Since we are indeed an Irish family, and St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and I am a firm believer of being thrifty in any way I can – then why not do a post on green?
Keeping these hard economic times in mind, and the fact that our green dollar seems to be diminishing – I wanted to share with you ways that I saved money just this very week, and ways that our family will be saving money in months to come through our garden.
Broken lawnmower fixed by hubs - $27
First mow of the year
Beautiful lawn clippings recycled - $5 compost bin
New green tablecloth - Good Will $2.99
New white dish, making my set “13” – Good Will $1.49
Leftover bulbs forced inside
Hair colored professionally, but said NO to a haircut – saved $25
Green flare added to geese
Ironed hubs shirts – saved $20 dry-cleaners bill
Fresh homegrown rosemary for dipping sauce
Cold frames producing fresh, glorious greens
Bargain greenhouse for $149 (mail order)
Green-lid recycling bin ready for spring yard work
Besides recycling and reusing and buying at Good Will or looking for bargains in the stores, our family is really trying to cut back.
We’re eating out less, looking for more grocery bargains, trying to be as efficient as we can in our home.
When we entertain, most of the time we delegate and split the meals.
I never want to use the excuse that we can’t have guests into our home because it’s just too expensive. There are ways around that!
Just this week at Balcony Girls I asked the girls to contribute toward the crafts. The families are so generous and willing to help out.
Everyone seems to have green on their minds, whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day, the dollar, or recycling.
What green is on your mind?
If you want to learn more about saving money on meals, visit Erin at $5 Dinners. She has some amazing ideas to share.
Check out what The Nester has going on with her green succulent beauties!
And read about Melissa's green obsession!