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How is everyone doing! List daily what you are doing frugal here!

~leftover fried rice for lunch
~made lemonade from scratch:puck:
~staying home
~resting
~crocheting for entertainment
~hanging laundry out
~lights off
~a/c set on 80
 

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I have or will be doing the following this week. . .

1. Turn a/c up to 80 degrees.
2. Continue cooking all my meals at home.
3. Using the car only to go to work and back home.
4. Getting things at home more organized.
5. Scheming ways I can be even more frugal.
6. Going over my shopping list several times to see what I can eliminate.
 

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Today

-Laundry outside
-All meals from home and scratch
-Keeping air as high as we can handle
-No lights

Kellie
 

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--A/C set at 78
--all meals at home
--Shades closed to keep house cool
--checking out frugal websites
--Passed the address for this site on to my mom ;)


--Michelle
 

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Today, Sunday, Aug 6

- ate all meals at home, despite people trying to drag meout
- went to a waterpark for free with friends with an extra ticket
- working on a home improvement project
- working on a writing project for $$
- hung 3 loads of laundry outside
- turned A/C off, it is really nice out today
- lights are off
- going to watch tv or read for entertainment tonight
 

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Today...
~laundry was hung either out or in utility room to dry
~fixed homemade spaggetti sauce & meatballs
~a/c is set 79
~I had a no spend day today!!
 

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8-6

~ making all meals at home, most are using leftovers.
~ gave both ds's haircuts @ home
~ clipped coupons today :)
~ one load of clothes, hung to dry
~ went swimming for entertainment (MIL's house)
 

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~Clipped coupons
~Used coupons and ECB's at CVS to get some great deals!! (Will also be getting more ECB's!)
~Picked up a few good deals at Walgreens!
~All meals at home

Yesterday, Dakota and I went to a swim park for free. It was a great time for free!!!
 

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what is ECB??

~ forgot to add - making lunch for school tomorrow (first day back to school for ds) :( - I'm going to be so sad....
 

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Goals for this week:

1. Eat all meals at home.
2. Continue with my spending exile.
3. Keep a/c at 75 or above.
4. On 8/7 go over budget for first week of August and make any adjustments that are necessary.
5. Continue on my decluttering mission.
 

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For today I'll be:

~Doing laundry in h.m. laundry soap
~Keeping a/c set at 77
~Blinds closed on sunny side of house
~Cleaning with some homemade cleaners (and bleach)
~Eating out of the pantry and freezer and garden
~Combining errands to save gas (will make 1 trip away from the house)
~Lights, TV, Computer off when not in use
~Blinds open on shady side of house for some light in the house
 

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done this morning:

:whirly: smashed cans for recycling
:whirly: cancelled stamps.com free trial before it was over (and got $5 free postage and some labels from the free trial)
:whirly: found all lib books/vids due today
:whirly: thermostat up while we are out
:whirly: transferred paypal money from sale
:whirly: organized coupons
:whirly: DH packed his own lunch

this week:
[][][] list items on ebay
[] drop off donation box in car
[][] hem dh's pants that I found at thrift store
[] get good stuff at lib for ds
 

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~gave myself a pedicure, saving $20
~gave the dogs (4 of them) their annual shot myself, saving $88
~dyed my own hair
~entered 4 hershey's ebay cash codes
~hung laundry outside to dry
~all lights/tv/computers off when not in use
~all meals from home
 

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8/7
Stayed at home
Reviewed budget/online banking to see if any tweaking needed to be done
All meals at home
Made krispy treats for our snacks this week
No laundry today
AC set at 80
Using cloth napkins
Working on a cross stitch b-day present (materials given to me from my mom's stash)
 
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Sunday..

*Dinner was turkey sandwiches, using up deli meat before it went bad
*Looked at a new litter box we wanted to get, and decided to wait until next weekend during the Tax Free holiday here in MA
*Researched pay-back on the Civic Hybrid vs. Civic. I estimate that based on DH's commute (60 miles one way) it will take us 3.4 years to get a payback in gas savings (I included the federal tax credit - and found out MA is also considering a state credit - that would bring the payback time down to 1.1 years for us! - hasn't passed yet, still being considered)
*Worked on our photo albums - decluttered some pictures, and didn't buy any more supplies

Monday..

*Dinner was Mac N Cheese
*Ate leftovers for lunch today
*Took coffee to work today
*Using a free shampoo sample
 

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-No lights
-Washed in cold, but because of rain had to use the dryer
-all meals from home
-made pudding for a snack

Kellie
 

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- Finally finished painting the upstairs hallway
- Ate all meals at home
- Did not go out, so no gas and no spending
- Used two different leftovers to make a meal (cream of mushroom soup+mashed potatoes=cream of potato soup!)
- Worked on magazine article
- Found afghan I had started last year, will finish it for Rachel's birthday in October
- Kept a/c at 78 all day, pulled blinds
- Cleaned house (Never been cleaner since I am off work, lol)
 

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I'm in!

8/6: Spent the weekend at :smooch:'s dad's place. We had a fantastic weekend.

~ was given a bread and butter maker *free* by :smooch:'s stepmother.
~ received a free reiki/energy session from :smooch:'s aunt.
~ delicious food
~ great company
~ weekend away from the city in the country with :smooch:'s awesome family

8/7:

~ trip home from the country to the city with :smooch:'s father and step-mother
~ trip to CostCo with :smooch:'s family to do some price checking for my price book
~ dinner at Boston Pizza ( :smooch:'s dad paid)
~ nice evening with :smooch: -- he made dinner, we relaxed, cuddled, then drove to his place for the night.

I think all weekend I might've spent $5 (for parking at :smooch:'s).
 

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Good day today:

- Did a load of laundry and hung it out
- Put all pillows and cushions outside to air out
- Washed all curtains and hung them out too
- Located all the missing library books, will take a walk to return them
- Checked bank account to make sure I am on track for the bills
- Put spaghetti sauce and meatballs inthe crock
- All meals and drinks at home
- A/C at 78*
- Paid a necessary bill out of the change jar (like free money!)
- No driving = no gas money
- On route to another no spend day
 
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