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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4650 on: October 19, 2015, 01:46:33 AM »
Went to an event yesterday, which I had a 50% off ticket for - whilst there a friend of mine was part of the VIP, so left later after a few champagnes,  whole lot of eating was done and a bag full of samples. I swear rich and famous people stay rich because they get given everything so they never have to buy anything.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4651 on: October 19, 2015, 04:41:00 AM »
Over the weekend-

Saturday- had a shift volunteering at school for a school fete- walked there (took 40mins), then did 3hrs of heavy lifting/manual labour- saved petrol, came away with a free workout, socialising time and supported a good cause.

Currently soaking beans and lentils for tomorrow's carrot lentil soup- frugal and delicious.

Took my own lunch to work today (homemade butter chicken mmmm). Most coworkers went out for lunch, but I stuck to my (delicious) guns and had my prepped meal.

Local grocery store had a 'fill a bag for $3' sale on wilted produce- got a bunch of English spinach, a capsicum, bag of apples and one of mandarins all for $3- chopped it all up (not capsicum) for morning veg/fruit smoothies- it'll last over a month!

Made a makeshift dinner tonight with leftovers-  rice, a chicken patty, ripe tomatoes, capsicum, asparagus and an egg.

I just realised my posts almost always revolve around food. Hmm.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4652 on: October 19, 2015, 08:58:16 AM »
Over the weekend-

Saturday- had a shift volunteering at school for a school fete- walked there (took 40mins), then did 3hrs of heavy lifting/manual labour- saved petrol, came away with a free workout, socialising time and supported a good cause.

Currently soaking beans and lentils for tomorrow's carrot lentil soup- frugal and delicious.

Took my own lunch to work today (homemade butter chicken mmmm). Most coworkers went out for lunch, but I stuck to my (delicious) guns and had my prepped meal.

Local grocery store had a 'fill a bag for $3' sale on wilted produce- got a bunch of English spinach, a capsicum, bag of apples and one of mandarins all for $3- chopped it all up (not capsicum) for morning veg/fruit smoothies- it'll last over a month!

Made a makeshift dinner tonight with leftovers-  rice, a chicken patty, ripe tomatoes, capsicum, asparagus and an egg.

I just realised my posts almost always revolve around food. Hmm.

More like Yummm! That all sounds nice!
I still have to convert my DH to the joy of lentils&rice...
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4653 on: October 19, 2015, 09:03:47 AM »
Currently microwaving a potato for breakfast.  Recently spotted 50lb. of potatoes for $7.00.  I can eat a lot of potatoes at $0.14/lb.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4654 on: October 19, 2015, 09:16:29 AM »
Leftovers for lunch FTW!

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« Reply #4655 on: October 19, 2015, 09:16:36 AM »
I FINALLY cancelled my landline! Should have done it years ago....

Also, this hardly feels like it counts, but I'm scheduling an upcoming trip for three nights vs. the five I was originally thinking, and am sure we'll find the quality time we need within those three days.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4656 on: October 19, 2015, 04:48:45 PM »
Went to the used bread store! It's too far away to be worthwhile normally, but I had to return a cable modem to Comcast in that general direction.

Instead of $2.87 a loaf, our Sarah Lee 100% Whole Wheat sandwich bread is $1.25. I bought 4, for $5.

Then when I went to check out, I got one prize for spending $5 and a double prize for filling up my punch card. So for that $5, I got:
--FIVE loaves of bread (one was free)
--a package of Thomas's English muffins--I feel mini-pizzas coming on!
--just for fun, some Pop'Ems

Score!
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4657 on: October 19, 2015, 06:02:06 PM »
-Did a yoga workout at home today, continuing our saga of maintaining an obsessive level of fitness from the comfort of our own home. Slight downside: workout was delayed by dog play-attacking my face and then getting tangled in my hair. I guess it facilitated yoga of sorts when I extracted her...

