Friday, September 25, 2015

5 Things I Did That Were Frugal This Week

1. I made a meal plan and a grocery list to go along with it. This really helps keep my grocery budget low.

2. I have shopped a ton of yard sales in the last few weeks.  Kid #5 has grown over 3 inches in the last 6 months and she needed clothes.  I found her a ton for pennies on the dollar :)

3. A couple nights ago I wanted to have sub sandwiches for dinner but we didn't have the bread I like to use for it.  I used the bread maker to make some.  It stuck to the pan and kinda fell apart.  But I salvaged it anyway and Kid #5 and I managed to get a sandwich each out of it :)

4. I planned my shopping this week and hit the stores I like to go to all in a row.  Saves on gas and my time

5. We ate our leftovers and if we didn't I stuck them in the freezer for easy future meals.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Well I Should Prolly Get Back To This...

Hello Blogger World!  

I am still here!  We are moved and have been in our new town and new house for 4 months now.  Finally we are starting to feel settled.  

Kid # 5 has started her new school and has been attending for about a month now.  She seems to be adjusting well enough.  Yesterday she had a neighbor girl over that she has met and became friends with.  I consider that to be a good sign :)  We have also found her a dance studio to take classes at and a music store to take piano lessons at.  I have even manage to work those into our budget lol :)

We have managed to unpack most of our boxes and most of the things are put away.  I am still working on organizing different rooms and I would not call any one room completely done.  But hey this is a marathon not a sprint.  Slow and steady wins the race right? 

I have done lots of projects on our new house nothing major.  Just little things.  Here are a few pics of things I have done.  Also if you follow me on Instagram you might have seen these already.

I did this to my walk in closet.  There will be more to come on this....

in the same closet I added this using a over the door towel rack I didn't need anymore.  I love Pinterest for organizing ideas :)

In my hubby's closet ( yes I have a walk in closet all to myself!!!) I needed a place to store his many many hats.  Pinterest to the recuse again!  A dowel rod from the garage and some curtain clips I already had.

The first weekend we lived here and were waiting for our stuff to arrive on the semi, we painted Kid #5's room.

Her room is actually about done.  I will post photos of it soon :)  I did a few DIY projects for her room.  One was this stool I found at Goodwill for $12.99.  The fabric I already had.

The other was this necklace hanger.  I just repuposed items I already owned to make it.

We also added this shelving using items out of the garage that the previous owner left to Kid #5's closet.  This closet had basically nothing in it when we moved in.  She is lucky and has two closets in her room.

This is probably my favorite corner of my house at the moment.  I just love how all of these items came together.  All of it was items I already owned.

Anyway, I am still around and we are keeping busy.  I hope to make more of an effort to keep up this blog now.  I'll be back soon with more house updates and frugal things I am doing to make it our home.  I also will update on our debt free journey soon.  We are currently working on Baby Step 3 for you other Dave Ramsey followers.  Somehow I thought this step would be easier :/

Friday, September 11, 2015

5 Things I Did That Were Frugal This Week

Been a while since I have been here and done one of these. Maybe time to get back in the swing of things....:)

1. I had over $60 left in my two week grocery budget.

2. We ate our leftovers

3. I sold an item on our local Facebook yard sale page and made $25

4. I made Kid #3 a Halloween wreath for $1.67. I used up items I already had :)

5. We were low on snacks so I made a pan of Rice Crispy Treats. I had all the items needed in my pantry :)