Friday, July 17, 2015

Frugal Friday With Marsha --Preparing for Our Camping Trip


Happy Friday to all!
Our family camping trip/vacation will be here before we know it. We are all excited.
My daughter and her family have reserved and paid for 9 camp sites at one of the lakes. There will be a ton of us there--around 50 I am guessing. It's going to be hot, but it's also going to be an awesome family time too.

In preparing for the trip, my husband has gotten out the camp stove and lantern that he got from his mom's house when she went to the home. He's got both of those in working order.
He also received a free first aid kit from work to add.

I had $13 left from my church cleaning paycheck and spent it at Aldi. I bought a bag of charcoal, styrofoam plates, plastic cups, paper towels, and ibuprofen.

I traded points on the lucktastic app for $20 in Target gifts cards. I have cashed out with swagbucks for $10 Walmart, and should be able to earn another $10 before the trip. I've cashed out with PerkTV for $5 Walmart and should also be able to get another $5 there before the trip. (If you happen to sign up for PerkTV, please use the code 860efbf6 and you will get 50 bonus points)
All of this I will spend to help buy our food and any other non-food items that we still need.

Of all vacations, I would say that going camping is one of the most frugal you can do.
We will be tent camping though, which is something we've not done for close to 20 years! Not sure I'm looking forward to sleeping on the ground, but unfortunately, air mattresses aren't in our budget.

We've owned out tent for almost that many years but have never slept in it. The year we bought it we found that our favorite RV park to stay at rents out campers and cabins too. Yep, we rented a camper and have gone that way every time we've been there since. I didn't even know what our tent looked like until we let my daughter and her family borrow it last year. It's a cool one....tent on each side with a tunnel in between the rooms.

What do you do to make your vacation more frugal?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Writer's Unite 7/16/15


Welcome to another week of sharing your writing. I enjoyed checking out what was shared last week.
I, myself, have not done much writing except a few blog posts here. Seriously, one day I will get back to writing regularly on bubblews, but right now there are other things taking precedence....both online and offline.
In the meantime, keep sharing each week :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WIP Wednesday -- Wish Me Luck!

Again, I didn't post last week as I didn't have anything worked on.   I spent the week working here and there on getting entries for the quilt show put into the spreadsheet.
June 29th deadline for everyone to have their entry papers to me yet I still have them coming in and know of 5 people who are giving them to me at the guild meeting on Monday morning!
The quilt show is July 24 and 25 with set up on the 23rd.

I have 2 quilts I'm working on finishing of my own to enter into the quilt show:

Goodnight Irene from the sewalong with Terry's Treasures over a year ago.   I actually did get it quilted and the binding sewn around since taking this picture.  I've even started hand sewing the binding down.

Then there is my fractured pineapple quilt.  I worked on it last Friday at sit n' sew and had finished quilting the blocks the week before.  My favorite sewing machine broke  :(   I had to put out another one to work on it.
I'm off to my Needlers group in a bit where I will get the 2 sides sandwiched and pinned.

I can do it!  I just have to stay on it until they are done....and keep inputting data into the spreadsheet so that I have less work during the guild meeting on Monday to finish that up.  The gal that is making the labels for the quilts from my spreadsheet is out of town until Sunday night, leaving herself only 3 days to get well over 200 labels made.


Rectangle quilt
challenge wall hanging
GoodNight Irene quilt/wall hanging
Emerald Island Fusique table runner
Five and Dime quilt
Fractured Pineapple quilt
Charming Stars quilt
Brown half square triangle quilt
5 sets of doll blanket, pillows and rug
Hexagon flower table runner
Wall hanging for quilt guild
Challenge quilt for quilt guild
multiple hexagons that I need to make into projects
yo-yo's that need to be made into projects

2015 Finishes:

Locker Hook Rug
re-do binding on blue and peach patchwork
9 lined fabric bags
yellow crazy quilt lined bag
Pink hexagon table topper
Blue hexagon table topper
Yo-Yo Table runner

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

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

June 2015 Online Earning Stats

I am really late getting this post up, but man are things chaotic busy these days!  I finally got my totals put together last night.....after 2 am.