-DH and I ate leftovers, continuing our attempts to have zero food waste

-Continuing my attempts to actually use our tea reserves and made DH and I tea this afternoon
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4658 on: October 19, 2015, 08:25:42 PM »
-Did a yoga workout at home today, continuing our saga of maintaining an obsessive level of fitness from the comfort of our own home. Slight downside: workout was delayed by dog play-attacking my face and then getting tangled in my hair.

Ha ha!  I started home yoga a couple months ago, as well, and kitty is definitely an adorable distraction during my practice :)  I think it is as good for them as it is for us, though :) 

*  no money spent today!
*  lunch was practically free - homemade bread and homemade lentil soup (so yum!)
*  listening to someone I know talk about their own poor impending financial decisions further strengthens my resolve to never be in that situation


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« Reply #4659 on: October 20, 2015, 02:33:36 AM »
Leftover home made soup for lunch.

Free exercise at home.

I got a refund from a store, only about £2.50 but better than nothing.:P

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« Reply #4660 on: October 20, 2015, 08:24:10 AM »
This is for a friend, but she is getting married soon, and loved a veil at the Anthropologie bridal salon that was way out of her budget, so I made one for her over the weekend, with materials she supplied. It is one layer of soft net, floor length, edged from fingertip to fingertip around the bottom with Alencon lace. I've been sewing for years, but this was the first time I had worked with tulle and lace. I was pleased it came out well.

This is the one I copied, though the lace is deeper on hers:

http://www.bhldn.com/product/curving-periphery-veil

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« Reply #4661 on: October 20, 2015, 08:37:43 AM »
This is for a friend, but she is getting married soon, and loved a veil at the Anthropologie bridal salon that was way out of her budget, so I made one for her over the weekend, with materials she supplied. It is one layer of soft net, floor length, edged from fingertip to fingertip around the bottom with Alencon lace. I've been sewing for years, but this was the first time I had worked with tulle and lace. I was pleased it came out well.

This is the one I copied, though the lace is deeper on hers:

http://www.bhldn.com/product/curving-periphery-veil

It is very beautiful. What a lovely thing to be able to do for your friend.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4662 on: October 20, 2015, 10:16:42 AM »
This is for a friend, but she is getting married soon, and loved a veil at the Anthropologie bridal salon that was way out of her budget, so I made one for her over the weekend, with materials she supplied. It is one layer of soft net, floor length, edged from fingertip to fingertip around the bottom with Alencon lace. I've been sewing for years, but this was the first time I had worked with tulle and lace. I was pleased it came out well.

This is the one I copied, though the lace is deeper on hers:

http://www.bhldn.com/product/curving-periphery-veil

When I got married, I couldn't find any veils that I liked for a decent price(aka not ones that cost more than my dress!) My mom and I went to the local sewing studio and bought tulle and this beautiful embroidered lace. Total material cost: $45 and then when the project felt like too much, we paid the lady who worked at the shop another $20 to construct the veil. Afterwards my mom lovingly sewed on my pearls and beads. My dress is long gone, but I hope to pass the veil down to a daughter (or daughter in law) someday.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4663 on: October 20, 2015, 10:19:05 AM »
Pork fried rice for dinner with leftover pork loin.

I browsed online for tickets to the musical, A Christmas Carol. Total cost $234.  We've been to see it several times already.

I'm already starting to feel the self imposed Christmas pressure to make it the best one ever. My DH talked me down and we decided instead to schedule a Saturday night game night with the kids and some homemade Christmas cookies and some junky snacks I wouldn't normally buy. Probably a $10. night of family fun we scheduled, savings, $224.00.   thanks DH!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4664 on: October 20, 2015, 10:20:40 AM »
Moved our hose when we saw the lawn crew show up. (No, not our choice to have a lawn crew, we rent). They ran over our neighbor's hose when they were here last month, so we were not looking forward to the risk of replacing our hose!

Found a recipe for "Asian Crack Slaw" which will use a lot of the veggies we have on hand that are softening. Making our own asian five-spice (ish) so we don't have to buy an ingredient.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4665 on: October 20, 2015, 04:55:02 PM »
I'm already starting to feel the self imposed Christmas pressure to make it the best one ever. My DH talked me down and we decided instead to schedule a Saturday night game night with the kids and some homemade Christmas cookies and some junky snacks I wouldn't normally buy. Probably a $10. night of family fun we scheduled, savings, $224.00.   thanks DH!

