Friday, May 27, 2016

Frugal Friday File, week 21...

1.  Days of staying at home reading = no spending.

2.  Needed some labels for some bins I've added to the new shelving in the laundry room.  I've always been a sucker for labelers, and I loved using one when I had access through work.  But printing out bold print on regular paper, then trimming, and adhering with clear packing tape worked perfectly fine, and cost me nothing.  And I could make the print as large as I wanted.

3.  Okay, this one sounds a little creepy-Extreme-Cheapskate-dumpster-diver, but here goes.   Walking out of the drug store yesterday, I noticed three empty Bath & Body Works gift bags lying on top of a waste bin outside the door.  Right on top, and nicely folded, was about 20 sheets of pristine matching tissue paper...really cute navy and white gingham.  I left the bags, but I picked up the tissue paper to use with plain white gift bags that I have a ton of.

4.  I cooked at home every night.

5.  Almost a month and a half, and still no fabric purchases!

Keep Tryings:
I made the mistake of trying Coffee Nut m&ms last weekend, one of the new flavors that they are test marketing.  Today I was in the city, and I decided that I would pick up a few more, as I'm sure the grandsons will like them.  Slight problem.  They were sold out, which sent me on a mad search of seven different stores looking for them.  Finally found them at number seven, and bought a hoard few bags.

Frugal From the Kitchen This Week:
Saturday:  leftovers
Sunday:  Sunday family dinner at Kasey's
Monday:  salmon/wild rice/green beans
Tuesday:  Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Wednesday: Tortilla Soup (not really soup weather, but easy,
                      and I had everything on hand)
Thursday:  Fish tacos
Friday:  homemade pizza

(*not-frugal takeout or dinner out)


  1. Love your Frugal Friday posts, Kathleen. And the coffee nut M&Ms sound awesome!

  2. Thanks, Caroline. I'm always afraid these posts bore people to tears, but just today you leave me this sweet comment, and another friend called me to tell me she likes them too :) It was one of my goals for this year to be more mindful of ways I can be more frugal, and it is helping with that. Thanks again!

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    1. That made me I definitely need more treats! LOL


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