1. Groceries: We bought a lotttt of food, most of which was for the camping trip. Hubs decided to use credit card rewards to pay for it, so I don't know what the total was. Earlier in the week, I found a marked-down bag of avocados for $1.00, and some vanilla beans ($4.49 each!) and stevia extract in the bargain bin. Also... blueberries were on sale! We ended up buying a $5.00 2 lb. clamshell, then another $5.00 2 lb. clamshell, and then an $11.00 5 lb. box for the camping trip. So I guess you could say we spent most of our regular weekly grocery money on blueberries. Which was, again, totally worth it! I didn't freeze any because the price of already-frozen berries was the same as the on-sale fresh ones. But at $2.50 per pound or less, I couldn't resist binge-eating the fresh ones. I had wanted to go to a U-pick this year, but buying the berries from Kroger just as cheap (by the time you pay for gas to a U-pick) and just as tasty, with far less work involved.
2. Cooking: I made yogurt with almost-expired milk and shredded some gifted zucchini for the freezer. I also saved some celery ends to dry and use in soup.
3. Garden: I harvested cucumbers from the garden. My mother-in-law gifted us the zucchini mentioned above and some sweet corn, which was super delicious!
4. Cans: I collected some recyclable cans while on bike rides with Baby Girl.
5. Personal care items: I found some of our favorite brands and needed items in the clearance bin at Kroger. They weren't the best-ever deal, but I did save about $10.00, compared to regular Walmart or Amazon prices.
6. Entertainment: We went to our local county fair to see all of the 4-H projects. Our fair is pretty toned down with just still exhibits and animals; there is no carnival or vendors. It is a lovely, family-friendly fair, and free to attend.
That is going to be all for this week. Thankfully our summer is beginning to wind down. I was tempted to write down some new frugal accomplishments from yesterday (Monday), but I am going to save them for next week.