Friday, March 30, 2018

Frugal Friday ~ 3~30~2018

Hello to all my frugal readers. 

If you read last week's Frugal Friday post you know we've been on Spring Break this week. My plan was to stay home for the majority of spring break and get some sewing done. 

This was definitely a week of minimal driving, so no extra money spent on gas for my car. 


I made my daughter a Dr. Seuss cloth pad this week. This was upcycled from a scrub shirt she found while thrift store shopping. 



We went to Joann Fabrics on Sunday. I used a coupon on my smart phone rather than print one out, which saves ink from my printer. 

Printer ink is expensive and we need to use it for reselling, so we try to conserve it whenever possible. 

We both listed more items to sell on Ebay. One of the items I picked up at a yard sale last Saturday sold on Sunday. That was pretty neat. 

On Monday the tension on my sewing machine wasn't making stitches correctly, so I had to work on it for a while, but I managed to fix it watching a few Youtube videos.

I went to Walmart on Wednesday to pick up a few things and bought some bread on markdown. 





On Thursday I earned another $5.00 Amazon gift card from Microsoft Rewards. 

We stayed home on Thursday and I spent part of the day sewing a new to me project. I'll wait until next week to post any pictures of the project, but I'm excited about it.  

How was your week?
 
Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~

18 comments :

  1. It sounds like you had an awesome week, Belinda! Is it back to work on Monday? Those bread prices are amazing!
    Have a lovely Easter!

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    1. Thank you, Lili. I hope you have a wonderful Easter too. School starts back on Tuesday for us. So one more day off after the weekend.

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    2. Oh that's nice. I know sometimes schools give an Easter Monday as a holiday, but definitely not often in my area. Enjoy these last few days of break!

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  2. Other than the crazy spammers and my shoulder issues I did ok in the frugal realm. Will post it all on my blog shortly as I haven't put anything up since late Wed.
    Fixing a sewing machine w/out taking it in somewhere is a BIG savings!

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  3. Oh my gosh, yes, Sluggy. The sewing machine repair shops here want $65 just to look at your machine. Ugh. I hope your shoulder is doing better and your spammers disappear.

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  4. I don't know if you are near a Costco, but they refill ink cartridges for printers at the photo dept. counter. You can just do a little shopping and they will have it ready. This is a real savings for me in my Ebay business! Typically, the refills run $8-10 and last a long time. (I have a sneaking suspicion that the Costco refill fills higher than the ink level was when I purchased these new at Staples!)

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    1. That's a great price, Isabella. Unfortunately, we do not have a Costco near us, but I sure wish we did. I've read about such great deals from there. Thank you for the great tip. :)

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  5. I've been wanting to make cloth pads, but didn't do it yet.
    Looks like you had a productive spring break. :)
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Nil. If you ever need any help on the cloth pads, please let me know. I hope you have a great weekend too.

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  6. WM always has the best markdowns on bread.
    Sounds like a good week.

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    1. Walmart does have great bread markdowns, Cheryl. :)

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  7. Can't wait to see your project. Your spring break was a good one.

    I wonder if most of the world eats mainly yeast bread. If I had to choose, I would settle for homemade cornbread and buttermilk biscuits.

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    1. I tease my Mom and tell her she would go over to the enemy if they offered her cornbread. LOL ... she loves it!

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    2. Buttermilk cornbread is so versatile. Your Mom and I might walk together across the divide. Hehe.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Happy Easter to you too. :)

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