Each week Brandy at The Prudent Homemaker shares her frugal accomplishments from the previous week. I’m pretty excited to be finishing out the list of 2017 frugal accomplishments with a bang. Even with family in town for the holidays, we were able to find some deals and do some frugal things. Here’s how things went for our last week of the year:
- Used homemade dishwasher soap
- Used passive solar to heat rooms while sun was up; blinds and curtains to keep heat in when sun went down
- Kept using our wool blanket and flannel sheets (though now it’s a bit warm for them when we go to bed – eek!)
- Received $0.82 back as a prorate for Great Courses Plus for December (because I prepaid for the coming year)
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Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? While this is a vital topic year round, each September sees resources being shared for families, congregations, schools, government organizations, and businesses to become better prepared. With fall on its way, this is the time of year to start readying ourselves for potential events that arrive as winter sweeps into the Northern Hemisphere. This year these matters are particularly on our minds, thanks to the devastating effects of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
If you would like to become better prepared, you can click on thru to the Ready.gov website (via the image to the right). There you’ll find a wealth of information from the United States’ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – whether you are looking to get started because of what you’re seeing in the news this month; or because of a change in your life, such as becoming a caregiver to a child or elderly family member; or if you just think it’s time to review things at your business or place of worship and see where you can improve.
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Joining Keep Calm Craft On at Frontier Dreams and Yarn Along at Small Things this week with my Knúsa shawl (now 47% complete – yes, I am actually figuring that up each time I complete a few rows!). The book, Heat & Light, was recommended by a friend and is a library request I’ll start reading tonight. On my Kindle, I’m still working my way through Give Your Child the World; I’ve been focusing on reading print books borrowed from my folks and the library over the past few days in order to clear out my library basket, so that one has sat by the wayside a bit.
What are you crafting and reading this week?