Frugal Things I Did Last Week

16 Aug

One of my most successful attempts at blessing my family and being frugal at the same time!

I’m a big fan of The Prudent Homemaker.  Each week on her blog she lists her “frugal accomplishments of the week”.  I enjoy reading them so much that I thought it might be fun to add my own list each week.  (We’ll see if I really keep up with it!)  😉  Here are some of the things I did this past week to enjoy life, bless my family, and save money:

  1. Cut flowers from my garden and arranged in a vase to add beauty to our bedroom.
  2. Harvested zucchini from our garden and made killer zucchini bread.
  3. Made a cute summer shirt for my upcoming getaway with Brandon.  🙂  I spent $3.50 on the pattern, thread, and fabric.  I absolutely love it (pictures coming soon).
  4. I harvested cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, and banana peppers from my garden.
  5. I picked green beans for almost 3 hours with Eli and canned 28 quarts of green beans from my Uncle’s garden.  A huge thanks to my mom who helped me and finished up canning them for me (I had to take Eli home and put him to bed).
  6. We went to the library 3 times this week.
  7. I purchased close-to-date yogurt and cottage cheese at the grocery.
  8. I froze 6 pounds of clearance rack bananas for use in smoothies/banana bread.
  9.  I darned a hole in a sweater in preparation for fall weather.  I’m so NOT ready for fall yet!
  10. Replaced the adjustable elastic in a pair of Elijah’s pants with the elastic from another pair of pants that were worn out and headed for the garbage.  I also saved 3 buttons from the old pants to use in future sewing projects.  Now I just need a good way to keep track of buttons.  Any suggestions?
  11. Sold 2 books on amazon.
  12. I stopped at Staples and spent $5.18 on 2 bags of school supplies.  We use lots of school/office supplies for my tutoring business and for general organization.
  13. I ordered some undergarments online saving at least 50% and the hassle of taking Eli to the store.  They arrived today and fit wonderful!
  14. I received a few samples in the mail and signed up to receive a couple more in the upcoming weeks.
  15. I downloaded and printed free piano sheet music (legally) from The Piano Student for a piano student, friend, and myself.

Please share what frugal things you accomplished this week in the comments!  I would love to hear from you.  🙂

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2 Responses to “Frugal Things I Did Last Week”

  1. Heather August 17, 2012 at 3:07 am #

    Will you share your zucchini bread recipe? I just bought lots of zucchini! Love this idea; it makes frugality seem that much more fun. 🙂

    • emersonfamily August 18, 2012 at 4:38 am #

      I’ll try to post the recipe sometime this weekend. 🙂 Take care.

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