Sunday, June 28, 2015

Update from the Frugal Workshop

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Good afternoon everyone! :)

It's been awhile since I've posted, so I thought I would give everyone an update. 

Last time I blogged, I wrote about my summer to do list. I am happy to say that I've completed everything on my to do list and even done a little bit more as well. I helped my daughter clean out her room and we donated quite a bit of items to our local People Helping People shop. 

We finally were able to get my old car back from my brother-in-law who was a saint when it came to fixing it for us. He didn't charge us anything and I am deeply grateful for that. We did have to pay someone a $25 fee to haul garbage off for us one time, which was worth every penny in my book since it was about three weeks worth of garbage. But, we have been hauling it off ourselves ever since we got the old car back. 

My daughter has been couponing at least once a week and has us stocked up one so many items. BBQ sauce, mustard, ketchup, pasta, laundry detergent, beans, cookies, chili, shampoo, which are just some of the things she has gotten. Just this week she was able to pick up several of those Bic lighter sticks and actually had overage on them, which helped pay for the other groceries we bought. She is a couponing queen in my book.  :)

It has been tremendously hot here this summer with many days reaching into the 100s, but we did have some rain this weekend, which helped to bring the temperature down into the 70s, which was a welcome sight.  

We've been enjoying our time off from school this summer. I've especially enjoyed sleeping in later than usual and know I will miss that once school starts again in August. We've been to the library and swimming a couple of times, but mostly we have stayed home this summer. I have been reading more than I do during the school year, which I love. We have also been eating the majority of our meals here and saving gas, money, and wear and tear on the cars. 

Dinner today was Salmon Patties, Rice & Cheese, and Corn, which I cut off the cob and creamed on top of the stove and was a big hit with the family. They are pretty easy to please though. ; ) Right now I have pinto beans soaking for this week. I'm going to make refried beans out of them and have Bean & Cheese Enchiladas sometime this week. I have everything for them on hand, so this will be a meatless and money saving dinner. 

How is everything with you?

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