Meat top up

well I have spent all of my left over grocery money to top up the freezer with meat...beef, beef mince and chicken.. lamb is way to expensive as usual...sigh This lot of meat should do us for quite some time as there is only the tow of us here. The chicken will be for meals... Continue Reading →


Hubby got me a gift

Hubby came home yesterday with a gift for me...he had a bag full of fruit and veg. It cost him $3. On the way to the bus he passes an IGA store and it is usually selling off the older fruit and veg.. I am not a fruit and veg snob so love the deals... Continue Reading →

new job???

Today I finished my first batch of coasters. I call them blue lace. My kids will get these ones for Christmas gifts at some time because they were the experiment. I am umming and ahhing on whether to keep making them and selling them on eBay or something.. I think I will keep making them... Continue Reading →

Groceries …we killed it

I sat and did two online grocery orders yesterday. One item at a time I compared two stores. One store had a better delivery price but failed with lack of herbs and spices. We use a lot of those so I was disappointed to find that the one store scored badly here. Also the same... Continue Reading →

cheap holidays ?????

We have grand-kids in three different states. Every year we visit one group so we manage to see them once every two years. This year we thought we would see if we could visit two lots in a round trip. We started well... air fares were down by one flight. We were able to fly... Continue Reading →

end of month

just an update Well we are fast approaching the end of our financial month. We have done pretty well with the grocery money savings this month. I took $50 less out of the bank last month and this month. I have just over $10 left for groceries this month and Hubby will grab some cheap... Continue Reading →

recycle, reuse, repurpose

I have converted an old shirt my mother gave me into something I can now use... for some reason my mother thinks I am five or six sizes bigger than I am and keeps giving me shirts etc of this size.. I reuse them to make things for the grand-kids normally but one shirt was... Continue Reading →

Earn your keep

In my home I expect things I buy to 'earn their keep'. I am not sure what others feel about this but if I am going to pay out hard earned money on something it has to earn its keep. Some years ago, close to ten to tell the truth, Hubby got me something I... Continue Reading →

Weeks groceries for two $3.50

Well my new grocery routine seems to be going well. Last month $150 for groceries (rounded up). Our new month started ten days ago and I have spent $3.50… well actually we got $25.50 worth of groceries for $3.50. This is how we did it…..       I went shopping with my list of... Continue Reading →

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