I am so happy to be able to post. It has been a frustrating, interesting, and busy week.
I had to make a trip to the ER for abdominal pain early on in the week. The cause could not be identified, but the only new thing new in my life was some of those new medicines for diabetes, so now I have stopped all the new medications, and I do feel 90 % better.
By Thursday I was exhibiting symptoms of another urinary tract or kidney infection....by Friday I could not ignore it, so another round of antibiotics for me it is!
I was able to thankfully accomplish some things to benefit my family this week.
I made it over to the Salvation Army on Wednesday when almost everything is 50 % off.
I purchased 4 shirts for my son, and a jacket for my daughter that will fit her next year....the shirts were 1.50 each and the jacket was $2.20. The second picture shows unfortunately that I did not clean my eating area lately.....and a beautiful dress for me that I paid $4.00 for, some more picture frames, yarn, two coffee cups, a jewelry box, and a candle holder. I also found a tablecloth and tissue paper. My total was $24.00.
I also sold something online this week for $50.00, but we turned around and invested it in some items for our home, like a very large area rug, and a set of very sturdy dishes at a yard sale. We were also gifted a couple items from the same place, a purse for my daughter, the game of Clue for my son, a stuffed animal, and a small sewing machine.
As a family, we ended up at Walmart and browsed the clearance section when we stopped by for my medicine, and found two very awesome hats for the kids for Easter for $5.00 each, ,my husband got a new pair of bedroom slippers for $3.00, and I got a new pair of sneakers for $5.00. I love finding stuff like that.
Ace Hardware also has their paint samples on sale for .99....the samples are pint size. That just happens to be perfect for repainting my dresser....so I bought three for .99 each.
I have been visiting my local Winn Dixie every Monday now that I know they mark down their meats, dairy, and other things that need to be moved on this day of the week.
I forgot to take a picture of it, but my bestie knew someone giving away a large filing cabinet. She brought it to me and found and idea on pinterest to remove the drawers and we laid it down on its side to use as laying boxes for my hens once they are ready to lay eggs. The empty drawers have been tucked under our porch and I hope to eventually fill them with soil and use them as planters for some small attempt at gardening for me again this year. (Last years attempt was a flop, but we moved and everything.....and we didn't get alot of sun in our yard for the trees.)
So how was your week. Tell me all about it! (Sorry the pictures aren't all that great, I changed phones and the camera on this one just does not seem very good. I gotta work on finding what works with it.
If you are looking for more tips on saving money...I usually share this information along with some other wonderful people over at www.theprudenthomemaker.com on her Frugal Accomplishments post.