Sunday, March 18, 2018

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

March 18, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

Well, last night at the women's worship event was mind blowing. While it wasn't quite as large a gathering as the last one, it was more intense with the presence of the Holy Spirit filling up and spilling out the building. The next one is June 30, in Decatur, Texas, and it's going to be an all day event. I will post more details as it gets closer. All I can say is....WHEW!

Okay, on to money saving adventures!

First of all, thanks to Rhonda over at If You Do Stuff, Stuff Gets Done
(http://ifyoudostuff.blogspot.com/), for posting about Aldi's Seedtastic Bread, which is supposed to be a less expensive clone of Dave's Killer Bread 21 Seed Bread. The next time we got to Aldi's, hopefully next week, I will give it a try.

We use PUR water filters on our sink. This week I found them at our local hardware store for $4.00 less than Walmart--and I had a coupon for $2.00 off!

I took stuff to the consignment store to make a little extra money, plus today at church a friend brought me a lot of stuff after she had decluttered, so I have more goodies to take to the store on Tuesday. She also brought me several bags of clothes, and after I found a few things for myself, I put the rest aside to drop off at our church to be taken to a local women's shelter, along with my own results of purging my closet.

One of the best things she gave me was this set of stainless steel pans from the Wolfgang Puck line. I have wanted good stainless steel cookware for a long time.



Obie needs elastic laces in his shoes so he can get them on without worrying about tying his shoes. I found a set of shoes that were too small for him in his closet that I had forgotten about, and there was a brand new set of laces in them. I switched them into his new shoes, and put the non elastic laces aside for my shoes, in case I need them. Not a big savings, but it saved me time and money by my not having to drive to the store and buy a new set.

I cut up the sale ham I had purchased the week before, and I made a huge pot of pinto beans, which gave us several meals through the week, plus I had enough slices of ham to make fried ham one meal, and I made two ham and cheese quiches for another meal. I also had some fat for dog treats, and I have a nice big bag of ham chunks left over for another pot of beans later in the month.

I found 2 gallons of milk at Brookshires for $1.00 each--froze them for later use. I had bought a half gallon of buttermilk previously, and I used it to make biscuits, put in it the quiches, and I made buttermilk waffles for Saturday breakfast. I am planning on more biscuits in the morning.

I baked 5 dozen cookies for the Redneck's lunches. I went through some of the freebie fabric I had stashed, and found a big enough piece with horses on it to make a new curtain for Obie's room.

I was walking across the parking lot at the grocery store, and noticed something shiny on the ground. I was 30 cents worth of bright shiny pennies. I scooped them up, and they are now in the container that stores them until I cash them in. 

Use my clothesline more this week now the weather in so nice. Also, no more heat lamp needed in the well house, so the electric bill should be a LOT lower this month.

Ordered a new charge cord for my I pad from Amazon, which was a lot cheaper than from the manufacturer, and I used a gift card, making it even less.

Thursday Obie and I spent the afternoon at the library, downloading YouTube videos to watch later at home. This saves on my data plan, plus we get to visit with our friends who work there. We went to the thrift store to walk out some kinks from sitting, and I found a really 'Man Cave' cute sign for the Redneck's area. It wasn't just painted, it was stained and routered out--nice, for only $3.00. 

I used empty feed sacks as trash bags.

Today was grub Sunday at church, and afterward, when we were cleaning the kitchen up, I was given bags of leftover pulled pork, BBQ venison, a big pasta salad, fruit from a fruit plate, corn, two bundt cakes, and three bags of smoked turkey from the freezer, which will be treats for my dogs.

When checking the clearance aisle at Brookshires, I found two jars of cashew butter, marked down to $1.50 each, so I snagged them.


I bought bags of compost, peat moss, cow manure and vermiculite to put in my raised garden beds. I was wondering how the heck I was going to mix it all together without killing myself, when I remembered that I have a few 55 gallon metal barrels with lock on lids someone gave us. I will simply layer in the elements, lock on the lid, and roll that sucker around the yard until it is well mixed. Hey, I am not just gorgeous--I'm brilliant!

One last goodie. The Redneck bought us a LAWN MOWER!!!!!!!!!!! It's a nice Cub Cadet, 46 inch cutting swath, with a warranty, and he got it on sale. He is mowing as I type, and the yard looks so much better. He has promised me a new weed eater next week--be still my heart!

Well, I got chores. Later y'all.
© Evelyn Edgett 2018


4 comments:

  1. Great Idea on the rolling bucket. I used to make soil with a tractor bucket but doing it by hand I can't even imagine.

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    1. I know. I don't mind hard physical labor, love it most of the time, but I also want to move on from the boring parts to the fun stuff. Mixing using the barrel will get me to the planting part a lot quicker.

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  2. You've found some great ways to save! I love finding stuff I use marked down at the grocery store.

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    1. Oh, me too. When folks start talking about their birth signs and ask what I was born under, I say, "Clearance"!

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