Monthly Archives: October 2009

October Freebies

I like to keep a list of what I get free, or costing me just a few cents, every month. This is a great reminder to me of how God blesses our family in my efforts in being a true Home Economist. We were on vacation for 2 weeks, so my purchases were lighter, but here are my deals for the weeks I was home in October:

Publix Mystery Coupon Items:
loaf of white bread (turned into croutons)

Rolling CVS Extracare Bucks:
2 12-packs TP

Rolling Walgreen’s Register Rewards:
4 lb honey
tub of wet wipes

Great Sale Prices Combined with Coupons Makes Free:
Canola oil
fresh pineapple
2 6-packs grape juice
3 lb cheddar cheese
2 boxes Swiss Miss
2 4-packs Activia yogurt

Free Deals:
4 lb bag oranges (Kroger’s price guarantee)

Given to Me:


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End-of-Summer Sewing

I did a couple of quick sewing projects at the beginning of the month, just before we went on vacation. We were headed to the tropics, so I made two cool cotton skirts. The white one is made from a piece of fabric I have had for years; it has a woven-in floral design. I have used the pattern several times before; it is one of my current favorites because I like the way the inset triangular godets give fullness to the hem while keeping the waist and hips more fitted.
The blue tropical print is a remnant I bought on summer clearance. The pattern for this one (Butterick 3134) I had never used, and, after tweaking it, I really love the style and fit. It has 8 gores, which flare out at the hem, but not as full as a trumpet hem. (Please pardon the hair; we had just been snorkeling.)

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