I'm really looking forward to Christmas. Last year we convinced my in-laws to downsize Christmas and they loved it, keen to go even smaller this year.

So I get to buy a few gifts for a few special people (which I will start doing now to maximise the budget), visit family, celebrate with friends, and just opt out of the excessive consumerism of the whole frenetic festive season.

(Three years ago my mother-in-law dragged me to a shopping centre on Christmas Eve when I had finished by Christmas shopping by December 1. I've almost forgiven her...)

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« Reply #4666 on: October 20, 2015, 05:00:02 PM »
I worked late last night and my husband's inbound flight was delayed by an hour due to bad weather, so it was after 8.30pm by the time we got home.

We ignored all the unhealthy, spendy food options on the drive home and I madechicken toasted sandwiches for dinner. So satisfying.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4667 on: October 20, 2015, 05:21:05 PM »
Ate lunch BEFORE going to the grocery store.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4668 on: October 20, 2015, 05:53:29 PM »
Four weeks ago I started working half a day a week with two other people. One of them (the supervisor) went on vacation and left each of us vegetables! Three spaghetti squash and 10+ lb of potatoes for me.

What nice people I am working with!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4669 on: October 20, 2015, 07:03:23 PM »
Made hot dogs and french fries for dinner the other day, and tonight I reheated the leftover fries in our little toaster oven, fried up 4 eggs, put the fries in a bowl, a layer of cheese on top, and put the fried eggs on top of the whole thing.  Spiked the eggs with salt, lemon pepper and paprika for a very tasty dinner that was very cheap AND was not wasteful. 

I'm finding that learning to cook saves a lot of money, but learning to finesse your leftovers saves you even MORE money. 
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« Reply #4670 on: October 20, 2015, 08:00:18 PM »
I'm finding that learning to cook saves a lot of money, but learning to finesse your leftovers saves you even MORE money.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4671 on: October 20, 2015, 11:07:07 PM »
Made hot dogs and french fries for dinner the other day, and tonight I reheated the leftover fries in our little toaster oven, fried up 4 eggs, put the fries in a bowl, a layer of cheese on top, and put the fried eggs on top of the whole thing.  Spiked the eggs with salt, lemon pepper and paprika for a very tasty dinner that was very cheap AND was not wasteful. 

I'm finding that learning to cook saves a lot of money, but learning to finesse your leftovers saves you even MORE money.

When we don't feel like elaborate cooking, we sometimes make a simple dinner of hot dogs cut into quarter inch thick slices warmed up in some canned baked beans, and with the optional addition of a drained can of corn. I think it is called cowboy stew.

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« Reply #4672 on: October 21, 2015, 12:54:27 AM »
Its been a good long while since I've posted here. I've been very spendy lately :-/ especially with a diet change to Whole30. Its been great for my health, but Whoa! Nellie! is it expensive!

Today I used 2 rain checks from August for EVOO. Each tin was normally $28.99 and I got them for $16.99 each for 3 litres! wahoo!

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« Reply #4673 on: October 21, 2015, 06:39:51 AM »
Made hot dogs and french fries for dinner the other day, and tonight I reheated the leftover fries in our little toaster oven, fried up 4 eggs, put the fries in a bowl, a layer of cheese on top, and put the fried eggs on top of the whole thing.  Spiked the eggs with salt, lemon pepper and paprika for a very tasty dinner that was very cheap AND was not wasteful. 

I'm finding that learning to cook saves a lot of money, but learning to finesse your leftovers saves you even MORE money.

When we don't feel like elaborate cooking, we sometimes make a simple dinner of hot dogs cut into quarter inch thick slices warmed up in some canned baked beans, and with the optional addition of a drained can of corn. I think it is called cowboy stew.

