I finally sat down and made a menu for the remainder of this month through the first of the new year. I do not like going to the grocery store around the holidays. I ended up doing one big shop. Aside from a quick stop for a few perishables, my plan is to stay out of the grocery store.
I ordered a holiday blend of essential oils from Plant Therapy. I took advantage of a sale to get a discount. I no longer use artificial air fresheners or candles due to my allergies. A few drops in the diffuser makes the house smell like the holidays. The one bottle will last much longer than a purchased plug in air freshener would.
The weather continues to be mild here. Other than warming up the bathroom a bit a few times (using the electric) heater, we have not used any heat or air conditioning recently.
I weeded the red onions I planted earlier in the fall. The chickens continue to keep the weeds out of the pepper plants, which are still bearing.
I purchased bar stools for the new house during Kohl's Black Friday sale. I then used the Kohl's Cash I earned to buy a welcome mat, shower curtain liner, soap dispensers, toothbrush holder, and bathroom rug for $27 (which was less than the original cost of the welcome mat). I intentionally chose basic items I knew I would be purchasing anyway. Everything is basic colors since I am not ready to think about decorating and design yet. At this point it is all function!
I got a shower head for the second bathroom for free thanks to Swagbucks!
I won an Amazon gift card in a blog giveaway. Entering took just a few minutes of my time. This will go toward purchasing some faucet for the new house.
I guess I have managed to save some money over the past few weeks. Of course, I have been doing the usual - cooking at home, hanging clothes to dry, using rags for cleaning rather than paper towels, etc.