Going to be a day of no spending here. Yesterday I took the snowball account and deposited into our savings. I took the change jar money and deposited it into our snowball account. I had $38.20 in the change jar.
Made zucchini bread and applesauce bread and froze 3 loaves.
Today, the mouse for the computer was acting up. I took it apart and cleaned it out. Its now working perfectly again. So I don't have to purchase a new one. Not sure how much I saved doing this, but I find many times simple things that don't work, only need a little cleaning. The mouse was easy to take apart and clean.
Everyone is doing great in this challenge. Again, thanks Danielle for starting it and encouraging us to all stay on track.
I would like to add in what I have been doing so far.
Turned the air off Friday nite, but did turn it back on for a few hours Saturday evening as it got a bit stuffy in here. It's off now and hopefully for good.
Have been using stuff in the fridge, freezer, and pantry for meals as we are trying to cut down on our eating out.
Watching tv movies for entertainment - no renting at Blockbuster so no money spent there.
Have been doing a wash cycle on the washer of 10 minutes instead of the standard 14. Less electric used that way. Never even realized that I had that option before until last week.
~baking today so no store bought goodies
~using up leftovers for lunch and to make a huge pot of stew for supper
~oh my CJ, I cleaned our mouse last night for the same reason!! I was thinking that it wasn't that old and was dreading buying another one, a good cleaning did the trick!!
~received names yesterday for our Christmas draw on DH side, have 3 little girls to buy for so instead of buying I am making them each a lap quilt out of colourful/children's fabric that I have here
No money spending Monday here.
The air is off because it's soooo cool and breezy here.
I'm going to do some laundry in cold water, and yes I'll probably use the dryer :blush:
This week I'm re-doing our bathroom that hasn't had a face lift in over 12 years:toothy: . I'm looking to do it frugally but I'm going to give it an overall new look (new counter top or old ones refinished, new flooring, new lite fixture, blinds, curtains, ETC.). It's not going to be a "cheap" week but it will be done as frugally as is humanly possible and still accomplish all the above.
Today will be spent pulling down old wall paper (probably nickel sized pieces at a time). I'll be going to town on Wednesday to pick up paint and other supplies after I check out the storage shed for rollers and all that stuff. Wish me and the bargain gods luck, girls.
Today I am staying at home and not running errands, shopping on the internet or doing anything that will cost money! I'm happily watching our cat Gracie and her brand new kittens, taking a nap (was up all night with the cat) and eating leftovers. I do have a meeting tonight here in town, and I'll walk to that since it is right down the road. I still need to pick the beans and tomatoes since it looks like it is going to frost here tonight.
~washed in cold water, hung clothes on line
~combining dr. appointment, consignment shoppe (p/u my $$), some groceries and dropping off 4 bags yippee: ) at Salvation Army.
~leftovers for lunch
~using crockpot for supper
~walked to pick up mail
Dh and I both ate breakfast at home and packed our lunches. Dinner will be a combination of leftovers and sandwiches (we're making hay again tonight). I spent $.61 on bananas this morning, but have no plans to spend any more money. In fact, the bananas save us a ton of money in the long run b/c I make banana bread and have that in the house... then on days when dh is running late he can just grab a few pieces of banana bread for breakfast instead of buying.
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