June 20, 2008

Fell Off the Frugal Wagon!

Ladies I need your help! I have fell off the frugal wagon and can't get up! LOL! I thought that once I was home it would be easier to be frugal but I am having a hard time sorting everything out! I think that I need to focus on one thing at a time instead of doing everything at once. What is the one frugal thing that you start with? Do you try new frugal things once a month or are you just naturally frugal? I'd love to hear your tips. I feel like I need to get the The Tightwad Gazette and brush up on some of the basics again. It always puts me in a good mindset when I read that book.,

June 19, 2008

Thrifty Thursday's

Hey everyone! My tip for today is to consolidate your trips to save gas. Can you believe how much gas is? We have gas stations that have it for $4.21! That is awful. We need to start changing our driving habits to make an impact. Tim does great and carpools. He only has to drive once every 3 weeks so that helps out a lot. If you are going to the grocery store, take out your money for the week at the bank or make your deposits. Also make sure that you have a grocery list and plan ahead so you do not need to make needless trips. Sometimes you may have to go out to replenish produce and milk but don't make an extra trip to get toothpaste. If you are running low stock up on a few extra. It also helps if they are on sale at that time. Also plan your trips in order. I generally try and go to the farthest place first. Some people do clockwise or counterclockwise but most of our stuff is on the main strip (US 50) or in Milan so we don't get a chance to make very many circles. Try to group your trips too. I generally go to either Milan or Aurora/Lawrenceburg and try not to go to both in one day because it's a very long trip. Planning ahead will definitely help you in your quest for saving gas money! I'd love to hear your gas saving tips as well!

June 18, 2008

Special Attention for My Man

What special little things do you do for your man? Crystal at Biblical Womanhood has a great post about this. I am working really hard to focus more on Tim than myself. He allowed me to quit work and has tolerated my slow learning at cleaning the house. My house is so cluttered and I have a hard time dealing with it. Anyways, I cut the lawn for Tim the other day since he has been away training for work. Believe me, I have a long way to come and enjoyed reading the comment's at Crystal's blog. I want to be more consistent in making his lunch in the morning, making sure that dinner is ready when he gets home, asking his opinion on our dinners, letting him make more of the decisions and letting him wear the pants in the relationship! Much, much more to come but I want to start with the basics! What do you do for your man?

June 16, 2008

Menu Mondays

So I decided that I'll start posting my menu for the week. Maybe it'll help me to remember to plan ahead. It's just me and my stepdaughter for this week and I only have the first 3 days planned:

Monday: Tacos
Tuesday: Spaghetti
Wednesday: Homemade Pizza with pineapples and ham (yummy! - kids love this!)

More later!

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