Thursday, March 14, 2024

Thrifty and Frugal Thursdays

 Thrifty and Frugal 

It's been a cloudy day again, the sun is just starting to peek out from between the clouds. Of course too late for me to work on my stitching. 

It has been a nice thrifty and frugal week here on the old Phillips homestead.

I made bread crumbs from some of the bits and bobs of old dried bread pieces I had.

From the remains of the last dry, stale loaf (this happens way to much with homemade bread) I made garlic flavoured croutons.

Free exercise this week while the sun shone as I had a couple of longer walks.

Our gas bill was lower this month as was our electric bill and the phone bill (phone bill was because I got a $50.00 credit for doing our internet contract online). 

The bills will all be paid tomorrow online saving stamps or the gas I would use running around.

I baked a new loaf of bread.

Used the leftover rice to make rice pudding.

Rummaged through the fridge freezer and replanned meals for the upcoming weeks to use things up in there.

I have been reading free books on my ereader. Some have been very good, the one I am reading now is a bit confusing.

Did a bit of decluttering as well. 

I am also reading a few pages every day in my Simpler Living book which I will share with all of you tomorrow. I am really glad I pulled it out to read once again. It has reopened my eyes as to what is really important.

Still on the use up the craft stash mentality. So far I have used up quite a bit of yarn, and my fabric stash is slowly going down as well. 

I did a bit of research on why I could be having so much lower back pain, and discovered I could be taking a bit too much Vitamin D, so I am going to cut back on that and see what happens. Then my next doctor appointment I am going to discuss with him what exactly are the amounts I should be taking. It has been more or less a guessing game on my part.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. It isn’t difficult to find out how much Vit D to take…just Google it

  2. I know the recommendations for Vit D have been backed off over the last 8 years or so. Good idea to google it.
    Lots of thrifty happenings, hope the sun comes out for you so you can stitch. :)

  3. When you said that about the bread crumbs, I was thinking croutons and voila! You made those too! How yummy! Nice deal on the $50 credit on your phone. Our electric bill was lower this month too, so I'm very happy about that,

  4. I just asked the Mayo Clinic web site about Vit D and their recommendation is 600IU for people under 70 and 800 for people over 70. By that measurement I know we're taking too much. Might have to check into that a little further.

  5. Yes, please do check with your doctor about your back pain, you may need an xray or something similar.

  6. Sorry to hear you're having back pain. I hope you find out what is causing it.