I started making DIY paper logs using the weekly ads that come in the mail to use for our outside fire pit, and hopefully to stock up for winter, since we do have a fire place.
I also have been collected dryer lint and toilet paper rolls (empty) to make fire starters
I returned something at Walmart and it allowed me to pay for toilet paper.
Cashed out another 5.00 in Swagbucks and used it to pay for an item for my son's present for his birthday in two weeks.
I have been working Swagbucks and Bing like a part time job still. (if you sign up using my link, i do get a bonus from your earnings, but it does not take away from your earnings, and it may be something your friends or family might be interested in so you could get referrals as well.) After all pennies turn into dollars!
We signed up for a free month of netflix....we won't have to start paying till end of July. (we don't have cable just antenna tv...so this is a nice change.)
I prayed and I believe the Lord brought to mind this guy we know, and he was able to fix our car....I only had to give him 30.00 to do the labor. The part was 115.00 but our bank offered a reward of $10.00 cash back on the purchase.(We have to as a friend says "juggle" some things around in order to pay for the part but we will catch up.)
I used ebates to purchase the part we need for our weed eater through ebay so there should be some cash back there. We borrowed my friends electric weed eater and my husband spent an hour and a half one day clearing part of the yard.
Since the car is running again, we were able to go to the bread basket and we got several loaves of bread, a couple containers of cookies, an apple pie, chocolate donuts, and a chocolate cake. I am excited because that takes a little baking out of my week.
While at the bread basket we went to the church's thrift store, and you can fill a bag for a dollar. I found 3 pieces of clothing for my daughter that I will put away for back to school. (i doubt we will be doing regular back to school shopping at least not for clothes this year.) Each child also picked one toy and I got a very large picture frame that I will paint and redo as a special project for my son for Christmas.
I have been using baking soda and two drops of Dawn dish detergent as cleaner in the dishwasher.
That is about all I can think of. We are doing all we can to make it stretch. I still haven't gotten around to sharing our complete story from our trip but I am working on it. (it explains how we ended up in a hole again) When I first started blogging I thought we would be in such a different place by now, but I suppose you all get to see real life. How was your week? I am running behind with the holiday and my husband having a three day weekend I lost track of which day it is.