Hausernet $19.75  paypal (this was 2 months pay after I did have to email them to ask about it)

chatabout $5 paypal (still paying next day)

swagbucks   $25 paypal and $55 in gift cards

apptrailers $5.89 paypal (if you sign up, bonus code predictableuranus2 for bonus points)

clixsense  $7.84 paypal

perkTV  $15 gift cards (Use my code 860efbf6 and get 50 bonus points)

shopkick $2 Target gift card

Zubeezone $1.55 paypal

easyhits4u  $3.10 paypal

Trafficmagician $10.13 paypal

Traffic Royal  $20.03 paypal

Pinecone research $6 paypal

This comes to a total of $186.29, however, I did upgrade in trafficmagician for $6.99 and in arkhits for $5.99.
If you subtract that from my earnings it takes me down to $173.31.
This is up $7.62 from my online earnings in May.
I hope to continue to see my earnings rise month after month!

How did you do?

Monday, July 13, 2015

3-2-1 Go!! As Fast As You Can to Redstaghits!!

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"Real People, Real Traffic, Real Cash and Real
Marketing Results.. Finally a Magnificent TE!"
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I could wait to get this post up and let you know about RedStagHits!!

It's a brand new Traffic Exchange that just launched with a
cool look and all the features we've come to love and it's
free to join!!

Take a look here:

RedStagHits - Open Season for Traffic and Cash!

Now before I share some cool details about this new
program I need to let you know that they've decided
to share their cash by paying you $2.00 to join
for free!

I know that sounds crazy, but it's for real and pretty
much guarantees a successful launch...

If they're paying us to join then what do we have to
lose? Especially when we can earn more $ in so many
ways like Surf4Cash, PTC, VTG, Zubee Coins,cash prizes,
finding trophies or when we refer new members who upgrade.

Huge opportunity if you ask me!

By joining this program, you'll immediately enjoy
The Best In Traffic Exchange Marketing!

This new Traffic Exchange not only provides you with
all the advertising options your site needs, they also
packed it with tons of features.

Now here's where it gets real good...

* They offer Action Based Advertising!
* 5-7 Second Timer
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* Hordes of Quality Traffic Producing Results
* Surf4Cash
* Paid to Click
* Weekly Jackpots
* Referral Bonuses
* Surfing Rewards
* Downline Builder(s)
* Residual Income
* Residual Traffic
* Activity Points
* Rent Referrals
* Prize Pages
* Trophies
* Surf Chat
* Viral Traffic Games
* Collecting Zubee Coins
* Commissions, Commissions, Commissions
* Plus more, more.. and MORE!

And did I mention it's feature rich...

Website Traffic, Banner and Text Advertsing, Prize Pages,
Viral Traffic Games, Jackpots, Surf4Cash, Dynamic Surf Rates,
Zubee Coins, Surf Chat, Surfing Games, Icon Collecting, Trophies
Activity Points... The works.

You must act now...


Go ahead and join right now, because it's filling up fast
and that means there's soon going to be thousands of
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Packed with features and amazing tools, RedStagHits is a
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Be one of the first 1000 members to join and theywill pay you $2.00.. added to your account.


Good luck and welcome aboard in advance.

Oh! And one more thing... It's owned by Debbie Nicholson who
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Dan Moses. They both know what their doing and will make
sure RedStagHits reaches your highest expectations.

With my best wishes,


P.S. Quick-response bonus! Be one of the first 1000
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Personal notes from me---I've had the privilege of working in this traffic exchange prior to it's opening.  I am absolutely loving it!!  I know many of my readers are not familiar with traffic exchange and their power of getting the word out about you and as a way to get your links seen more often.  Why not give it a try?  Socialize while you surf.  Get yourself seen while you surf.  And.....earn extra money along the way too!   I do hope you will give it a chance.

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