Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday,Monday Madness Savings/ Computer down

Wouldn't you know that the minute I started doing my taxes I picked up a whopping bad virus on  the computer and had to take it in, dang it!  So even though I got the taxes done I was not able to down load many of the forms I needed.  Lucky for me it will be done late this afternoon and other than a bill I can pick it up.
Got into the accountant this morning with half the things I needed.  Oh well the hard part is done. I am typing on my lap top and I really need to learn how to use this, but it is frustrating.

Picked up some Burger on sale this morning to make shepherds pie for dinner.  Mom made some cookie dough I have to roll out for her, but only a single batch so she is in trouble.  I could have had my valentines cookies done  and in the freezer.  

As I am getting bored with my writing and blog and I keep reminding myself this is a personal finance blog, I have decided to make Mondays, my day of the week to report that things I have done to save money in the past wee.  I really like the blogs that do that, because you can get some good inspiration from them.

So these are the things I did last week to save.

Cooked every meal we had at home out of storage, and freezer storage.
Made a homemade treat for a funeral using mealy old apples and it was great!
Purchased goods at Joanns on a great sale with an additional 20% off coupon
Used coupons for cat food and litter
Tried to do a Sluggy and failed but did save a ton
 of money at rite-aid on razors, will be getting 2/$15.00 gift cards.
Purchased stocking stuffers for .50 and.10 at riteaid.  Kleenex packs and mittens,
Saved all table scraps for chickens to supplement their food.
Touched up my own roots with a box I was able to get for practically nothing at Rite Aid by watching sales and clipping coupons.

I think cooking from scratch and buying loss leaders and having a pantry is such a good savings.

Have a great and productive day!

I am going to roll out mom's cookies



  1. "Tried to do a Sluggy...."
    Oh my! I don't know whether to be flattered or scared of that one. lolz
    Those Visa card rewards come quickly...I imputed the codes on Sunday and the cards came in the mail on Saturday.
    Eating totally from freezer/pantry/stockpile is awesome!

    1. I am still waiting for mine, I will sock them away I think. I miss you.

    2. Don't save them too long, the expiration dates are the end of March 2017.

  2. I hope you are not terribly bored with your blog because I really enjoy reading it!
    No one but Sluggy can "do a Sluggy". I can occasionally hit a big savings but nothing like she does just about every bloomin' day!

    1. I know like she is magic or something. I just think I am boring and I get mundane and complainy (yes that is a word) so I just want to try something a little different.

  3. Oh please don't tire of writing your blog! As you know, I'm also digging my way out of debt and I need all the inspiration I can get! PF blogs are what gives me hope and keeps me going!

    On a side note, I miss living near a Rite Aid. So many great deals to be had. I'm jealous!

    1. Oh I won't quit, I am just in a funk. I am in this with you for the long haul my dear. How is your progress?