When I have little babies that like to nurse in the middle of the night I turn the heat up during the winter. What can I say? I’m a wimp when it comes to getting up in the freezing cold middle of the night. Well, my baby hasn’t nursed at night for 6 or 7 months and I just now realized we never turned the heat back down. (Slap forehead!) So, I reprogrammed the thermostat for 55 at night and also turned it down a couple of degrees during the day when it’s just me and the two little ones at home. Hopefully the adjustment will shave a few dollars off the heating bill.
Bought some new plastic for the garden box. I’m hoping to get it set up tomorrow so it can warm the soil for a few weeks before I start planting stuff out there. I’m so excited to start gardening again!
Finished my potholder from last week. I will be making more soon, although I think I’ll do it a little bigger than the pattern. I like the bigger ones I received for my wedding. Don’t you love the stained/burnt/melted parts on the old one in the picture above? But, considering they have almost 15 years of daily use they’ve held up amazingly!
Set up a new “Daily Responsibility” chart for me and the kids. While not necessarily frugal in itself, when chores are done and the kitchen is clean BEFORE dinner-making time I’m much more likely to cook rather than throw my hands up and break for take-out.
|Sliced, Bagged and Ready for the Freezer!|
Made more bread. I almost have the whole method and process down. Who knew 6 loaves would be so different from just making 2?
That’s all I can think of for this week. Check out The Prudent Homemaker’s post for more great ideas for frugal things everyday people did this week.