Time for an update from Brown Acres!
Our lives are a hectic mess right now=(.
Between football, school, and laundry, there isn't much time for anything else.
Still, with this schedule we are keeping, I am trying to live as frugally as possible.
It's alot harder when one is working full time, has a house to upkeep, and a child involved in sports, but I am trying anyways.
I garden and can my produce.
Mom and Dad have a great processor that I used a couple weekends ago. I got 8 quarts of tomato juice! I was pretty pleased. My sis (blurred out in the background) helped a bunch! It went very fast thanks to her!
Secondly, I have been price matching at Wal-mart.
This saves time and effort from running all around town to get the store "loss-leaders" advertised each week. Plus, if wally world doesn't carry a specific brand, they still will price match an equivalent.
I mainly buy meats and produce as those are usually the best buys. I save at least half of my grocery budget each month doing this.
I also have been doing freezer meals and filling up our upright freezer with fast and easy dinners.
I stock up on a loss leader (like chicken breast for .99 cents a LB) and then following recipes that we either already love, or from these cookbooks I whip up some meals, package them in ziplock bags, and freeze them up.
This has been a huge time saver.
And lastly, for now, I am trying to make some extra cash by re-doing furniture. I have some end tables in the works right now, but its gonna be at least a couple more days before I show those off, because I just don't have a bunch of time to commit to them right now. I spend an hour or so, give or take, each day working on them, so hopefully they will get finished.
Why, you may ask, am I doing all this? Well, I would like to be able to save some money up so that if we do ever actually buy a farm or property, we will have a cushion to get ourselves started. Plus, I would love to quit my job and be a farmer/artist in whatever form that takes.
In other news:
Here is our sweet Hazel. She is such a good dog. Now if I could only get her not to run off into the woods every time she's off a leash we'd be great.
My brother got to come in for a quick visit! I love this man. He is the coolest. We had such a great time hanging out with him over the long weekend. The kids were super excited to see him.
There was a lot of fishing involved.....
Zach friend, Matt. So silly.
It was a great visit! I can't wait till thanksgiving!
It's storming today....
Here is a crazy picture from my front stoop. Looks like fall.
Yup, those are leaves.
Its an inside day today! Woot woot! I may read....all day=)