okay people, its time to put our heads together and think of more ways that we can be frugal!
my idea for this week may seem a bit like cheating since not everyone is in the same sort of position, but one of the biggest ways i've been able to be frugal lately is through having GREAT in-laws!!
josh's parents (and gramps) have planted a great big vegetable garden this year. we've already been enjoying delicious strawberries and fresh cilantro, and can hardly wait for all of the other yummy things to pop up. they also have chickens who lay plenty of eggs that we get to eat (free range and hormone free, nonetheless!)
a couple of weeks ago when we were in a severe pinch, chris showed up with a few essential grocery items and a gift card to buy more! she also pays me to clean her house every now and then, which goes straight towards putting food on our table. we are so blessed.
josh's job as an electrician allows him to collect scraps of copper wire and turn them in to the recycling depot for cash. between our in-laws and the wire, our pantry is currently sittin' pretty. good thing too, because we have visitors staying with us for much of the rest of this month! i've been diving into recipe books lately, looking for meal ideas that don't require me to buy a whole bunch of ingredients.
there's my ideas for this week. i hope you'll share your ideas in the comments below!