Even though autumn means that winter is right around the corner, I can't help but love the beautiful foliage we see here in the fall. We raked up big piles of leaves so that the boys could jump in them. I also added leaves to the compost and to the garden.
I planted mums that I was given in one of the pots that we used for the tomatoes. I have never been able to get them to survive the winters here, but I read online that I could plant them in a pot, cut them back, keep them watered through the winter and plant them in the spring. This way they have a chance to get established and will have a better chance of surviving through the winters. I am hoping this little experiment works!
At the store this week I bought carrots for $.66/lb. and grapes for $.97/lb. I also price matched at Walmart and used coupons to get cereal for under $2 a box. Two of the boxes had cereal coupons on the back that I was able to use to get an even better deal. Even though we are eating less cereal, I like to stock up when I find a great deal.
I bought bread at the bread store for $.99 per loaf.
While I was at Rite Aid to buy milk, I just happened to notice seed packets on sale for $.24 each. I was excited to find vegetables that I was planning for next year's garden - spinach, lettuce and onions! I also bought a packet of banana peppers that I thought would be fun to try.
In the kitchen this week I cooked a whole chicken, made chicken broth and garlic bread sticks.
I worked on a new blog project and was able to create the design myself with a photo editor.
Our on-going savings:
**Wash laundry in cold water.
**Save kitchen scraps and eggshells for the compost.
**Use online bill pay to pay our bills.
**Follow a weekly meal plan.
**Earn Swag Bucks for Amazon gift cards that I use to buy gifts.
**Earn Recyclebank points for gift cards, coupons and free magazine subscriptions.
**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.
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