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    woke up .. laundry to washer. Paid bills. feel pretty good about that.

    laundry is going to the line soon.

    last day for a child i have had for 2 years. plan is park and picnic. his fav.
    i will cry this afternoon. sigh.

    hubby is off tomorrow. he has paperwork to get done. and take middle to see his place in oakville.
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    Good morning! It was quiet on my short drive to work. People must have headed out early for the long weekend and skipped work today!

    I went to SDM last night and bought 14 more bottles of shampoo (11 for boys 3 for me ) We are stocked up on shampoo/conditioner now for at least 2 years. I am not allowed to buy more unless it is a money maker!

    Good thing I brought the gas can to the station when I filled up. I needed to put about $7 in the can or I wouldn't have been able to hit the $40 mark. Nice to have a full tank of gas since I have been just putting in the needed amount all month. Especially before the long weekend...I was worried that they would have had the price jacked last night when I went but they didn't! Received the bonus PC PTs with no inquiry which is nice.

    Laundry is still on the go but I am getting there! Will get on it as soon as I get home to get more done and put away. Will take up more new dishes from the box in the basement and wash and put away in cupboard. Then it is one more thing out of the basement. My garbage bag is filing up slowly and I am seeing more space

    Have a wonderful day everyone!
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    Anyone need $1 off Mccain French fries (exp Dec 31st) or $1.50 off Dove Hair product (exp Aug 15) or $1.50 off any Dove/Axe/degree dry spray or Dove advance antiperirants (exp Aug 15)
    Last edited by Frugalbigmama; Thu, Aug 1st, 2019 at 09:52 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frugalbigmama View Post
    Anyone need $1 off Mccain French fries (exp Dec 31st) or $1.50 off Dove Hair product (exp Aug 15) or $1.50 off any Dove/Axe/degree dry spray or Dove advance antiperirants (exp Aug 15)
    Thank you for asking, but I donít need any of those coupons right now.
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    I also have an envelope of coupons ready to mail (kind of back to school theme- Kelloggs cereal, McCain fries, Cavendish wedges, pizza, Armstrong cheese, Quaker crispys, quaker Dipps free WUB buy $6 in Quaker etc
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    one of the things i am trying t focus on... is all the little things.

    today ... it is the watermelon. i am not going to be able to use it all before it goes to waste.... so i had thought about giving half to my neighbour... and while that woul have been nice... my duh moment was ... or... i could purree the rest and make popscicles for next week... no waste... i am making popscicles for next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giseledta View Post
    one of the things i am trying t focus on... is all the little things.

    today ... it is the watermelon. i am not going to be able to use it all before it goes to waste.... so i had thought about giving half to my neighbour... and while that woul have been nice... my duh moment was ... or... i could purree the rest and make popscicles for next week... no waste... i am making popscicles for next week.
    or you can make watermelon lemonade too.
    https://www.chatelaine.com/recipes/r...de-day/slide-5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giseledta View Post
    one of the things i am trying t focus on... is all the little things.

    today ... it is the watermelon. i am not going to be able to use it all before it goes to waste.... so i had thought about giving half to my neighbour... and while that woul have been nice... my duh moment was ... or... i could purree the rest and make popscicles for next week... no waste... i am making popscicles for next week.
    I am really trying to focus on not wasting in the kitchen too. I am going to start really planning the meals with what we have on hand and making sure to freeze stuff before it goes bad etc. I noticed I have cooked chicken in the freezer so am planning to thaw it soon and make DS chicken fried rice. Same with bread.. we have a loaf on the go and 3 packages of English muffins in the fridge. I won't buy more till we use this up. I tossed a dozen eggs the other day because it was way past the expiry date. I need to get back in the habit of frying up eggs so the kids can make quick egg mcmuffins. Same with milk. Mostly its is friends over eating cereal so we don't use it much. I need to watch the expiry date and make homemade mac and cheese to use it up. So that is my focus the next while to get back into the frame of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frugalbigmama View Post
    I am really trying to focus on not wasting in the kitchen too. I am going to start really planning the meals with what we have on hand and making sure to freeze stuff before it goes bad etc. I noticed I have cooked chicken in the freezer so am planning to thaw it soon and make DS chicken fried rice. Same with bread.. we have a loaf on the go and 3 packages of English muffins in the fridge. I won't buy more till we use this up. I tossed a dozen eggs the other day because it was way past the expiry date. I need to get back in the habit of frying up eggs so the kids can make quick egg mcmuffins. Same with milk. Mostly its is friends over eating cereal so we don't use it much. I need to watch the expiry date and make homemade mac and cheese to use it up. So that is my focus the next while to get back into the frame of mind.

