Frugal Accomplishments: Second Week of February
1. For Valentine's Day breakfast, I made strawberry shortcake with frozen sliced strawberries from the garden. Because I used free strawberries and cut the recipe in half for the two of us, it only cost about a dollar to make.
2. Hubs bought me a dozen roses this week! They didn't come with greenery, so I used a technique I learned in flower school to arrange the flowers in a round bouquet before putting them in a vase.
4. Started some seeds that were on my February gardening list. For the echinacea seeds below, I used a glass bread pan covered with plastic wrap to keep the moisture in. I used a permanent marker to write the seed type and date on top, in order to keep better track of the different seeds.
6. I used some coupons to get a free bottle of salad dressing and bag of blueberry bagels.
7. Started to make an apron from some pretty fabric I bought at a garage sale years ago. I'm using a 1940's pattern that came in my pattern treasure box from last spring. We bought the bias trim at Joann's, and Hubs pulled up a coupon on his phone to get 20% off my entire order. When I'm done, I'll probably sell the apron if I don't love it too much. :)
10. Wrapped a gift with free brown kraft paper and tulle that I bought at a garage sale.
Goals for next week:
1. Plant more seeds on my February gardening list.
2. Arrange pictures on the living room wall.
3. Finish blue apron.