Friday, April 21, 2017

Frugal Friday -- This Week's Deals

I'm going to start out this week with a reminder to get your Friday Freebie from your local Kroger store.  I have actually forgotten for 3 weeks in a row and I just can't believe I have!  My Friday's have been different.  I now have a note on my papers for each Friday.  Today's freebie is a box of Annie's Macaroni and Cheese.

Here is a good deal on Hefty Slider bags at Dollar Tree.  Just 50 cents a box with this coupon.  So far I'm not having any luck finding the products at our Dollar Tree that are supposed to match up with coupons, but I keep looking!  I've printed my coupon out.....wish me luck.

Hefty Slider Bags at Dollar Tree for $0.50 with Coupon

If you have a Winn-Dixie in your area then you won't want to miss this deal:

FREE Suave Professional Shampoo at Winn-Dixie with Coupon

This offer is only good for 2 more days, but it's a good one to get in on!  We love cleaning with the Clorox Disenfecting Wipes.

Free Clorox Scented Disinfecting Wipes with TopCashback

Here are a few sweepstakes you might want to enter:

Win a Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone

Win a Burt's Bees Gift Bag from

Win an iPad Mini 2

Win a Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Gear

Win 1 of 10 Rachael Ray Cookware Prize Packs worth $227 each

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WIP Wednesday -- At Least Something

I didn't end up putting up a post last Wednesday and I just really hadn't gotten anything done.
I sure haven't done much this past week either.
I am way behind on making my yo-yo's much for that 365.  I didn't even think to take a picture of what I do have made.

I did finish one thing this week....not in my 17 UFO's in 2017 challenge.  A lady at the bowling alley requested that I make her bags for her bowling shoes.  Working on the fly with no pattern, they came out pretty well and she loved them.

Last week was sewing day at church and I got just a few more polyester 9 patches done on the top I am hand sewing.

Friday evening was sit n' sew at the quilt shop.  I got out the Arkansas Crossroads quilt top that I've not worked on for months now.  I had to reorganize, but did get 7 more blocks made for it

I have over half of the hand quilting done on my challenge for quilt guild.  This is a must to finish by the end of this weekend as it's due on Monday!  Wish my luck.

I link up with the following blogs:
WIPs on Wednesdays

Jo's Country Junction:

17 UFO's in 2017:

Friday, April 14, 2017

Frugal Friday with Marsha -- This Week's Deals

It's sure been a hectic week for hectic that I see I've not done a blog post since last Friday!
Let's see what deals I can find for my readers this week.

If you use Nasacort, don't buy it without first printing this coupon:
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If you take iron tablets, check out this amazon deal:
Amazon - Nature Made Iron 65 mg Tablets 180ct Only $3.08 Shipped

Here are some free samples to choose from:
Free Sample of Monat Renew Shampoo & Leave-In Conditioner

Free Nexium 24 HR Heartburn Medicine

Free Samples of Orglamix Skincare

Free Comic Book Day on May 6th

Valvoline Rewards - Free Stickers, License Plate Frame & More

If you join Valvoline Rewards above, there are lots of ways to earn easy and free points! If you use Valvoline, don't miss out on printing this coupon:
$8.00 off any 2 Valvoline

Lastly for today, here are some sweepstakes you might want to enter!
Win a Burt's Bees Gift Bag from

Win a Huge DC Kids Super Hero Prize Pack

Win 1 of 10 Rachael Ray Cookware Prize Packs worth $227 each

Have a great week!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Frugal Friday with Marsha -- Some Deals for You

Tommy Bahama is offering $50 off $100 purchase for the US and Canada.
Join their email list and a code will be emailed to you.
If you have their retail store in your area you can print your confirmation and use it in store too!

Have you signed up for the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club yet?  If not, don't miss out!  You will get access to members only contests, money saving party ideas, crafts, recipes, exclusive product sneak peaks and more.

And here are some nice freebies for you to check out too!

Free Sample of LivRelief Pain Relief Cream

Free Sample of Rachael Ray Cat or Dog Food

Free Sample of Formulas for Life Pet Food

Free Sample of Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel

Free Sun-Maid 100th Anniversary Cookbook

Free Sun-Maid Healthy Living Booklet

Here's to a Frugal Week!!!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WIP Wednesday -- Too Many Projects to Work On!

