While there aren't quite enough accomplishments to make this a "Frugal Accomplishments" post, there are still a few things I wanted to share with you from last week.
Groceries: I did a full grocery haul for the first time in a few weeks, shopping at Kroger. Total spent was $26.54. The best deal I got was cheese for $2.00 per pound (2.5 lbs.). Pineapples were also $0.88 each so I got one of those, and a box of cereal for $0.99 (which wasn't a spectacular deal, but it was a decent price). Bagels were free, Little Debbies were $0.99 each. The herbal teas were $4.49 each ($0.30 per bag... ouch!) but they taste good and I feel like they really work for soothing a sore throat. If I were truly frugal I'd probably mixing my own herbal teas, but then I'd have to buy a whole bunch of new herbs. Which would probably cost more than the bagged tea. Hmmm....
After one failed attempt, I was able to grow a new kombucha mushroom from a bottle of store-bought kombucha. GT's is the ONLY way to go if you're trying to grow a scoby, folks! Don't waste your money on store brand sugary pink lemonade kombucha, because it won't work.
Anyway, I bought some new swing-top bottles for flavored kombucha. They weren't cheap at $3.17 per bottle, but now I won't have to worry about exploding bottles. Not only that, but these are clear bottles so they'll be easier to clean. I think this was a good purchase.
Next, I bought a little baby-sized set of silverware on Amazon, for Baby. This was recommended by a Montessori blogger I follow, to help with eating solids. At $3.20 per piece, I was a little disappointed at how wide the the spoons, forks and knives were, for being "baby" sized. They're more like regular forks and spoons that have been shortened a little.
I'm starting to keep track of frugal accomplishments again, so hopefully I'll have some more interesting things to blog about next week.
*For those who aren't aware, the Montessori Method eschews the use of artificial materials like plastic. "Real" items made of wood, glass, metal or cotton are preferred. If you're not creative, you can go to a special Montessori store and spend a fortune on toys, tools and supplies. If you don't want to spend a fortune, you have to think outside of the box or make everything yourself.