Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My 100 Day Sewing Challenge #7

I did better this week, instead of getting to sew 1 day (as I did last week), I got to sew for 2 days for at least 15 minutes each day!!!

This puts me at having completed 17 of the 100 days of the challenge!

Want to see what I worked on ... good, because I want to show you ...




I stitched up these pillowcases for 2 very special little people in our lives ...



Since their mommy and daddy recently purchased them new sheets and pillowcases, I decided to purchase new pillows for these pillowcases so they could use them as 'extras' or even 'play pillows.'

What about you, what did you get stitched up this week?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


Monday, August 14, 2017

The Ways of My Household 8/14/2017

We've had a rainy, humid and hot week weather wise which meant not much outside work was done.  We had plenty of things that kept us busy though!  Here's what our week looked like pantry and savings wise ...

I made this low-carb granola.  The only thing I did different was I left out the stevia extract and used ¼ cup Gentle Sweet instead of Swerve.  It was plenty sweet.  I really like this so it’s going in my collection of low-carb recipes.  (I used a coffee/herb grinder to grind up the nuts.) 

I earned a $10 Amazon gift card through Swagbucks.  


We found Skippy Natural Peanut Butter on clearance, 2 (40 oz jars) pack for $5.91. We were glad to find this as peanut butter was something we were getting low on.

We also found 5 lbs of Red Mill gluten free flour on clearance for $.91.  We added a couple of bags of that to our pantry as well.

We found cherries on sale for $3.49 for a 3 lb container.  This made them a little over $1/lb which is a very good price!  I had intentions of  de-seeding and freezing them to go in the freezer for smoothies … but that didn’t happen!   They sure are tasty!

I finished reading Harvest of Blessings by Charlotte Hubbard and started reading The Christmas Cradle also by Charlotte Hubbard.   Both books came from the library!

The horn went out on our vehicle.  My husband purchased the needed part and repaired it himself.  This saved us quite a bit!

I read on Harvest Lane Cottage about how Laura treated a cut on her finger that had gotten infected, using colloidal silver and bentonite clay.  This goes along with the research I've done on both of these, so I've added it to my herbal/home remedies.

We continued to do our normal savings things, feed the compost bin and cook from scratch.

That’s it for me this week, what did you do to build up your pantry or live frugally?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27
My other blog:  She Hath Done What She Could

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Photo Friday ...8/11/2017

A little summer beauty ...



Enjoy!

(The trees to the right are a hedge of trees that back our property. They belong to our neighbor ... who happens to be a good neighbor.)

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

My 100 Day Sewing Challenge #6

Oh my, did I ever have to scramble to get in even one day of at least 15 minutes of sewing this week!

But, I did it!!!

I have now done 16 of my 100 days of sewing!!!

Here's what I did ...


I stitched up the second pouch that I had cut out, I sure am glad they don't take long to sew up!


lying flat ...


... standing up ...


... a peek at the inside! 


What about you, what did you get stitched up this week?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27





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Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Ways of My Household 8/7/2017

We found fresh green peanuts on sale for $6.99 a ¼ bushel bag. (Regular price $9.99/bag.) My husband loves home-canned ‘boiled’ peanuts so we purchased 4 bags and I canned them. 

We were given several fresh catfish.  My husband worked and worked to get them all cleaned and processed.  We wound up with about 30 pounds of meat after they were cleaned and dressed.  We divided it all into meal size portions and added them to the freezer part of our pantry.

I harvested the last of the elderberries.

Eye exams and new glasses were on tap for both my husband and I this week.  We do not have vision insurance so we told the eye doctor up front that we were not interested in a lot of bells and whistles but wanted something that would meet our needs economically.   He was very helpful and didn’t waste our time or his showing us things that were not in our price range. Sometimes in hunting for the best deal you just need to be up front and honest.  It paid off for us this time as we both got new glasses at a price we could manage.

I did a one day pantry inventorying and re-organizing marathon. I put like things together again so that I can tell how much I have of each item at a glance.  (No matter how hard I try to keep things organized in my pantry it still needs a good over all re-organizing on a regular basis.) Now, I can tell what I'm getting low on at a glance.   The picture is of one area of my pantry.

I had a JoAnn's Fabric coupon for 60% off any regular priced item. I've had my eye on a Ponte Roma knit fabric that was $14.99/yd for a while. You know what I did? We needed to be in the town where there is a JoAnn's and so I stopped in armed with my 60% off coupon and another 50% off coupon and I took my husband in with me thinking he could use another 50% off coupon from his phone. I found the fabric and got cut what I needed for 3 different pieces (I asked to make sure it was not on sale before the first cut was made, otherwise the coupons would not have worked.). I think I was blessed to get one of the nicest cashiers I have ever gotten at JoAnn's. We (she and I) were like kids trying to figure out the best ways to use my coupons. The end results ... I walked out with $125.62 worth of fabric for $56.66 and that included one pattern. Blessed indeed!

I finished reading A Mother’s Love by Charlotte Hubbard and started reading Harvest of Blessings also by Charlotte Hubbard.   I’m really enjoying this new to me Amish fiction writer and am glad that our local library has been able to get these books in for me.  

We continued to do our normal saving things, feed the compost bin and cook from scratch.

That’s it for me this week, what did you do to build up your pantry or live frugally?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

My other blog:  She Hath Done What She Could

Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links.  This means that if you click on the link and place an order, etc I earn a small fee at no increased cost to you. Thank you for your support through these means. 


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