Friday, December 19, 2014

Frugal Friday With Marsha---Christmas is Almost Here

I have spent a lot of time this morning again trying to get pictures that I want off of this disc.  I thought it was my reader, but when I put in other discs they read fine.  Sigh....  I can't share more crafts that I have made as gifts.

Let's talk about some of the deals that I've gotten lately towards this Christmas.
I have been following the hashtags over on TSU of freebies, coupons, Target, Walgreens, etc.
I love it there and so many share the deals in posts!
(p.s.  If you haven't joined TSU yet and would like to, my link is  It's like facebook only ad revenue is shared with the members.)

I was able to get 2 movies at Target for $4 each---Rio 2 Sing a Long DVD and the Home Alone Movie pack for $3.99 and $4 between the sale, $5 printed coupons, and an additional 10% off using Cartwheel.  Plus I printed the 2 coupons from swagbucks so will earn 20 points (20 cents) there for printing and using them.

As I showed you last week, my grown children pretty well expect a health and beauty box from me each year.  This year I don't have as much because I dwindled down to nothing with my coupon shopping.   However, Target has a deal to buy 4 products and get back a $5 Target card.  I had coupons for each of the 4 items as well.  So, I was able to get a couple body washes, and a hairspray for gifts.

I also did another Target deal--buy 2 razors and get a $5 Target card, which I also had a printed out coupon, again from swagbucks, for buy 1 package get one free.  The razors were $9.99 per package meaning I paid that for 2 packages and then got the Target gift card to spend on something else.  So, 2 are getting razors.

Target had the Purell small hand sanitizers buy 3 get 1 free, and I also had coupons.  I did that deal twice, so 8 people are getting those in their Christmas bags.

Can you tell that I love Target????   I earn Target cards through the shopkick app, the PerkTV app, and through swagbucks as well as the ones I am getting for purchases.  Target is providing a whole lot of my Christmas this year.

I think that is enough of my deals for this week as my post is getting really long.
How is Christmas shaping up for you?  What deals are you finding?

I look forward to any posts you would like to share in the linky (and they don't have to be shopping posts--any frugal related post will do)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Writer's Unite-- 12/18/14

How is everyone doing this Thursday, just a week before Christmas day? 
The business of holiday preparation has affected my writing this week for sure.   Sunday I thought about my weekly review post---got busy wrapping gifts and didn't think about it again until almost midnight.   Monday morning was a Christmas party with my quilt guild and then work.  Again it was midnight before I realized I hadn't done a post.
For the record, I won't be doing this post next week on Christmas day.

I am still wanting to come up with some regular posts for Saturday and Tuesday.  Probably not posts with linky's like most of my other regular posting.  I have an idea for Saturday--Super Saver Saturday.  Or actually, just post deals that day, doesn't have to have a title except what the deal is.

This week I'm going to choose to share 2 of my recent bubblews posts.    I look forward to what you choose to share!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WIP Wednesday 12/17/14

I feel like I've had a pretty productive week of sewing.

I've continued to work on the hand quilting on the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer quilt.  I still hope to finish it before Christmas although I'm not sure who will get it.   I am taking it this afternoon to Needlers group at the quilt shop to work on.

I took my 13 year old grandson to a Mom and Me Apron sewing class at the quilt shop on Saturday.  It was an all day class and we had a blast.  Right away I thought I would like to make an apron for my son for Christmas since I was short a gift for him.   I have found something else now.  I will plan the apron for his birthday instead.    I only have a picture of me in my apron because my camera decided to die.  By the time I got out a different camera to use my daughter had 'claimed' the apron my grandson made and had taken it home with her.

I took an evening to work on my fractured pineapple blocks.  I hope to do this at least once a week, but won't again now until after Christmas.    I decided instead of making one at  a time I would work on my remaining 15 all at once.  So, that pile of papers each has 5 of the 29 pieces done.   I purchased black fabric as I will use that as my sashing and binding.   I plan to put it together in quilt as you go.

I ended up adding another project to my list.    I was looking through a box of fabric that my mom's friend had given me awhile back.  I was looking for fabrics that might be 'manly' to make that apron for my son.  Instead I seen Elvis fabric!  My mom loves Elvis so I decided to make a lap quilt for her.  In the box was also the fabric with the records printed on it.  I hope to get it sandwiched and pinned today.  The picture isn't complete as I did put a border on it last night after taking the picture.

Now let's talk UFO's.  They remain the same and I didn't add the Elvis quilt to my list.  I wonder if I can still finish anything on this list before the end of the year?


Rectangle quilt
challenge wall hanging
GoodNight Irene quilt/wall hanging
Yo-Yo Table runner
Emerald Island Fusique table runner
Five and Dime quilt
Fractured Pineapple quilt
Charming Stars quilt
Brown half square triangle quilt
? sets of doll blanket, pillows and rug
Hexagon flower table runner
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer quilt

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