Sunday, November 11, 2018

My Frugal Week ~ November 2018

Thank You!

Today is Veterans Day, so I would like to take a minute and say thank you to all those who have served. And to my niece who is currently serving our country in the Air Force. 

Our can opener is going on the fritz, so I've been looking for a new one. As luck would have it, we found an old Swingway, made in the USA, last weekend at a yard sale for 25¢. 

It works so great, it's like slicing through warm butter. Needless to say this made me a very happy camper. 

This Saturday morning was cold and frosty, so we had to salt our steps. Reason was we wanted to get to Chattanooga for a consignment store sale where everything was 25¢. 

The owner is going out of business and wanted to get rid of as much as possible before donating the rest of her inventory. 

My daughter ended up with 108 pieces for her reselling business paying only $27 for the whole lot. I found a couple of Christmas ornaments.

This past week I was able to work three days as we were off Tuesday, so schools could be used for voting. As usual I packed my lunch and drinks.

This coming week will be the last week of school as students are off all next week for Thanksgiving Break. 

We found some great markdowns in the crash & burn section a few weeks ago on birdseed.

Yesterday we stopped in at Walmart and Fresh & Low to pick up a few things. I needed some salt and ginger and found some pizzas on markdown at Walmart. 

These were the BIG pizzas, so I made one for dinner on Saturday night. We saved the other one for another time. 

At Fresh and Low they had Tennessee Pride sausage on sale for $1.79 and cole slaw mix on sale for 88¢. Perfect for making Deconstructed Egg Rolls for dinner and at a great price. 

They also had sugar for $1.50 and the three pound bag of onions for $1.29, so we picked up those too. 

There was a black walnut tree close to the consignment store we went to on Saturday. 

There were dozens of them on the ground in a bank parking lot. I was surprised no one had picked them up already. 

Also this week I picked up a free copy of our hometown newspaper thanks to working for the school system.

That's all the news from here this week. I hope you've had a great week!

~ Living within our Means ~


  1. I love eggroll in a bowl, which I assume is similar to the recipe you mentioned. So delicious, and uses up a lot of cabbage! :-)

    1. Yes, very similar, Hawaii Planner. We love it here too. :)

  2. You got some fantastic deals. Great deal on bird feed and all the .25 stuff! WOW

  3. Wow! 108 pieces for $27! Your daughter is a smart shopper just like her mom. She learned from the best. ­čśŐ

    1. Thank you, Nil. That's so sweet of you to say. :)

  4. Glad your daughter was able to get so many items for a song.
    I have a question about black walnuts. Are they like hickory nuts and have to dry for a while before they can be shelled?

    1. Thank you, Anne. Yes, they need to have the outer husk removed and then soaked and dried before you shell them. There are loads of instructions and different ways on how to do that online.

  5. Your daughter got a great deal! Let us know once she sells it all what kind of a profit she makes.....

  6. I love the flavor of black walnuts but they are so hard to crack! Good deal on the .25 closeout.

  7. With hammer in hand, I cracked open black walnuts as a kiddo. Never an inkling there was a proper way to open them. :) Not the same season, but in the South, I discovered picking fresh figs from trees. Don't tolerate Fig Newtons, but fresh, tree-picked figs are delightful.

    Bailey's $27 deal to resell is a whooper.

    1. I love the fresh figs too, Anna. They are good. She did good, didn't she? :)


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