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The Last Frugal Accomplishments For 2017

Pansies in Black Urn The Prudent Homemaker

I spent all week working in the garden each day, tidying it for planting. I pulled out dead plants, pulled weeds, spread manure. and pruned.

I planted seeds in the garden for beets, green onions, snow peas, Armenian cucumbers, spinach, and lettuce in the garden.

I began my birthday gift list for 2018, starting with moving several items I didn't make for Christmas to the birthday gifts list. I already have fabric for these.

My efforts to save energy and water resulted in my utility bills (water, power, and gas)  all coming in significantly lower than normal for this month. Our warmer winter should mean a lower heating bill too; it's been 10 to 15 degrees warmer than usual, which means we're rarely running the heater. It was so warm last week that I even opened the house for a few hours several days.

My daughter downloaded six free songs from the library.

I downloaded and read four e-books from the library.

What did you do to save money for the last part of 2017?

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  • KellyK January 03, 2018

    Congratulations on the new baby Brandy & family!

    The week before Christmas, my husband and I went to do our Christmas shopping. I had a coupon for Bath and Body Works which included a free full-sized item from their regular line. I got myself a bottle of lotion which retails for 12.50 and didn't buy anything else in the store. Then I gave the clerk the 20% off coupon I wasn't going to use to give to another shopper.

    My mom cut my hair.

    Got several free magazines in the mail thanks to Recyclebank.

    I'm in Grad School online to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. For Christmas, my parents gave me a $200 Amazon gift card with which I bought books for school.

    Stayed home on NYE and saved a LOT of money!

    Watched Netflix and Hulu shows--still cheaper than a movie or cable TV.

  • Holly January 03, 2018

    Homemade wool wash? Other than shampoo?

  • Mari from The Jersey Shore January 03, 2018

    I "found" Brandy's FB page this past November & started reading this blog. Not much in the way of frugalness last month.
    I did go thru my pantry so now I know what I have & will need and not overbuy as I usually do.
    i also plan to go to the supermarket only once a week instead of twice as I currently do.
    In the short time I've read all your posts, have learned so many new things. Thank you.
    Happy New Year to everyone.

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