As most of you know by now, I do a great deal of yeast baking. I know that this is an intimidating sort of baking for most people so, armed with many pictures, I’m going to try to make it seem a little more do-able to you. This summer I tried starting a baking blog, […]
Archives for December 2008
Since Christmas was on a Thursday last week(which is my grocery shopping day) and we were so busy running around, I didn’t actually plan a menu or go grocery shopping until today. So, here’s a late grocery spending report and my short menu. I’ll post my normal one on Saturday. I spent $35.34 at Aldi’s […]
I’m not sure how much I’ll be posting between now and Monday, but for now here are some pictures of Christmas morning at Chez Frugal Girl. Joshua Lisey Sonia Zoe(notice the cloth gift bag?) The Husband and The Frugal Girl herself.
I first read about making cloth gift bags a few years ago in The Complete Tightwad Gazette, so the credit goes to Amy Dacyzyn. They can, of course, be made from new fabric but as any experienced seamstress knows, that immediately ups the cost of a project. So, I prefer to make them from free […]
Last year, Old Navy carried a line of velour holiday dresses which sold for $39.50. I didn’t see them until after Christmas, when they were marked down to $19.99. At 50% off, I decided they were worth a try, so I hauled a couple back to the fitting room and tried them on. I liked […]
It was a good grocery shopping week…I’m so under budget! I spent $43 at Aldi’s, and $22.25 at Weis(notice how the proportion of my spending at Aldi’s has increased?). So, I’ve only spent $65.25! Woohoo! Of course, this is partially due to the fact that we are eating at other people’s houses a number of […]