Fabulous Frugal Follower Friday

>> Friday, June 26, 2009

Welcome to another Fabulous Frugal Follower Friday where I introduce you to one of my readers and feature a blog post written by that reader that relates to frugal living, saving money or finding deals. I also include a Mr. Linky so that everyone can participate even if they're not being featured. Just use Mr. Linky to link to a frugal post on your own blog each week.

This weeks Fabulous Frugal Follower is Rachel from
Busy Home Economist. Rachel is a housewife and at home mom to two young girls, ages 2 and 6. She enjoys a simple lifestyle and strives to be a good example of responsibility and frugality to her daughters while raising them to love the Lord. The original purpose of her blog was to help her friends and family locate great deals (that they could trust to be legitimate, tried and true) and money saving methods. Now, she just wants to share what she and her family have learned and what has worked for them with anyone wanting to reduce spending or get out of debt. The resources offered at Busy Home Economist are so important in this present economy! This week Rachel shared a great blog post with tips on how to select the freshest bread at the grocery store.

Do You Know How To Select The Freshest Bread At The Grocery Store?
By Rachel @
Busy Home Economist

I recently read an article that related the delivery date of bread to the color of twist tie on the package. I wanted to ask my Kroger breadman about this, but just never seem to hit the bread aisle at the right time. Well, yesterday I had my opportunity. I have to admit that he seemed a little surprised at my question, but was eager to talk about the subject.

Like many of you, I have relied on the "squeeze test" in selecting the freshest feeling bread for my family. I knew that each bread bag was labeled with a "sell by" date, but I didn't know the significance of the other numbers stamped on the bag. What I learned yesterday is that the sell by date is actually the date that a wholesale (or day old) bread shop must pull the bread from the shelves. On most plastic bread bags, there is another number immediately below the word "sell". This is the date that the store should pull the bread from the shelf. It was explained to me that if you subtract 10 from that number, you get the date that the bread was actually baked. Who knew?!

A big thank you to Rachel for agreeing to be my Fabulous Frugal Follower this week. I've enjoyed getting to know her and her blog a little better. Now it's your turn. Leave a link to your very own frugal post. Please link directly to your post and not your homepage. Also, please make sure all posts are family friendly.

If you would like to be featured as a Fabulous Frugal Follower in the future, please drop me an email with a link to a specific blog post at janetridge at gmail dot com.


Jeff9 June 27, 2009 at 9:06 PM  

This is fabulously frugal: = saves you money, helps the environment, helps your health, makes you feel better, it's so easy to do and it costs less than $50.00; Save money and the Earth and be clean at the same time! Add Bathroom Bidet Sprayers to all your bathrooms. I think Dr. Oz on Oprah said it best: "if you had pee or poop on your hand, you wouldn't wipe it off with paper, would you? You'd wash it off” Available at http://www.bathroomsprayers.com with these you won't even need toilet paper any more, just a towel to dry off! Don’t worry, you can still leave some out for guests and can even make it the soft stuff without felling guilty. It's cheap and can be installed without a plumber; and runs off the same water line to your toilet. You'll probably pay for it in a few months of toilet paper savings. And after using one of these you won't know how you lasted all those years with wadded up handfuls of toilet paper. As for water use a drought is always a concern and must be dealt far exceed the water use of household users and in the case of toilet paper manufacture it is huge. The pollution and significant power use from that manufacturing process also contributes to global warming so switching to a hand bidet sprayer and lowering your toilet paper use is very green in multiple ways. Blog; THE BUTT OF TOO MANY JOKES;http://jeff9.livejournal.com/1603.html

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