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We're Spending Wisely to Save More! Home of the $50/week grocery challenge and lots of other great frugal tips and recipes!
We're Spending Wisely to Save More! Home of the $50/week grocery challenge and lots of other great frugal tips and recipes!

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Quick Clean Up: Whistle While You Work
Make your bed!  How many times have you heard that phrase in your life.  The other day I was listening to a video from CLEAN MY SPACE, and they had an idea that I thought was a great one, especially if you have kids.  The idea is to put on your favorite son...
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$50 Grocery Challenge: Spent $44.28
I bought the following groceries this week:  .96  Bacon from the salad bar  .62  Broccoli crowns  .50  Green pepper 1.98  Potatoes, two 5 lb. bags at 99 cents each  .81  Oat bran in bulk 1.68  Pepperoni for Pizza bread 3.06  Parmesan Cheese 1.69 Milk  .94  ...
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Menu for the Week
This week we will be having the following: Tuna Potato Casserole Pizza Bread Shepherd's Pie Chicken and Gravy over Mashed Potatoes Zucchini Bites Breakfast dinner:  Pancakes, Hash Browns, Eggs with Bacon Bits and Cheese Broccoli Cheese Soup with Macaroni Gr...
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$50 Weekly Challenge: Stocking Up
Last week, I planned to use the money for this week to stock up on some things.  Because of this, I froze half of the meals I made last week so I wouldn't have to worry about a lot of cooking or purchasing regular groceries this week.  We also have produce ...
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Christmas Cards
It is fun to receive Christmas cards in the mail each year.  I have saved some from the past two years so I can update people's addresses.  For two years they have been sitting there waiting for me to do that.  Today I finally accomplished it and got everyt...
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Grocery List for the Week $50 Grocery Challenge
As you know, I recently went through my cupboards.  I wrote down some of the things I need to replace and put them on my list for the week.  I checked the fridge and freezer and cupboards and decided on menus that would use some of the things I had already....
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Menu for the Week
This week we are going to try some more new recipes.  Some of the ones last week were good; some were not so good.  I am going to try to make some quick recipes this week, so I can spend less time in the kitchen.  It has been warm lately, and cooking isn't ...
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One Less Thing A Day 2016
In the past several years, I have tried to get rid of one thing per day.  It is amazing how many things are in your home that you really don't need.  I am going to go ahead and start it again this month. For some people, getting rid of just one thing per da...
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Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce/Topping
My friend Margaret has a Strawberry-Rhubarb sauce/topping that we had several years ago with some ice cream.  Since I had an abundance of rhubarb this year, I asked her for the recipe and she gave me permission to share it.  We also have a lot of raspberrie...
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Cleaning Out the Cupboards
There is nothing like getting up early on a Saturday morning and getting to work right away.  Today I cleaned out the cupboards in the kitchen.  They weren't especially needing it, but it is good to regularly go through your cupboards to see if there are an...
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