Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fill Your Digital Downtime with The Origami Garden

Perfectly Mindful Origami - The Origami Garden

Origami is a good choice for that downtime away from technology.  This book is just what you need for that downtime.

Whether you know the art of origami, or if you are just a beginner, this book is for you.

The Origami Garden is set in 3 sections--Flowers and Plants, Fruits and Vegetables, and Garden Life.

Each project has step-by-step folding instructions that are also illustrated:

The books comes with 32 pieces of papers for the projects:

My middle daughter recently had her birthday and she chose The Origami Garden to be her gift from me.  She's always loved origami and over the years has made us all bouquets of flowers.  She picked this book quick saying "that's the one!"  She then commented about how now she will have all kinds of awesome things to make us for gifts.
She sat down after a long day of work and decided to start with the Tulip.

I have to say there are some really cool things in The Origami Garden.  Some flowers even also have pots to make for them!  In the Fruits and Vegetable section there is a mushroom, strawberries, pears and more.  In the Garden Life section there is a butterfly, frog, and birds.  In the Flowers and plants section besides the Tulip, you will find cactus, water lilies, roses, and many more.

This made the perfect gift for my daughter.  Who do you know that this would make the perfect gift for?

Disclosure:  I rec'd a copy of the book for the purpose of review.  I was not compensated in any other way and any opinions are my own.  Post contains affiliate links.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Frugal Friday With Marsha -- This Week's Finds

My 2 favorite posts each week are my WIP Wednesday where I post any progress in my sewing/craft/quilting projects, and Frugal Friday.  Frugal Friday because not only do I get to find deals, coupons, freebies etc for my readers, but I also find them for myself at the same time.

Here are some good  baby coupons to print this week:

  Save $2.00 ONE Luvs Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)

  Save $0.50 ONE Pampers Wipes between 56 ct ? 150 ct

  Save $2.00 any ONE (1) package of HUGGIES Diapers (Not valid on 9 ct. or less)

  Save $0.50 any ONE (1) package of HUGGIES Wipes (56-167 ct.)

And here are some other good coupons to print:

  Save $0.60 on any Two (2) Lipton Recipe Secrets

  Save $0.75 on any TWO (2) DOLE Canned Fruit

  Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios OR Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch™ cereal

  Save $1.00 any ONE (1) Frank's RedHot Sauce (12oz or Larger)

  Save $1.05 on any ONE (1) TABASCO Family of Flavors, 5 oz. or larger

Here are some deals, freebies, etc you might want to check out:

Free Veggie-Go’s Fruit & Veggie Snacks with Moms Meet

Free Seventh Generation Free & Clear Baby Wipes

Free Subscription to Parents Magazine

Free Sample of Formulas for Life Pet Food

Free Haribo Gummi Candy at Kroger & Affiliates

Here are some sweepstakes to enter.  Good Luck!!

Win a 3M Safety Gear Prize Pack worth OVER $1,000

Win Marriott's EPIC Canada Adventure Vacation Sweepstakes

Win a Trip to Red Mountain Resort Utah or an Instant Win Prize

Win an Ultimate PC or Xbox Gaming Prize Pack

Win The Best New Products of the Year worth Over $900, 3 Winners

Win a Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt & $1,000 Home Deport Credit

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Stockpile-- Your Favorite Stocks By the Dollar

I'm sure there are many of you out there just like me.  You've wanted to start investing in the stock market and just didn't think you had the extra money to do so.  After all, the stocks you would like to buy are pretty expensive per share.

With Stockpile that is not a worry.  You can buy fractional shares!!  Yes, they earn just like full shares too.  (****Be sure to check out the special offer at the end of my post too****)
You never pay more than 99 cents per trade, whether you are buying, or selling.
The choices of stock to purchase seem endless.

I also know that many of you are also like me----you have those hard to buy for people on the gift list.  Buy them gift cards to Stockpile!
E-gift cards are available as well as physical cards.  There is no minimum to send an e-gift card, but there is a $2.99 plus 3% fee, so keep that in mind.   I fond that to send $5 would be $8.14.
Physical cards are available in many stores, but also at the Stockpile gift shop online.
Minimum gift card with the physical card is $25.  You can buy just one or you can buy many.   They offer the most popular stocks in sets.
Myself, if I was buying for a gift, I would choose the gift card that allows them to choose the stock of their choice.  With fees, the total price is $29.95 for one $25 card.  There is a small shipping charge, but if you buy 3 or more, shipping is free!

They say that the average gain per year in the stock market is 9.8% per year.  That means that you could be a millionaire by retirement if you start early.
Opening a custodial account for your children would just be awesome.  Start them out right.  Let them check it each day to see the gain or loss.

This is a screenshot of my account as of right now.  You will notice that my $25 in Disney stock is up, whereas the $5 in amazon is down.   It's fun and interesting to watch each day....exciting is another word for it.

You might also notice that I have put in more to amazon that is pending.  I found that the minimum to transfer from your bank account into your Stockpile account is $10.  I went ahead and bought the $9.01 in amazon so with the 99 cent trade fee it was the $10 even.

I see there is an option to buy with debit card, but I've not checked that out yet.  That's next on my list to do.

I have a lot to learn, but am learning more about it every day.

**********Now for that deal that I told you to watch for!!!
Use this link , sign up for your own Stockpile account, and receive $5 in free stock to get your started!
Please don't let this offer pass you by to get you started---this offer expires July 30,2017!!*********

In exchange for my honest and unbiased review, I received a $25 gift card to try out Stockpile. This post contains a referral link. I am not a market professional and not responsible for gains or losses that you may experience. I am not affiliated with or own an investment in any company or brand mentioned, and have no plans to do so. Securities products are not FDIC insured. Not bank guaranteed. May lose value

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WIP Wednesday -- Moving Along

I did get several more yo-yo's made, but decided not to bore you with yet another picture of bags of yo-yo's.

I had the sewing machine out but didn't do any more work on the green string blocks.   I did, however, get the half square triangles sewn and up is to press them open.....that's my goal for this week.

The sewing machine was out to finish the black and white with a little red quilt.  Yes, I said finish!!  That means that 2 of my 17 UFO's on my list to complete in 2017 is now done.

Not sewing, but I've been saving toilet paper rolls for some time for an idea I seen on pinterest to make a Hot Wheels garage.  I knew I wanted to make it for Killian for his 4th birthday.  His birthday was this past Monday and he loved his new garage.

I overslept and missed the bus to Kansas City.  I'm still kind of bummed over missing the big quilt show, but was more bummed that I didn't get to work on my hexagons on the bus as I had planned to.  Since this month's color with the soscrappy blog is yellow, I decided to at least go through my box and get out any yellow.

I link up with the following blogs:

WIPs on Wednesdays

Jo's Country Junction:

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June SWAGO Offers up to 550 bonus sb!!! (US)

Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion starting Tuesday, June 27th at 9am PDT! It's just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it.    

The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash! 

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 550 SB bonus! That's enough for a $5 gift card in our Rewards Store. 

Click here to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

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