Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shop Hop Saturday 6/4/11

Wow!  This week has flown by!  It's Saturday already and 4 days in to a new month.
This past week I didn't get anything else created for my Zazzle shop.

I did get 2 sets of the double thick crocheted hot pads added to my etsy store:
Double Thick Crocheted Hot Pads  Set of 2 in Pinks

I don't think that I've ever mentioned my blujay store in these posts yet.  I used to have my crafts in my blujay store before moving them to etsy.  You will find books and lots of other different things in my blujay store.   Click here to take a look around.

Today I would also like to tell you about a traffic exchange.  It's called reallysmartdeals and it's made specifically to rotate your items that you have for sale. If you sell on ebay, etsy, cafepress, your own website etc, this is a great place to get your items seen.  I'm sorry that I don't know how many URL's you can rotate as a free member, I believe it's 25.  I'm a paid member at just $1.99 a month and I can have up to 125 URL's in rotation!!  There are higher memberships as well with many more.  Remember, you can join free.  As a paid member I get a set amount of hits automatically each month to my account, as well as text credits and banner credits.
You are provided with a rotator URL.  This url will rotate everything that you have listed.  This is great to use in other traffic exchanges.    I've been a member for a long time and really enjoy it.
You can not have frame breakers in the URL rotation, but you can in the text and banner sections (think squidoo here! you will have to make your own banners for this)  I do believe you can also promote in banners and texts urls that aren't related to items you have for sale as well.
I hope you will check it out and give it a try at least as a free member: 

With that I'm going to end this week on that note.  We have a baby coming in to this world tomorrow.  My daughter is on her way now to stay here overnight and head to the hospital early in the morning.
Be sure to click the button below and join us with abitosunshine!
 Shop Hop Saturday with abitosunshine

Friday, June 3, 2011

Scott's Liquid Gold Spring Cleaning Survival Kit Winner!

Sorry that I didn't get this posted last night, but I now have a winner of the Scott's Gold Spring Cleaning Survival Kit.

And commenter #26 is:

Pamela Marks said... 26

Shared on facebook
June 2, 2011 1:22 PM

Congrats to Pamela and thank you to all who entered.

I have more giveaways coming up but don't forget to enter the on that is still open until June 10:

Amy Heffernan--Friggin Little Know It All Album Review and Giveaway!

Only 2 entries so far!

Frugal Friday Blog Hop 6/3/11

Pretty much the same to report--hanging laundry on the clothesline to dry, we took some spinach from the garden, and we also picked a few strawberries as well. I can't wait until the strawberries are thick enough we can actually pick enough for a whole meal. That won't happen until at least next season, maybe even 2 seasons from now.

We didn't do much in the way of shopping. We only bought just a couple of gallons of milk throughout the week at the grocery store. I also bought 2 boxes of Blue Bonnet stick margarine on sale for .69 each.
I did use some coupons at Wal Mart. I bought my Carnation Instant Breakfast with $1 coupon making it $3.58 (It sells for $6.99 at the grocery, so I always try to buy it at Wal Mart.) I also used 2-$1/2 coupons on Bar S franks so got those for .25 a package.

I went to Walgreen's for a few things. I have a story to tell with that. Not long after I walked in the store, one of the store managers approached me with ad in hand. This is the same manager who is there 9 out of 10 times when I shop and knows that I am there for the RR's mostly, and that I am going to ask him where to find something or to check if they have any more of something in the back. He told me right away what they were out of and then took me around the store and showed me where the other items were. He commented to me that they are trying hard to make sure they have enough stock for the ads, but that it's very difficult. He said that ever since the Extreme Couponing show came out it's gotten even harder. Then he commented that he knows I was doing the coupon shopping way before the show came out.

Here is what I ended up buying:
Listerine Pocket Packs for $2.99--$2 back in RR's
Illy's Cappacino for $2--$2 back in RR's
Goody's Headache Powders for $1.50--$1.50 back in RR's.
I had $6.50 in RR's from the week before and my total was $6.49 so I headed to the clearance shelf. I should have just gotten one of the .10 items but they had underwear on clearance for .75 a pair. Yeah, since I wanted some new, I went that route. I paid $1.32 OOP including sales tax and came home with $5.50 total in RR's for next time.

We did buy a car this past week. My friend and her hubby got a new car so they sold us his work car for $200. It's a 1993 Ford Escort. Bad thing, it's a 5-speed and I don't know how to drive fact....I'm feeling really nervous about even learning to drive it. However, if I can, it does run well as they take very good care of their vehicles motors and it gets over twice the miles per gallon as my Town Car.

I do hope you will link up any blog posts you've done this past week with your savings, freebie offers, shopping trips, menu plans etc. I do love to read these types of posts to keep me inspired and I know that others like to read them as well. Please pass the word on about the linky. Thanks!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Squidoo Hopping 6/2/11

Welcome to another week of squidoo blog hopping. I'm still in hopes that over time many will join in. I love squidoo. I enjoy seeing what lenses others build as well as getting to know other lensmasters.

This past week I actually worked on 5 different lenses.

Meet Our Pets was at the bottom of the list and has needed to be updated for a long time. I finally got that updating done. I couldn't bear to take out the old photos as we miss those cats that are no longer with us. I've left those in for memory sake.

I got started on Our Homeschooling Journey 2010/2011 Part 5. This will be the last of this years series. I've included a poll on advice on what to do for next year. I hope you will let me know what you think.

Yesterday was my grandson's 2nd birthday. In honor of his day I built This Day In History June 1. I'm getting more of these done and really enjoy making them.

Then, I messed with Our Unschooling Journey Part 3. I was thinking that I had updated part 4....oops! I will have to work on 4. There isn't much updating one can do to lenses of this type.

Last but not least by any means...I updated my Earn Money Online lens. I deleted some and added some! I hope you will check it out.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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WIP Wednesday 6/1/11

You know how it least for most of reality there are always tons of works in progress.  Many of you take the time to give an update each week on everything, and that is cool.

This past week I've been working on nothing but trying to finish as many of the crocheted double thick hot pads that I could.  I'm making some of these to sell in my own etsy shop, but I've been concentrating more on making some to donate to the church's craft table at our fundraising sale this coming Saturday.
I started on these awhile back and got sidetracked with other projects that were a must to be completed (and some that weren't a must).  My goal was to have a dozen to donate.  

I have worked a bit more after taking this photo last night, but at this points I am only going to have 7 to donate.  I'm a little disappointed in myself for not making my goal.   However, I will keep making them until I have made all I can with the yarn you see in the picture.

I post weekly to the following WIP Wednesday linkys:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Amanda Lamb Album Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to those who entered to win.

I used and have the winner!

 Congrats to:
debijackson said... 11  
pf vote

Monday, May 30, 2011

Mailbox Monday 5/30/11

This must have been magazine week!   I'm not even going to list them all  LOL  You can see them in the photo.
Other than magazines, all I got this week was:
Folger's Sample
Home Depot Garden Club flyer
Flyer with coupons from Kimberly-Clark with the Cars 2 promotion
I got quite a bit of hausernet mail still at my mom's house so I'm not sure when that will stop since changing my address with them, but I'm getting mail from them here as well and inputting in to 2 accounts for the moment.

In my email:
paypal for a craft order
$2.26 paypal from ICS (instant cash sweepstakes)
$5 amazon from swagbucks

Frugal Friend
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