today
    ~packing lunches for dd and myself
    ~lights and tv off as much as possible
    ~heat off during the day
    ~taking shorter showers
    ~reading for entertainment
    ~computer off during the day
    ~walking dog for excercise in evening with dd

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    3/6
    ~ Drove to choir and home only
    ~ did pick up lunch today (choir ran 45 minutes late today since they are practicing for upcoming concert) but instead of buying a bunch of different meals bought a couple 'value' size items for us to all share, saved at least $7 over the last time we went
    ~ Heat off, even with the cooler temps the sun is just at the right angle to fill our house with solar heat this time of year
    ~ Washing dishes by hand
    ~ hung one load of laundry outside
    ~ Eating from freezer/pantry (using last frozen container of chili)
    ~ using homemade baby food - banana/apple puree
    ~ Lights off
    ~ Using strip plugs to turn electronics off
    ~ cooking potatoes in microwave instead of conventional oven

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