Frugal Accomplishments ~ Week Ending 14 January 2018

During the month of January, I’m participating in a Pantry Challenge as well as a No Spend Month. These two are somewhat flexible, as participants can adapt the “rules” to their situation, and I’ve done exactly that. However, both have still helped me with my frugal goals so far this month. So here’s my list for last week, shared for this week’s Frugal Accomplishments post at The Prudent Homemaker: Continue reading

Frugal Accomplishments for the First Week of 2018

Happy New Year, everyone! As you may recall, one of my favorite reads each week is Brandy’s Frugal Accomplishments post on The Prudent Homemaker. I love the sense of community, the many ideas shared by Brandy and her readers, and the inspiration and encouragement I get from each post and comment. I prune things from my to-do list every year, but one constant is reading (and hopefully contributing to) these lists – so I’m sticking with sharing on my end for 2018.

Here’s what my family accomplished the first week of January, 2018:

Saved $23 household supplies at Target – Using Cartwheel app we Continue reading

Frugal Accomplishments ~ Weeks Ending 17 and 24 Dec 2017

Hello everyone! I’ve been noting a few frugal accomplishments in the comments on Brandy’s blog, The Prudent Homemaker, the past couple of weeks. Since I’ve been so quiet here lately, I thought I’d share the rest of my December frugal notes with here today. I just realized that with the timing of the holidays, our next Frugal Accomplishments recap will fall on the very last day of the year. How fun!

Okay, here’s my breakdown for the past two weeks:

Week ending 17 December 2017:
*Made homemade dishwasher soap
*Used passive solar to heat house (with daytime sun) and keep cold air out (once the sun went down and temps dropped)
*Used warm blankets and Continue reading

Frugal Accomplishments ~ Week Ending 19 Nov 2017

Each week Brandy at The Prudent Homemaker shares her frugal accomplishments from the previous week. Here’s my list of frugal doings for the week – I look forward to reading yours as well!

Fueled truck at Kroger affiliate with $1 off rewards points ($1.699/gal vs $2.699)

Used coupons on snacks for college class day

Sold son’s completed Teaching Textbooks to a friend (saved her $75 vs new; earned us $45)

Took navy showers

Let the yellow mellow

Daughter took free art class at local college; the flight school class my son was sitting in on ended, but the instructor gave him Continue reading

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