- While picking apples and pumpkins is not inexpensive, spending $42.40 on apples, cider, and a 31 pound future jack-o-lantern, we bought directly from a local farm. Supporting the local farm economy, saving some of that produce from having to be shipped elsewhere, and knowing the source, is a bargain to me.
- That said, we didn't over pick more than could be used, splitting varieties with my older daughter. (she spent $23 on her own pumpkin, cider, and apples that were not self picked and we shared)
- Other entertainment for the weekend was low cost Netflix movies, Sunday football, walks, and dinners made at home.
- Skipped take out last night, even though I really didn't feel like cooking, but found frozen burgers and french fries in the freezer. I am counting as a thrifty win, as I didn't really cook-just through the burgers in with the french fries after seasoning them, and dinner was ready in 25 minutes, no take out prices.
- While I need a pair or two of new tights, I haven't yet had the time to shop. I made do with what I had, wearing boots, or long enough dresses to cover where there was considerable wear. Maybe not thrift, maybe even slovenly, but it saved me from buying cheap pairs from Target until I can source some better quality ones at the same price.
Well that was a stretch to get to five. I packed lunch everyday this week and made homemade muffins from frozen bananas past their eating prime. I tried to economize trips and make stops on my way to or from work. We bought store brand or used up what we had o hand for the bake sale products DD2 made. These were all part of the thrift that is becoming routine again. I'm still doing the usual to keep funds under control a bit. How was your week? Any wins to brag about?