My Frugal List: Week of August 13, 2018
We were away most of the week. We had a great time. I think Hubby's favorite park was that he got to sleep until when ever he wanted. One of my favorite parts was the views. I love the mountains so I am always happy whenever I get to go see some. We were able to keep the entire vacation to $800 which is really amazing. Our budget was $1000 so we came in under by $200. So we already have a jump start on our next trip to see OD. We did lots of fun things. The kids did an aerial adventure park. We got the afternoon passes and ordered them online saving us $30. They were both sore the next few days. Thank goodness for the hot tubs.
We did eat out twice. Both times were lunch. We were able to have 2 nice meals and not pay dinner prices. One of the restaurants is a historic location. It was The Red Lion Inn. We were able to throw some history into the vacation. We looked all around the inn and were reading about it online.
We did shop around the town but the only thing I bought was scented goat milk soaps in a little shop.
We spent a rainy day at the Yankee Candle Village. We have gone there before and we all love it. We did buy fudge and nuts here. The kids each bought some candles too. I have plenty so I didn't buy any. It was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon if you can control yourself. It helps that we have come here many times over the years and we have done most of the stuff. I love all of the clocks and Hubby loves the Knights Room.
When we got home, It was right back to work for me. Saturday and Sunday I worked so I did get my usual hours in for the week. Because I work part time, if I don't work, I don't get paid.
I did 3 loads of laundry for free while away so I only had to do one load when we got home. I hung it up dry.
We ate really well. We brought chili with rice, sauce and meatballs, grilled chicken, hot dogs, mac n cheese, quesadillas, PB&J, HB eggs, egg salad, omelettes, cold cut sandwiches, pancakes and blueberry waffles. When we came home we made bruschetta chicken pizza with my tomatoes.
I shut the boiler off while we were away. My sister watched Oreo. My friend watched the house and garden. I told her to take what ever she likes from the garden. I came home to a full fridge of veggies.
And I have been picking everyday since.
I brought some in to work and gave some to my neighbor.
It is time to start canning.
What did you do this week to save money?