Oh my...I feel so overwhelmed by how many projects that I really need to finish.  I have yet to finish even one of my 17 UFO's in 2017 challenge!

I did work on the penny rug, but ended up putting it away before taking a picture.  What I found is that I need far more felt circles than what I had cut out.  I need to get to finding my felt in my mess of a craft/sewing room.  Hopefully by next week I will at least have a few of the circles that I do have pinned on sewn down.  I make myself no promises though.

I did get one step further on the red string blocks, red being March's color with the soscrappy blog challenge.  I've not even looked yet to see what the color is for April.

I have my guild challenge sandwiched and pinned, but am at a loss on how I am going to quilt it.  This has to be done by the 24th so I need to get that figured out, and quickly too!

Of course I'm still going with my yo'yo's.  I'm looking forward to the upcoming quilt retreat this month where I plan to start sewing them together.

I'm heading out now to the post office to see how much it will cost to ship a quilt to Ireland.  If it's not too much over what I have for the shipping in my etsy shop for it then it's sold.  Wish me luck!

I link up with the following blogs:
WIPs on Wednesdays

Jo's Country Junction:


Friday, March 31, 2017

Frugal Friday with Marsha -- Rug Making

As I have been working to attempt to make a penny rug, rugs, and making them is on my mind.

Some say that just  like quilting, rug making is a "lost art".  They are probably right, but I have a great time making them.

I started out years ago by crocheting them with that huge crochet hook.  I made them out of t-shirts that I cut in big rounds of strips.  We still use these around the house all these years later.  I even still have on of them listed in My Zibbet Shop.

I'm long done making rugs this way.  Some years back now a lady in our church taught us how to make toothbrush rugs.  One of the men of the church took our toothbrushes and fashioned them into the needles for us.

Here are a few that I have made.  Some of these have sold and some of them you will find in my Zibbet and in My Etsy Shop.

I still love making the toothbrush rugs and have bags of materials ready to make more in my craft room.

I took a class at the quilt shop on how to make a lockerhook rug.  So much fun!!  I have made 2 now.  One has sold and the other one is still in my Etsy shop.   I have one more to make this size, but I have bought more canvas and intend to make a runner rug!

I got an idea that I could make a latchhook rug with little strips of t-shirt.  This one is still a work in progress....and one that I need to get out to work on!

The only picture I have of the penny rug is the one I shared in my WIP Wednesday blog with my progress on cutting out the felt circles.   I do have those cut out now and in hopes that as soon as I am done with this post I will be pinning the circles to the blanket that I am using for the backing of the rug.  I will give a report on how it's coming along both here and in next Wednesday's post.

Other than buying the canvas for the lockerhook rugs and the string for making those, most all of my materials are "handed down" to me as others clean out their sewing rooms.....edges of fabrics that I've used for other projects, bought at yard sales and such.    In the "olden days", as I call them, all rugs and other things were made with scraps of worn clothing, blankets and such.  Sometimes I think I would have made a good pioneer woman......LOL

Here are some books and supplies on amazon that may interest you:

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Amrita Sen's Cosmic and Eternal Love Jewelry Collection (Giveaway Open to US and Canada!)

Back in December I have the privilege of reviewing the Cosmic and Eternal Love Everlasting Love Story and Coloring Book by Amrita Sen.

Amrita Sen has now added a Cosmic and Eternal Love collection of jewelry to her line.
The picture above is of the Radha 5 piece set but does not do justice to just how beautiful the jewelry is.

There are 4 sets of jewelry in the collection:  Radha, Palace, Gold & Honey, and Cosmic Love.
Each set is beautiful.  I would love to own them all!

I received the Radha Bracelet from the collection.    I love it!  It's not left my wrist since receiving it.
This bracelet has 3 layers of design.  The clasp is even jeweled.

The jewelry is with Jewels to Jet and have a Magna Clasp.    This is the first jewelry that I have owned that has a magnetic clasp.  The magnet is strong and I have had NO worry of it coming apart.

You can find all 4 collections of the Cosmic and Eternal Love jewelry sets HERE.

