Friday, November 17, 2017

Frugal Friday With Marsha -- It's Been a Busy Week

Whew!  This week has flown by and it's been a flurry of activity!

I've still been working here and there on clearing out all this clutter around and under my desk.  I'm not getting even close to being done though.  I should have taken a very shameful picture of just how much stuff I've amassed over time.
Just this morning I found something under my desk in a pile that had I needed that item, I would have never known where to find it!  It's now where it belongs.
In my process of sorting sewing projects I got most of those in a big box, each in their own bag, and at least into my craft room.  I didn't get the strips for rug making into the box....they were still in a pile on my desk and calling my name.  They yelled at me so loudly that instead of getting into their bag, I started a new toothbrush rug with them.  I've been working on it a few strips at a time each day.

I cashed in with Swagbucks for $25 in amazon.  That enabled me with what I already had in my account to order both cat food and cat litter.
I've been buying those through Ibotta since they seem to always have Pet Products in their categories for buying through amazon.

I got in the Harvest VoxBox from Influenster.  I'm always excited to open the boxes when I get them.
I just got back inside from hanging our bedding on the line after washing it in the new Gain Botanicals.  I can't wait to crawl into bed tonight and go to sleep to the great scent of Gain (I sound like the commercial  LOL)
I'm enjoying using the Mane Magic, the Vera Wang cologne, and the shea body butter.

If you are not a member of Influenster already, I encourage you to sign up.  You get great things to try and then do short reviews of in social media.  It doesn't require a lot of your time.  It is well worth it!

Influenster is have Movember right now and for every new member who signs up throughout November, they will donate $1 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.  Just another plus of joining!

These things along with all the things I already do both online and offline, plus babysitting for my 10 month old granddaughter and my 7 week old grandson and helping my 13 yr old granddaughter who is now being homeschooled, really did mean for a busy week!!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Disney Winnie the Pooh Crochet Kit is Just Too Cute

Everyone in my family just loves Winnie the Pooh.  My favorite character is Eeyore.
My youngest daughter (age 21) treasures the huge Winnie the Pooh that her dad crocheted for her so many years ago.

I am anxious to get the little Winnie the Pooh crocheted from the kit as well as the Piglet.  (He also had crocheted her a large Piglet).  I've not even started to crochet them yet, but I promise that once they are done I will come back and add the photos of my completed projects.   They really are going to be super cute!

Let's talk about the kit:

The kit includes all of the supplies you need to make Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

6 colors of yarn
crochet hook
embroidery thread and felt.

Also included is the 76 page instruction book.   The book contains instructions to make all of the characters of Winnie the Pooh plus extras:

Winnie the Pooh
Hunny Pot
Little Black Rain Cloud Set
Christopher Robin

The first pages of the book include how to do the stitches with illustrations as well as an abbreviation chart.
Each project has great step-by-step illustrations as well.
Templates are included in the back of the book for the felt eyes for each project.

With the instructions the way they are, even a beginner can make these adorable Winnie the Pooh characters.
This makes  a great gift for yourself--create the characters for your own collection.
The kit makes a great gift some someone who crochets--and loves Winnie the Pooh.
The kit is a great buy to make the characters and give them as a gift.

This gets an A++ in my book.

Disclosure:  I rec'd a kit for the purpose of this review.  I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own.  Post does contain affiliate links.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WIP Wednesday -- Almost Done!!

I didn't realize until late last Wednesday that I didn't do a WIP post last week.  I went out of town to babysit on Wednesday and just plain forgot.  I hadn't worked on anything except the yo-yo projects.

I am finally almost done with them!!  You might notice in the picture the pins.  Those are the yo-yo's that I have left to "repair".  I am not happy with them as they aren't tight enough.

I do plan to finish this TODAY!   Once these are done I really must concentrate on getting my Christmas gifts made.

I've been getting more items listed in my Etsy shop.  I still have several items to get listed. 

Short blog post this week.   I link up with the following blogs:

WIPs on Wednesdays

Jo's Country Junction:

KatieMae Quilts for BOM weekly linky.


Quilting is more fun than Housework

I found these on Amazon this morning just by chance and have added both to my wish list!!!  I hope to buy both very soon!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Earn Free Gift Cards during the Swag Feast Team Challenge

In need of some extra spending power as we head into the holidays? Swagbucks is holding a Swag Feast Team Challenge 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 and earn points towards free gift cards and PayPal cash! The challenge runs from Monday, November 13th until 12pm PT on Friday, November 17th.

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. In addition to earning SB, you'll contribute to your team's 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 December 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, members of the 3rd place team will receive a 30 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 4th place team will receive a 15 SB Swag Up Rebate, Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, November 17th at 2pm PT and will expire on Thursday, November 30th at 11:59pm PT
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