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I always feel like I post many how-to’s and not many “real lifes”. Although I do try and incorporate that into my newer posts, I’ve often thought that it might be even more helpful for my readership to get a better glimpse inside of what our simple/homestead/from scratch/frugal life really looks like.
Frugal Friday Week 17
So I’ve started a new series called Frugal Friday and need your help. My idea for this series is to share some of the projects/recipes/things we worked on this week and, in general, just what life looks like.
I need your help because I’ve tried something similar before, and I gave up after a while. I got bored, felt like no one was reading it or cared, and I moved on to other projects. So what I need you to do each week is to share what your week looked like in the comments section. I think it could keep us ALL accountable and may serve as an encouragement to others!
So let’s dive right into this week!
Meals We Ate
I made a meal plan mid-week this week to take advantage of my order from Sprouts so we actually will eat more real food in the coming week! (Not that smoothies and light dinners aren’t real food but…you know what I mean…)
For Lunches we had: Leftovers, Big Plate, Quesadillas, Loaded Nachos, Chili Cheese Bowls, Mac and Cheese, and Grilled Cheese.
Suppers were: Snacky supper (you know what I mean!), Sticky Ribs (new recipe), Pancake Bar (birthday meal!), leftovers, Chicken Salad, Roast and Carrots
Shopping I Did
Since my husband had to be in the big city this week I put in an order from Sprouts for him to pick up. It was nice to have a few different things to eat and even a few “convenience” foods for those crazy busy days outside! This weekend is our delivery for our bulk foods coop so I won’t need anything else again for a while.
I really haven’t been doing much shopping lately at all…maybe it’s because I’m too busy cleaning out and I don’t want any more “stuff” to add to the piles?
Outside Projects We Worked On
I planted my beets, carrots, corn, and some iceberg lettuce this week. Not a lot but we don’t have all the beds made yet. I noticed yesterday that the beets have already germinated! I’ve been working on weeding too. It’s already a never-ending job.
We had quite a bit of smoke here this week from the fries in Canada so it was hard to be outside much, especially for those of us with allergies. We did what we could. Next week will be a big outside week!
Inside Projects We Worked On
I actually did work on the house for a large portion of the week. I’m cleaning out as much as I can before we have a rummage sale. We had a rummage sale last year and so now I’m looking at all the things I kept and wondering why…. hopefully we can make a little extra from the sale and as a bonus, get a ton of stuff cleaned out that we don’t really need! I probably packed up over 20 boxes of stuff for the sale this week…and considering I didn’t feel like we had a ton to begin with, that was a lot!
Blog Posts I Wrote
I’m making an effort to be a bit more seasonal with my blog posts; here’s what’s new and updated this week!
- I Tried Craftsy For You – Several of you have asked me about this so I tried out the Craftsy website for you! This is my review.
- Frugal Recipes for an Old-Time BBQ – It’s cookout season! Here are some of our favorite classics.
Looking Ahead to Next Week
Next week will be another huge work week for us. I have a large goal of getting the new garden finished which means all the fencing, beds, and planting.
So tell me….what did life look like for you this week? What did you do, make, or plan to do?
Merissa has been blogging about and living the simple life since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to the 100-acre farm and ministry on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from the Contact Page.