Thursday, October 4, 2012


This is one tidy tip I need to start doing more. That is share your family treasures now. I have started by passing down family mantle clock to one son and my china to one of the granddaughters. My other son has been given pretty glass bowls I was given at my first wedding.  Step children have received items that their grandmother gave to me. Better they have it now to enjoy.

Now I need to get busy with some of those family photos. Thanks for stopping by for tip of the day. Grace

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Today's tidy tip for the day is say good bye to shampoos, conditioners and any other bath product you will not use.
Donate them to your local women's shelter or to homeless shelter.
I am always watching for deals at Walgreens and CVS for these types of products. I will stock up on the good deals and then bag up a bunch, bring to church and they will bring to the local drop in center we have here in town.
Any can food that is in date but you do not plan to use bring to the local food shelf. Please do check the dates. Old food can or boxed belongs in the trash.

thanks for stopping by for tip of the day. Grace

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Do you have old towels that are not the right color or getting worn out? Rather than tossing out bring them to your local animal shelter. They will appreciate the gift more than you can believe.

Thanks for stopping by for tip of the day.Grace

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Menu Plan 9/30/12 Saving Money Eating At Home

Menu plan for this week will be as follows
Breakfast will be eggs and toast or cereal

Sandwiches and soup, pancakes and left overs. Fridays are lunch out for clam chowder and usually Saturday is lunch fast food after garage sales

Monday night is auction night at a local business. I plan to bring sandwiches to eat before the auction. Mine will be egg salad and hubby's will be turkey.

Tuesday  Spaghetti and meat balls with slices of breads home made of course

Wednesday  Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Crackers on the side.

Thursday  Barbecued Chicken, potatoe salad and baked beans

Friday left over spaghetti and meatballs with bread and butter

Saturday grilled steaks, potatoes and veggies

Sunday  will be lunch out and light dinner of anything left over for the week.

Hope your week of menu planning goes well. Grace

Garage Sales ~ Waking To The Smell of Fresh Bread

I love to garage sale with my dh. Hunting for treasures to buy and sell on the Internet. During our hunt a couple of weeks ago I noticed a bread maker that look like it had hardly been used if ever. Asking price was $20.00, I tried to bargain with her but no go with reduced price, I gave in and after giving her a twenty dollar bill it was mine.
Since then I  have been making my own bread. Mix up at night, set the timer and wake to the smell of bread baking. So far we have made 4 loaves and it is better tasting than anything I can buy at the grocery store. 
Our one problem was trying to cut it. We planned to get out the stores to see if we could find something to hold the bread while we cut it.
Well that was solved this last Friday. While at a garage sale I noticed another bread machine for sale and next to it was a contraption to put your loaf of bread in and slots to put your knife to cut the bread nice and straight.  I asked if I could buy the bread slicer only and for $1.00 it was mine.
What a great help this is. My bread is sliced nice and straight and goes into the toaster so much easier.

I am always looking for needed items at garage sales, besides recyling the item I keep the savings in my pocket book.
I look forward to making my own pizza crust soon using my bread maker to mix the dough.

Thanks for stopping by and if you see a garage sale sign I hope that you will take a moment and see if there are any treasures waiting for you.  Grace