Miscellany {5 things style}

Yesterday I mistakenly stated that I would have a guest post up on The Frugal Farmer. I’m not sure what I was thinking, because it will be up Monday, April 10. I’ll blame it on mommy brain 🙂 

5 Frugal Things

  • I scanned my CVS Xtra Care card at the in-store kiosk for some coupons. I received a $1.50 off a laundry detergent purchase and there happened to be an off-brand (I’m not picky!) for $1.47 making it FREE.
  • We experienced some torrential rain late last week that resulted in a roof leak. Although we rent, renting from family means that we take care of whatever repairs we can. Mr. Daisy climbed up in the attic and realized the leak was coming from the chimney. We had some goop (I have no idea what it’s actually called) so he patched up the leak in a matter of minutes. There will be no long term damage since we handled it immediately and it cost us $0.
  • We have been diligently composting our coffee grounds, produce scraps, and paper. Even Little Daisy is in on the fun!
  • I sold a few items that have been up on eBay for a better part of one month. An extra $75 in our account got transferred directly to savings. (In my post from yesterday, I talk about how we are focusing on savings rather than debt repayment over the next few months)
  • I packed and ate lunch at work all week (which is HUGE for me), drank home-brewed and work-brewed coffee and tea, did not have to purchase any Easter eggs (thanks to Little Daisy’s grandmas) or a basket.

5 Things That Are Making Me Happy

  • The Duluth Trading No-Yank Tank(I’m not affiliated, but hit me up Duluth!) This tank top is the bomb. The price is extremely reasonable when compared to the quality and performance of the product. I have curves, and my tank tops are constantly riding or I’m pulling them down so that I don’t resemble a plumber. These tank tops do exactly what  they say they’ll do. Whether I’m working in the garden, throwing bales of hay, helping a cow give birth, or simply cleaning my house…these bad boys stay put. They’re soft, breathable, have the perfect amount of coverage, and hold up well. I have 4 of them, that’s how much I adore these tank tops. Mr. Daisy raves about their button down shirts, t-shirts, and outerwear also.

work clothes

  • Although I don’t appreciate that random winter storm that hit us last night, I can appreciate the beauty:
snow storm
                                I love the way fresh snow looks on tree branches.
  • Prior to this snow storm, spring had sprung here in the Great Lakes region. With spring comes babies! Baby pigs, baby cows, and baby chickens. Little Daisy is getting her first dip into the spring farm lifestyle and she’s soaking it all in. Here’s some proof of spring:
                                                   Little Daisy helping haul compost.


crocus flowers
                                                                Crocus flowers
  • Another thing I’m loving that could have been included in my 5 Frugal Things is a contest I won on one of my favorite blogs! Hannah over at Eat, Drink, and Save Money offered a $50 gift card to a really cool website called IncrediBundles and I won! I picked out items for Little Daisy’s Easter basket that only cost me $2 out of pocket. Here’s what I got her:
  • Lastly, I’m loving that my mom and I just planned a girl’s day getaway for her and I later this month! It will be nice to hit up some museums a few hours away and just bond with her.

What are you loving this week? Do any of them cross over into the frugal world?


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  1. Erik @ The Mastermind Within | 7th Apr 17

    I’m loving people who are interested in becoming better. I’m surrounding myself with like-minded individuals and it’s making life great.

    It’s going to be 73 on Saturday here in Minneapolis! Spring is here!

    Thanks for sharing – Erik

    • Mrs. Daisy | 7th Apr 17

      Hi Erik! Same here in Ohio – the a high of 39 today…but 71 and 75 Sunday/Monday!

  2. Laurie @thefrugalfarmer | 8th Apr 17

    Ohio! I was wondering where you were that you got snow – yuck!!! So, do those tank tops have cotton and spandex, or are they 100% cotton? I like a little stretch in my tanks. 🙂 So cool that you are planning a getaway with your mom – I’m jealous! I’ll have to do that someday soon. 🙂

  3. Katy | 9th Apr 17

    The weather was SO nice for us this past week, and it’s looking good for this coming week! We have been enjoying some frugal fun in the afternoons/evening taking our lil toddler to the playgrounds. I don’t hate winter, but I always forget how much I LOVE being able to enjoy being outside when spring comes!

  4. Troy @ Market History | 11th Apr 17

    After a month of rain, it’s finally clearing up now. Next week is supposed to be sunny and 75.

    • Mrs. Daisy | 13th Apr 17

      I’m just happy we’re clear of snow for a few months 🙂

  5. Adriana @MoneyJourney | 16th Apr 17

    We actually had no snow whatsoever this past winter. Not even a sad snowflake. It was pretty sad! However… we’ve been having an amazing weather this past few weeks! And sunny days always make me happy 🙂 Besides, enjoying a day in the sun is always free, heheh!

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