Thursday, April 29, 2021

Thursday, I'm off, another chart!, and Thrifty Thursday

 I ran to Lil sis's tonight to say good by and check in and this is what I saw.  Charlie on the baby grand.   The cat loves the piano, it is his favorite spot. My sister collects cats.  Or actually they collect her.

I completed another chart!  Yes I have been a busy girl and with not owing taxes, I was able to really sock away some money.

I have a fully loaded shop to come back to.  I turned down no less than 8 dresses today, which breaks my heart but oh well.  I get to see my sister and I don't know when we are driving up to Sluggies, so it is well worth going.  Money isn't everything, family and friends mean more.

Went to Albertsons and collected all my free things.  Included but not pictured was two large t-bone steaks that were marked $ 30.54 and then 50% off and I won a $5.00 off meat coupon so we had two beautiful steaks for $10.00 for dinner.  We could only eat one and Hubs has the other for leftovers.

 I mostly won drinks, but that is okay free is free, I will take it.

Hubs got the tomatoes planted and all the onions.  I planted a second batch of corn starts which I can put in when I get back.  I also have peppers, cabbages, cucumbers, and lettuces that need to get bigger before I plant them in the garden space.

I got all the bills paid for the month of May so I don't have to worry about that while I am gone.

Thrifty Thursday: 

1. if you are doing the penny a day challenge the amount for May is $42.20 which I put in my penny a day bank

2. I saved all my change

3. I saved all my $5 bills. now have $850.00

4. saved a $1,$5,$10,$20 bill for the week challenge also did it for next week

5. filled both my envelopes in my 100 envelope challenge

6. cooked and ate all meals from home

7. filled up with gas at reservation saving .17 a gallon on gas

8. used a coupon at Joanns for sewing supplies

9. bought loss leaders this week at store. Cheese, shrimp, sour cream

10. Was able to save over $80.00 in products from Albertsons between loss leaders and winnings.  Of course I would never have bought most of the free products. but I will take a win where I can get it.

11. Found extremely good buys in Spokane for a girl going on a mission.  As in $250.00 rain boots(Nordstrom) for $19.95.  Many other sales that were amazing

12. Used two zippers I inherited from my grandma in pillows for a client.  Saving her money  and making me a few extra dollars.

13. Got all my things in a carry on bag for the trip save on luggage going, but will have to pay for a suitcase or use on of Sis's old ones on the way back.  I am sure we will shop.  Frugally of course.

I have been trying to brush up on my money finding skills, so I can beat Sluggy to any change we may spot.

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



  1. You have done so well.
    Please have a wonderful and fun trip. Stay safe!

  2. Safe travels! Have a great time!

  3. If I were going to be anywhere near you and Sluggy when you visit each other I would go ahead of you and salt the ground with coins, just so I could be amused watching the hunt! I hope y'all have a glorious trip and find lots of change.

    1. Anne in the kitchen... I will send pennies for that LOL

    2. Chef, If I were around them and could watch, a buck in change would buy so much entertainment

  4. You're doing so well on saving money! And good on you for turning some work down.. You are so right, friends and family are more important.. Enjoy your trip and safe travels!

  5. Figure out how to distract Sluggy and keep pointing at things so she will not get any coins you spot.

  6. You are amazing!
    Have a wonderful time!!!