Saturday, July 23, 2011

Shop Hop Saturday 7/23/11

Good Saturday morning to all!
It's that time of week to share our online work along with Ruthi and abitosunshine.

This past week I didn't get anything new created on Zazzle. I didn't get anything made to list in my etsy store. I did start a jelly roll lap quilt.
I'm still working at completing the washcloth order as well as the fabric bag order.

I'm still pondering about etsy. An online friend told me about a webstie this week called Zibbet. She says it's free for basic membership and with that membership you can list up to 50 items. Worth checking out.

Today I would like to remind you about my blujay store. I have a lot of books in my blujay store along with other misc. items.
Visit my store

That's my report for this week. Inspire me all to get to work this next week!

Shop Hop Saturday with abitosunshine

Friday, July 22, 2011

Frugal Friday's With Marsha 7/22/11

Welcome to Friday!

Let me talk about my frugal wedding this week. July 30 will be here before I know it.
We do not have money for anything really.

Clothing--A lady that lives across the street from our church comes to our Bible study on Tuesday morning. She is graciously letting me borrow one of her daughter's formals. My friend that is helping with the reception has a bouquet for me to carry. I found a pair of white dress shoes on clearance at Wal Mart for $3. Steve will just be wearing his suit and a pair of black shoes that we found in one of his totes that will work. I already have a wedding set of rings that he bought me a few years back. We will be buying one of the $28 bands from Wal Mart for him.

Photos--I'm not sure. I'm going to ask the photographer that attends our church how much he will charge us to come take photos and put them on disc for us. If not, someone will use my camera and my daughters will probably take photos with theirs as well.

Decorations---we have none.

Music--My oldest daughter is making us a CD of love songs that will play before the wedding and then during the reception.

Reception--My friend who lives in a near by town is taking care of most of the reception for me. She has baked the cakes and is making the punch. She is providing some of the table coverings. Other table coverings and the punch bowl and such are at my church. My oldest daughter has bought the mixed nuts to serve. She has also bought the ingredients to make the wedding mints. We will all sit down together a couple of day before the wedding and make those. I went to my mom's and found my rose mold that I've had for years.

The license at $85.50 is the most costly item for us. However, he's had this motorcycle sitting here that he bought a few years back to use for parts. We sold it last night for $100 so that covers the license.

Honeymoon??-- well, Steve's vacation is the week following the wedding. He won a $100 American Express gift card in a drawing at a meeting at work. That is paying for 2 nights at an RV resort to rent a cabin. We will just need to buy food for the days. It's been years since we've been able to go out there and we rented a camper in the past. The cabins are 2 bedrooms, and yes, we are taking my 14 yr old with us. Everyone tells us to make her stay home since we need a homeymoon, but neither of us can do that. It would be easy if we took other trips over the course of a year but we don't. Besides, it's not like we haven't already been living together for years.

Invitations--none of those either, just word of mouth in person and phone calls. We did put a blanket invitation for church members in the newsletter and in the bulletin.

Any other fine suggestions would be great for the wedding.

On to other things. Here are the items for the week from the 99 Cent Solutions book. We are still on the many uses of baking soda:

Deep clean a diswasher--Sort out that faintly funky odor in your dishwasher by putting 1 cup of baking soda in the bottom of the dishwasher and run it on the rinse cycle. If the smell still persists, sprinkle a few tablespoons on the bottom and let it sit in between loads. No need to rinse it out before running the next load.

Repel rain from a windshield--You haven't replaced your wiper blades and there is rain in the forecast. Dissolve a couple tablespoons of baking soda in 2 cups of water, dip in a clean cloth, and rub it over the windshield. Rain will slip off more easily until you buy those new blades.

De-skunk a bottle or thermos--Can't get that smell out of a bottle or flask that has been stored with the lid on. Fill it with warm water and a few teaspoons of baking soda. Soak it overnight. Rinse well and the smell will have evaporated.

That's all for me this week. I hope to really start seeing more hop along with us each week. I need the inspiration, and I know others do too. I love reading way that others are living a frugal life, saving money, etc.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Squidoo Hopping 7/21/11

Thursday snuck right up on me this week.

I've been in and out of squidoo this week a lot, but sure didn't get anything built or updated. Well, I did update one lens.

I'm still checking out Fotolia, which I am having lots of fun. With the free 30 day membership they gave me I can download up to 5 photos per day. I'm having fun looking up words of interest like coupons, crafts, crochet, etc. I am getting photos saved that I will use in my lenses and in my blog. Be on the look out for my review because 3 of my lucky readers who comment will also win a 30 day membership!

Ok, I played around a little in my Pop Tarts Vs. Toaster Strudel lens. This was a Rocketmoms challenge once to make a comparison lens. I didn't do well with it, but sure couldn't think of anything else to compare. I doubt I do another comparison lens.

Here are a couple of lenses that are in the pink that can use views to move up.
This Day in History February 1 and
Crash! by Mayra Calvani

Alrighty....I hope to see lots hook up this week. I really appreciate those of you that are working to help me get the word out about the hop. Thanks!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WIP Wednesday 7/20/11

Good Wednesday to all.  I've tried to keep with my promise to myself and work on crafts each day.  So much I want to do, but so little time around housekeeping, church activities, company in town, getting ready for our wedding, my other earning online...and the other usual things that take me away from home.

I've been working on an order for 12 washcloths, that is moving right along.
I was looking at this quilt that I have already listed in my etsy store.  OMG!  The binding on it looks like you know what.  So, new project....ripping the binding off and hopefully getting it right this time.  I've seen some tutorials on blogs going through these hops, so I think I understand now the real way to put the binding on!
 Lastly this week, I started a jelly roll quilt of my own.  First of all, my strips were already cut to 2 inches instead of 2 1/2 inches.  Secondly, I didn't have near as many strips as I thought I had.  I ended up with about 1450 inches.  Looks like it's going to end up being a lap quilt, but I'm ok with that as I don't have any of these in my etsy shop yet.   I am rounding up what material I can to get another started.....and I have gingham prints from church to start another for church as well.
 I am hooking up with the following 3 blog hops.  Click each button to hop along and/or see what others are up to!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mailbox Monday 7/18/11

Another pretty slow week, but something in the mail each day I suppose it always good...well, it's fun anyway.
Magazines: Forbes, Ok, Bloomsberg Businessweek, Sports Illustrated and People.
My Jerky Direct autoship (paid for + by my downline)
Envie of coupons won by Pamela but she asked it be sent to me--Thanks to both Pamela for thinking of me and Cathie for holding the giveaway.
Several pieces of hausernet mail
Free coupon for Jif To Go 8 pack
Seeds inside a garden club offer
Time of Grace magazine
My email was great this past week:
.19 paypal from youdata
$9.41 paypal from article writing services (after paypal fees)
craft order to paypal
$9.39 paypal from squidoo

Frugal Friend
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