Frugal Endeavors – August is a bowl of cherries

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Nothing says “summer” like a bowl of BC Cherries and a book to read.

To August 15 , 2018

So far, August has been a bowl full of cherries.   Continue reading

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Frugal Endeavors

Sand bags.

May 1 to May 16, 2018

Wow. What a month and it’s not over yet.  I’m going to start by saying that we are all okay and our home is no where near the flood zone. However, many in our little village and the next town over are suffering and another surge of flood water is expected tomorrow or the day after. My thoughts are with them and I hope our community will be able to rise above the devastation. Continue reading

Frugal Endeavors – April – off to a crappy start

 

Surprise!

The month started with the realization that our upstairs toilet was leaking causing the floor beneath it to rot, badly. The Man replaced the 40+ year old toilet and the bathroom floor before things got worse. I am so grateful that The Man is a good handy man.  I can only imagine what it would have cost us to hire a plumber! I am hoping that my new water saving toilet will decrease our water usage. Silver linings and all that.

In happier news, I helped my youngest move to more suitable accommodations. I made a batch of pumpkin gingerbread as a house warming gift for him using some of the pumpkin from my freezer. He bought me lunch at the local pub as a thank you.

I also cut The Man’s hair again.  We spent about $20 on hair clippers about  four years ago.  They have certainly paid for themselves.

Stocking the Pantry

This week, my Mom sent me home with a box of chicken breasts and some canned goods she didn’t want, including three cans of crushed pineapple. I made Pineapple Dream for dessert one night using some cream cheese that needed to be used up. This is a favorite recipe.

Yum! Sooo good.

Stash Busting

I’ve been hanging out with my sewing machine a lot these last couple of weeks. I worked on some quilts, sewed on couple of patches, and mended a shirt for my boss. I made another garment bag from an old sheet and I made a couple of reusable shopping bags using an online pattern and fabric from my stash. I have plans for these bags as part of our Striving for Victory challenge this month.

That is how we pinched our pennies this week – leave a comment and tell me about your week.