The leaves started changing this week and the temperatures are reminding us that fall is here! I picked the last two cucumbers from our garden.
One of my children went on a school field trip to an apple orchard and brought home a little bag of apples. When he came home he already knew what he wanted to do with them: make apple pie. We made the pie together today and it was delicious!
I made Whole Wheat Apple Oatmeal Muffins with a few apples that were starting to get soft.
I cooked a chicken in the crock pot and made overnight chicken broth.
I bought whole wheat bread from the bread outlet store for $1.03 per loaf.
Earlier this year I signed up for CN Brown Rewards and I earn points when I buy gas or make an in-store purchase at one of their Big Apple stores. I often get $.50 off coupons and we use the coupons to buy milk (they usually have some of the lowest milk prices in our area). This week we used a coupon and paid $2.71 for a gallon of milk.
Our younger son signed up for his own library card and we borrowed several books from the library.
Our on-going savings:
**Compost kitchen and garden scraps.
**Use online bill pay to pay our bills.
**Earn Swag Bucks for gift cards that I use to buy gifts.
**Earn Recyclebank points for gift cards, coupons and free magazine subscriptions.
**Earn Bing Rewards points for gift cards, Hulu Plus subscription, Skype credits, etc.
**Husband takes lunch to work everyday.
**Turn lights off when not being used.
**Use scrap paper for notes and lists.
**Drive to town once a week for shopping and errands.
**Buy less cereal and eat oatmeal and other homemade breakfasts several times a week.
**Reuse plastic and paper shopping bags for small trash and recycling.