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Decided to start this one this week!

3/25/07
~Washed a load of towels and hung outside to dry! YEAH clothesline
~Eating breakfast, lunch and dinner from freezer/pantry
~sorted and cut coupons as have to make a trip to Walmart or Target today
WILL stick to my list and buy only what I have in the budget for Easter.
~spending only cash
~putting burgers on the grill later for dinner. Roast in crock pot for tomorrow and leftovers for lunches
~hope to balance the checkbook later today
 

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3/25

~dinner will be chicken on the grill, macaroni salad, and dd has requested peas.
~No launry day! Going to see if I can go for three days without doing any.
~windows open
~no lights on
~tv off
~clipped coupons out of Sunday paper
~reading for entetainment
~planted some wildflower seeds out side
 

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~picked up a free deodorant with coupon while shopping
~received free samples of chocolate and granola bars
~DH brough home a big ring of kolbassi free!
~off to sew a button on DH pants now!
 

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making homemade pizza
wash and hung out 2 loads of clothes
all herbs in the ground
planted the three sisters(corn.squash,beans)
added ground turkey to sausage at breakfast so it would go further
 
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Sunday, March 25th...

*Went to my parents house for dinner and grandparent's spoil the grandson time - free food!
*Packing my own lunch for work tomorrow
*Used less detergent in the laundry today
*Used a sample of fabric softener in the laundry
*Bought a can of generic formula at BJ's - if DS likes it, it's half the cost of the formula we were buying
 

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~ stayed home all day
~ windows open, using ceiling fans to keep the air moving
~ DH worked some more on his client's pool - once it is going will mean some extra money
~ Pulled out spring/summer clothes from storage; washed and sorted for the children - only dd7 and ds should need to have things bought for them
~ hung laundry outside to dry
~ cloth towels, napkins & diapers used
~ homemade pizza for dinner
~ clipped some recipes I want to try from magazine that look like they can be made frugally. There is a spinach pasta recipe that looks really good.
 

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~Hung clothes out dry
~Clipped and filed coupons
~Went to CVS and used ECB's to pick up more ECB's ....only paid .18 cents out of pocket
~Went to Walgreens and picked up some great deals....didn't pay anything out of pocket
~All meals from home
~Froze some leftovers for another day
 
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Monday, March 26th...

*Brought coffee and lunch to work today
*Used a GC to buy most of a second coffee at lunch
*Dinner was leftover chicken
*Packed a lunch for tomorrow
 

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3/26/07
~Washed 2 loads using less soap and sample fabric softner
~turning off lights and items when not in use
~Packed DGD's easter baskets and decided on only a few more items to fill them
~received sample of Tide and Biore face care
~requested a few more samples
~Put large bag of clothing in car to give to BIL
~found change on floor when cleaning. Put in coin jar
~mailed book that i sold on half.com
~Listed another book on half .com
~added paw points to my account
~continuing to try and declutter a little bit during each evening
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3/26/07
-Car pooled on weekly Dollar Store trip with a friend
-Skipped the Starbucks (first time weve ever driven by and not gone in)
-Washed Comforter at home instead of taking it to be washed
-Received almay lipstick sample
-Requested New free samples
 

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- no spending $ at the grocery store until after Friday (payday)
- taking lunch to work every day
- AC and heat are both off!!
- Too rainy here to hang out clothes, but doing one load after another should help with heating up the dryer.
- painting bathroom with leftover Kilz before using lighter color
- gathering up more for garage sale next month
 

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~No AC or heat on
~Took lunches to work (DH and leftover for me) and to school (DS#2 and DS#3)
~DH had dinner ready when I got home from work so we could eat before I went to my college class. Otherwise, I would have stopped and picked something up. (Bad habit!!)
~Paid bills online.
~Called and talked to my mom and my sister Verizon to Verizon which is free.
 

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No a/c yet -- open windows and fans

At the grocery store took time to weigh all the produce with a set price per item. Found heads of romaine and leaf lettuce that were both a half pound (!) heavier than average. Also stretched the pennies with celery, peppers, green onions, cucumbers.

Returned an item to Walgreens that I decided I could not use on my skin

Checked out books from the library

Combined seven or eight errands that fell in a loop on the east side of town. Will stay home tomorrow or pick up two things (only two, I promise) that I need from Walmart, but that's just down the block and around the corner.
 

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3/26
~ Only drove to and from DD's class today
~ No spend day
~ Lights off
~ Windows open & using ceiling fans
~ Roasted Chicken for dinner which will also make three more meals this week and dessert was leftover carrot cake that we had to make for DD's class today
~ Cloth - napkins, towels & diapers
~ Received free outdoor play toys (big, pricey things) from SILs boss
~ Made a batch of pureed green beans for ds while cooking our beans for dinner tonight
~ Crushed more cans to take to recycling center for $
~ Started crocheting another grocery bag
 

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Today
No AC
Leftovers for breakfast/lunch
3 loads of laundry
Air dried dishes
Rolled coins
Other assorted house cleaning
 

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We are really having to just toughen up and cut spending :shoot:

Washed dishes by hand and air dried
Drinking water
Took the kiddos to McD's on the way home, but we bought lunch on the dollar menu and drank juice at home.
Only drove to pick dd up from school
Sold some old clothes from the girls for $20, now I don't have to list on Ebay, yeah!
Baking a cake and cinammon rolls as treats for the family(why do I seem to bake more when there is less money? hmmmm)
Putting some stuff up on ebay
Going through closet of gifts to find Easter items for the kids baskets.
 

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- dh took leftover pizza for lunch
- we had friends visiting for the weekend and they insisted on ordering said pizza for us, we had a whole pizza leftover
- wrote a hub for $ on saving your change
- had vegetarian dinner tonight, we didn't have enough quesadillas, so I had leftover pizza
- lights off and heat not coming on, it is warm and sunny
- used a lot of coupons at the store today and got some items for free
- washed a bunch of ziploc baggies
- went to the zoo yesterday with our company and took lunches and snacks along with us
- working on slashing the budget, will post later on how that is going
 

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3/27

~lunches to work and school for whole family
~windows open
~using samples
~lights and tv off
~no laundry today
 

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3/27
~ Went by Farmer's Market on the way to Choir, they didn't have what I wanted to resisted buying anything else
~ Downloaded free phonics/reading workbooks so that I can print off pages to use with the girls
~ Made dinner from leftover chicken
~ open windows & ceiling fans to keep it cool (was 86 today)
~ Crocheted some more on new grocery bag
~ Had DH stop on way home to pick up our favorite softdrink since the sale ends tonight (4 cases for $10) put them in the garage to store so they are less tempting
~ washed dishes by hand
~ lights off during the day
 

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3/28
~ friend babysat for me today, I will watch her kids tomorrow
~ Windows open & fans, will run attic fan after it starts to cool off tonight
~ Found easter dress for me at Goodwill, along with 2 pairs of shorts and 2 shirts, all for $15.
~ Didn't go to the grocery store for meat specials today because we don't really need anything & did not want to be tempted.
~ All meals eaten at home
~ Dh took leftovers for lunch
~ DH working overtime
~ Paid bills online
~ Cloth - napkins, diapers & towels
 
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