Archive | February, 2013

Frugal Things I Did Last Week

5 Feb
We had a great time enjoying root bear floats together.

We had a great time enjoying root beer floats together.

I attended a free 2 hour Intermediate Photo class at the library.  It was really helpful and I learned a lot!  My husband was sweet enough to watch Elijah so I could attend.

I drove my Saturn car all week.  It gets almost twice the gas mileage as our van!

We ate Honey Lentils for dinner one night.  Cheap and delicious!  Brandon thought they were the best  Lentil meal I have made yet.   I also made a great pot of Lentil Soup that is out of this world & so good for you!

I took my son to the library for StoryTime.

I cleaned my car using our new Carpet Cleaner.  It is so much cleaner.

We didn’t go out to eat one night when I didn’t feel like cooking.  Instead we just had pancakes for dinner (with homemade syrup).

I received a dog food, shampoo, and conditioner sample in the mail.

I made homemade hot chocolate & rice krispie treats for our youth at church.

I spent nearly 1.5 hours over a two-day period fighting HP to fix my broken laptop.  A new laptop would cost almost $800!

I purchased our vitamins & supplements from Vitacost.com.

My husband went to breakfast with a ministry friend at Bob Evans and used a coupon.  I’m so proud of him! 😉  If you sign up for Bob Evans email they send out great buy one breakfast get one free coupons all the time.

We attended an Open House for friend’s who just finished re-building their home after it was destroyed by a tornado.  I saw this cute idea on pintrest and copied it.  I used a beautiful glass jar that I had on hand and filled it with dish soap, sponges, & Mr. Clean Erasers.  🙂  I knew it was something they could use.

It snowed a lot here so we made Snow Cream.  Yummy!

My friend had her twins early at just 30.5 weeks.  I would love to sew up something simple for her three-pound premie babies.  Does anyone have any experience sewing this sort of thing?  I am guessing all of the seams need to be on the outside and not touch the skin?

What frugal things did you do last week?