This post is without pictures as I misplaced my battery charger for my camera. I found it this evening, so I’ll have pictures on the next post!
I cut 3 Armenian cucumbers and brought them in.
I cut two large bunches of basil, rinsed them, and hung them to dry. I also gave a large bunch to someone else. It is growing quite well and is regrowing quickly. I would be happy to share some with any readers who want to come by!
I cut zinnias, roses, and basil flowers for an arrangement.
I cut fig branches for a vase on the entry table. These have a milky sap (like poppies) and like poppies, need to have the stems seared after cutting and before putting them in water.
I cut chives and rosemary from the garden.
My husband bought 4 LED lights for us to put in the living room ceiling fan. While these are an initially large expense per bulb, we hope that over time, they will help to save money. We are working on slowly changing out our light bulbs, starting with the ones that are used the most often. We rarely need to turn the lights on for more than an hour or two a day now (between 7:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., usually), but once it starts getting darker earlier, we’ll be using the lights in the evenings. We have been waiting to change our bulbs from incandescent for some time, since the bulbs we had from years ago were still working fine (as we rarely use them), because we didn’t have the money for new bulbs, and because my husband installed dimmer switches in all of the ceiling fans that he installed in our house (there are 10)–and fluorescent bulbs don’t dim (plus the fluorescent bulbs were too long and stuck out of the shades quite a bit). We are happy that there is now a small LED bulb that dims, which should be fantastic come winter when we need the lights on more often.
While I had no plans to go grocery shopping last week, a friend let me know a local store was closing out a whole bunch of unsalted butter (the only kind I buy) that would expire in two days. They had priced it all at .50 a pound! I bought 45 pounds to freeze. While I was there, I also bought 3 gallons of milk and the first head of lettuce I’ve bought all year (I’m looking forward to growing more in the garden when it is cool enough to plant again).
I also didn’t plan to go to Target this week, but after a post I read about some shirts on sale, I decided to buy a few for Winter. We didn’t end up liking the $5 shirts, but found 3 for her on clearance for $6.30 each. I also purchased a skirt for her to wear to church that she picked out.
While I was there, I bought two shirts for Liberty at $4.20 each. I also bought her a new church dress for $11.
My husband and I watched an episode of a show for free on Hulu.
I downloaded some mazes and a Maxfield Parrish image from week’s Dover Sampler.
What did you do to save money last week?