Wow!!! I got all this $4.69!!!!! Can you believe it????
3 boxes of Cherrios
1 roll of paper towels
5 Lysol wipes
2 Arizona iced tea
2 bags of Fritos
1 ALL YOU magazine
This month we are starting with $13.61 for the month of August. I see no reason why I can’t stay within that limit. Read here the deals from July. With the free or reduced offers available, it’s pretty easy to get a good deal. I keep an envelope with cash in my wallet + any coupons I find.
If I have any extra at the end of the month, I will add that to our vacation fund. Having a small limit helps us appreciate every blessing & treat we have.
Here is what we have have spent so far in July:
Starting with $20.00
$1.58- Movie rental @ RedBox (for John & me)
$2.99- Movie rental at Amazon.com (evening with some daughters)
$3.50- pizza & hot dog at SAM’s (while shopping)
$1.50-Burger King ice cream cones with granddaughters
$1.60- soft drink @ Target ( should have brought a water bottle)
What I have left: $8.83 for July. Any funds leftover will be put in a vacation fund.
I spent $15.22 for chinese food at the mall with our daughter Anita, leaving me $13.61 for the month of August for entertainment. That still gives me a lot of options!
I also had a coupon that was a gift from another daughter that I cashed in for Taco Bell that John and I enjoyed. I had a free REDBOX code for a movie so you can see we are doing quite a lot on just $20 a month!!
What fun to be with these boys, Preston & William!
My final cost for EACH bottle of 30 loads per bottle came to .65 cents. That is a wee bit more than 2 cents per wash load.
Today I got these deals at CVS for $7.39 or $1.23 each. I know one can do better than this but I’m having a good time learning.
4 (7.5 oz) hand soap
What a special treat to be able to visit with our friends Bob & Faith. When we were in training with Wyciffe many years ago, they tutored our daughters Anita & Jerusha while we were in classes. They have blessed us much over the years. I meant to take a photo of them but we were so engaged in good conversation that I forgot! Instead, here is a photo of the blueberries that they freshly picked this morning. Faith says that they last a good 10 days in the fridge and can be frozen. This is a very nice blessing for us as well as the Taco Bell lunch they treated us to. What a good day so far!
What a fun time to have Ana (Anita & Neil’s) and Audrey ( Bobbie & Ron’s ) for a night with grandma & papa.
We are trying to take advantage of every moment with the kids & grands. We are so thankful that “the cousins” have each other.
Another treat to have 4 grandchildren tonight . I made a super kid-friendly meal so we should have clean plates.
Elijah, Ana , Evangeline & Jude should get dessert !
Today I baked:
Butterscotch Icebox Cookies- (only I used maple flavoring instead of vanilla)
1 cup butter
2 cups dark brown sugar
3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used maple)
1 cup chopped pecans
- Cream butter; add and cream well. beat in eggs, then add sifted dry ingredients, vanilla & nuts.
- Shape into rolls, wrap in waxed paper and freeze or put in refrigerator until firm.
- Slice and place about an inch apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes at 400° (200º C)
We love having our kids Jerusha & Nathanial for the weekend!!