Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Weekly Savings

My biggest savings this past week was not buying anything extra.  Focusing on needs and not wants is a positive thing.

We had to take down the clothesline so the cement truck could get into the back part of the yard.  W put it back up the next day in another part of the yard.

I cut my weekly grocery budget by $20.  We have a good stockpile of food right now.  I should still be able to take advantage of any great sales.  At the same time I can focus on using what we have in the freezer and pantry.

I need to make a cake for my mother-in-law's birthday.  I baked one from scratch for less than $6.  I will use some of the leftover ingredients to make a second one for a church dinner this weekend.  I also made some dinner rolls.

A neighbor passed away this past week.  I used ingredients I had on hand to make food to take to the family.

The weather has been cooler so we have not had to use the a/c.  That should definitely help the electric bill.

I decorated the front porch for autumn without spending a penny!  I used things I already had.

3 comments:

Sarah L said...

Great savings this week!

Susan said...

Great use of pantry items this week for all the baking you accomplished. How will you be able to cut $20 from your grocery budget? Won't you need every dollar to stockpile your pantry for Christmas baking?

I would love to see a photo of your porch decorated for Autumn.

Dawn said...

Susan, I have a post scheduled for later this week with my autumn decorations. I am planning a post for next week on my grocery budget plans. Thanks for commenting!