Frugal Accomplishments ~ Week Ending 12 Nov 2017

Each week Brandy at The Prudent Homemaker shares her frugal accomplishments from the previous week. These weekly posts are some of my very favorites to read – both Brandy’s posts and her readers’ comments provide a great deal of inspiration and encouragement for me. True confession time, folks: I have taken to writing a list in my journal all week to keep track of anything and everything we’ve done that is even slightly frugal. Sometimes it feels like I’m not doing enough! I’m hoping that by keeping this list, I’ll have a reminder that at least I tried. 😉

Here’s what I scrawled in the journal this week:
*Took Navy showers
*Used personal cloth for #1
*Used drying rack for all laundry done by me (Daughter used dryer for one load of hers)
*Baked potatoes in Sun Oven – still a learning process, so they weren’t quite done, but we cut a lot of the  (natural gas) oven usage with the S.O. Also made brownies and a dinner of bratwurst and sauerkraut in Sun Oven. Continue reading

Frugal Accomplishments ~ Week Ending 5 Nov 2017

Each week Brandy at The Prudent Homemaker shares her frugal accomplishments from the previous week. These weekly posts are some of my very favorites to read – both Brandy’s posts and her readers’ comments provide a great deal of inspiration and encouragement for me. Here are my frugal doings from last week:

*Turned off ice maker in freezer; put a jar of filtered water in the fridge to get cold & informed daughter (who is the main one using ice right now) of the change
*Cut 4 handkerchiefs for myself out of two old T-shirts
*Took Navy showers
*Packed lunch for myself and kids for Continue reading

November 2017 Goals

How did October go for you? Did you accomplish some of what you hoped to? I got a few things finished and a few things I straight took off the list. You can see my October list here, with updates. Now, on to November!

Pantry & Preparedness:
Use Sun Oven as much as possible (we are finding it’s a trial and error process – but it’s fun and free fuel!)
Charge & program our HAM radios (Still learning how to program them, but they are charged!) Continue reading

Frugal Accomplishments ~ Week Ending 29 Oct 2017

Each week Brandy at The Prudent Homemaker shares her frugal accomplishments from the previous week. These weekly posts are some of my very favorites to read – both Brandy’s posts and her readers’ comments provide a great deal of inspiration and encouragement for me. Here are my frugal doings for the past week:

Cooked dinners at home from my menu plan 

Continued reading print and e-books from the library

Completed a survey on InboxDollars *affiliate link* and earned $0.50 on my account Continue reading

Frugal Accomplishments ~ Week Ending 22 Oct 2017

Each week Brandy at The Prudent Homemaker shares her frugal accomplishments from the previous week. These weekly posts are some of my very favorites to read – both Brandy’s posts and her readers’ comments provide a great deal of inspiration and encouragement for me.

Last week I was able to incorporate a few money saving ideas that I haven’t used in a while (marked with an *), as well as a couple of new (to me) things. I also made several big ticket purchases, one of which was a bit annoying (but I got a discount, so WOO!) and one of which is SUPER exciting to me and will save us money in the long run. Plus that item was sorta-kinda free; read on to find out what it was! Continue reading