Apparently yesterday was National Siblings Day. Did you know? My Facebook timeline has exploded with friends' pictures of their rocking siblings, so I thought I'd share mine:
Say hello to my amazing sister Olya. She's a mother of two beautiful kids, she's smart and awesome, and also a natural blonde. Oh, and she's extremely frugal too (OK, I had to tie it somehow to a Frugal Friday :) But she really is very thrifty, resourceful and great at stretching what she has in the fridge).
So how was your week?? Was it frugal, or not so much?
I myself had a first this week! I only went grocery shopping once. Yep, you heard it right. Seriously, never happened before (I'm not going to mention that I spent 1/5 of our monthly budget in one trip. Let's just let it slide...). I blame it all on the beautiful weather outside :) Seriously, who wants to go shopping when its 70+ degrees outside, right??
I also finally got to balance all of our accounts and put another $150 into savings. Again, it's not much but since my husband doesn't get bonuses any more (like he used to at his old place), I have to pinch here and there to boost our savings. Isn't it insane how when you make a little more money, it's so easy to absorb that difference with all the "needs"???
Another frugal thing from this week that comes to mind is saving an unfortunate chicken. Last week we stopped at Smiths (Kroger chain) store, and they had some rotisserie chicken on clearance for only $2.50. Plus, I had a coupon to take another dollar off. We got one but when we brought it home, we quickly realized why it was on sale. Let's just say they reheated it way too many times... It kind of reminded me of munching on an old shoe, you know. I almost took it back. But then talked myself out of it because, well, I only spent $1.50 for it. So I boiled it and shredded the now soft meat, then strained and froze the broth. It's a little cloudy so might not work as well for soups but perfect for casseroles and such. In fact, I used some of both broth and chicken to make this delicious rice on Monday. And I have enough chicken for another meal and plenty of broth left.
OK, now your turn :) What were your frugal achievements this week? Please, share!