Food and Friends

Today is Wednesday June 4th (Happy Birthday Lindsay!)

 Meet my friend today:

Friend # 3 “What I learned from Jill Farquhar”          

Jill is the most organized person I know. She knows where to locate everything in her house, and budgets very carefully.

Lesson: “You can do amazingly fun things and eat at great restaurants when you research and budget”

I met Jill through her daughter Colleen who was in my gymnastics class. Together we clipped coupons, wrote our grocery lists and took turns driving to the Shop Rite grocery store 20 minutes away where groceries were cheaper. Jill is a master of budgeting. We learned to travel to Florida via minimum expense with 5 kids by packing roadside lunches, piling into a motel room, planning dinners at unique restaurants and by researching travel books for bargains. Educating our children during travel and finding the Pirate’s House for dinner are times I will never forget.  Jill has also taught me the importance of birthdays.  After 20 years, Jill continues to remember each person in my family on their birthday with a thoughtful card.

Tips or Quote of the Day:

  • Plan vacations carefully and eat a picnic lunches.
  • Shop weekly, writing menus and grocery lists to save money.
  • Don’t forget the coupons.

Take Action Today:

  • Pack your lunch
  • Use your coupons
  • Surprise someone and send a birthday card to them on their special day!