Thursday, July 10, 2014

Frugal Things I Did Last Week

Summer is flying by way too fast!  Can it really be the middle of July already?  We have been having a wonderful summer as we try to enjoy each day.  Here are a few of the frugal things we did last week: 


 Last week Elijah and I made homemade pretzels.  I'm still working on perfecting my form but they tasted great.  Our counter is too small to roll out the pretzels so I use our kitchen table.  Eva sat in our highchair that attaches to the table and enjoyed watching Eli and I shape the pretzels.


The happy hubby and I went on a breakfast date while the grandparents watched the children.  We had a wonderful time walking downtown and window shopping for bicycles.  I would love to buy the happy hubby a cycling bike.

Brandon and I also went on a wonderful long walk (I would guess 5 or 6 miles) while pushing Eva (she slept almost the entire time).  Eli stayed with my parents.  It was just wonderful.  The weather was gorgeous and we had a great time chatting and dreaming.

A friend and I went to the park and had a great time.  Our kids loved it!  We opted to skip the fireworks this year since we have a young baby.  Maybe next year?

I started using Eco Nuts Organic Laundry Soap instead of laundry soap I make or purchase.  It works out to about .10 a load.  I have very sensitive skin so it will be interesting to see how well this works for our family.  At this point I haven't noticed any irritaiton.

I skipped buying groceries for our home this week as we needed the money for gas.

I received a payment from some of the amazon books that have sold in the past few weeks.  This money is put into our vacation fund.

I enjoyed reading a couple of free magazines which came in the mail and a few that a friend loaned to me. Elijah also enjoyed looking at his free Lego Magazine.  He gets so excited when it comes!

I worked in the garden this past week.  Hopefully I will remember to take some pictures of my garden in it's various stages.  One squash plant and the beans were blossoming so it won't be long now!  On a sad note something did eat one patch of Romaine lettuce.   I started a dozen Huckleberry Plants from seed which appear to be doing well.  Does anyone have any experience growing them?  Honestly I have never even eaten a huckleberry but I was intrigued at the prospect.  :)

What frugal things did you do last week? 


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