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So far today:

~hung some laundry to dry
~washed in cold
~made chicken soup from leftover chicken
~planning meals for week
~lights off
~windows open, no a/c on
 

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~Opened windows
~Clipped and sorting coupons
~Matching coupons to sales
~Using ECB's at CVS to pick up sale items and to get more ECB's.
~Received a $50 rebate yesterday.
~Hanging laundry to dry.
 

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Sunday

-lights off until I can't sew no more
-all meals from home
-spent under $7 today for paper and vege seeds
-cleaning out many things from the house
-did drive to do 2 audits for work
-looking at one way to reduce a bill
 

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- roasted a whole chicken tonight and am now making broth, we will end up getting 3 dinners and 4 lunches out of this chicken, for my family of 6
- hung a load of laundry
- washed some ziploc baggies
- heat off
- reserving books at the library
- cashed in mypoints for 2 $10 giftcards - 1 to old navy and 1 to BP gas
- made muffins last night while dinner was cooking, they were for breakfast this morning
- clipped coupons
- did not wash my hair this morning
- got my last tax return ready to mail in the morning, it is the 4th one I have had to file this year, and we owe unfortunately.
 

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Blinds are open, lights are off.
Heat turned lower, using the solar energy today :)
Had to replace kitchen faucet, however did it ourselves, and retrofitted the sink to have a sprayer, and saved $150 for 15 minutes work drilling a whole. (ummm that's like $600/hr tax free!)
Eating in :) Didn't even go to Timmies(I have GC from dd's team yet..lol).a
 

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Must get back on the wagon asap. My bank account shows...

Stayed home except for brief trip to the store for milk, eggs, etc.
Still sick so stayed home all weekend, saving gas
Organized desk and paid bills online
Watched videos we had instead of renting.
Heat off for the most part
DH was away this weekend so definitely saved tv, lights, water-he is my biggest problem :(
Turning computers off at night
Used 1/2 laundry soap
Used Downy free sample
Using shampoo free samples
Used Tide Free sample
ordered more free samples online
Sold some half.com stuff

Well I guess I'm not too bad. I still have a mound of coupons to cut out.
 

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~Windows open for light and air
~Took lunches to work
~Boys took lunches to school
~Hanging laundry to dry
 

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This week is not going to be a very frugal week. I'm taking vacations on Friday and next Monday but have a activity packed weekend ahead.

Today -
Ate breakfast from stash at work (I've found that it works out better to just have things at work to eat rather than try to remember to bring them.

That was about it. Tomorrow I will have to do better...
tomorrows goals.

breakfast from stash
bring lunch from home
go to bed by 10 pm (I've been staying up late recently and every little bit help on the electricty bill.)
 

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~taking lunch and snacks to work
~drinking water
~windows open for air
~lights and tv off
~will hang a load of laundry tonight to dry
 

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Well I will be doing my usual:

~ Turning off lights not in use
~ Unplugging items not in use
~ Washing Laundry and possibly hang outside to dry
~ Have a full dishwasher before use
~ Eat leftovers
~ No eating out
 

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This week I am:

Turning off lights - that's hard cuz it dark and dreary outside!
Keeping the themostat down - again it's hard cuz of above.
Doing full loads of laundry - cut down on H2O!
Cooking at home.
Taking lunch to work - this is a new one for me! So proud - huh!
I transplanted my tomatos and peppers into bigger pots yesterday - can hardly wait - yum.
Making one big trip today - grocery, gas, library, post office for the week.

Wish me luck!
 

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Sunday:
-went to race in Martinsville VA. Tried to make it as frugal as possible. I packed our drinks and snacks from home. Did stop for biscuits on the way there because we overslept! Also had their world-famous hot dogs for lunch. A friend who went with us paid us some money he owed us so that was our spending $. Also stacked up on freebies to give to the kids instead of buying them something.

