Friday, July 21, 2017

Frugal Friday With Marsha -- Camping

Hubby's vacation time and we have a camping trip planned.
Originally it was to a lake and the usual tent camping with the family.  Well, then we changed our minds and decided to go to Spring Lake RV Resort and rent a 5th wheel camper to stay in.  Others in the family will still camp in their tent.

If I could buy a new tent, this one looks awesome!

Not as frugal as tent camping, but compared to spending those nights in a motel, it's a good deal.  It's $50 a night for the camper.  The camper comes with the dishes, cookware, eating and cooking utensils, toaster, coffee pot, and microwave in addition to the stove and oven built in to the camper.
They even provide the toilet paper, paper towels, and dish soap.

Spring Lake also offers a regulation swimming pool, so no swimming in the yucky lake water.
They have lots of activities going on like bingo on Friday night, ice cream social on Saturday night, church on Sunday morning.  Plus, it's their Christmas in July weekend so they other fun events planned for the weekend as well.

We are going a lot more frugal on our food this time.  Usually we just shop and buy everything at once that we plan for the meals while camping.  This ends up usually being around $100 or so just for food.  This time we are taking a lot from what we already have here at the house and have spent very little other than that....only around $20 for things we needed to fill in.

I cooked up some chicken in the crockpot and used my grinder.  This will be turn into chicken salad sandwiches for one lunch.  We are taking a pork roast from the deep freeze and taking along the large crockpot to cook it in.  That will give us a nice supper with leftovers.  Mac and cheese on the side.

These are the 2 crock pots that I have.

What kind of frugal vacations do you take?

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WIP Wednesday -- The Problem Is.....

The problem, for me, is that there are so many projects that I want to work on, and equally so many projects that I need to work on.  Ok, probably not equal as the ones I need to work on is the order for the yo-yo valances and the selvage toothbrush rug as they have deadlines.

I did pull out the selvage toothbrush rug this past week and work on it some more.

At sit n' sew at the quilt shop, I got to work on pressing and squaring up the rest of the half square triangles that I need to finish my blocks for the Arkansas Crossroads quilt top.    I got bored after a couple of hours of working on that though and switched and got more yo-yo's sewn on to the first of 2 of the yo-yo valances that I am making.

The penny rug that I started some months back is on my want to do list.  One evening I just got the circles out and started putting some together.  So much fun!!  But, alas, I knew I had to put them away to work on other things.  Aren't they pretty though?

Why can't I just have the time I want for my sewing??

I didn't get around to digging out my blue scraps for soscrappy, but sure intend to get that done before we leave for a few days of vacation on Friday!

I link up with the following blogs:

WIPs on Wednesdays

Jo's Country Junction:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Swagathlon Team Challenge!!

On your marks, get set, EARN! Swagbucks is holding a fun team challenge called the "Swagathlon" to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web! 

If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! The challenge, begins Monday, July 17th at 8am PT, but you can pre-register starting on Friday, July 14th!

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site:  1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
2. Starting July 17th at 8am PDT, in addition to earning SB you'll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contribute so far.    

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card!
Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before August 1st, you'll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, and members of the 3rd place team will receive a 30 SB Swag Up Rebate. Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, July 21st at 2pm PT and will expire on Friday, August 4th at 11:59pm PT.

p.s.   Wednesday July 19th is a Candy Code Extravaganza with bonus codes all throughout the day!!  Join your team today and rack up the extra points to help your team (and yourself)!!
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