If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Frugal February

My brother brought me a big stack of recent coupon supplements. He also saves his Boxtops for Education for my grandchildrens school.

My Aldi had pints of heavy cream, that are close to their date, for 49 cents. I plan on making freezer biscuits with some and I used one to make this delicious Creamy Tomato soup, she said the leftovers freeze well so I put the extra in serving size containers in the freezer.


Grandson Gavin will be 5 tomorrow! He spent most of today with us and he really had fun playing with this gift from his Aunt, a Stomp Rocket. His uncles had a lot of fun with it too, maybe even more than Gavin.  It would be a great gift for boys of all ages. It is pretty simple, it has an air bag that you stomp, and the harder you stomp, the higher the rockets go.

And now we are waiting on the heating repair man. The furnace comes on but just for a few seconds and shuts back off within heating the house. Hopefully he can fix it tonight, if not we will be sleeping in the living room with the gas fireplace burning. 

It may be an especially good thing I planned to be especially frugal in February.

15 comments:

  1. That does look like fun and I can see why the men liked it, too!

    Stay warm! Hope it's a frugal fix! :)

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    1. Betsy, I think your guys would like the stomp rocket too. It is really fun to watch and stomp and fetch the rockets. j
      You stay warm too, you seem to be in an everlasting hard winter.

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  2. I hope yu got your furnace fixed!

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    1. Susan, I am sure your prayers had much to do with our heat being restored so quickly, thank you!

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  3. Those stomp rockets were a hit when my kids were little. Of course me and my hubby were right there with them playing! I hope you get your furnace fixed.

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    1. really? I had never heard of these rockets until yesterday but they are great! I am not surprised they have stood the test of time.

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  4. What a nice score on the heavy cream. My boys always loved rockets. It looks like your family was having a great time with it. I hope your furnace got fixed. Please stay warm.

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    1. We have been warm and thankfully the furnace was an easy fix
      That rocket is great, your grandson would like it too.

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  5. Happy coupon clipping! That's one thing I always look forward to in the Sunday paper - the coupon inserts. Happy birthday to Gavin - looks like he and his uncles were having fun with the rocket stomper! You're lucky there's no snow on the ground right now so that everyone can have some fun outside. (Well, with the rocket, anyway. I bet the grandkids would have fun in the snow, if there were any.) I hope the problems with your furnace aren't anything major and that you get it fixed right away...

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    1. I have been enjoying getting those Sunday coupons ever since they first started.
      We are supposed to get snow this coming week, maybe 2 or 3 times even.
      I saw your Chicago snow totals forecast, yikes times a million!

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  6. Hopefully by now your furnace is repaired. I just got the bill for our 10 p.m.-furnace-repairman-visit we had in December. Haven't opened it yet since I'm kind of afraid to. It was during that time when our temps and wind chills were way, way below zero, so there was no option. sigh.
    Happy Birthday to Gavin! Now I want a stomp-rocket, too! :)

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    1. Tammy, your family would love a stomp rocket. It is really a group activity as some people stomp and some have to fetch the rockets and we all had fun watching to see how high each one went.. I think I am going to use some swagbucks and order a stomp rocket to keep here for family events.

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  7. Prayers for your heater :( This winter has been so cold and seems to go on forever

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    1. Phil the groundhog says winter is going to last 6 more weeks too.
      the heat fix was easy for the repairman and I don't think will cost too much.

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  8. Another exciting recipe, thanks!

    I hope you are keeping warm enough now, I hope the lucky grandson had a great birthday :-)

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