Thursday, June 23, 2022

Thursday, Another chart, thrifty doings

 I filled out another chart last night and got two wedding dresses out.  Yeah!  I have another going out today along with three bridesmaid dresses.  I only have one more July dress left, and I can start on August next week. But there are piles, and also many bridesmaid/ mothers of the bride dresses left for July.  I want all the ones that are due out for the 8th done before this weekend, as we have the boys next week and plan to do at least one night camping and then we are going to the eldest's for the 4th. Just trying to stay ahead of the game.

Hubs went to the dentist this morning and has a filling that is lose so he has to go back in and have that taken care of. But we will get a good discount on the work, plus the free x-rays and cleanings.  I am so grateful.

My brother and his family left this morning.  It was nice to see him, but boy that whole situation is such a mess.  There is nothing I can do to change it. All I can do is love them.  I will not enable the parents; I will send gifts to the girls.

I pulled chicken hind quarters and 3 lbs of burger out to thaw.  Don't know what I am going to do with them, but I will figure out something.  I was able to run to the nail salon late last night to get my nails done, it had been 5 weeks and they were beyond gross.

Both the kids are here today, and Hubs just took a very cranky Kelsa to the park to wing(swing).  Hopefully she will fall asleep on the way home, she was up at 6:30 this morning and needs to take a nap. She and Hubs can go down when they get home.  Hubs also took Will over to Lil sis's pool this morning for an hour to swim before the sun got too hot. Tomorrow he is up at Oliver's all day, and I will have a good day of sewing without interruption. 

I have two bridesmaid dresses I want to finish today besides getting this huge ball gown wedding dress out.  Then I want to get some housework done. I also have to teach that lesson tonight at the church on how to survive a recession.

Thrifty Thursday:

1. saved all my change

2. saved all $5 bills now have a total of $575.00 so this week saved $60.00 this week

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

4. Did not eat out at all this week

5. cooked from scratch using things from freezer and storage.

6. found strawberries on a good sale and sliced and froze for jam later

7. picked fresh greens from garden for salads

8. picked up many free things at food bank at end of day, carrots, blueberries, zucchini, asparagus, apples.  Mostly produce and milk and juices. 

9. Continued to feed food scrapes to chickens, and also picking alfalfa for them

10. Used coupons at Joanns

11. downloaded receipts to fetch

12. looked for the least expensive lace to get gas.

13. went to second-hand store that had free bread.  They were ready to close and were throwing the produce away.  I paid $1 a loaf for 4 loaves of very expensive bread and picked up free lemons and limes.  I could have taken the bread for free, but I felt like a $4.00 donation was worth $14.00 in bread. 

14. Enjoyed my Lil sis's swimming pool, tried to help her by cleaning up and doing dishes and such with her company.

Well, I am off to get some things done. What did you do this week to save money?

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



  1. Hope you get everything accomplished. Good luck on your teaching project tonight!

  2. All the outdoor activity caused my children to eat well and sleep early and long.

  3. Good luck tonight. I can't wait to hear how it goes.

  4. Good luck tonight. I know you will do a wonderful job.

    My goodness, you are whipping your way through those charts.

    God bless.

  5. where can i find those charts

  6. I pulled it off a money saving blog. But you can find it on money sabing printables