We finished putting up the last of the Christmas decorations: I hung faux wreaths I already had and my son put up our LED lights out front. We did not hang lights on the roof but decorated the trees and bushes in the yard instead. We put them on a timer so that they shut off on their own. I ran an early-morning errand this week and saw that many people leave their lights on all night! I am glad that I am not paying for electricity all night for the lights.
I wrapped gifts in the reusable boxes that I purchased last year and the year before.
I returned some items that won’t work for gifts.
We listened to Christmas music on Pandora.
We had a simple celebration for my eldest’s birthday at home with homemade brownies.
I placed holds on several e-books from the library. I’ll have to be patient for the books to come in, but I won’t have to buy them to read them.
I watched a free photography class on Creative Live. The classes are free to watch while they are live, and available to purchase for a discounted rate while they are live. During this time of year, they reshow classes from previous, making them live again. I’ve signed up for three more classes that are being re-aired next week that I will watch for free. (If you use this link you’ll get $15 off the purchase of any class.)
I harvested Meyer lemons from the garden. I zested them before using and dried the zest. I used the dried zest to make homemade lemon pepper seasoning.
We still haven’t had our first frost this year. I picked a colander full of green tomatoes from the garden and brought them in to ripen inside.
I was tempted to go out with my husband on a date. Instead, we stayed at home, ate food we already had, and played a card game after the children were in bed for our date instead.
What did you do to save money this past week?
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