|A bouquet of flowers picked from our garden.|
The happy hubby took Eli to the zoo. We purchase a zoo pass each year so there was no out of pocket cost for the trip except for gas. I packed lunch for them and they spent $0 at the zoo cafe. I'm so proud of them!
We have enjoyed a number of zinnia and dahlia bouquets this month. I have zinnias growing in our landscaping and also in our garden. These zinnias and dahlias were grown from seed from Renee's Garden. I absolutely love them! I think I actually took this picture a few days after they were cut. Next year I plan on doubling the amount of flowers we grew this year! It is amazing how much a small bouquet of flowers can brighten up a room. I keep them on the kitchen table, kitchen windowsill, bathroom, by my bedside table, and sometimes on our piano. I always think of taking them as a gift to someone but that rarely ever happens.
Elijah attended FlowerBuds at our local extension office. It has been a lot of fun and I am sad to see it coming to an end. They talked about apples this week and made personal apple pies which was lots of fun. I really enjoyed walking around the garden which is in full bloom. They have the neatest flowers at our extension office. One flower I hope to add to our garden next year is Tithonia or a Mexican Sunflower.
|Taste of Home Biscuits|
We visited the library where I picked up two books that had been ordered through interlibrary loan.
|We love swings!|
We picked peppers, okra, cucumbers, and squash from our garden last week.
I purchased lots of clothes for the Eli at a yard sale: 8 pairs of pants, 9 shirts, and 3 pairs of shorts. I purchased clothing in his current size (5) and a couple of items that I will save for next year that are a size 6. It is hard to find nice, used clothes for him because little boys are hard on their clothes! Finding nice used shoes is almost impossible. I need to see what else needs to be purchased for winter but I am hoping we can get by for the most part. (Our budget is tight right now since I am taking classes (and paying cash for them) and we had a large car repair.)
|Eli is wearing an orange shirt and black shorts. The happy hubby is in teal.|
I cut the happy hubby's hair and trimmed his beard. We are still using the same set of clippers that I purchased over 6 years ago. This saves us at least $20 per month.
I received a free copy of the new ESV Women's Devotional Bible in the mail. I love it! I will post a review of it soon.
What frugal things did you do last week?