Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Frugal Family Fun ~ Hot Days Here Today
I started the day off by watering our gardens and picking lettuce. The lettuce will be made into salads for this very hot day today. I'm so glad we plant a garden. It saves us so much money, and provides a healthier meal as well. We also picked some fresh home grown strawberries.
The weather today is up in the high 90's, but feels like 100°. It is not even comfortable to sit in the porch either. The kids found something fun to do. I may have to join them.
They are painting pictures, while sprawled out on the cool kitchen floor.
I found another way to cut our costs down. Without a pattern, I crocheted a two sided scrubber. I bought the thin green scrubbers, and cut them in half. I crocheted into the scrubber, then crocheted an all cotton side for the opposite side and stitched them together.
We won't be wasting our money on sponge/scrubbers any more.
I didn't have a pattern, but if this holds up during it's test run in the kitchen, I'll see about writing one out.
Which reminds me, I need to make more of these:
Our last one was just plain worn out already. These make nice gifts also, so I better watch for store sales on the netting.