Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thursday, busy and Thrifty Thursday


 I am just chained to my sewing machine here and more work keeps coming in.  I have all the wedding dresses for June done and out, and in the last 24 hours I have had two calls for July dresses.  SO I have pulled them and I really need to concentrate on those as some of them are for the 10th of July which is coming right up.  Ugh! It just never ends.  I really need Sissie here to keep me on track.

I have three bridesmaid dresses, cut, serged and ready to hem and steam waiting for me in the shop.  I have to complete a wedding dress today for pickup tomorrow at ten and then I swear I have to attack the piles they are getting out of control and that makes me buggy.

Hubs took off for the mountains today.  He was getting antsy with not enough to do.  I wish that were me, but then I would be cleaning or doing laundry. Speaking of laundry need to go switch it over. Yeah one more thing done but alas the ironing basket grows by leaps and bounds.

Daughter just called (eldest) and has an opportunity to go to Hawaii, but her hubby can't go so she wanted to know if I would go with.  It is a beach house for two families and the other family  invited her when they had a cancellation.  So free beach house?  I said I would be glad to go. There will be a total of 7 kids and 4 adults, so I can be chief cook and bottle washer, but I don't mind as I get to go to Hawaii!  It will be in November. Boy Kim is just going to be a traveling granny soon.

I need to run out and pay the taxes today, can't forget that.

THRIFTY THURSDAY:

1. saved all my spare change

2. saved a $1,$5,$10,$20 bill.

3. saved money in my 100 envelope challenge

4. saved all my $5 bills now up to  $1255.00

5. picked up change numerous times in Mc d's drive though and found money while shopping, total for the week, $2.71 cents it was a good week.

6. did not buy groceries last week as no loss leaders and we would be gone.

7. ate our first harvest from the garden (summer yellow squash)

8. Bought Hubby new suits and sport coats all on good sales, CLOTHES HE DID NEED

9. used a $20.00 off coupon at Talbots for clothes I DID NOT NEED!

10. Used lace I already had to fix a bride dress and made money on it!

11. had the air turned off while we were gone and will have to turn it on today

12. touched up my roots with kits that were gifted by Sluggy (I haven't had to buy hair dye for several years now thanks to Slugs right aid fetish)

13.cooked at home from stock all meals I could finally used up the peppers that were starting to turn in fajitas last night.

14. Picked up a few free items at Albertsons, mostly crackers but free is free

15. made my own mixes like taco, fajita and shake and bake, so simple and much tastier and cheaper.

16. daughter brought over produce that she knew they would not eat and we ate it.

 What things did you do to save money this last week?  Any good ideas? Some of you have said that you are going to start to think about not putting off travel and fun for a later date.  What have you decided to do to enjoy life and not wait for the perfect time?  The perfect time never comes my friends.

Say a prayer for Slugs as she drives to her cousins funeral.

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

Kim

 

19 comments:

  1. I love that you get to go to Awaii with your daughter. Seems fitting tha tyou shoudl be treated and get that beach house expereince with all you do for others.

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  2. I could be the chief cook, but bottle washer? It sounds like a good opportunity for fun.

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    1. I know! I love to cook for a crowd so this will be fun.

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  3. Very thrifty week. Enjoy your trip to Hawaii. Hope you get all that sewing done quickly.

    God bless.

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  4. Love the idea of you getting to go to Hawaii! What a fun experience.

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    1. Thanks we are going someplace called Turtle bay.

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  5. How wonderful that you get a trip to Hawaii Kim - that will be something to look forward to. You've had a great thrifty week too!

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  7. Sounds like a thrifty week! Great job!
    So exciting about Hawaii! That will be a wonderful trip. Be sure to take lots of pictures.
    I've decided that I am going to start saying "yes" more often. We have been frugal for years, paying off the mortgage, paying college tuition, saving for retirement, etc that it is time to let loose a bit. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. You know it is so easy to stay with habits we have had forever. Scrimping and saving for a rainy day and then boob you don't get to spend what you worked so hard to save. That is not going to happen to me.

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  8. A trip to Hawaii!! What fun!!You deserve it sweet lady.

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  9. You and your ironing! I washed our bedroom drapes this week and needed to iron them before hanging back up. I had to wipe the cobwebs off my ironing board, lol. To not waste, I turned off one of the window air conditioners before leaving for work. Though the house wasn't real cool when we got home, it was comfortable. Hubs was upset that it wasn't on all day He was also upset that son had at some time turned on outside lights and they were still on. Shrug. Can't say I did anything thrifty. but I was out of the house for 13.5 hours. Oh. I know, I didn't use any electricity ironing clothes!! Love your thriftyusts, makes me stop and think and be inspired!

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    1. Thanks. You know those little things do eventually add up. I found that out about 7 or 8 years ago when I went on an all out thrifty adventure and pulled about $400.00 a month out of my budget for debt. I could not beleive I was wasting that much money but I was.

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    1. You stand corrected! I love to see your posts, because you are doing so well. The list of what you owe for your past life is getting shorter, and what you have paid off is getting longer.

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