Friday, August 1, 2014

Frugal Friday with Marsha 8/1/14

Welcome to August! Can you believe it's here already?
School starts back here on August 13. Which reminds me that I need to get out the school supplies that I bought to donate to those in need.

We got our new windows put in this week. The windows, unfortunately, aren't frugal as it was $3800 for the 3 of them we had put in the living room.....on a loan with 16% interest....ouch!!
They say we will save quite a bit on our heating and cooling bills since the thermostat is here in the living room. It will have to be a lot of savings.
We have turned the air to 80 degrees, but not because of the windows. It's cooler out this week so we are enjoying the new windows and being able to easily open them for fresh air.

In the garden I've picked two more cucumbers and still more are growing.
Last year I planted some potato eyes then never did anything when they grew. A few of those grew back this year and I planted a few more eyes. I went out and dug them up since half of the plants on top had turned yellow. I pulled up several small potatoes. Just enough for hubby and I to share at a meal.
I'm going to study again on growing potatoes and plan to plant a lot more next year. I know one this is to keep the dirt loose for their growing, which I hadn't done.
I see what we have a few cantaloupe growing too from seeds that were in the compost pile. One of them is open on one side, so it's a no go, but maybe with any luck the other 2 that are growing will continue to grow.
I also picked several more tomatoes and have those cut and in the freezer for winter meal making.

I didn't work on my coupons at all this week. After being away for the weekend at the Women's Encounter (which, btw, was a wonderful experience), I'm having an even harder time getting back in to my routines than I was before. I will get there though!

How has your week been?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Squidoo Hopping 7/31/14

Here it is, the last day of July. Let's get squidooing!!

Ok, mostly that is probably for myself. I've visited lots of lenses this past week, but haven't done any updating to my own. Surprisingly they are all still out of WIP status.
I have my binder out and ready to get some updating once I am done with this post.

It looks like I had one small sale this past week. Of course payday for it will be in September at least. That's ok, every bit helps me get to that $25 payment threshold.

Last week while updating I ran into a lens that I had trouble getting to 100%. It was down for low quality content. I went through it adding words in the amazon module for the books that we have, or have checked out from the library. I put more words under the pictures. I even put words with the youtube videos.
This lens has a lot of allposters. I removed one of those and it finally went to 100%. I actually thought it still had too many so I took out a couple more as well.

How is your squidoo going?
I look forward to visiting your blogs and lenses this week!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WIP Wednesday 7/30/14

Good Wednesday!

My main 'sewing' project this past week has been my attempt to get my sewing/craft room back into 'working' order.
As ashamed as I am, I'm going to show you the before picture.  Of course this is only one section of the room, mostly my crafting desk and the area in front of it.
It already looks so much better.  I actually have the desk cleared off and my cutting mat, 2 sewing machines and my tabletop ironing board back in place.
I also put away a trashbag and 2 boxes of fabric into their places.
I also hammered nails into the wall all down one side and in a few other places and have my projects hanging in bags.   I will get there!!

I was gone from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening at a Women's Encounter.  I took my red hexagon flowers with me figuring I could at least work on them on the bus there and back.
I did work on them on the way there and back, but didn't get a whole lot done.
This is for the scrappy rainbow challenge with the soscrappy blog.  You can find the button at the bottom of this post.
July's color has been red.  I look forward to what next month's color will be.  It's really motivating me to keep working on my hexagons.

We have another WIP going on with our house right windows in the living room.  Poor guys are out there working in the rain.

Here is my current UFO list: (I have removed all of the finished projects from the list)
Rectangle quilt
challenge wall hanging
GoodNight Irene quilt/wall hanging
Yo-Yo Table runner
Hexagon table topper
Emerald Island Fusique table runner
Sunflower table runner and matching placemats
Five and Dime quilt
34 Hot Pads
I am linking up with the following blogs this week:
WIPs on Wednesdays

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