We used to call it wieners and beaners.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4674 on: October 21, 2015, 07:25:52 AM »
My wife dropped her phone and cracked the screen. Instead of replacing the screen ($150!) or buying a new (used) iphone ($180) I put packaging tape on the screen to hold it together. It keeps the glass out of her fingers, the touchscreen still works, and we have more time to shop around!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4675 on: October 21, 2015, 08:13:28 AM »
My wife dropped her phone and cracked the screen. Instead of replacing the screen ($150!) or buying a new (used) iphone ($180) I put packaging tape on the screen to hold it together. It keeps the glass out of her fingers, the touchscreen still works, and we have more time to shop around!

SN: Does anyone have a spare Sprint iPhone laying around?

It's amazing how many people I know crack their iPhone screens.  I have had my Note 4 for about a year and it has taken some dangerous falls.  Flat on its screen, on the corners, from decently high up.  Thankfully it has withstood all of that damage and only has a few hairline scratches.  This is all without a case because I hate cases and they take away from the comfort of the phone. 

Moral of story: Buy android :)
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« Reply #4676 on: October 22, 2015, 02:08:57 AM »
Weird, I just remembered that I had a dream last night that I broke my phone by cracking the screen.:p

I'm starting to have porridge (oatmeal) for breakfast as it is cheap and good for me.

I don't particularly enjoy porridge but I was listening to a podcast the other day and there was a behavioural economist saying that you should try “Temptation bundling”: the idea of tying together two activities — one you should do but may avoid; and one you love to do but isn’t necessarily productive. So I ate my porridge while listening to a favourite song.:)

I'm going to make up a meal for lunch by using up all the leftover veggies and some leftover Chinese takeaway noodles.

It's payday next week so I need to draw up the November budget.



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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4677 on: October 22, 2015, 07:47:35 AM »
I'm starting to have porridge (oatmeal) for breakfast as it is cheap and good for me.

I don't particularly enjoy porridge ...
Have you tried variations of it? I can't stand porridge made with water but made with milk, or even half milk/half water, I love it. I like it with a very small amount of sugar sprinkled on top (not mixed in). One of my best friends won't eat porridge unless it's made with water and salty. I like it quite sticky rather than liquidy as well. It's great as a winter breakfast so it's worth playing around with it to see if you can enjoy one variation better than others. And of course, keep playing great songs while you do so. I really like that idea.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4678 on: October 22, 2015, 07:52:26 AM »
I'm starting to have porridge (oatmeal) for breakfast as it is cheap and good for me.

I don't particularly enjoy porridge ...
Have you tried variations of it? I can't stand porridge made with water but made with milk, or even half milk/half water, I love it. I like it with a very small amount of sugar sprinkled on top (not mixed in). One of my best friends won't eat porridge unless it's made with water and salty. I like it quite sticky rather than liquidy as well. It's great as a winter breakfast so it's worth playing around with it to see if you can enjoy one variation better than others. And of course, keep playing great songs while you do so. I really like that idea.

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Try variations with nuts and fresh or dried fruits, or peanut butter & chocolate drops! Porridge is what you make of it :-D

See the breakfast thread for ideas:
http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/ask-a-mustachian/what's-for-breakfast/?topicseen
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4679 on: October 22, 2015, 08:34:00 AM »
All meals home-cooked. I'm having leftovers for dinner.
Which is goulash and potatoes, that is getting even better if it sits in the fridge for a day or two *yay*
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I'm starting to have porridge (oatmeal) for breakfast as it is cheap and good for me.

I don't particularly enjoy porridge ...
Have you tried it with apples, raisins and a bit of cinnamon? Also, if you add a bit of milk, it becomes more creamy and delicious.
I really like porridge that way, but can't eat a whole hot bowl in the morning due to my continental european stomach capacities (no offense here fellow US moustachians - but most people here are used to cold breakfasts that are much smaller). Many people I know eat cold oats with nuts, raisins, fruit and milk/yogurt/orange juice in the morning, maybe you could try that?

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4680 on: October 22, 2015, 08:49:18 AM »
I shaved my legs using dollar store conditioner that was lying around (that we don't use) instead of shaving cream (for which I can't stomach paying the money!). Works perfectly! Now I can use up the conditioner we somehow inherited and not buy shaving cream!!