A little about the artist, Amrita Sen:

She is a multi-talented artist who debuted her jewelry and illustrations at Art Basel in Miami, sponsored by Illy Coffe and presented by Timbaland.  Trained as a visual artist, she also holds degrees from THe Wharton School of Business and an MBA from Harvard.  She is honored as one of the 50 most distictive female gradudates in Harvard Business School history.

On the music side, she performed the winning song from the movie Slumdog Millionaire with AR Rahman at the 2009 Academy Awards.  She's performed on the Tonight Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Hollywood Bowl.  She has released records with Weezer, Timbaland, Pitbull, and Ozomotli.  She has both written and performed multiple movie and film titles and you can hear her in various commercials as well.

Amrita's first brand is "Bollydoll", which was launched in 2012 with a jewely and loungewear collection.  You can find them at Nordstrom's and Dillard's.
The newest release, the Cosmic and Eternal Love line of jewelry and adult coloring books is a tasteful blend of Jaipuian art styles that combine elements of Eastern and Western cultures with a backstory of the mythical Krishna and Radha love story.  The coloring book also includes and album that is written and produced by Amrita.

Now for the exiting part!  One of my lucky readers will win not only the Radha bracelet, but also a copy of the coloring book!!
Just enter using the rafflecopter form below!

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Disclaimer:  I rec'd a bracelet and coloring book in exchange for this review and giveaway.  I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own.  Post contains affiliate links.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

WIP Wednesday -- I'm a Bad Girl!

I didn't end up getting a WIP post written last week, but did take a picture or 2.  Unfortunately those projects stayed the same too....or was it just one project.

What is making me a bad girl as I put in my title?  Well......I have started a new project.  I promised myself I wouldn't as I have my list of 17 that are my goal to finish this year first.

With my oldest daughter and her children getting their own house, you can see the living room floor now.  I just couldn't help myself but want to get started on trying to make a penny rug.  I first seen on this blog post:  and have been itching to try to make one myself ever since.
I'm still cutting the circles, and I know this isn't a quick project, but I am hoping to have it done fairly soon.

Of course I am still making 3 yo-yo's a day for my 365.  That fabric in my box still doesn't seem to be really "going away".

I got a start on my red string blocks for the color of the month with the soscrappy blog.  Actually I'm a step further as I sewed these down and pressed them open.  Unfortunately they didn't get done before this month is over, but, hey, at least I am back to work on that quit.

Lastly, I do have the backing made for my challenge quilt and the binding made.  With any luck at all, I will have this finished before next Wednesday.  Wish me luck!!

I link up with the following blogs:
WIPs on Wednesdays

Jo's Country Junction:


Friday, March 24, 2017

Frugal Friday with Marsha -- Get $8 and 2 Free Books from Highlights

As I was wondering last night just what I was going to write this week for my frugal Friday post, I ran across this great deal from Swagbucks!

When my own children were still children, I got them the Highlights Puzzlemania books and they loved them.   This is a for sure to do deal for me as I want the books here for the grandchildren now!

I hope you will check it out, and if you aren't already a member of Swagbucks, click the link and give it a try.  You won't be sorry.

Swagbucks is running a great deal where you get 800 SB (equivalent of $8) when you get two free Puzzle Buzz books for your kids from Highlights! You pay $2.98 in shipping and handling, meaning that you walk away with a $5 gift card of your choice. This deal is running through the rest of March and is perfect for the little readers in your life. Even the youngest child learns to tackle activities independently — and puzzle-solving skills grow. 

Here's what you need to do: 

1. Click here to get to the deal and create your Swagbucks account if you don't have one. You'll be my referral! 

2. Click "Continue" and complete the offer. Your SB will be credited almost instantly! 

3. If you're signing up as my referral, you'll get an additional 300 SB bonus for completing this offer, meaning that you'll net $8: 

Complete offer: $8 
Bonus: $3 
Shipping and Handling: -$2.98 
Net bonus: $8.02 

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, it's a rewards site where you earn points called SB for discovering deals (like this one), online shopping, taking surveys, watching videos, and even searching the web. Then you can turn those points into gift cards from places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, PayPal, and more! 
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