June 27 to July 4, 2017
For me, Canada Day has always marked the beginning for summer. Summer presents all kinds of different opportunities to stretch my frugal muscle.
I spent one of my days off at the beach. I brought snacks and drinks from home and enjoyed my time in the sun. I did wear sunscreen, sit in the shade, and wear long sleeves but I still got a bit of a burn.
Summer means that I can drive my little red car, thus saving money on gas as it is easier on fuel than our big truck. However, having an older car means there will be repairs. This week The Man replaced the battery and the alternator. I am so thankful he was able to do the work himself and we didn’t have to pay to have the car towed and fixed by a mechanic.
I made soup from the chicken carcass left over from our chicken dinner.
Keeping the Pantry Stocked
This week I harvested lemon balm, mint, rhubarb, and rose petals. The lemon balm and mint is hanging to dry and I will use them for tea. The rose petals are infusing a jar of olive oil for soap making and I stewed the rhubarb for my breakfasts this week.
I have completely failed my Stash Busting challenge because this happened:
A friend of mine cleared out her sewing room and sent me two big boxed of fabric and fabric scraps. She has amazing taste and ever piece of fabric is beautiful. I have used some in the purple quilt. I have spotted a couple of pieces that I am going to add to my Christmas quilt. I like the idea that I will be reminded of my friend every time I use my quilt.
How did you save money this week? Tell me about in the comment section below. I always love hearing from you.