Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Thursday, getting ready and Thrifty Thursday!


I just couldn't help but show this picture of Kelsa and her mom.  Grandma bought these beanies for them at Christmas.  I love the look.

It was a day of running and doing all day.. We went up to D#3's at about 11:00 to see our Oliver.  He is 6 months old now and growing so fast.  He is starting to eat some solid food and it was fun to watch him eat.  Then I got to snuggle him to sleep before we had to leave to continue our busy day.

Kelsa was down about 2:30 with her mom and Hubs watched her while I ran daughter to the car dealership to have her oil changed, then we ran and got cash for our trip and then to the nail salon.  She had also dropped her dog off at the groomers so we had many errands to complete before we got back to the house.  Hubs had to work at the school tonight, so I fed him every leftover we had in the fridge in order to clean it out and not waste any food.

I am packed and about ready, just have to grab my phone charge and make sure and get the garage door opener over to the neighbor that will take care of the cat.

Thrifty Thursday:

1. Saved all my change for the week in my pig bank

2. saved all $5.00 bills now up to $320.00

3. saved this week and next week's $1,$5,$10,$20 envelopes

4. cooked all meals from scratch using things from pantry and freezers

5. Will not buy any groceries this week as we are out of town

6. Made cookies for others with what I had on hand and delivered to several people

7. Used coupons for hair touch up kits.  Rite aid had $4.00 off two and then the paper had $5.00 off two so $9.00 total on $18.00 with my discount at riteaid and points I paid nothing 

8. Sent all my receipts to fetch

9. Used up every leftover in fridge and packed up all veggies to take with us that may go bad.

10.  We were going to get some lunch at a fast food place today on our way to see our Oliver, but I had so many salad fixings, that I took things up and made a huge Shrimp salad for all of us and left enough for daughter and her husband to have for dinner.  Saving the cost of the meal out.

11. fixed and apron strap that had broken

12. Pulled valentine cards out of mom's old stock for my grand kids.  So as long as moms card stash lasts I don't have to buy any gift cards. I will put a MCd's gift card in their cards, as we will have enough sugar.

13.Found money this week.  Although it was my money, as I pulled out a pair of jeans I had not worn in several weeks and there was $4.00 in the pocket and then wore a down vest that my Lil sis was going to throw out.  I had not worn it in several months and it had $3.00 in the pocket.  Woo Hoo!  found money even if it yours is always nice.

Here is a picture of the yummy salad and my Oliver having his lunch of pears.  He is getting so big.  He will be sitting up by himself soon and then starting to crawl.  It is so fun to be able to see both babies in the same day.

What did you do this week to save money?  Did you use any coupons? Are you joining us on our grocery challenge? What did you use up in your pantry?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.



  1. What sweet photos of Oliver eating his pears and Kelsa and her Mom. I like those beanies. Your salad looks terrific!

  2. I do envy you getting to see your babies so often. They are both adorable!
    Have a great trip and enjoy every minute of it.

  3. Oliver is such a sweetie, and Kelsa a beauty.

    Have fun on your trip.

    God bless.

  4. I was excited until I learned you posted early and it is not Thursday. I don't know about fetch but my daughter does so she took my receipt points. I'll save for her from now on.

    1. I am trying to post late the night before ,as posting in the morning takes up so much of my day when I should be sewing. It gets confusing for me so I can't imagine what it is for readers.le

  5. Awww what cuties! Love the pictures, and the mother daughter one is adorable. Glad you were able to see two of the grandbabies, and I hope you have a wonderful visit with the other grands. Safe travels!

  6. Adorable grands. Kelsa is a little peanut! Isabella