Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Ways of My Household .. 11/5/2017

This last week was a beautiful example of what I think fall should be like.  The weather was beautiful and the scenery is becoming more colorful with each passing day.  I am enjoying it so much!  Just look at the orange coloring in the top of the tree!  I get to enjoy watching it's transformation every time I leave my house.  

So, what did my week look like …

My ‘to-do’ list from last week …  I did not get one single thing on my to do list done!  It was just that kind of week!

Finish harvesting cayenne peppers
Finish harvesting jalapeรฑo peppers
Clean out raised bed where I’m going to plant garlic
Plant garlic
Work on harvesting remaining herbs
Move lemon trees to greenhouse
Do inventory of gifts in my gift trunk for the upcoming gift giving season

In addition …
I gratefully received the gift of a quilt pattern I’ve been wanting from a reader.  Thank you Bobbi!

Here’s a list of ‘free’ things I added to my pantry this week …
2 travel size body wash packages
3 individual size fruit snacks

I shopped the after Halloween candy sales and added enough ‘half price’ candy to my pantry to meet our Christmas gift giving/stocking stuffers needs.   I started vacuum sealing it in quart jars to preserve it long term.

While out on my “Halloween candy sales run’ I stopped in at Dollar General and found mixed vegetables on sale 2/$1.  I purchased 10 cans.  I brought them home and dehydrated them and added them to my pantry.  I chose to dehydrate them instead of leaving them in their cans because of space issues in my pantry.  I will use these in soups, casseroles, etc.

I downloaded this free at the time e-book, Spice Box by Grace Livingston Hill  

I also downloaded this free at the time e-book by Katie Singh, The Old Fashioned Housewife.   

We continue to cook from scratch, feed the compost bin and do all our normal money saving things that are second nature to us.

I continue to enjoy living my Fall Bucket List that can be found HERE.

I completed 4 days of at least 15 minutes of sewing each in my 100 day sewing challenge. This puts me at 37 days.  I finished the afghan I've been working on for weeks, finished the last little bit of crochet edging left to do on the pillow cases I made earlier and finished 2 sets of Christmas pillow cases.  It sounds like alot but it really was a matter of finishing everything up.

I started going through my fabric stash for fabrics for the upcoming mystery quilt (On Ringo Lake) by Bonnie Hunter.  I found enough for the browns and neutrals but, I think a trip to the fabric store is going to be needed in order to have enough of the aqua's and corals though!

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

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

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Be sure to check out this week's featured post from the archives ...  This is Why, part 5!

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  1. Dear patsy, Yea on all the produce you have harvested. I'm going to try my hand at growing peppers next year.
    Love your pillowcases and the afghan is lovely, I love the colors.
    Have fun at the fabric store, that would make my day!


    1. LaurieS, peppers are so easy to grow, you'll do well. Thank you for your sweet encouragement and yes, indeed, I will have fun at the fabric store!!!

  2. I’ve lost track of my days of sewing. So when your 100 days are us, mine will be too. It will be fun to look at what was accomplished. I’m finishing up a cathedral window quilt I started 7 year ago. Only 2 more rows. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. Thanks for the challenge, it is keeping me motivated. Lynn

    1. jlynn, a cathedral window quilt. I love the way they look and I took a class one time to learn how to do it. I did enough to make a pillow top and decided that that was enough! Hats off to you!


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