Friday, July 28, 2017

Frugal Friday

I love July, but it's been utter madness. Lots of house guests, multiple trips, and work chaos. We keep trying to eke out various frugality in the midst of the crazy.

  1. Made all meals at home, with our full house of guests (this included three dinners, three lunches, and four breakfasts). 
  2. Our house guests extended their stay by a couple of nights, saving them the cost of a hotel & gas. Not necessarily frugal for us, but lovely to be able to help them out. 
  3. Generally kept our entertaining in check, with a trip to explore the city, and a trip to the beach at Santa Cruz
  4. Received a dinner of pizza as a thank you gift from our guests
  5. Received a $20 gift card as a thank you for staying at our vacation house from my aunt & uncle.
  6. Made a last minute dash to the library to pick up books for our upcoming trips, to save on purchasing anything.
  7. Priced out the difference between an Uber for 5 people vs parking at the airport. (The Uber is still cheaper).

Looking forward to a more relaxing week next week! And, I'll be back at the end of the weekend with the results of the Dunkin Donuts giveaway. :-) 


  1. Some months are just harder than others. Great job with having house guests and making all the meals at home!

  2. I am glad your enjoying your home,vacation, and guests. I'll have to think on frugal stuff-not much to show for July.