Here’s how we saved money this week:
I used my park pass to take my two youngest to the park to see the ducks, the Canadian Geese, and the American Coons. My youngest loved them, but my three-year-old told me he never wants to see geese again! They’re about the same size as he is. I suppose it would be a bit like having an ostrich in your face!
I went back to Smith’s as they had pasta on sale a second week in a row. I was able to get large and small shell pasta this time (last time they were out) for $0.49 a pound. Right now my children seem to be preferring this shape, so I was happy to get it. I often make a vegetable bean soup with half a pound of small shells in it for lunch, so I am happy to be able to have enough pasta to make this for lunch many times over the next few months.
At the same store, I also purchased two large boneless pork sirloins for $0.99 a pound. I am surprised to still be seeing it for this price as the usual sales price is $1.98. I am thrilled to get it for yes. I divided it up and froze it.
They had turkey for $0.47 a pound if you spent $25, with a limit of 2. I bought two large tom turkeys.
At the store, I looked at the price of lettuce. I then resolved to plant more.
We had rain, so I was able to turn off the sprinklers and drip irrigation in the garden for most of the week. Rain is predicted for this week as well, so I am leaving it off.
The beautiful weather meant that in between the rain, we could open the windows and enjoy the fresh air. We all love the smell of rain.
I sowed seeds in the garden for, lettuce, Swiss chard, bok choy, mache, and snow peas.
I looked through the seeds I already have and made plans for the garden for next spring.
I ordered glasses for two of my children and myself online through Zenni Optical, going first through Rakuten to earn 2% cash back. I love that I can get non-glare lenses for an additional $4.95 a pair (it’s $20 a pair at the eye doctor for that). As a photographer, I know how hard it is to see people’s eyes in photos and I am looking forward to making it easier to photograph my own children who wear glasses!
I was looking at ordering a bench for photography. My husband came up with a way that I can continue to use a folding aluminum painter’s bench that my dad gave me. We will paint the legs and I will sew a top for it using drop cloth and piping that I already have. This will be easier to transport than a regular bench, and I only have to buy the paint. I also don’t have to crowd my house with a piece of furniture that I simply don’t have space for.
What did you do to save money last week?
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