Friday: Checked the sale ad for my grocery store and was not impressed. I made out a menu plan for the week and clipped a few coupons.
I was very thankful the Purina dog food was still on sale. I bought a bag last week on sale at $11.99 and one this week since it was still on sale and I had an e-coupon from WD for $1 plus a manufacture Q for $1, bringing the price down to $9.99.
I also stocked up on SoftSoap 4 pk. bars for $2.25. I purchased four packs (16 bars) for $9.00.
Hellman's mayo was BIGIF at $5.99. I had a 50 cent e-coupon plus two additional manufacture Q's for 50 cent each. So those two jars of mayo were $4.49.
Before shopping, I was almost out of dish-washing soap. I turned the bottle upside down, determined to get every last drop out.
Being it's Valentine's Day, I gave my husband his gift - a wooden sign that says, "I've fallen in love many times, always with you", a card with a personal note and a box of conversation hearts. Every year I get the kids a small box of chocolates and they also received conversation hearts. Spent less than $20 in January for all their goodies.
Gave Alfred $20 to spend for this holiday. He bought two dozens roses. I got 22 of them (one for each year I was his Valentine) and he gave one to each of our girls.
Earned a $5 gift card via Swagbucks.
Saturday: I'm still using the upside down bottle of dish washing liquid. ;)
Needed to buy OTC medicine and purchased the generic version. Also bought a 4 pack of mini post it notes in neon colors to post around the house reminding the kids to turn lights, computer, etc. off when they are done. Spent $3.43.
Turned the heat off this morning and left it off until about 7pm.
Made dinner at home - nachos.
Sunday: Turn the heat off and left it off. It was a beautiful, sunny day.
Made dinner at home - meatballs in spaghetti sauce baked in the oven topped with cheddar cheese and garlic bread sticks. We had this at a friend's house recently. The kids loved it!
Took the sliver of soap from the bath tub and put it in a jar with a bit of water. Eventually the soap will dissolve and I'll have liquid hand soap!
Monday: We were invited over to friends of ours for dinner. A tasty dinner and good company is such a nice combination.
Used minimal soaps for both washing dishes and clothes.
Decluttered paper files.
Did not run the heat or air.
Tuesday: Borrowed a book from the library.
Made dinner at home.
Didn't run the heat or air. Opened windows to catch the cooler night air.
Turned the shampoo and conditioner bottles upside down in the bathroom to use every last bit.
Wednesday: Made dinner at home - Three Cheese Pasta Bake.
Didn't run the heat or air. Left windows open through the night to catch the cooler night air.
Thursday: Ended up closing the windows and turning the air on last night at 7pm not because it was too warm but severe thunderstorms were coming our way.
Spent $30 on fast food for dinner. :( It was a weak moment that I gave in to, and it was not worth it. I could buy a good deal of groceries for that amount. Lesson learned!