Frugal Things First Part of November
|A fairy house that our daughter and a friend built.|
Here are some things we've done that may count as frugal in the last week:
*Made coffee cake, calzones, bread sticks, and French bread.
* Returned books from the library and picked up some new books and a movie, stopped by later and picked up an item on hold.
* Froze bananas that were going bad to later.
* Made up a plan for making Christmas gifts for my family and our church employees.
* I spent quite a bit of time working on embroidery. This will be used later for gifts.
* Ate most meals at home or brown bagged meals.
* Ate one meal at a Confirmation Party, one meal out on a date with a gift card, and brunch at a friend's house.
* Decorated for Halloween and fall using decorations we already had.
* Finished winterizing the yard ourselves.
* Hemmed a pair of pants for my son.
* Tightened a button on my husband’s shirt.
* John brought home a huge apple pie from a parishioner. Yum!
* Cleaned the bathroom from top to bottom, including washing rugs and linens and cleaning light fixtures and vents.
* Used Amazon’s deal of the day and some gift cards to order an electronic item required for my job. Doing this saved me over $150!
* Attended a free concert.
* Attended a high school play today with super cheap tickets.
* Went to two craft fairs and bought a few Christmas presents. I'm more than halfway done with Christmas shopping. I just need to get sewing!
* Bought our son new tap shoes and jazz shoes using some store credit we had. His old pairs were too small.
* Stopped at Barnes and Noble to window shop and get updated Christmas lists. That's quite enjoyable and since we didn't buy anything, that was free.
* Updated the budget book and paid bills. Put together a spending plan for the rest of the year.
What did you do this past bit for frugal activities?