Monday, August 21, 2017

The Ways of My Household 8/21/2017

This has been one of those 'out of my normal routine' kind of weeks but that didn't stop me from acting on my 'pantry mindedness!'

Yes, I have 'pantry mindedness!' 

While doing my pantry inventory a couple of weeks ago, I found some applesauce that was getting close to ‘the need to be used date’ so I turned it into fruit roll ups using my dehydrator.  I then froze and added them to the freezer part of my pantry.  These will make a good snack for the twins when they come to visit.  Waste not, want not!

You've 'heard' me mention the headlamps I used during the power outages of  Hurricane Matthew and about how handy they were.  My husband found this one on clearance at Home Dept for $7 and snatched it up.   He did good!!!! 

Annabel from The BlueBirds are Nesting inspired me to fine tune my thrift store shopping preparedness in a topic she did for me in my private WP group.  I have an ongoing list of things I look for when I have the opportunity to go thrift shopping that I keep on my phone but now, as a back-up, I also have it written down in a small spiral notebook that fits inside my purse.  One of the other things she mentioned was always having a tape measure with you when thrift shopping.  That way you will be able to measure to see if an object will fit where you need it to before buying … and of course you will have the dimensions written down on your thrift store list. I’m housing my notebook and small tape measure in my purse.  A girl’s got to be prepared; you just never know when a thrift store shopping stop might present itself!   

I had a 60% off coupon for JoAnn's but all the things I had on my list were on sale. The coupon wouldn't work on sale items and the sales were really not that good so .... I walked out of the store not having time spent one cent!

That's it for me, like I said it's been an 'I'm out of my normal routine' kind of week!

What have you done to live frugally or build up your pantry this week?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

My other blog:  She Hath Done What She Could

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Photo Friday 8/18/2017

Presentation! Presentation!  Presentation!

How you dress a gift can make all the difference ... 


These pillows are packaged in a cheap trash bag with the top tied together using curling ribbon.  How simple and how pretty ... (or at least I think so!).

The receipients of these gifts will be able to see just enough to peak their curosity!

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My 100 Day Sewing Challenge #7

I did better this week, instead of getting to sew 1 day (as I did last week), I got to sew for 2 days for at least 15 minutes each day!!!

This puts me at having completed 17 of the 100 days of the challenge!

Want to see what I worked on ... good, because I want to show you ...




I stitched up these pillowcases for 2 very special little people in our lives ...



Since their mommy and daddy recently purchased them new sheets and pillowcases, I decided to purchase new pillows for these pillowcases so they could use them as 'extras' or even 'play pillows.'

What about you, what did you get stitched up this week?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


Monday, August 14, 2017

The Ways of My Household 8/14/2017

We've had a rainy, humid and hot week weather wise which meant not much outside work was done.  We had plenty of things that kept us busy though!  Here's what our week looked like pantry and savings wise ...

I made this low-carb granola.  The only thing I did different was I left out the stevia extract and used ¼ cup Gentle Sweet instead of Swerve.  It was plenty sweet.  I really like this so it’s going in my collection of low-carb recipes.  (I used a coffee/herb grinder to grind up the nuts.) 

I earned a $10 Amazon gift card through Swagbucks.  


We found Skippy Natural Peanut Butter on clearance, 2 (40 oz jars) pack for $5.91. We were glad to find this as peanut butter was something we were getting low on.

We also found 5 lbs of Red Mill gluten free flour on clearance for $.91.  We added a couple of bags of that to our pantry as well.

We found cherries on sale for $3.49 for a 3 lb container.  This made them a little over $1/lb which is a very good price!  I had intentions of  de-seeding and freezing them to go in the freezer for smoothies … but that didn’t happen!   They sure are tasty!

I finished reading Harvest of Blessings by Charlotte Hubbard and started reading The Christmas Cradle also by Charlotte Hubbard.   Both books came from the library!

The horn went out on our vehicle.  My husband purchased the needed part and repaired it himself.  This saved us quite a bit!

I read on Harvest Lane Cottage about how Laura treated a cut on her finger that had gotten infected, using colloidal silver and bentonite clay.  This goes along with the research I've done on both of these, so I've added it to my herbal/home remedies.

We continued to do our normal savings things, feed the compost bin and cook from scratch.

That’s it for me this week, what did you do to build up your pantry or live frugally?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27
My other blog:  She Hath Done What She Could

Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links.  This means that if you click on the link and place an order, etc I earn a small fee at no increased cost to you. Thank you for your support through these means. 


Friday, August 11, 2017

Photo Friday ...8/11/2017

A little summer beauty ...



Enjoy!

(The trees to the right are a hedge of trees that back our property. They belong to our neighbor ... who happens to be a good neighbor.)

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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