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Frugal Updates

July 27th, 2017 at 03:58 pm

The out of pocket spending has been very minimal lately. There were at least two no spend days, maybe three this week. Driving around has been a bit limited, too, so less fuel consumed.

We made one run to the store for a treat, ice cream, yesterday. And just this morning I ordered some vitamin supplements online, spending just $20 and getting free shipping. Smile

I've used up the following from my list at the beginning of the month:

whole wheat pasta
chia seeds
poppy seed dressing
most of the hoisin sauce

Today, I finished up the cereal I found in the cupboard that the girls said they were not going to eat. I ate the last of the strawberries with spinach and the poppy seed dressing for lunch. I also had the last chicken dog in the fridge with some stir fry veggies from last night.

I turned off our sprinkler system for two days this week partly due to lots of rain. That should save a little money!

I'm starting a list of school supplies needed. I don't expect the number of items to be much, but the cost of the items will not be cheap. My daughter will go through at least four 2 inch binders this year at least based on our experience last year. I'm keeping my eyes open for a sale on them, because they are expensive!

3 Responses to “Frugal Updates”

  1. snafu Says:

    I was at an upscale GW over the weekend and noticed a huge display of business quality binders with metal hinged type covers, all priced at $ 2. ea. with the typical vinyl type. I didn't look at specifics so they may have had an embossed label.

  2. Bluebird Says:

    I finished school supply shopping for my two boys, and yes, less items but more expensive items, it seems. At least it's done!

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    CCF, I'm wondering if binders are one of those things to look for "old" at thrift stores all year round. I've noticed the binders the kids get now fall apart in weeks. Some times even in days they develop glitches in the closures or tears in the hinged part of the spine. I'm sure they didn't used to be so poorly made.

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