Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Thursday, Thrifty Thursday

 I thought you might want to see a picture of the little leprechaun that visited our house.  Her T-shirt says I'm mommies lucky charm. Her eyes get bluer and her hair gets darker, just like grandma ordered. Hubs really sunburned his face yesterday while he was fishing.

We had a lovely time with our friends and the food was good.  Key lime pie was made with 2 dozen small key limes.  I thought I would never get done juicing them.  You must get about 1/2 teaspoon out of each I swear. But it was delicious.  There are enough left overs for the next two days.  Yippee!  Now that is the luck of the Irish.

We finally had some really good meat sales in the paper this week, so Hubs and I went out and did some stocking up. Our weekly food budget was basically spent on meat and a few loss leaders for the pantry.

Thrifty Thursday:

1.saved all my spare change

2. Saved all $5.00 bills up to $600.00

3. saved  weekly $1,$5,$10,$20  bill challenge.

4. saved money in one of my 100 envelope challenge

3. cooked all meals from scratch at home

4. made pies with crusts and pumpkin previously frozen.  Pumpkin was from Halloween pumpkins.

5. bought good ground beef for $1.99 a pound, bought 12 lbs, the limit

6. tip roasts were $2.99 a pound, bought 4

5. 2 lb bags of cheese were $4.99 limit 2

6. eggs were .99 a doz limit 2

7. Limit 1 10 pound bag flour, $1.49, 10 pound sugar limit1 $3.49, baking soda free with purchase of baking powder with $1.50 coupon so only .50 limit 1 offer.

8. thick cut center bacon 3 lb package $9.99 limit 1

9. boneless skinless chicken breasts $1.49 bought 10 lbs.

10. used coupons on dog food and cat food saved $3.50

11.Paid most bills on line and dropped off local bills when in the location to save on stamps.

12. reused and washed some plastic bags from freezer.

13. saved pork chop bones for Roscoe

14. found raw silk and home made lace scraps to fix regalia for Catholic Diocese 


 I have not sewn all week and really must get things done today.  But I don't have to cook dinner and the house is very clean.  Hubs is going up to daughters to help with the babies as she is watching Oliver today, so I will have no distractions other than clients. I have many appointments booked for today.

I also have my second covid shot this morning at 8:30.  Yeah!

Have any of you gotten your vaccines yet?

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



  1. Replies
    1. She is one of kind, and our only so those boys don't stand a chance.

  2. She is precious! Lack of distractions helps when sewing.

  3. What a cutie!!!!! Glad you had a nice visit

  4. we can't even get scheduled for the 1st shot. Only getting 100 vaccines in this area.

    1. That is too bad, but I know it will get better.

  5. Your granddaughter is truly beautiful!

  6. She's adorable.

    I got my first shot this week. Yay for you getting your second shot! No major frugal wins here. Used a gift card to buy a hungry teen dinner (and, bonus, cleared something out of my purse that had been there for over a year), sold a few things on eBay. The usual stuff.

    1. Well you will have hungry teens for only a few more years so you had better feed them while you can.

  7. What a living doll!
    Glad you got the appointment for shot#2.
    Hopefully you will have no side effects and can get busy with your sewing (if you want to)

  8. Hi, I had one shot so far and have been asking everyone I know about their reaction to the second shot. Ranges from nothing to sore arm...mostly, then second most common is fatigue the following day. I get my second shot end of the month! Good luck!

  9. Harvey get's his shot on the 31st, I hope to be able to book mine by the end of this week. That means I will probably have my first shot by the second week in April.

    You have a wonderful thrifty list there.

    God bless.

    1. Oh I hope you can get yours by tomorrow that would be great!

  10. Pretty little Leprechaun! No vaccines yet here, but our eligibility just opened two weeks ago.