Friday, August 3, 2018

Frugal Friday

I'd like to recount a list of super frugal things we did this week, but it was just a pretty standard list. Here's what we did this week:

  1. Sold the boys Legos for $50 on our local Facebook swap. Should have sold them for more, because I had 9 people try to buy them within 15 minutes. 
  2. Made all dinners at home. (Adults eat weekday breakfasts & lunches at work for free. Kids ate all meals "at home" or packed in their lunch boxes). Avoided any eating out.
  3. I received a ~$80 work reimbursement for a couple of expenses I had in mid-June. Applied that directly to our vacation house mortgage. 
  4. Made homemade hummus for a party we had. 
  5. Picked a few things off of our plants (but, the squirrels have once again ravished most everything.) And, we discovered we have a lime tree on the corner of our property. So excited about that! They are not quite ripe yet, but hopefully soon. I sense margaritas in our future. ;-) 

Here are a few frugal things I hope to accomplish this week:
  1. Avoid eating out, with one exception. I have a coupon for Doordash that would make a delivery meal quite cheap, and promised the kids we could order pizza if they accomplished all of their chores this weekend.
  2. Sell a table
  3. Make another homemade hummus variety (cilantro jalapeno from Trader Joes, which is my all time favorite)
  4. Clean out the fridge & freezer, making a list of what we need to use up
  5. Keep our weekly shopping to $60 this week. We bought a lot going into August, so this should be doable.

What about you? Any frugal wins for the week?


  1. A lime tree! We can grow a lot of things here but citrus is not one of them (cherries, plums, apples, peaches, etc yes). I would absolutely love to have a lime tree - great find. That makes me want to go out and buy some rum, diet coke and limes to make some Cuba Libres tee hee - wish alcohol wasn't so expensive here (double/triple the USA cost due to tax)

    1. Alcohol in California is even cheaper than in other states (Washington). When we drove to Oregon recently to our vacation house, we loaded the car with inexpensive alcohol. Citrus grows beautifully here. I wish we still had a lemon tree, like we did at our rental house. The limes are a great find, though!