    thats just it. its totally a frame of mind issue. being aware of food. and cutting wastage.

    the food savings really add up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giseledta View Post
    thats just it. its totally a frame of mind issue. being aware of food. and cutting wastage.

    the food savings really add up
    Over a week ago I took my youngest out for lunch. Wanted quality time so lunch it was. We went to a local beach Grill and bar. Our lunch cost almost $50. We split a ceaser salad and each had a chicken sandwich/burger with fries. It was good. And part of our summer fun so wasn't worried about the money but still OMG! Later that day was when I found steak at $2.50 LB and bought $40 worth. We will get so many amazing meals from it for less then lunch for 2. Going out to eat is crazy now! (that's why we enjoy our free meals at the casino since we don't usually dine out otherwise)
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    And I am going to work really hard to make sure DS has a made from home lunch. I really slacked last year giving him money basically every single day. It was just easier. We have a plan this year!
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    And I cleaned out my purse/wallet and coupons today. Have my old system ready to use. Small reuseable bag to hold my coupons, shopping list and flyers for the week. All together.
    Toss crap from my wallet and organized cash etc.
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    went to run a few errands today
    first stop library
    -got 3 movies and a book

    then went to bed bath and beyond -got a rubber backed mat for the back patio door (black wont show the dirt )29.99-20% coupon=21.59 plus tax and theses type of mats can run $30 and up

    then on to indigo to look for books for little ones
    3 board books for 6.83 unbelievable prices one was 1.00,then 2.00 then 3.50 plus 33 plum rewards -cant beat those prices

    then on to shoppers seniors day I spent 69.58 but got 10,000 bonus points plus a few personal offers got the teen pack came to 10.39 and there is great stuff in it this year (the girls one)plus chicken breasts 3 for 10.00-20%=8.00-1.60=6.40 not bad for 3 large chicken breasts ,also got p.c nuts 2.99 on sale in a bag and had 600 p.c points =2.39 oh and nice n easy hair dye 6.99-2.00 on box coupon -2.00 checkout51=2.99

    supper tonight chicken breast ,corn on cob and mashed potatoes -yummmm
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    We are under a heat advisory until Sunday. Itís currently 26, feels like 34 and itís only noon. We spent some time in the back yard this morning with sunscreen, hats, bug spray, water bottles, smoothie popsicles, and the water table to play in. Weíll spend the rest of the day indoors with AC on. The mosquitoes are still really bad, I ultimately wore a jean jacket and jeans along with bug spray while I picked our yellow beans. I had nearly a gallon bucket full. Changed back into summer clothes as soon as I was out of that garden patch. I obviously watered the garden while we were out there. We also ate the few garden peas that we found.

    Iím completing the hands on portion of my First Aid, CPR, AED course Wgen Dh gets home from work. I donít think that their temporary location has AC. This might be a very hot evening... at least itíll be done.

    edit: My thumbs/fingers are quite sore from picking those beans. I picked them with my bare hands. Apparently I might need to wear my gloves next time. This was my first harvest with variety.
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    ceil -yes when i returned a few items to the bay thursday i asked and she gave me a slip to call and ask questions -capital one will be noifying people affected
    I am watching my account everyday I check to see if its just my activity ,so on top of this its unfortunate
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