Friday, November 20, 2020

Frugal Friday

Welcome to Friday! 

We went out yesterday and did a porch pickup for free clothes for inventory.  The weather has been chilly here and I brought my electric throw blanket out of storage to keep warm one night. 

Quote of the Week

"Someday is not a day of the week." 
Denise Brennan-Nelson

Saving Money In My Frugal Kitchen

We had a Walmart grocery order delivered to our home this week. We noticed while shopping online that they have put limits back up on certain items. You can only order 6 bags of each type frozen vegetables, for example. 

I ordered some tahini from Amazon this week. I'm gong to make my own hummus this week and needed this since I was out.

Saving on Entertainment

For family movie night this week we watched Mr. Church which tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook. It is a role we hadn't expected out of Eddie Murphy, but were pleasantly surprised by the film. 

You can watch Mr. Church for free with ads on YouTube.  

What I've been Reading This Week

How Not To Die by Dr. Michael Gregor - I've been reading Dr. Gregor's books and watching his YouTube channel for several years now. His website offers multiple free videos and scientific information about the healthiest diet. 


Om Mushrooms sent me the free items I won in their September giveaway. If you're interested in ordering from them, I have a coupon code you can use for 20% off if you use code 

Thanksgiving is only a week away!⁣


Ibotta is doing a Thanksgiving Meal rebate season this year. There are several items you can get for free including a turkey, dressing, Coke, etc. 
If you haven’t already signed up for ibotta, please consider using Bailey's referral code: nin67q You can even do Walmart Pickups as long as you connect your ibotta account. She did this as part of the Walmart pickup this week and you can see how much she got back. This app is great for saving a little here and there on groceries, and this Thanksgiving thing they are doing is such a blessing. 

Other Frugal Activities

The batteries in the remote control  to one of our air conditioners needed a new battery this week, so I ordered a new CR2025 battery on Amazon. I used part of my $15 gift card balance so I didn't have to pay anything for the package of five. 

I gave myself a hair cut with hair clippers this week. 

That's all I have to report from here this week. I've been busy helping Bailey with her business and haven't spent a lot of time online this week. 

How was your week?

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  1. Sounds like another nice frugal week for you! :)

  2. Sounds like a pretty good week. We have had the gamut of weather this week. Today the heat off and window open.
    Have a great weekend.

    1. Oh, I love it when we can open the windows, Cheryl. Such nice weather!

  3. Too bad my daughter isn't closer to you all as she purges her closet often and could pass on potential sellable items. Most are already thrifted, but she has a good eye. thank you for th emovie recommendation.

    1. You're welcome, Sam. I wish we lived closer too. Bailey would love that. :)

  4. I loved the movie Mr. Church watched it a few years ago.

  5. I love the electric blanket I loved mine every winter when I lived in the cold part of Arizona. I bought a Wahl trimmer last year and have enjoyed every free haircut I give myself. Happy Friday too you.

    1. Thank you.. Happy Friday to you too. I love both my electric blanket and Wahl trimmer. The trimmer has paid for itself many times over and saved us a lot of money.

  6. That hair trimmer looks just like the one I bought to cut Tommy's Hair. I must get Ibotta!

    1. I was thinking the same thing a bout ibotta, but since Bailey is a member, I will leave it at that.

  7. I can’t believe thanksgiving is just a week away. I don’t do much for thanksgiving , but I need to go grocery shopping soon. I plan to avoid stores during the holiday break as much as possible.

    I too heard that many stores have placed limits on certain items again.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Belinda.

    1. Thank you, Nil. We are not going to do much this year for Thanksgiving since we are staying home. I hope you have a good day though and a great weekend.

  8. Thanks for letting me know about Mr. Chuch..I'll try to watch it soon. We are putting on our flannel sheets January well out on our flannel ones. Got to keep warm!

    1. I have my flannel pillowcases on too, Vickie. I hope you enjoy Mr. Church when you get a chance to watch it.

  9. Quiet frugal week here. No air conditioning, no heat. That was a nice break.
    I love my heated blanket. I found mine at the thrift store. It was only $5.
    I was at Dollar Tree Thursday. There was no limits. The employee's were telling me WalMart is limiting like crazy and so are the grocery stores. Dollar Tree was well stocked. They were a little low on bleach but that was it.
    I have to go out tonight for groceries. It will be interesting to see what is out. Luckily my home is well stocked and it's a fresh food run. I can be in and out of the store quickly.

    1. I love the time of year when you don't have to have the heat or the air on as it saves money! Good deal on your electric blanket. That's great that Dollar Tree does not have any limits.

      Getting out of the stores quickly is the name of the game these days. I think I told you that my brother said the same thing to me last week.

  10. Glad you and Bailey are busy with her business.
    I watched Mr. Church at the beginning of Covid's first lockdown in March. At the time I thought I was only going to have to entertain myself for a few weeks. Joke was on me! I really did like it and thought Eddie Murphy was surprisingly good in it.

    1. EM was good in the film, it was such a different role for him. We have had to entertain ourselves for a while now, haven't we? LOL

  11. Thanks so much for the movie recommendation. I am going to keep an eye out for it.

    Your pick up for inventory intrigues me. What exactly do you mean?

    God bless.

    1. Inventory is what my daughter sells in her online shops. It's usually always clothing, but sometimes it's other things just not as often.

      I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving, Jackie.


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