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« Reply #4681 on: October 22, 2015, 11:12:16 AM »
I'm starting to have porridge (oatmeal) for breakfast as it is cheap and good for me.

I don't particularly enjoy porridge ...

Porridge does not need to be sweet either.  We like to eat it with savory additions like peanuts and ginger soaked in Chinese vinegar and eggs scrambled with onions.  Nummy!

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« Reply #4682 on: October 22, 2015, 11:21:54 AM »
Ate last night's leftovers for lunch, after working out in our basement gym with a friend.

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« Reply #4683 on: October 22, 2015, 05:48:53 PM »
I posted a few days ago about successfully calling our bank and asking nicely for a refund on our credit card annual charge.

I just got a letter in the mail to say the bank has also waived next year's fee.

Saved $120 with a 60-second phone call. :)


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« Reply #4684 on: October 22, 2015, 06:17:41 PM »
Just ordered 2 small pizzas free from my local Hungry howies  using codes 6DNTL9XH and V9LBA5DY.

Sorry I like to eat out! lol it helps if its free

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« Reply #4685 on: October 23, 2015, 03:07:45 AM »
^ Thanks for all the tips re the porridge.:) I actually had it again this morning and enjoyed it a bit more. I was looking on pinterest for ideas and saw a few recipes there too.

I had a high cholesterol reading last year and it came down a bit when I had it checked again but I know oats are meant to be good for that so I'm definitely going to persist with it.

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« Reply #4686 on: October 25, 2015, 09:02:35 AM »
Husband finally had a weekend away from the hospital and so wanted to celebrate by going out. We're under budget for this month, but I know the next two will be spendy due to travelling and the holidays. Instead we rented a movie from red box using a giftcaed earned through mypoints and I made roast beef and got out the nice China and candles. Lovely date night and we barely spent a thing.

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« Reply #4687 on: October 25, 2015, 09:21:24 AM »
-Made a curry to use up extra veggies.
-DH is DIYing my computer repair. Based on past experiences with this sort of problem, he's saving us approximately 17 billion dollars. (Okay, that may be a slight exaggeration, but that's sure how it feels!)
-Sold an item on craigslist
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« Reply #4688 on: October 25, 2015, 11:20:34 AM »
* Cut "empty" toothpaste tube in half to get at the remnants. Found a good 3-4 more uses left in there.
* Making a creamy, vegetable-heavy soup to use up an on-sale rotisserie chicken that husband picked up that is waaay too salty.
* Trolling this week's grocery circulars.
* Will be hanging washed clothes to dry later today.

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« Reply #4689 on: October 25, 2015, 03:00:43 PM »
I have a library book due today. I decided to combine walking the dog with dropping off the library book plus 4 other due soon books while I was there. It's a longer walk than I normally do, but that's good for both myself and the dog. Less driving, carrying more weight while walking. Win win win. right? Except I found out that the library has been closed for repairs since this summer and I can not return the books at that location.

Oh well. I still didn't drive to then find out it was closed, and dog is happy. I'll just have to return them tomorrow at the library near work before it opens tomorrow.

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« Reply #4690 on: October 25, 2015, 03:58:23 PM »
I was all ready to call the homeopath to book an apointment for my DS's acne, I asked my DS if I should go ahead, he wanted to know how much it costs and hearing it would have been at least 150 out of pocket , he decided to first use up all the lotions and ointments he has and get a salve or so as refill for 15$ instead. Is he frugal or what?

My DS is motivated to save us money because he wants a smartphone for christmas, can't blame him really, he's 16 :)


 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4691 on: October 25, 2015, 04:52:22 PM »
tomita,

Maybe you've already looked into this, but there's a huge connection between acne and dairy consumption. Helped some of my teens.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4692 on: October 25, 2015, 04:52:41 PM »
Celebrated my birthday by cooking dinner for a group of friends, who generously gifted me two bottles of my favourite spirits. Wins all round. :) (And I have dinner leftovers for lunch today.)

