Friday, May 2, 2014

Frugal Friday with Marsha 5/2/14

Another busy week gone by. I don't seem to be able to slow down much.
I continue to hang clothes on the line to dry. My husband keeps talking about fixing the dryer, I tell him there is no hurry.

I got some really good deals on meat Sunday morning. I ran to the store to buy cottage cheese as our contribution to the youth group dinner after church.
I found the cottage cheese on sale, so that was good, but that wasn't all.
The meat guy had just marked down 1 lb rolls of ground beef to just $1.69 and the 1 lb packages of Honeysuckle White ground turkey to just $1.79!
I bought 3 lbs of each. Of course now I am wishing I had bought more, but I am still so happy to find meat that cheap!
I used 2 lbs right away and the rest is in the freezer.

We've had 2 meals this week that had enough leftovers for other meals later.
I will tell you that both of those meats did come from the food bank. I am not too proud to visit the food bank when I feel we are really in need. That, by the way, is the only time I go too. I hadn't been there for almost 3 years.
We got a 3 lb roast and a 3 lb brisket as part of the meats. (We also got 3 lbs of chicken, 3 lbs of ground beef, a complete meal in a bag, a bag of frozen soup, and 2 cans of tuna for meat) They set us up easily for 2 weeks on meat and then I was able to get those good deals.
I feel so much better now.

We are having a yard sale tomorrow at my daughters house. She lives in a small town with a population of just over 1000. This is an annual town wide event. They say they print out 1000 maps for the sales and that they give all of them away.
I am not taking near the stuff that I could. I'm taking what will fit in the trunk and back seat of my car along with my tables.
My husband offered to leave me the 15 passenger van so I could take more, but with the suspension needing work and a bad tire, I'm too scared to take it on the highway.
Cross your fingers and such that I can make at least a few $. Honestly, I will be happy if I can make $10.
More of the fun for me will be spending the weekend with my daughter and her children.

What things have you done this week on the money saving side?


  1. besides buying 2 gallons of milk and putting gas in the crossover we haven't spent anything.

  2. Yard sales are fun. I hope yours went well.


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