Saturday, June 27, 2015

5 Things I Did That Were Frugal This Week

1. I used vinegar as a rinse agent in my dishwasher 

2. I used my drying rack to dry our clothes when the sun was shining

3. When I did used the dryer I waited until night so it would not heat up the house

4. We ate our leftovers

5. I ran our dishwasher when it was full and at night. Now that there is only 3 of us left at home I can run it every other day instead of everyday :)

Friday, June 12, 2015

5 Things I Did That Were Frugal This Week

Well I am back :) It sure has been awhile since I have been here. We have been in our new house in our new city for about 3 weeks now. More on that later....

1. I bought a new larger drying rack at Costco before we moved. I have used it like crazy this week doing laundry instead of using the dryer 

2. The couple of times I have used the dryer I did so at night and dried my loads all in a row to take advantage of the dryer already being heated up. 

3. I ran our dishwasher with completely full loads and also at night with the heated dry cycle turned off

4. We have cooked on the grill and used the microwave for side dishes instead of using the oven. This has helped keep the house cooler

5. One evening earlier in the week we had a family size packet of BBQ chicken legs for dinner. We ending up with 4 legs for leftovers. A couple nights later I turned them into BBQ chicken wraps for dinner. I love taking leftovers and using them in another way. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

We Sold Our House And Bought a New One

Wow I have not posted in a while! We are stuck in limbo at the moment waiting for the school year to end and for the closing on both of our houses.

We sold our current house 9 days after it went on the market. We are slowly selling donating and generally getting rid of items we don't want any longer and won't use in the new house.

Over Spring Break we spent 3 days house hunting in our new city.  On the third day we found a house we love!

So that this is where we are now waiting in limbo to move. 

I hope to be back to regular posting in June after the move is complete!

Hope everyone is doing well!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Menu Plan March 23-27

Monday - Chicken Patty Sandwiches, Cheesy Broccoli, Hummus & Veggies

Tuesday- Baked Ravioli, Garlic Bread, Salad

Wednesday- Pork Chops, Green Beans, Rice

Thursday - Quasadillas, Refried Beans

Friday - dinner out for Kid # 3 Birthday

Saturday- Homemade Pizza

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

We're Moving....

I don't think I have officially shared this here on the blog....but we are moving! 

We decided in the fall of 2014 that we should relocate closer to my husbands work. For the last 2 years he has been driving 3 hours a day to go to work. Now that we will only have 1 child left at home we have decided it makes better sense for our family to move to an area closer to his work place.

Right now we are in declutter mode. We hope to have our current house listed for sale by the first week of March. So that is our big project we are working on now.

Ideally we hope to move sometime in June after the end of the school year here. 

Please think of us and hope our house sells fairly quickly and for a decent price.

I am sure I will have a ton of frugal projects and ideas to share once we are moved :)

5 Things I did That Were Frugal This Week

Seems I missed last weeks Frugal Things Friday. Let's see if I can come up with 10 things for this week :)

1. Since we are in the process of getting our house ready to sell I have been in big time decluttering mode. I have been listing many items on our local facebook pages. So far this month I have made $97

2. We used some Lowes gift cards to purchase some items needed for a few household repair projects.

3. I have used the money made from decluttering/ selling items to fund my envelopes.

4. I found a really good deal on an iPod 5 on one of our local Facebook sale sites. I bought it as a birthday gift for Kid # 5 and used money I had in my gift envelope :)

5. Other then having my hubby pick up a few odds and ends things, I haven't done any grocery shopping this pay period.

6. I have bought home free boxes from work to use for packing and decluttering. It is nice not to have to purchase those!

7. My co- worker has given me all her newspaper so that I do not have to buy bubble wrap or anything to wrap my breakables in. I do not get the newspaper delivered. 

8. We have eaten our leftovers

9. I have made $50 so far this month from my occasional babysitting job which is also used to fund our envelopes

10. I did end up stoping at Kroger this morning for some produce. Found some great deals on manager special! 

Friday, February 6, 2015

5 Frugal Thing I Did This Week

1. I made $15 in extra cash this week. I am using the extra money I make by selling our stuff to fund our cash envelopes for the year.

2. I planned my driving. I even planned my meet ups to sell items for when I was already out so as not to waste money on gas.

3. We stuck to our menu plan

4. We ate our leftovers

5. We have watched several shows on Netflix this week. We are definitely getting our money's worth out of our monthly subscription