Discussion in 'Frugal Household tips' started by Tank-Girl, May 3, 2018.
Crocheting Christmas gifts.
I thought it was something like that.
I have never heard of it much less seen any.
I switched to a brush and mug years ago because of the cost.
I buy it on Amazon and put it in my shaving mug and microwave it so it fills the cup perfectly.
On block of soap will last for years.
Thanks for the info.
Most welcome @backlash and I know we can also get the blocks of shaving soap usually circular but here you have to pay an arm and a leg for them .
Got a small bottle of fungicide for my new satsuma tree, large baggie of heirloom contender bush beans and a small bag of heirloom lima bush beans all for $6 as the nursery is shutting down and selling out!
I bought two of these cute chicken coops for forty dollars each....and they gave me three large hens and a rooster....
Cut up ham that has been thawing in refrig.
Shaved about a third of it for sandwiches.(with knife).
Made up 2 packages of 3 each ham steaks bout 1/2 inch thick.
Cut the end off chunked up for ham and beans
Put the remaining third in freezer for Christmas day meal with all the trimmings.
Eating at home, when tired of ham and beans will turn it into white bean chili.
DH bought a dresser for eBay purposes from a thrift shop for $50. Beautiful dresser and a great deal!
- By asking questions on our new insurance policy we found out that the rideon lawnmower is covered under our accidental damage cover saving a further $270.33 over insuring it separately.
- Today I purchased a backpack pole chainsaw and hedge trimmer off eBay using a 5% off promotion code save $14.75 on usual prices, around here we can only buy them for $800 plus and we purchased this one for $280.25, bargain . We have a lot of trees, shrubs and bushland to hack through so this will come in handy in combination with our chainsaws to clean up our new to us home when we move in.
- DH also purchased a 250 metre roll of 8mm sisal rope for use on the farm using a $10 off voucher saving us around $93.50 over purchasing it in the local shops here by the metre.
This week only saved a few bucks at grocery store.
Few bucks in your pocket @Meerkat and not the big multinationals and good to see you back @Meerkat.
Might be my turn to go AWOL for a while as of the 10th of December onwards as we move into our new home and get settled.
Thanks Sewing, and congrats on the new home.
Thank you @Meerkat for the congratulations. We are truly getting to the being totally trashed stage now with no energy but we will get there.
Still plugging away on Crocheting list.
Slowly whittling it down bit by bit.
Too cold to go anywhere.
Cold or not Saturday I need to go walk.
New knee stiff today.
Picked up a sample of a new med from one of my docs. Gotta follow up with her next month and didn't want to do a 3 month script in case she decides to take me off of it. Meds are so ecpensive in not generic, I have to pick and choose what to do. She is good to work with me some on samples of stuff.
Also picked up some reloaded ammo from out local fun store. Never got any from him before, so I'm interested as to how good it performs.
This pension I could go 1 of 3 ways -
1) Buy silver.
2) Buy a 1 year pre-paid data voucher that are currently on sale ( was $525, now $315 ) and hopefully will stay on sale until Friday.
3) Stock up like mad on shelf stable staples.
I've got a full $300 to "play" with which is a crazy amount of money for me considering how I've had to make do and scrape by
with a grocery budget of $20 per fortnight for the longest possible time.
The shelves are looking a bit bare but I do have enough in stock to do without for another fortnight.
It means that Christmas will be a whole roasted chicken that I have been saving in the freezer and a lot of gratitude
to our Saviour for the gift of courage, stamina and endurance in getting through a horror year.
It won't be a whole cold ham, seafood and festive drinks for Christmas dinner if I go the voucher or the silver route.
This has only been possible because I've been digging deep and throwing everything at
getting rid of debt and now I feel very rich indeed - even on a pension.
My latest rifle acquisition had only one magazine (clip for liberals). Credit Card had a Holiday 5 x reward points special plus I had reward bucks saved. Bought three more magazines.
Reworking freezer, reworking free blueberries, cherries into manageable quart, pint bags portion sized for me.
Taking a semi accurate inventory of freezer.
Still crocheting on my Christmas list.
Staying home till later this evening.
I'm canning 9 pint jars of sliced jalapeños today.my first time at this.but yet.i figure l'll be saveing money in the long run.if this works..
The wife found a great sale on meat and bought some Lowe's gift cards. Combined with the 4X points certificate we now have enough points to get $1 off on gas for 35 gallons which will fill all our cans. So, a $35 savings on gas plus more than that on meat.
I bit the bullet and made a very hard choice.
I brought the one year data voucher.
So, this pension I paid rent and brought the voucher with nothing left over.
No nice Christmas goodies.
This sacrifice means that I'll have no more internet or phone bills for the
rest of next year AND I brought it for $315.10 instead of $525.00.
Sometimes making the right, adult choice is hard.
Regardless I'll chose to live with gratitude in my heart.
Congratulations! You go girl!
Eating at home.
No lights, TV on unless I'm in room.
Listening to the silence is good, right now.
Bought 2 pairs of jeans for me in a smaller size (yay)! from a thrift shop for $3 apiece. Got my 49 cent a pound turkey! I did go out to dinner with my Sunday School class but only got the salad bar and ice water. Very reasonable!
Got to run errands this afternoon.
Had grand daughter this morning.
Need to do dishes this afternoon sometime.
But will probably take nap when I get home from errands.
Had breakfast for brunch, probably have grilled cheese, turkey, and ham for supper with chips.
Was supposed to go to doctor Wednesday.
He cancelled just as well transportation forgot me.
Rescheduled doctor appointment for Feb.
Put up small desk top Christmas tree on end table.
Grand daughter is just touches the tree with her fingers.
Might straighten the star tonight, might not.
All in all fairly good day.
Didn't have grilled ham,turkey cheese sandwich either.
So will be having :
Swiss cheese,ham,turkey grilled tortilla wraps instead
homemade candy my friend Nancy made.
She gave me a goody bag when I picked up round robin of books.
Took books to mom
still need to do dishes.
Strawberry has put herself to bed before 7 pm tonight.
Still crocheting Christmas gifts.
Slowing getting list whittled down.
Got 2 more gifts sets to crochet then will be done.
My Christmas shopping is almost done.
Still have to get Estelle's dad something for Christmas.
Daughter in law is getting crocheted shawl in her colors.
Youngest son is getting regifted hugemogus turkey platter.
Estelle is getting mega box of duplo(legos for little kids), set of pots and pans for her kitchen(daddy)Santa is getting her, fake food basket
of things I bought and made.
Christmas dinner is being furnished with what's in freezer or pantry.
No added cost for that.
Next week will pick up oranges,apples,pear,nuts, peppermint candy canes for stockings.
I have been driving by a gas station this week and every day the price of the gas is down a few cents from the day before. Today, I topped off my tank with gas that was $1.949. The place was super busy and it is a station I will only deal with in cash.
Topped off our diesel truck yesterday at 2.82. Hubby went in today and filled up off road jug at 2.35.
Took my knives to my dad to be sharpen instead of paying $20 every 3 knives.
Ended up disposing 6 knives wasn't worth sharpening, handles were peeling.
Took him 9 knives came home with 3 that I use daily.
He looked at Estelle's(daddy's and uncle Fred's)potty chair to see how to stablize it better.
Loaned him and mom extra silverware for Estelle to eat with at their house.
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