This was an extra quiet week since my husband was out of town for three days on a business trip. There was some spending involved with that, but it was separate.
I had some savings on my meals. Normally I would have bought frozen meals from the grocery store. This time I cooked using items from the pantry/freezer. I ate better and it was much cheaper.
I purchased some items on sale from Joann's online. This came from my saved money. I also had my parents pick up some felt while they were out of town shopping. I will use this to make the felt paper dolls as shown on The Prudent Homemaker as Christmas gifts. They also found me some art sets on clearance which I will also use as Christmas gifts.
My only grocery purchase was $8 for 14 bottles of dish detergent using coupons.
The rest of my time was spent reading and working on some craft projects. I made colorful envelopes using my scoring board and copy paper. It is much cheaper for me to make the envelopes than to buy them. I use them with my handmade cards.
I did make a pan of cinnamon rolls to take to a neighbor who lost her father this past week. I made them with ingredients I had on hand so it was a frugal gift. She mentioned at the funeral how much everyone enjoyed them.