|Our homemade Halloween Jack-o-Lantern pizza.|
I had a 'town day' this week and combined several errands to make better use of our time and gasoline. I also learned that the place where I was getting my glasses and eye exam had a new location that was much closer to all my other errands, and I was able to switch to that location, which saved a little more time and fuel. I used a half-off coupon at the craft store for something I will be using for some Christmas gifts, and I picked up some autumn and halloween rubber stamps for .45 each.
I've been trying to get a turkey fryer set for the past several weeks, preferably used. This week, I got a set, used once, for $20. They are selling rather high in our area, even used, so I am very happy with this purchase. Husband wants to try frying a turkey this year, so now we are ready. They can also be used to do shrimp boil, and I am thinking that if I can turn the burner low enough, I could make tamales in the big pot. (If not, I could use the big pot on my stovetop for the tamales.) If you have other ideas or suggestions, please leave me a comment!
I got an igloo-style dog house for Taffy this week on freecycle. She is uncertain about the door flap, but I think we can help her get past that with some treats.
I've been giving Taffy a bath once a week, both to keep her clean and to get her used to the idea. So far, she fits in the laundry tub in our basement, but I don't know if that will always be true. I just use human shampoo, and it seems to be fine for her. I trimmed her nails this week, for the second time, and it was much easier than the first time.
We got books and movies from the library. We really, really love the library.
It was pretty weather most of the week and I was able to hang the laundry on the clothesline. I used our homemade laundry soap too.
We are going to 'bell train' Taffy so that she can let us know when she needs to go outside, so I made these for the front and back door of our house. I had everything on hand, so there was no cost.
|Apparently, macrame' and braiding are both like riding a bike!|
We made some halloween decorations for the front step from milk cartons, sharpies and glow in the dark bracelets. They are a bit of a pinterest fail (not as bright as I expected), but we had fun.
We also used sharpies and shrinky dink plastic to make ID tags for the dog. Fun!
I hope you had a great week, and a great October. Don't forget to share your frugal accomplishments in the comments!