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Five Frugal Things | better scrubs

1. I bought two sets of scrubs at an outlet

For my PCT job at the hospital, I can wear whatever scrubs I want.

(So….definitely not my student scrubs!!)

I’m scheduled for 70 hours in the next week and a half because of orientation and training, but after that, I’m not going to be full-time.

So, I just bought two sets of scrubs, which, with strategic washing, will get me through this 70-hour stint.

Kristen in gray scrubs.

It is so nice to wear a top that is not a rectangle!

I don’t really want to invest a ton of money into scrubs because if I do end up working in Labor and Delivery when I graduate, I’m not even gonna need my own scrubs (they are provided as part of the job in that department, since you have to go into surgery sometimes).

2. I used an Amazon promotional offer

Zoe needed a new bottle of Cerave lotion (dermatologist recommended!), so I added a bottle to my Amazon cart.

Then I saw that there was a $10 credit offer if you spend $35.

I was already at $18.76, so I was like, “Hmm, if I add $6.25 of stuff, I’ll get a free $10.”

That seemed worth it to me, so I poked through the offerings and found a few other skin-related products we needed.

And I used my newly-found Amazon gift cards to pay for the whole order.

3. I mowed my yard

Yes, I am going to give myself credit for this each time I do it, probably.

I don’t love doing yard work, and each time, I almost crack and pay someone to do it. 

mowed yard.

So when I don’t crack, I am going to give myself a pat on the back, thank you very much.

4. I used my birthday freebie leftovers

You know how I got that free crab soup and bread with seasoned oil and Parmesan?

bread wrapped in foil.

Well, I saved the extra oil and Parmesan, and this week I used the oil on some sautéed carrots, and I sprinkled the Parmesan on top. 

carrots with parmesan.

5. I…

  • made yogurt
  • made coffee at home
  • did a bang-up job of eating almost all the veggies in my fridge 
  • bought a big pack of chicken on sale and froze it into Zoe/me sized portions

Your turn! What frugal things have you been up to lately?

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Friday 21st of June 2024

The scrubs look great on you!

My 5 Frugals

1) Unsubscribed from Amazon prime and watched movies we already have or from the library. 2) Used bowling gift card and kids free summer sign up to go bowling for free with my family on my birthday. 3) Cut mine and my girls’ hair. 4) Eat up free lunch leftovers. 5) Mended my husband’s holey socks and my girls’s dress.


Thursday 20th of June 2024

Is your yogurt like Greek yogurt?


Thursday 20th of June 2024

So, it's more like traditional yogurt, but if you want to make it into Greek yogurt, you can simply line a strainer with a coffee filter, add the yogurt, and let the extra liquid drain out. It's quick and easy to do!

Chris b

Tuesday 18th of June 2024

1. picked lots of clover for clover tea. Mmmmm. 2. Volunteering for days for girls lifts my spirits. Plus, it helps women around the world. 3. Libby app (library )and Bookbub, Fussy Librarian, and Bookdoggy for free books. 4. Made beef roast barley vegetable soup. 5. Hamburger family packs on sale, portioned smaller for meals.


Tuesday 18th of June 2024

When you do your yardwork, the yardwork you almost crack and pay someone, put that money aside for yourself to do something special or get something special you need or want. 1) It was my daughter & son-in-law anniversary. I made the card with my newfound art--zentangle. 2) I got some free perennials from my friend for the perennial garden I am working on for my daughter. 3) My husband has been complaining that our electric coffeepot was not making good coffee, so for father's day I bought him a new fancy coffee maker that my daughter suggested. The price was reduced with coupon and Kohl's cash. The club I belong to will be making snack bags for needy in Sept. We will be putting white socks in the bag. I used my Kohl's cash for that. The coffeemaker was not inexpensive but not the most expensive; but I don't generally go to coffee shops. 4) My library

Brenda D

Tuesday 18th of June 2024

Well, we are back from vacation, so it’s time to get frugal. 1. We got back on FatherDay, and I hadn’t remembered to buy a card, so I recycled last years card in a new envelope. My husband said “You always find the best cards!” WIN! 2. I had a BOGO promotion from Subway, plus $2 in reward points, so we got two 12” subs for $10. 3. I donated blood today, and the credit union sponsoring the drive gave out nice water bottles as thank you gifts. I needed a new one for my air travel, as I broke the lid to my old one. 4. Returned bottles and cans for refund, made $6. 5. Forgot that I had attended a meeting for ballot clerks before vacation, so found a $30 deposit in the checking account today. Kristen, I love your new scrubs!

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