Friday, January 13, 2017

Frugal Friday

Another whirlwind of a week! So happy it's Friday. In big news, we are making an offer on a house today. We'll see how that plays out. If we get it, expect lots of posts on the topic, and expect to see us hit a new (mandatory) level of frugality. :-)

Here are the frugal things we did this week:

  • No meals out. In fact, no meals out in 2017. We'll see how long I can keep that up for. ;-)
  • Utilized our weekend cooking to feed us all week long through creative use of leftovers. Froze a few leftover mini meatloaves & the rest of the lubia polo for future meals. 
  • A bizarre lunch of leftover stuffing & clam chowder for lunch today, with a fruit smoothie (using up leftover fruit & fresh orange juice from our yard oranges) for breakfast.
  • Line dryed all clothes. We continue to machine dry the towels.
  • Sold a pair of flats on eBay for $26. Haven't been paid yet, but hopefully today.
  • Spent no money this week, other than on the mandatory soccer uniforms for the kids. I did skip buying a bunch of things new that we already had (backpack, warm up jackets, etc). It's technically required, but there's no way I'm buying two more $50 backpacks. 
  • Made my own muffins last week for snacks this week, taking advantage of our free yard lemons.
I think that's pretty much it. How about you? Any frugal accomplishments this week?


  1. Yeah!! I hope you get it and hopefully it's under a million( ha, has)!!!

  2. Exciting! I hope you get the house! I guess this means the decision to stay in CA has been made?

  3. So excited for you! Good luck and I can't wait to hear all about it!!!

  4. Show choir6weekenf so will be spending on meals, but I budget as part of costs. As I'm chaperoning. I got a wrist band saving $15.

  5. So exciting -- hope you get the house!

  6. Also, don't forget to factor in the tax savings on the new mortgage :-)

  7. Count me in as someone who's got their fingers crossed for the new house!