90 Ways We Saved In The Last 90 Days

90 Ways We Saved In The Last 90 Days

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Super Simple Scarecrow How-To w/Printable

super-simple-scarecrow-how-to-with-printable-facebook-photoThis last weekend we enjoyed a visit with my mother, sister and Grandmother and while they were here I decided we should build some scarecrows.  We created three for the yard, which I will share at a later date, and one for my porch.

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Menu Monday #17

Menu Monday #17

Monday Menu #17

Welcome to Menu Monday #17.  We have a very eclectic menu this week, but everyone in the house should be happy, at least one evening.  We are also serving lots of apples because my wonderful hubby picked a bushel or so at my in-laws this weekend so I could start on our fall freezer cooking.  Apples are a big staple since my daughter adds them to oatmeal, ice cream, pies, pastries, and more.  This year I hope to learn a few new recipes as well.  Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to watch our daily progress as I work at using every bit of our apples efficiently.

Monday:

Breakfast:  Choice- See below

Lunch:  Pizza brought by family.  We made deviled eggs and served chips and veggies with it.

Snack:  O.Y.O.

Supper:  Crock pot Chicken Fajitas

Tuesday

Breakfast:  Choice

Lunch:  Leftovers

Snack:  O.Y.O.

Supper:  Homemade Meatballs, Pasta, Salad & Garlic Bread (on sale this week with Penny Pinchers)

Wednesday

Breakfast:  Choice

Lunch:  Deviled Eggs, Sandwiches & Salad

Snack:  Applesauce, Graham Crackers & Milk

Dinner:  Chicken Breasts, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Corn & Homemade Apple Pie

Thursday

Breakfast:  Choice

Lunch:  Leftovers

Snack:  Pumpkin Spice Bread & Milk

Dinner:  French Toast, Bacon, Fruit & Milk

Friday

Breakfast:  Choice

Lunch:  Leftovers

Snack:  Applesauce, Pumpkin Spice Bread, and Milk

Dinner:  Crock pot Potato Soup, Chicken Strips, Apple Pie

Saturday

Breakfast:  Choice

Lunch:  Leftovers

Snack:  Ice cream & Warm Apples

Dinner:  Nachos and 5 Ingredient/5 Minute Nacho Dip- Recipe to follow on Sunday

Sunday

Breakfast:  Pancakes

Lunch:  Leftovers

Snack:  Chips & Dip

Dinner:  Grilled chicken, Burgers & Veggies, Baked Potatoes with all the toppings, Corn on the Cob


I do not have a shopping trip to share this week because hubby went before our guests came on Monday (Labor Day) and I did not pause long enough to take a photo.  I will share that our total purchases came to approx. $110 including meat and dairy items.  We will resume sharing our weekly shopping trips and recipes next week, now that September has begun and our holiday is over.

Breakfast this week is a choice of:  Oatmeal, Scrambled Eggs, Cereal, Eggos or Bagels/English Muffins with Cream Cheese

What is on your menu this week?  Would you like me to share more of the recipes for the dishes I make, or do you prefer to simply see the menu?  Please let us know in the comments and remember to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest to discover more of what we are up to.

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Sharing Saturday Link Up #35

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This week was interesting at Treasured Tidbits.  We started Business Bootcamp, began babysitting again and met our one month old charge for the first time.  We also began our 30 Day Power Purge to prepare for the garage sale at the end of the month.  Yep, it has been incredibly busy.  How about you?

Personally, I can’t wait to start this amazing month.  We have some great money saving tips ready to share this week, as well as our Menu Monday and maybe even a peek at how we put together a baby shower on a budget.

But NOW it is time for you to share YOUR posts, YOUR products and YOUR life.  Plus catch up on everyone else’s.


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Before we begin, here are just a few guidelines for those of you linking up for the very first time.

Sharing Saturday is a place where you can come to share and read everyday stories from everyday people and learn everything from new recipes to life tips and lots of things in between.

We want to create a family oriented, faith based spot for readers and bloggers alike to find tips, tricks and inspiration for anything pertaining to the home, business or family.

Thank you for stopping by Sharing Saturday Link Up #35.

For more great ideas, recipes, money saving tips and tricks follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and sign up to receive weekly emails.

I want to make a point to say thank you for stopping by, linking up and supporting other bloggers.

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Monday Menu #16

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This week is another “Just Make Do” week at our house.

A review of our checkbook when paying some surprise medical bills and medicine “encouraged” me to plan to eat from the cabinets and freezer for the rest of this week.    The only items purchased this week were 2 gallons of milk, 2 dozen eggs, oats & 2 loaves of bread totaling less than $12.00 total.   If it is on the menu this week we already have it OR we will make adjustments to it and use what is on hand.

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Controlling the Chaos Days 240-269

Now is your chance to purge all those items you skimmed over or haven’t gotten to yet.

Please keep in mind this list was created with our home in mind.  Yours may vary slightly, or you may still be working on items from the previous checklist.

This month is all about purging, not organizing, not cleaning, just purging our home of everything we can put into the garage sale before winter.  Originally we planned our garage sale just to clear our home of clutter, but with the huge amount of medical bills we now have I am hoping to use my part of the proceeds to rebuild our emergency fund.  AND I have promised myself that nothing left from the sale will still be here after 7 days.  Seven days gives me enough time to drop it off to the various resale, consignment and donation shops we frequent. 

What are you going to do with your items?  Decide NOW before you just create “another” pile.

