Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Frugal Things I Did Last Week

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Hello friends.   I am now back from an almost two month break from blogging.  It was completely unintentional but our life has been so full these past few months.  The happy hubby has been working like crazy and I also had the privilege of traveling out of state for a sweet friend's wedding.  All of that to say I am looking forward to hopefully blogging a little bit more regularly in the coming weeks.  (I am still not using face book at this time so if you would like to comment please do so here on the blog.)  

One of my favorite posts to write each week (or at least a couple of times a week) is the frugal things post so I thought that would be a great place to start.  I hope that you are encouraged to create a beautiful, happy life without spending a lot of money.  

Frugal Things I Did Last Week 

We cut stir-fry greens from our tiny garden plot and enjoyed them in a delicious Trim Healthy Mama recipe called Egg roll in a Bowl.  This was my first time growing the "Quick Stir Fry Blend" which I received from the seed company Renee's Garden.  (I love the seeds from Renee's Garden.)  I am looking forward to planting our "real" garden in a week or so once the hay has been cut from the back field.  We have a tiny plot in front of two fence posts where I planted some lettuce, snap peas, and flowers.  (I will try to snap a picture this week.)  There is such a sense of accomplishment involved with growing your own food and the taste simply does not compare to what you can purchase.

I sowed more seeds along our back steps where I planted lettuce, Hollyhocks, and spinach.  The flower seeds were free seeds that I received last year at a gardening seminar.  I have never grown Hollyhocks and know absolutely nothing about them but that it was Eli chose to plant.  He is always my right hand man when it comes to all things gardening.  

I took dinner to a friend last week who just recently had a baby.  I vividly remember my friends who brought me a meal when I had Evangeline and I am always excited for the opportunity to bless someone in this way.  I made a simple chicken casserole, green beans, and a pan of brownies.

 We enjoyed two trips to our local park where we enjoyed walking a few miles around the lake and burning up energy on the playground.  The kids and I also spent hours everyday last week outside reading, exploring, digging in the dirt, playing on the playground, etc.

We used our museum pass to visit the local children's museum.  Thumbs up for grandparents who give the best presents ever!

I stopped by our local Dollar Tree to pick up an assortment of cards for upcoming birthdays.  I also picked up a few fun educational items for our next road trip.

I made invitations (with help) for an upcoming party.

What frugal things did you do last week?