Monday, August 28, 2017

The Ways of My Household ... 8/28/2017

I’m still out of what is my ‘normal routine’ and I’m still adding to my pantry!

Last week I told you how I had gone to JoAnn’s Fabric armed with my 60% off coupon but was unable to use it because of the restrictions.  This week I was in an area where there was a JoAnn’s so I checked for coupons and found one I could use for something I needed.  I walked out of the store having purchased vinyl for Cricut machines (I’ll use it with my Sizzix cutter machine instead) for $12.99.   Regular price was $12.99 each and I had a BOGOF coupon so I got two for the price of one.  Each package had multiple colors in it so this will last me quite a while.  I’m already envisioning the different gifts I will dress up with cut out’s made from this vinyl and I’ll use some of it to label my gallon pickle jar canisters!

We’ve had to do quite a bit of eating out this week so we made a point of asking if there were any discounts or coupons available when we went into a restaurant.  A few times it paid off, other times we drank water instead of cola or tea to keep the cost down and we chose lesser expensive meals.   

I purchased a bottle of Manuka honey  through Amazon using affiliate money I had been earning and saving.  Thank you to all who shop Amazon through my links.  I earn a small amount when you make a purchase that doesn't cost you anything.  I really appreciate your support in this way, it helps me be able to add things to my pantry that I wouldn't otherwise be able to ... such as Manuka honey.

I was able to do some thrift store shopping this week and found a couple of things on my list ...  this twin sheet which I'll turn into pillowcases for the pillows on our bed. (The color scheme is perfect!) and this Beatrix Potter children's book. Thanks to the help of a friend who went thrifting with us, I was able to mark this item off my list.  I want the book for the illustrations which I'll use to make cards and gift tags for children.

Another good deal we came across this week was #10 size cans of mushroom pieces and stems on clearance for $3.31 each at Sam's Club. I purchased two and plan to drain the liquid and dehydrate the mushroom pieces.  I'll take the liquid and freeze it in ice cube trays and add them to the freezer part of my pantry. I'll use them for seasoning purpurses or for adding to soups and stews.

On my shopping list for a while has been electrolyte powder and this week I found it in individiual packets at Sam's Club on sale for $3.50 off the regular price.  I added one to the medicinal part of my pantry.

That's it for me this week, what about you?  What have you done to build up your pantry or live frugally this week?

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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