Monday:
-DH took us out to breakfast at Cracker Barrel. It was his way of making it up to the kids since we didn't take them with us to the race.
-lunch and dinner at home
-lights and TV off until 7 pm
-DH building a fence to go around our back yard instead of hiring someone to do it...saving a couple of thousand right there


Stephanie
 

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Hang laudry
use dishwasher only when really full
get control of incidental spending.
eat at home
bring lunch and snacks to work everyday.
put some money away everyday
 

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I'm figuring out I have to post daily to stay accountable.

Tuesday:
-all meals at home. I even ate leftovers from yesterday's trip out for breakfast.
-went to Wal Mart and bought absolutely nothing. That was such a liberating feeling!
-made kids buy video games they wanted with THEIR $$$
-returned library books before fines kicked in
-determined to use up some HBA products I have before buying new ones. I need to try out some of those samples I've been collecting forever.
-took out something for lunch and dinner from freezer
-did go to Dollar General and bought some stuff for presents, cards for Easter, etc. Only spent $20 for 2 presents, 3 cards, wool scrubbers for kitchen and tampons. I would have easily spent twice as much at Wal Mart.
-menu planning for the next week
-doing laundry (1/2 detergent and fabric softener). Have to use dryer because the pollen here is horrible and my DD is so allergic to it.
-found some samples of Singulair my dr gave me. Won't have to refill DS's script until next week.

Stephanie
 

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I haven't done anything frugal today...oh wait! yes I did! One thing, and it's a good trick for everyone to know.

When you brew a cup of coffee, and then you brew another one right after, you leave the old grounds in and put another 1/2 amount on top. This makes another full pot of coffee.

So I did do that today. I have one of those little 4 cup coffee makers, and it makes what amounts to two mugs of coffee. Two wasn't enough this morning, I needed more, so I brewed another cup.
 

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~Found a huge bottle of Calcium and Magnesium that I had forgotten about. I was planning on buying some this weekend and now I don't have to.
~Ate leftovers for supper.
~Eating less to allow food to last longer.
~Decided today that I am not going to buy darling dog any treats other than rawhide. I will save money but most importantly I may save her life. This recall of pet food is scaring the life out of me. My dog is my 3rd child.
 

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~Placing window tint on the windows where the sun brings heat in the house.
~Taking lunch to work.
~DS's taking lunch to school.
~Drinking water.
 

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~packed lunches for work and school for family
~no laundry tonight
~leftovers for dinner tonight
~windows open for air (hopefully thunderstorms tonight)
~lights off
~unplugging phone chargers, etc...
 

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this will be for yesterday

- scratch bread for breakfast
- made our last trip to the gymnastics class tha is 30 minutes away
- dh took leftovers for lunch
- did some shopping at Aldi's - our store is not big enough to do everything, but it does have great deals on some stuff, so I supplemented my more expensive grocery store with some things from there
- heat was off all day yesterday and it hit 80 degrees here - today through next week will be in the 30's though
- kids are sick, but I had saved the prescriptionn cough medicine from the last time and am using that for dd's terrible cough
 

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Posting for the week to date
Sunday was not frugal as went to circus and then out to dinner.
BUT
~took snacks and lunch for DGD to circus. Spent $$ on pony rides and a dora balloon thingie instead
~Had crackers in the car while driving same DGD back home later
~out of town on business so eating on companies money
~Using samples of shampoo and lotion while on the road. Less space in suitcase and that way they get used up
~taking home hotel samples of products to put in bag for a shelter
~taking home coffee in the room that I do not drink. Will make at home
~washing pantyhose to wear again in sink in hotel
~trying to work on Easter menu and grocery list so can shop quickly and stick to a list
~DH has brought home the Easter ham from his own home raised pig.
~DH is back to work after hand operation. YEAH!!!! He has no sick benefits so this is a great thing
~told DD NO to buying tickets to ball game. Not in the budget
~Will do laundry of business outfits 0nce I am home in cold and hang to dry. No dry cleaning
~wsold a book on half com so will need to ship ASAP once I get back home
 
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