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Sharing Saturday Link Up #34

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For those who are regular readers you will note that this week’s link up is a few days late.  To be honest, I almost didn’t take the time to share it because it is 2 days behind schedule BUT here it is.  I may have been on vacation and am now battling some issues, but that doesn’t mean I can’t help promote other businesses through our weekly link up party, right?

So, who is ready to party this week?  I know I am.  We had a great time at my mom’s a few weeks ago until my daughter had another “episode” and turned everything upside down again.  We are now home, but just taking it one day at a time.  Due to the fact we were not home, dealing with medical stuff and recuperating from our “mini-vacation” I chose not to post anything this past week.  And you know what?  That is okay because our family comes first.  How about you?  How was your week?


I want to give a big shout out to everyone who linked up last week (without reminders) and those who link up faithfully.  I will not be featuring anyone this week due to my time constraints, but I did want to offer the opportunity and hope to read some great articles and discover some great products as well.


Before we begin, here are just a few guidelines for those of you linking up for the very first time.

Sharing Saturday is a place where you can come to share and read everyday stories from everyday people and learn everything from new recipes to life tips and lots of things in between.

We want to create a family oriented, faith based spot for readers and bloggers alike to find tips, tricks and inspiration for anything pertaining to the home, business or family.

Thank you for stopping by Sharing Saturday Link Up #34.

For more great ideas, recipes, money saving tips and tricks follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and sign up to receive weekly emails.

I want to make a point to say thank you for stopping by, linking up and supporting other bloggers.

Bloggers:  Please click here for link up rules and how-tos.

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Sharing Saturday Link Up #33

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Welcome to Treasured Tidbits and our Sharing Saturday Link Up!

We are so happy to see you and can’t wait to see what you have to share.

We have been visiting friends and family this week and are taking a bit of time off from blog work and editing, as a matter of fact I even forgot to schedule this week’s featured posts, but we have it now.

I was so so happy to see some new bloggers (ones I follow myself) linking up and sharing their great thoughts after I sent them a little invite.

We are still making big changes here at T.T. including research, surveys and polls from those on our weekly email list.  Not on it yet?  Sign up today and share YOUR opinion.  We have also been working hard at updating our Pinterest boards and learning to use our fairly new Instagram account.  Want to follow us there?  Simply click the words in blue.  Prefer Facebook for receiving updates?  Then follow us here.


Featured Posts:

Ladies, this week was hard!  Like super hard, so I enlisted some other voters to help me decide.

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What Does Frugal Mean by Anne @ Domesblissity

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Feeling Overwhelmed?  Try this.  by Pam @ Be Healthy, Be Happy, Wellness

Why-you-should-never-shop-without-a-list-200x300Why you should NEVER shop without a list by Emily @ Bay Area Budgeter


GIVEAWAY

I absolutely love the giveaway Buccio Baby Shop is offering this month.  Be sure to check it out here.

Buccio August GiveawayIt is open until August 31st and super easy to enter.


Before we begin, here are just a few guidelines for those of you linking up for the very first time.

Sharing Saturday is a place where you can come to share and read everyday stories from everyday people and learn everything from new recipes to life tips and lots of things in between.

We want to create a family oriented, faith based spot for readers and bloggers alike to find tips, tricks and inspiration for anything pertaining to the home, business or family.

Thank you for stopping by Sharing Saturday Link Up #30.

For more great ideas, recipes, money saving tips and tricks follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and sign up to receive weekly emails.

I want to make a point to say thank you for stopping by, linking up and supporting other bloggers.

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Sharing Saturday Link Up #32

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Welcome to Treasured Tidbits and our Sharing Saturday Link Up!

We are so happy to see you and can’t wait to see what you have to share.

We are still making big changes here at T.T. including research, surveys and polls from those on our weekly email list.  Not on it yet?  Sign up today and share YOUR opinion.  We have also been working hard at updating our Pinterest boards and learning to use our fairly new Instagram account.  Want to follow us there?  Simply click the words in blue.  Prefer Facebook for receiving updates?  Then follow us here.

I also want to share an AMAZING giveaway my friends at Brilliant Business Moms is offering.  It is overflowing with over $1,000 worth of giveaways including gift cards, swag, planners and more.   The giveaway is only open until midnight on the 15th so be sure to head over to enter the giveaway NOW!  Use this link.

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Before we begin, here are just a few guidelines for those of you linking up for the very first time.

Sharing Saturday is a place where you can come to share and read everyday stories from everyday people and learn everything from new recipes to life tips and lots of things in between.

We want to create a family oriented, faith based spot for readers and bloggers alike to find tips, tricks and inspiration for anything pertaining to the home, business or family.

Thank you for stopping by Sharing Saturday Link Up #30.

For more great ideas, recipes, money saving tips and tricks follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and sign up to receive weekly emails.

I want to make a point to say thank you for stopping by, linking up and supporting other bloggers.

Bloggers:  Please click here for link up rules and how-tos.

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August Shopping Trip- Stocking Up

August Shopping Trips & Stocking Up

We decided that stocking up on drinks last month was a great idea.  It reduced the amount of extra store trips we made considerably, and helped me manage the overall grocery budget better.  Because of our drink requirements and limitations it takes a considerable amount of our monthly grocery budget ($150/$500).  This month I was able to splurge on the Starbucks Drinks (.50 each) with the money we saved buying in bulk at the beginning of the month.  Besides, it is a much cheaper to put in the fridge and take on doctor’s trips than buying something on the road, and it makes a nice, refreshing treat for the teens and hubby.

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