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Monday, February 23, 2015

Frugal Accomplishments...

This week's frugal accomplishments are....


I baked and froze about 15 lbs of broccoli. This will come in handy when we are running low on fresh produce or when I want a quick veggie to throw into casseroles.


I received a few lemons in my bountiful basket, so I juiced them to use in my water throughout the week. Adding lemon to my water helps me in making sure I drink enough each day.

I canned 20 lbs of potatoes. I was able to get the potatoes for .33 cents a pound.


We had a pizza night at home with friends

Hubby and I watched Downton Abbey for free on PBS with our rabbit ears. We absolutely adore this show. It has got to be one of our all time favorites! Oh and Grantchester that aired afterwards was so good! We love BBC!

I gave Keagan a haircut at home

I received three pineapples in my Bountiful Baskets last week. I also snagged celery on sale for 88 cents each. I chopped each and placed them in bags to freeze. Now we will have fruit for smoothies and celery to throw into salads and soups for the next month.

I went through our shed and I was able to find a book case to put in Libby's room. We painted it and used items from my craft stash to fix it up.

We hung up some thrifted Christmas lights Libby found here. She is loving the new decor in her room.

We donated more items to Savers this week. We have been purging a lot lately. I can't believe how much stuff we have in this house! Anyone else feel like there stuff just keeps multiplying?



I was having a real craving for cookies and I almost caved and bought some Keebler Elf cookies from the store, but I reminded myself I could make some at home. I came home and made my favorite chocolate chip cookies with stuff already in my pantry. I curbed my craving and didn't have to spend money to do so. Score!

I tried my hand at grapefruit marmalade via the bread maker as well. I am pretty pleased with the end result. I had never done jam in the bread maker, but will definitely do it again. I was surprised at how easy and quick it was. Making jam at home not only saves money, but is healthier too!


What frugal things have you guys been up to lately?

XO Danielle

16 comments:

  1. You go girl! I am totally impressed! I've been a bit lazy here lately and you are such wonderful inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It was just a good week. Trust me I am not always this on when it comes to getting things done haha! I think us Mama's all need a little of down time:)

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  2. So far this year I have made a list of things to do each month and so far have accomplished them all. February was nospenduary, which was awesome. Thank you to you and Lydia for all the support! Last month was a yard work month where with the help of my son, and a neighbor, I was able to weed, weed paper, and mulch three sides of my house. This month I am working on finishing putting down rocks in the front yard, to work on this every weekend this month I will be sourcing rocks for free off craigslist. Saturday this weekend was spent getting rocks. I'm tired and my back is stiff as a board, but we're one weekend closer to being done =)

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  3. Though i enjoyed all the love stories i must say i missed hearing about you and all of your inspiring money saving ideas, yay danielle posts are back! You always inspire me to do more and save more. thank you!

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    1. You make my heart happy! I am back and ready to share lady:)

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  4. Yay danielle posts are back! i enjoyed all of the love stories but must say i missed being inspired by your ideas, accomplishments, and faith. Thanks for all that you share with your readers.

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  5. You have totally accomplished a lot.. And lots of frugal savings..Congrats..
    Show us photos of the book shelf..sounds really cute.
    How do you make jam in the bread machine???? Never heard of it.. Sounds good..
    Have a great week.

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    1. My bread machine has a jam setting, so I decided to give it a try. Check your bread maker and see if it has a setting.

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  6. Next time you get pineapple make pineapple orange marmalade. Recipe in Company's Coming preserves (yellow book)
    So yummy that I sell out at the farmers market each time

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    1. Oh my gosh! That sounds incredible. I need to make that!

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  7. will we get a tour of libby's room? Sounds like you had a great week..good for you baking the cookies...we cheated and purchased girl scout cookies twice in two weeks. ...

    this was our week....http://mjscomingundone.blogspot.com/2015/02/sharing-ways-we-save_23.html

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    1. Girl scout cookies are the best! I haven't gotten any this season though. What kind did you get? Thin mint are my fav!

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    2. we did thin mints, samoas(my fav and I am the only one that likes em...so they are all mine....(insert evil laugh) and my hubby likes tag alongs.

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  8. We made some of our families favourite restaurant food at home this week and I found some great deals for items we need on Kijiji. I froze bananas that were going brown and made some banana bread with other ones. We continued to use cloth diapers and walk to and from school.

    I would love to know how to can potatoes!

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    1. What a perfect idea! I will totally share about the potatoes soon. I just need to write up the post:)

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