Edited to add: my friend whose home we invaded for my birthday dinner to say she was having her share of leftovers (we always split them between us) for lunch today too, and asked for the recipe. Love having frugal friends who are appreciative of such things!
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4693 on: October 25, 2015, 05:17:28 PM »
I was all ready to call the homeopath to book an apointment for my DS's acne, I asked my DS if I should go ahead, he wanted to know how much it costs and hearing it would have been at least 150 out of pocket , he decided to first use up all the lotions and ointments he has and get a salve or so as refill for 15$ instead. Is he frugal or what?

My DS is motivated to save us money because he wants a smartphone for christmas, can't blame him really, he's 16 :)
Look up homeopathy on www.quackwatch.com if you really are serious about saving money.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4694 on: October 25, 2015, 05:19:34 PM »
Made a nice big pot of vegetable beef soup. Will freeze half and use the other half for meals this week. Don't remember the last time I made soup from scratch.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4695 on: October 25, 2015, 05:23:16 PM »
tomita,

Maybe you've already looked into this, but there's a huge connection between acne and dairy consumption. Helped some of my teens.
Agreed!  I had acne so bad, some of the zits were the size of quarters and purple.  Cut out dairy and they went mostly away.  Cut out soy in addition and my skin looks great.  Obviously everyone will react differently, but I could tell by the end of 1 week of cutting out dairy that I was sensitive to it.  So I'd advise anyone with skin issues to give it a try for a week, what do you have to lose?

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4696 on: October 25, 2015, 08:17:32 PM »
tomita,

Maybe you've already looked into this, but there's a huge connection between acne and dairy consumption. Helped some of my teens.
Agreed!  I had acne so bad, some of the zits were the size of quarters and purple.  Cut out dairy and they went mostly away.  Cut out soy in addition and my skin looks great.  Obviously everyone will react differently, but I could tell by the end of 1 week of cutting out dairy that I was sensitive to it.  So I'd advise anyone with skin issues to give it a try for a week, what do you have to lose?

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Zaga & 1967mama: my DS is off diary since 3-4 weeks, I think his acne has improved,  is not a dramatic improvement but is better. We don't eat soy (usually). Just a lot of meat, vegs, home made bread, and home made pies :)...

Joggernot: thanks for the link,

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4697 on: October 26, 2015, 08:23:01 AM »
I hate to suggest this, since home-made bread and pies are both frugal and delicious, but gluten?

Zaga & 1967mama: my DS is off diary since 3-4 weeks, I think his acne has improved,  is not a dramatic improvement but is better. We don't eat soy (usually). Just a lot of meat, vegs, home made bread, and home made pies :)...

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4698 on: October 26, 2015, 08:30:08 AM »
I hate to suggest this, since home-made bread and pies are both frugal and delicious, but gluten?

Zaga & 1967mama: my DS is off diary since 3-4 weeks, I think his acne has improved,  is not a dramatic improvement but is better. We don't eat soy (usually). Just a lot of meat, vegs, home made bread, and home made pies :)...

I was going to say the same -- or if not gluten specifically, wheat in general for whatever other unknown reason. For me, my skin does fine with dairy, but you can literally see on my face if I've been eating wheat (bread, pasta, etc).


ETA: Today's small thing: Lowering my coffee consumption to get back down to a low daily dose for the Nth time.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4699 on: October 26, 2015, 08:45:44 AM »
I hate to suggest this, since home-made bread and pies are both frugal and delicious, but gluten?

Zaga & 1967mama: my DS is off diary since 3-4 weeks, I think his acne has improved,  is not a dramatic improvement but is better. We don't eat soy (usually). Just a lot of meat, vegs, home made bread, and home made pies :)...

I was going to say the same -- or if not gluten specifically, wheat in general for whatever other unknown reason. For me, my skin does fine with dairy, but you can literally see on my face if I've been eating wheat (bread, pasta, etc).



I will try to put him on no wheat for 1 week and see what happens, it will be challenging because he's one hungry teenager
Thanks...