Five frugal things I’ve done this week:
1. We now have a mini herb garden – actually it’s more of a pot but it’s in the garden and it has three different herbs in it so we’re calling it a garden. 😉
I think I’ve said before that we’re not great with the actual growing of plants so when we saw that Morrisons had their herb plants on offer we bought Mint, Rosemary and Chives. Now we just have to keep them alive long enough to benefit from our £3 investment!
2. I love Jo Malone perfume but it’s not very frugal so I only ever get it when Mr Frugal decides to splash the cash for a Birthday or Christmas treat and even then it seems like such a lot to spend on perfume doesn’t it? I love the fruity fragrances though and last week when I was trying to get the last dregs out of my Christmas bottle of Nectarine and Honey Blossom someone commented that it smelled quite similar to one of the Body Shop fragrances. I popped to our local Body Shop outlet store and was pleasantly surprised by the perfumes they do and the prices they sell them for. I was tempted by lots of them to be honest but I went for the Cherry Blossom perfume because it not only smells gorgeous, it was also reduced from £14 each to £5 for one bottle or £7 for two as they’re changing the packaging.
3. I made a 9p stir fry for our tea with a big bag of stir fry that I got reduced at Tesco and a mix of soy sauce and some crushed garlic. Served with some pork chops that we got at the same time for 99p and it was a bargain meal that tasted delicious.
4. I bought a new cookbook which I haven’t had chance to open yet but I’m hoping it’s going to give me lots of inspiration – apparently it’s been republished from the 1970’s so I can’t wait to have a few minutes peace to read it.
5. I have a week off work next week to coincide with half term and we can’t wait. We’ve been busy using our planner to plan a week’s worth of activities that aren’t going to break the bank. We’ve looked in our local free papers, the latest copy of activity times and also checked out our local National Trust properties (we have some vouchers) so we have a whole week’s worth of things to do without spending much at all!
What frugal or thrifty things have you done this week?
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