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    Smile Frugal Challenge 5/13 - 5/19

    ~laundry in cold
    ~hanging most to dry
    ~no a/c on, lights off
    ~tv off
    ~reading for entertainement
    ~spent alot less at the grocery store, by going by myself!

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    I am this week:

    -wash using free soap and hang to dry - I have to pay for the washer either way

    - spend 30.00 on food

    - no bus trips for me unless I have an interview - minus the one to the store

    - sell anything I can that is extra in this house

    - continue to clean out the clutter
    - make a packing list for my son and get some of teh HBA stuff together from my surplus.

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    Alright...I need to get back with the program.

    Sunday:
    -breakfast and lunch at home. Did order in dinner, special treat for myself since it's Mother's day. Got BOGO free pizzas. Will definitely utilize the leftovers!
    -I have been fighting the urge to go shopping today. There's nothing I really need, I just feel like shopping.
    -cleaned my house and I have done most of the laundry. Used less detergent than is called for.
    -comparing coupons to grocery sales papers. Limiting myself to $30 this week because my pantries are pretty full.
    -air is at 76, still comfortable in here
    -lights off until necessary
    -paid bills online...now saving me more $ than ever!
    -made milk from powder for baking this week

    Stephanie

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    *hang all laundry
    *no eating out
    *no A/C (this pretty much consists of convincing DH we don't need it yet)
    *cook from scratch as much a possible
    *turn the computer off every night
    *sell some of the excess stuff lying around the house

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    - we finished planting our garden
    - started our compost pile out of free pallets we got from a friend's work
    - did not use our oven today at all
    - no heat or AC on
    - wrote an article on energy saving tips
    - did not spend any money today
    - used the cell phone to call long distance
    - lights off most of the day, as we were outside
    - didn't do any laundry today
    - reading "Debt Proof your Marriage" by Mary Hunt for motivation and new ideas

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    I cooked up enough dinner to have lunchs and leftover night later in the week. Using up carrots and potatoes to make dinner tomorrow. Will make extra of that also!

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    5/13
    All meals at home
    Using leftover water from bottles that my family doesn't drink and old dog water to water outside plants. Used water from boiling eggs to water inside plants.
    Hung up one load of laundry.

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    **Take my lunch to work instead of buying it there
    **Eat what I have in the house before buying more, except necessities
    **Buy those CFB's for the lamps (They are 2/$6 at my store, so I know I can get them cheaper elsewhere)
    **Turn off the t.v. when I'm not actually watching it. (I leave it on all the time)
    **Start recycling more water

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    * walked alot upstreet
    *puter main bar off every night
    *laundry get done before noon(washed and dried and put away)
    *2 meals pre made in freezer
    *heat aint on at all, too hot in PEI now

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    5/13
    ~all the laundry done in cold
    ~hung all the laundry outside
    ~knitted for entertainment
    ~used my Holiday Rewards to get $17 worth of magazines at Borders for $2.50

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    -Hang the laundry out to dry
    -Sell a few more items on ebay
    -leave lights off during the day
    -No a/c this week
    -Grill out as much food as possible
    -combine all my errond to save on gas
    -no little "extra" runs to the store
    -All meals at home. No eating out!

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    - homemade pizza for dinner
    - washed some ziploc baggies
    - hung a load of laundry to dry
    - wrote an article on saving energy on your air conditioner
    - decluttering!
    - dh took leftovers for lunch today
    - pulled out some homeschool items to sell at our meeting Friday
    - used cell phone to call long distance

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    5/14
    ~no laundry to do
    ~ran full load of dishwasher
    ~lights out, blinds open
    ~no heat, no fans needed either
    ~bought dh new work clothes ENTIRELY off the clearance rack at Kohls...didn't pay full price for anything the best part is dh paid for it with money earned selling stuff on Ebay.
    ~dinner from the freezer/pantry
    ~shopped at Aldi for the first time in over a year. Got hamburger buns, hot dog buns, a loaf of bread, 10lbs of potatoes, Aldi brand "nutella, and two Take5 candybars (dh ) for $7!

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    ~cooking once, eating twice
    ~laundry in cold, hang to dry
    ~no a/c or fans on
    ~using up samples
    ~no lights on until needed

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    5/13-5/15
    ~ No driving Sunday and Monday
    ~ Cleaned & vac the car here at the house
    ~ Hanging clothes to dry
    ~ Have not needed to water the garden
    ~ Sticking to our menu and eating from freezer/pantry
    ~ Lights off during daylight
    ~ Listed books at half.com
    ~ Taking children to local park/creek to go rock hunting today for free fieldtrip

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