- A neighbor posted something in our local Facebook group about wanting to borrow a card table and queen sized flannel sheets. In exchange she was offering a bag of powdered sugar. I didn’t have the sheets, but I did have a card table, which I brought over to her house (with a tablecloth) within minutes of her posting the request. I then brought home a two-pound bag of powdered sugar, which I added to my pantry. I feel like The Prudent Homemaker would be proud of me, she’s so good at sourcing free food!
- I finally baked up my last Halloween pumpkin. It yielded at least a dozen cups of puree, which will eventually go into the freezer in two-cup portions, but first I’ll spend a couple days baking up pumpkin theme goodies. Today is a pumpkin bundt cake. And yes, you can get pumpkin puree from a regular ol’ Halloween pumpkin.
- My son had an indoor soccer/futsol game last night and my husband and I decided to go to the upstairs restaurant to get ourselves a little treat. I chose a cup of coffee and they gave it to me for free. Yes, I was up until 3:30 A.M., but I did get a ton of baking done. Wheeeee!!!!!!
- I was having a hard time coming up with one last gift idea for my niece, but then I realized she now has pierced ears. I chose a lovely pair of silver and turquoise earrings from my own collection that I never wear because they’re too small, but will be perfect for a ten-year-old girl. They’re now all polished up and ready for their new owner.
- I’ve been continuing to enjoy the library’s access to free downloadable audiobooks. Not only are they accessible without leaving home, but they disappear after three weeks, so there’s never a worry about overdue fines. (So wonderful to have an audiobook at the ready on my phone.) Right now I’m listening to Agatha Christie’s At Bertram’s Hotel. I do love me some Miss Marple!
Now your turn. What frugal things have you been up to?
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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