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    Smile Frugal Challenge 7/22 - 7/28

    ~ lights off
    ~a/c on low
    ~staying home today
    ~meals from h ome
    ~tv's off
    ~reading for entertainment

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    Staying home today except for church
    AC on 72-74 as it's REALLY hot here
    Lights off
    No washing today
    Meals at home
    Using up scrapbooking materials I already own (I stayed away from a huge sale at my local scrapbook store yesterday!) to make a few pages and a few cards
    Clipping coupons and searching through store circulars when I get the paper

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    Sunday:

    *no a/c
    *no fans
    *no laundry
    *no dishwasher
    *no lights needed its beautiful sunny day!
    *doing yard work and going to free art festival in town.(son's art work is there!)
    *only getting milk and bread for week ahead on way home from festival.
    *Biking to park and packing lunch!


    Hopefully I have better weekend next weekend. That seems to be my problem area. Frugal during week. Not so much on weekend! Anyone else like this?!

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    Gripey and I are staying home today.

    ~all meals from home
    ~drinking only water
    ~swimming for entertainment

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    Took out $15 for incidentals this week (dropping from $20 last week)
    All meals from home
    Finish organizing the upstairs
    No AC as long as it stays under 80
    lights out
    Staying home (no extra gas)
    Take lunch every day to work

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    Sunday ~

    ~ meals from home
    ~ dehydrating fruits to send to hubby
    ~ finish a crochet project
    ~ lights out during the day
    ~ AC set on 79

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    *all meals from home
    *min. light useage
    *A/C set at 78/80 during the day & 76 at night (it's hot here in Alabama!)
    *limit dishwasher useage
    *finalize Aug. budget

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    Sunday

    ~All meals from home
    ~Was given a full-size cooked brisket and we had it for dinner
    ~No money being spent
    ~Drinking water

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    7/23

    ~all meals from home
    ~a/c on later at 82
    ~no lights on
    ~no tv most of day
    ~will collect rain water to water plants with
    ~laundry in cold, hanging to dry

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    ~ Lights off - use natural light
    ~ Only run dishwasher when completely full
    ~ Line dry clothes outside
    ~ Eat what's in the house / pantry
    ~ Clean and keep clean the entire home
    ~ Declutter for my yard sale 8/11

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    This week:
    ~DH out of town on business so NO big suppers for 2 days. We will eat left overs.
    ~Postponed Grocery shopping until Wednesday. No good sales this week anyway
    ~Making HM Croutons
    ~Fix sandwiches and freeze for DH lunch W-F
    ~Going through clothes and get rid of things we don't wear anymore
    ~Go look at a dishwasher a lady has for sale~Like New~Asking $75.00 Hoping to get it for $50.00
    ~No lights until after 8 p.m.
    ~Laundry in cold water and line dry

    Will have more later

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    Monday:
    no spend day
    read and scrapbook for entertainment
    set a/c in livingroom to 75-80
    play board games with son and keep cool

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    A/C set at 75 during the day.
    Lights off and curtains drawn.
    All meals at home.
    Pack lunch for swim park.
    Watch everything saved on DVR instead of PPV.

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    Never posted on this topic before but it may help keep me motivated!!!
    -no a/c
    -no lights until after dark
    -checking that nothing unneccesary is plugged in
    -hanging 2 loads of laundry to air dry
    -only milk from the store today (dh will bring home after work)
    -no going out today until dd has soccer tonight
    -hand washing dishes - no dishwasher

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    7/23

    All three meals at home
    Wash clothes in cold/hang to dry
    Air dry dishes instead of using heat dry
    Turn air off, as it is about 80 degrees with a nice breeze
    Keep lights off, as it is sunny!
    Combine taking dh to work and post office to save gas

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