Friday, April 20, 2018

Frugal Friday With Marsha -- Senior Discounts and More

Senior discounts are one of the great perks that come with getting older.  You can start collecting from some stores as soon as you turn 50.  Dealnews has put together a comprehensive list of senior discounts from A to Z.  You will want to click the image below and check them all out!


This week I spent right at $20 for my food for the week.  I bought a lot of the same stuff--a banana, an orange, a yogurt, 2 Lunchables, 2 Michalini frozen entrees, a string cheese, a snack cheese, and 3 2 ltrs of Dr Pepper.  I also splurged on a package of cookies.   I found that the Oscar Mayer ham and cheddar lunchables that also include 2 cookies were on sale for just $1 each.   My oldest daughter bought me 2 more to save to take to my quilt retreat since the use by dates on them go into June (my retreat is the end of this month).

I'm re-thinking this food stuff.  In my mind I thought I could live on lunchables and frozen meals, throwing in some cheese, yogurt and fresh fruit, but I found this week that I am already tired of this.  I will be figuring some different things for next week such as buying a dozen eggs since you can do so many different things with eggs, bagged salad, and such.    I wanted the ease of the others, but it doesn't hurt me to actually spend some time fixing myself a meal.

My online and app earnings were pretty good this week with a couple of surprises:

**$11.35 PayPal from magicaljourneydownlinebuilder.  I was lucky and won the $10 top prize in one of their promos.
**$6 PayPal from gsn games.  I had 77 cents in my account so just used it to play in a solitaire tournament and got lucky and won $6.
**$25 amazon from Swagbucks
**$2.04 PayPal from Promoslice
**$2 amazon from Shopkick
**$1 added to my Perk Plastik card from PerkTV  (use code 860efbf6 for bonus points for signing up)

Today's Friday Freebie is Kroger Kettle Chips.  This will help me with snacks for the week.

Free Kroger Brand Kettle Cooked Chips for Kroger & Affiliates

I had hoped to have enough points at Recyclebank to order more of the dishcloths, but I'm still short.  I need to remember to log in daily for my 5 pts on the daily challenge....and to check out all of the links below too!

5 Free Recyclebank Points

5 Free Recyclebank Points

10 Free Recyclebank Points

School will be out soon.  You might want to check these out!

Free 2018 National Parks Entrance Days

Free Bowling & More at AMF Kids Fest

Don't forget to link up as well as check out what others are linking up this week.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WIP Wednesday -- Playing Catch Up

When my laptop went down, so did my sewing and quilting for the most part.  I missed the past 2 Wednesday's doing a WIP post.  There was about 10 days in there that I did no sewing at all, which made me sad.

I have lots of things to show that have been worked on since my last post, so here goes:

I worked more on the pin cushions, just have to sew them shut and add the buttons to finish these.

I'm still working on the plarn bedroll.  This is such a long process, but eventually it will be to the 6 foot long measurement.

You can't see what's inside my cat bag (with one of our cats behind it), but it's my string quilt UFO, packed and ready to be worked on during the upcoming retreat at the end of this month.  I intend for this to be my sole project at the retreat, and hopefully I can stick to that to actually make good progress on it.

The Arkansas Crossroads is designated my Sit n' Sew project each month.  I have row 6 together and I'm inching my way towards getting all of the blocks done.  Maybe row 7 complete next month?

I bought a scrap bag of flannel at the Mennonite Relief Sale, so I got out some other flannel I had come across and cut more squares for rag quilts.  I so wanted to get my sewing machine out and get to work on these right away after cutting, but didn't get to.  Maybe this week I can?  The flannel strips in the picture will be added to my stash when I get to start a flannel toothbrush rug.

And, speaking of toothbrush rugs, I finally got out the one I had started some time back.  I've been adding strips to the project box as I've cut for other projects and thought it was about time to get it out, organize the strips and get back to work on it.

Last, but not least on my list to share this week is my Sodoku quilt project.  I messed up and am short one black and white fat quarter of having the 9.  I had thought I would use the plain black as the 9th since I had a plain yellow, but then thought better of it once I got home.  I don't think that would be a good choice to use the same as what the sashing and borders will be.  However, once I get that last fat quarter, I can start assembling the blocks.

I'm linking up with the following blogs.  I can't wait to go and see what others are doing, hope you will too.

WIPs on Wednesdays

Jo's Country Junction:

KatieMae Quilts for BOM weekly linky.

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