Monday, March 6, 2017

The Ways of My Household … 3/6/2017

This past week brought both warm weather and cold weather to our area.  We started the week off with warm temps but by the later part of the week we were getting nightly freeze warnings.  This has been such a strange winter.

The picture is of the redbud tree outside my front door. 

When the weather turned cooler I pulled out the afghan I’ve been slowly working on and added a few more rows to it.  (I’ll share a picture of it when I get it completed.)  I crocheted 1 face cloth this week as well.  Savings:  $4  I have such a long to-do list of crochet items I want to do … I think I am becoming a crochet addict!!!   

We saved $114.26 using coupons and shopping sales for pantry and non-pantry items in addition to the savings below ...

We found these candles on clearance for $4 each; the regular price was $15 each.  They are manufactured by The Yankee Candle Company and they smell really good.  In addition, the jars when empty will serve as great storage containers as there is no writing on them anywhere other than the label.  Savings:  $44   

My husband loves pimento cheese and every once in a while we’ll buy the ingredients needed to make a big batch of it. We did this week and spent approximately $20 for the ingredients.  If we had purchased the pimento cheese ready to eat from the store it would have cost approximately $50.   Savings to us by making it ourselves:  $30

I’ve been working on inventorying and restocking my first aid tub this week and added band aids and antibiotic cream to it.  Both were on sale and we saved $11.50

I’m loving my 100 Day Essential Oil Challenge so much!  In fact, I’m going to give this challenge its own post starting this week.  I’ll be sharing what I’m learning and giving you the links, books, etc that I’m learning from so be watching for this, that way you can learn right along with me if you like.  

Not working outside my home … Saved $100

Thus far this year my Vicky Challenge Savings  savings/earnings have been $5616.59, add this week’s amount ($303.76) and the total for 2017 thus far comes to $5920.35.


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


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14 comments:

  1. And what is wrong with being a crochet addict? NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I am madly trying to get a rug(afghan) finished for Bluey. It's his Birthday this Friday. The rug is for the cooler weather, if it ever gets here. It's bigger than a lap rug and smaller than a single bed rug. I've used a c2c(corner to corner) diagonal pattern. Wish me luck on getting it finished.

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    1. Jane, you're right there is nothing wrong with being a crochet addict!!!! I'm nearing the finishing of my first afghan (lap rug size) and I am excited to see it finished. Happy birthday to Bluey, I know he will love your gift.

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  2. Dear Patsy, I will be following along with the essential oils. I want to learn more on this!
    Your crochet is going great! It is a good addiction to have! And your blossoms out your front door are just beautiful! With love Annabel.xxx

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    1. Annabel, I am enjoying learning about essential oils and truly feel like they will be an asset to the medicinal part of my pantry.

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  3. Hi Patsi, I know it's probably obvious but how do you clean the jars of the wax?

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    1. If there are bits and pieces that won't come out I just put the jar in a pot of boiling water. It melts the remains out pretty quickly. Just be sure NOT to pour that water down the drain, you don't want it to cool and stop up your drain!!!

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  4. I am so glad you are going to make "Essential Oil" a regular post. I am slowly learning as well and would love to glean some more knowledge. Also, a question please - Do you use the same yarn to do wash clothes as you do dish clothes? Thanks in advance. Cindy in Alabama

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    1. Cindy, I am finding the world of essential oils quite interesting! Yes, I use the same type of yarn (100% cotton) for both dish cloths and face cloths only I use solid colors for the face cloths. I'm open to other suggestions but I just haven't found anything else yet.

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    2. Thank you so much. Cindy

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  5. Your posts are always inspiring. I wish I could do that good with coupons. I enjoyed this. I hope you can come over and
    link at the Fabulous Spring/East Party. This weeks linky is over here:
    http://ourholidayjourney.blogspot.com/2017/03/fabulous-springeaster-link-party-2.html
    Come over every week and join the party.
    Happy Spring

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    1. Thank you Grantham, I use coupons and sales!!!

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  6. Patsy I am also keen to read about your experience with essential oils. A young girl I know uses and sells doTerra Essential Oils and what she makes with them is just amazing.

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  7. Oooooh, amazing find on the Yankee candles. They do smell good and good quality burning.

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