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We harvested string beans, zucchini, peppers, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, celery & blueberries from the garden.
Last Monday, I did a spur of the moment trip to the Cape May Zoo. Admission to the zoo is free. The children and I had a wonderful time. While there are other zoos closer to us, the cost of admission & parking would have been more than the cost of gas to drive to Cape May. We had a great day walking around and seeing the animals. I fully disconnected from the world for a few hours and engaged with my children. It was wonderful!
I did my major grocery shopping at the ShopRite in Warminster that offers TRIPLE COUPONS! I save over 60% on that shopping trip, and have restocked our pantry and fridge.
The deal that made me happiest was on ice cream novelties. With coupons and instant savings, I purchased 5 boxes of Blue Bunny ice cream sandwiches and 2 boxes of Popsicles for $1 out of pocket! Now when the ice cream truck comes around, we can grab our own treats directly from the freezer instead.
After renting a carpet shampooer monthly (sometimes more often – we have an old cat who sometimes misses the litter box), I decided to purchase a shampooer instead. I selected the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer after reading reviews on a variety of websites. I was very happy with the price point of this particular shampooer, and we got it from Amazon for only $138; since we had been paying $30+ a month on the rental, this machine will pay for itself in less than 5 months.
We stayed home on the 4th of July, instead of going to the beach or a big event. We did burgers & dogs on the grill and relaxed as a family.