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Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Vicky Challenge: May 19th, 2019

Come take a peek at what I/we've been able to earn by saving and being frugal this past week ...


I/we saved/earned $523.79 this week in The Vicky Challenge!  Here’s how it breaks down:

 I stitched up this cute pillowcase for my youngest granddaughter.  Saved $10

Made 100 turmeric capsules($.15/capsule after cost of supplies) Saved $15.00

Made 90 vitamin c capsules:  ($.15/capsule after cost of supplies) Saved $13.50

Made 3 quarts kefir milk:  Saved $2.04 per quart … total savings:  $6.12

Used a $25 Walmart gift card for groceries I earned through Swagbucks:  Saved: $25

Planted the following plants that I grew from seeds (I am averaging each plant at $1 per plant):  16 cockscone plants; 8 soapwort plants; 31 tomato plants; 16 rabbit tobacco plants:  Saved:  $71

Chickens laid 3 dozen eggs this week:  Saved $6

Completely emptied out one compost bin and added it to various raised beds and pots  ($4.99 per cubic foot x 10) :  Saved $49.99  (You can see some of it in the wheel barrow in the picture.)

Saved $110.18 by taking advantage of sales, coupons and clearance items. 

Used neither heat nor air conditioner 1 day this past week: Saved $13

Yard work/gardening/landscaping (does not include mowing) (10 hours x $10 per hour for labor):  Saved $100


Harvested and dried the following herbs:  lavender ($2.06/ounce): $2.06 and sage ($.97/ounce x 2): $1.94 … Saved $4

My husband replaced the switch on our well water pump:  Saved on labor … $100

Thus far this year my Vicky Challenge savings/earnings have been $5,969.49, add this week’s amount ($523.79) and I/we have saved $6,493.28.  I'm really enjoying seeing how much I/we save/earn by being frugal and working with our hands!

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

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8 comments:

  1. All I can say Patsi is awesome, awesome and awesome again! I still have to add my totals for this week yet, but you are doing fantastic!
    Blessings,
    Vicky

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  2. I'm impressed! I love the pillowcase you made...so cute!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. I loved stitching it up for my little granddaughter!

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  3. Hi Patsy,
    I love lavender and have a ton of it this year. In the past I've just clipped a bit of it to put in my flower arrangements, but would love to start utilizing it more. Maybe you could do a post about what all you use your dried lavender for?

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    1. Rachel, that's a good idea ... I'll work on that!

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  4. A great savings week for you Miss Patsy. I hadn't thought to add yard work to my savings list. I am going to do that from now on. Thanks for the tip. I just love that little pillow case, and can just see your little grandie snuggled up with her lovely gift, thinking of you as she drops off into sleep.

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  5. Excellent savings Miss Patsy. I have not added yard work to my savings list but will start to do so. Thanks for the tip. I spent a good four hours in the garden on Thursday. I was busy moving a load of potting soil from where it was dumped in the yard, barrow load by barrow load, into large pots along the summer hot side of our house. I have planted heat loving, leafy small trees in the pots in an effort to get some shade onto the heat sponge brick wall.

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