Frugal Friday

Tracy / September 15, 2006

What a morning this is turning out to be! The plans that I made yesterday, for today, seem to have taken a back seat to last minute things that keep popping up. This combined with a home full of tired people, thanks to the teething infant who was up most of the night, is making for a rough day.

This is when I’m really thankful that I homeschool and my schedule will allow for unexpected interruptions…though, next week, we’re not planning ANYTHING but school and scouts.

The main picture for today is of Matthew and Paul playing at scouts last night! It was team Lambert competing last night….Matthew was the winner…I think he had skill and size in his corner.

This is Paul! He is so good with the boys…I love to watch him at

My friend Kimberly’s son, Mr. Jacob Greenlaw…he is so funny! He made this face just for my camera! We love him!

The new thing for today is……

I laughed when I read Angie’s post for today (if you would like to read it, click HERE!” She has a great post about yard sales!), in any case, I spent yesterday trying to figure out how to add this to my post because I thought that it was such a great idea! Thanks to Crystal Paine at Biblical Womanhood for organizing this!

So without delay, my Frugal Friday suggestion is on Scotch Brite pads! We love these because they do such a great job scrubbing our dishes…we launder them until there is just no life in them but after going through so many, I realized that I could cut them into quarters! They work just as well but I don’t have to spend as much for them!

Not much, but it is the Lambert Family frugal tip of the day! What’s yours? I would love to hear them and post them!

Prayer Requests

Please pray for my friend Kimberly who is having some problems with her ear today.

The Cabaniss family (I just met at scouts last night!). They are a delightful family who have a Christian music ministry. We always like to remember those who are in the ministry.

Please pray for us. We know that we are moving in the right direction but our finances have been difficult at best over the last few years.

Emma, as mentioned earlier, was up all night last night! Look at her now….if only I could catch up on my missed sleep! I don’t think that’s fair at all! : )

The Beutow family has some upcoming surgery and illness in their family. Please pray for them.

Today I’m Thankful For

A great first scout night! If you have a son and live anywhere near my area…we have a great homeschooled scout group. Our parents are second to none! I think it’s going to prove to be an awesome year.

A little school work that we’ve been able to finish this morning (we have to be thankful, even for the small things!).

A visit with Tanya this morning….maybe next time we’ll feel better and you guys can stay for a longer visit.

School books from the Lawrence family to add to our library.

This afternoon dedicated to the de-cluttering mission of our yard! YIPEE!

Tracy’s Task

My afternoon is dedicated to de-cluttering our yard. Your yard is the first part of your home people will see when they visit. It’s important to work to keep it neat and clear of clutter (something that we’re really working on!). I would love to see pictures of the things that you all are doing to de-clutter and make your yards look nicer!

What I’m Learning

This is such an off the wall thing. I’m sure that it’s something most people know because it is common sense but I had never heard it before so I thought that I would “share the love!”. Did you know that just like men and womens shirts button on opposite sides, so should their belts. Dependent on whether you are man or woman, your belt and the direction in which you wear it should match your shirt? I had never heard of this but it was one of those tidbits that someone share with me that makes you sit back and think, Wow!, you really DO learn something new every day! 🙂

Today’s Scripture Meditation

Luke 6:38
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

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