2. Shopping: I went shopping at Aldi this week and spent $10.76. You can watch my haul below:
4. Made another Goodwill donation. If feels so good to get rid of things we don't need! I also listed some items on Ebay, so hopefully those will sell.
5. Made yogurt, Greek yogurt and cheese.
6. Line dried two loads of laundry.
7. Made a new batch of oatmeal lavender soap! I got to use my new soap mold (Bulk Apothecary) and wavy soap cutter (garage sale). Both of them made the process so much easier and faster. I also melted/rendered almost all of my fat collections into single-batch-sized blocks. "My fat collection" sounds really weird, but I save little scraps and bits of fat in the freezer. Then I melt these scraps down and use them half and half with olive oil to make goat's milk soap. If I can use free fat and free goat's milk for soap, it means my only costs are the olive oil (cheap enough at Walmart), lye and essential oils. Selling one bar of soap will pay for a whole batch (10 bars), and the rest of the profit from each batch is mine to keep.
8. Menu Planning: Some meals we had this week were spaghetti, leftover chili, fettuccine alfredo, hash, chicken salad wraps, turkey/swiss sandwiches and turkey noodle soup. If you'd like to see HOW I make some of these meals, be sure to check out my Weekly Menu playlist on Youtube. Every week I plan meals according to the same basic menu (pizza, tacos, rice, sandwiches, etc.). As seasons and sales fluctuate, I do variations on those basic meals. Currently I have Monday-Friday dinner videos up, but this week I am going to start adding lunch videos.
Normally I give a little introduction to each meal and show each ingredient, where I got it and how much it costs. These are NOT difficult meals to make. Most of them are made in my Instant Pot, but you can also use the oven, stovetop or crock pot. I use the Instant Pot because it is fast, easy, saves money on electricity/propane, and it also makes for easy cleanup.
I had time to edit three new videos this week. One was my grocery haul (of course) but I also did a library "haul"; a condensed book review of three books that I checked out at the library. Two of the books were good, and one of them was not. Lastly, I made a farmers market video about the stuff I sell at farmers market and how I package it.
Aldi Haul: $10.76
Library Haul: Tidying Up & Orchids
Selling at a Farmers Market: Products & Packaging
So that's about it for my week. What were some of your frugal projects?