Friday, February 14, 2014

Frugal Things I Did Last Week

The Valentine's Day canvas I made last week.
Here are a few of the frugal things we did last week to save money: 
  • We decorated our home for Valentine's Day.  We hung up a hand-stitched banner, wreath, love banner, and wreath Eli made.  In our family we love Valentine's Day.  What a wonderful time to reflect not just on the love that we have for one another but on the great love that Jesus has for us.  I also made a Valentine's Day Decoration using the Word Collage cartridge.  
  • I taught a class on preparing for the ACT at our local library.  
  • I made homemade kefir and yogurt.  
  • We enjoyed watching the Olympics at home.  



  • I went on a fun mini road trip with Baby Girl this past weekend.  I made the above canvas using my Cricut and the Cricut Word Collage Cartridge .  I used a "Kiss Cut" for the first time and it worked great!  I also used transfer paper for the first time with great success.  The above canvas is 11 x 14 and was kindly given to me by my mother-in-law.  I used Cricut Craft Room and cut the collage at 10x13. I also made a baby shower card which is not shown using stamps I have had for years.  I'm hoping to work on re-decorating Eli's room in the next few months and may try to make one for Elijah.  
  • I tried to be conscious about the amount of food we are wasting each week.  I might even start posting what we throw away each week as accountability.  This week we threw away a small amount of leftover soup, a pear, and some old celery.  
Eli's wreath
  • I finished sewing a Sleep Sack for Evangeline using McCall's Pattern M4236 .  I used fleece and a zipper that had been purchased on sale.  
  • I received a free book in the mail to review.  



I used a gift card from Babies R Us to purchase a Fisher-Price Rainforest Gym.  Evangeline absolutely loves this!  If I had known how much she would enjoy it I would have purchased one way before now.  


What frugal things did you do last week?


2 comments:

  1. Evangeline looks like she is having a ball! I too am guilty of the food waste...not that there's a lot but still! Have you ever tried to regrow celery?

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  2. You guys need some chickens! We never waste food anymore because we give all of our vegetarian scraps to the chickens (and any meat scraps to our dog). ;)

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