Friday, February 28, 2014

Frugal Friday With Marsha--Lean Body Fat Wallet Book Review

If you have been reading along each Friday then you have seen the excerpts from chapters 7 and 10 that I have shared from this book.  Awesome, weren't they?
If you missed them, they are all linked at the bottom of this post.

Lean Body Fat Wallet  is written by Ellie Kay and Danna Demetre
Published by Thomas Nelson Dec. 10, 2013
ISBN: 9781400205530
Also available in ebook form.

Admittedly I am only up to chapter 5 of my own reading of the book.
I'm taking my time and taking in the wonderful information that this book provides.
I have pages marked that I have already shared with hubby, or will share with him.
I'm having a little trouble getting him 'on board' as he doesn't believe it can be possible what I've read to him so far.  Sure wish me luck there!   I fully believe that we can get ourselves out of this hole we are in.

We have gotten ourselves into a financial hole.  First buying this house and every 6 months the mortgage goes up.  Then he's gotten loans (not from a bank) to buy our vehicles.  Then he's gotten a couple of credit cards.
It's to the point where his paychecks don't cover the bills whereas they used to plus plenty left for groceries, gas in the vehicles, etc.
I'm guilty to from the money that I earn in that I have this computer from a rent to own place.  Ouch!

I find it wonderful that this book covers both health and wealth!!  No need to buy 2 books.  The principles in the book apply to both health and wealth.

Healthwise, I just need to eat better.  My teenager, I would like to see her lose weight.   I fully plan on paying attention to the eating habits as well as the money habits.

One of the first things the book starts by teaching you is about the 3 D's--Determine, Distract, and Delay.  Then there are the 5 important steps to design your sustainable lifestyle.
Throughout the book there are several 'quizzes' that will help determine where you are at and what you need to work on the most.

If you missed the excerpts that I have shared over the past 7 weeks, I highly encourage you to read them.  They are just a drop in the bucket to the 'wealth' of information and help this book will provide you.
I encourage you to buy a copy.  Even if you only glean one or two things from the book, it is well worth it.

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Disclosure:  I rec'd an advanced reader's copy of Lean Body Fat Wallet for the purpose of this review.  I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own.  Post does contain my affiliate links.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Squidoo Hopping 2/27/14

It's Thursday again and time to share blog posts relating to squidoo as well as links to 1 or 2 of your lenses.

Again it's been crazy around my house.....or outside of my house.  In and out.  It doesn't stop for me until after I attend this quilt retreat this weekend.    I don't think that things will ever slow down for me though.  I have lots of sewing related things that I do outside of the home and I like it that way.
Then there are church related activities and family.  Go go go.

I could take lots of pictures at the retreat this weekend and build a lens that talks about quilt retreats.  That could be a nice lens.  I should do it.  Will I?

How can I get more participation here each week and get more people to come and link up?  Suggestions would really be appreciated.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WIP Wednesday 2/26/14--Upcoming Retreat

I didn't get in a whole lot of sewing this past week. I was more concerned to get things ready for the retreat that is coming up this weekend.
It's hosted by the local quilt shop. I can't wait as it will be my first one.
It's in town at the state fair grounds, so I will come home late Friday night to sleep then head back out early Saturday morning.

I finished the parts of the log cabin blocks that I pictured last week. I then cut more strips of fabric and packed that up into a bag. I am in hopes of finishing up the blocks this weekend, but I know that's probably not going to happen.
I also packed up a table runner to finish, my hexagons, and my yo-yo's. I am taking the other things to take breaks from working just on the log cabin blocks.

I did work on my hexagons last Wednesday afternoon at my Needlers group. I actually worked on them some more at the quilt guild meeting on Monday, but here is the progress as of last Wednesday:

Monday at quilt guild, Lynne Hagmeier, Kansas Troubles Designer did a mini table treat workshop with us.
I chose to do the Spoolin' Around.  This is how far I got in the 3 hour workshop.   I do also have this packed up to take to the retreat.  I've never done binding on a circle so will have plenty of people at the retreat to help me if I run in to problems.

I also did finish the rainbow colored toothbrush rug.  I haven't gotten it listed in my etsy shop yet, but I need to get that done!

Here are my UFO and NewFO lists.   I've added the Spoolin' Around to the UFO list.

Log Cabin quilt
2 Log Cabin wall hangings
Rectangle quilt
2 rectangle table runners
challenge wall hanging
GoodNight Irene quilt/wall hanging
Quilt for sewing club at church
 (Finished) Applique Bunnies quilt
 (Finished) Penny Patch Quilt
Yo-Yo Table runner
Hexagon table topper
Spoolin' Around

Sunflower table runner and matching placemats
Spiderweb quilt
Easter wall hanging
Cat wall hanging
Christmas bags (total of at least 25)

I am linking up with the following blogs:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedWIPs on Wednesdays
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