Sunday, March 29, 2015

Week 1 Frugal Goals

 I do some frugal things but I plan to be more intentional. I want to set simple and realistic goals to accomplish this. I plan to set 2-3 goals on Monday to put the wheels in motion.

This week

1. Unplug all items that aren't in use (vampire use can add up)
2. Make a menu for Easter Dinner with what I already have in pantry and freezer
3. Start my $5.00 Pantry Stock plan

I am customizing an idea by this super neat list of Pantry Stockpile for $5 a week by Little House Living.

What is your plans to save this week?

Blessings,
Chrissy

6 comments:

  1. Hi Chrissy. Just saw you on Annabel's blog and came to say hello. I can see you are a pastor's wife. Great! You must have a challenging life. My girl also has three children including a new bub. She is very much involved with her church so life is busy for her. She lives in a remote town in NW Queensland Australia which is quite a distance from us. The church people are like family to her so she is very happy where God has placed her and her husband. You have a lovely blog.

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    1. Thank you for visiting. It can be a challenge. But God is so Good. I glean from great women that inspire and encourage in return try to sow that back to others. I have found it hard to find that Titus 2 mentality and feel as if I am truly a pilgrim in a strange land. Women my day and age even older don't have TIME as they use to. Mentoring is almost a vintage thing. That is why I cling to bloggers that teach me in hopes I can shine that into the women. Blessings.

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  2. We started unplugging things a few months ago and got our bill down and then, even though I wasn't as strict about for this cycle, we still got our bill down $50 less than this time last year! Electric is a big place for us to save in. It gets on my family's nerves sometimes when I'm always turning out lights or making my daughter use the daylight coming in the window for her school work, but the money saved helps us all! :-)

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    1. That is great. WOW!!! Any tips you have please share. I know that a couple of months ago I unplugged vampire sources and it made a drop for sure. But we had that blasted ice storm and it was in the negatives and freezing and our heat bumped up our bill.

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  3. Dear Chrissy, I'm so glad to find your lovely blog. As you know I love to count the ways I have built up my home and saved money each week. For starters you are probably doing heaps of things you always do. Then we can always learn new things and think of new ways. I am in Australia and I think the economy here is pretty bad and then I know the U.S. and lots of Europe have big debt problems too. So with this in mind I started building up my pantry as much as I can and saving as much as possible in all kinds of ways.
    We are in autumn. I get a lot of crafts done when it is cooler and make most of my Christmas presents. I cook lots of soups and stews and grow my own herbs. I have cut out a lot of things I used to do. I used to buy magazines and now the only ones I get are 10c from the ops hop. Otherwise blogs and Pinterest are free and have taken their place! I will try to join in with you week to week on this, love Annabel (from Bluebirds are Nesting) xxx

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    1. I love your blog and I am honored you took the time to visit mine. Our economy is the pits as well. I love the idea of making gifts. I plan to do that this year. I love magazines as well especially like Cottage Living. My mom gets me subscriptions for birthdays and I hit the library a lot. I love how you make cards. They are beautiful. Thanks for visiting me.

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