Monday, March 17, 2014

Last Week's Frugal Accomplishments

I find Brandy's Frugal Accomplishments posts so inspiring. I decided to keep track of some of the things we do to save money too in the hope it will encourage me to do more.

Cut Ginger and my fringe myself.  It has to be admitted that hers looks a little better than mine:)

Waxed my eyebrows using a kit I bought about 18 months ago.

My husband fixed a dripping tap in our shower which was causing us to lose about 20 litres of water a day (we were capturing it in buckets for watering).  He got advice on how to do it from our neighbour and also got the handful of parts he needed - our neighbour's son used to be a plumber!

Went to our local agricultural show (fair) on a Sunday rather than a Saturday because entry was $5 cheaper per adult - our kids were free.  We took snacks with us for the kids, and only allowed them one ride each (we actually thought only Ginger would be old enough to go on a ride - but they both enjoyed the Carousel).

We have continued to eat just the fruit -plums, peaches and nectarines - we got at the orchard three weeks ago for $1.50 per kilo; rather than diversifying  our fruit selection from the supermarket.

Harvested zucchini and cucumber from our garden.  We are all tired of zucchini so I need to be creative in how I use it - maybe chocolate zucchini bread.  The cucumbers are a great bonus, because they are the only raw vegetable my kids consistently eat.

Picked up a worm farm and door mat from the Aldi clearance section.  Both were products I had identified in the weekly catalogue as being useful to us, but had never got round to picking up.  The worm farm was $10 off, and the door mat half price.

Purchased the German made 1 litre of white gloss paint, on special at Aldi this week, which we needed to finish some internal doors and windows.  We have been working away at the painting that needs to be done after the renovations we did last year.  We have the external painting work finished now.

1 comment:

  1. Do you drizzle the zucchini with olive oil and grill it? They are so prolific, aren't they? I like harvesting them because it seems like they grow to full size overnight!