Friday, May 4, 2018

Frugal Friday With Marsha -- May the 4th Be With You

Excuse my absence last Friday as I was gone to a quilt retreat.  A very frugal one I might add since it didn't cost anything to attend!  I had taken food for my meals for the weekend and didn't even end up eating hardly any of the food that I brought.  A lot of the other ladies brought meal foods to share.  The only requirement was to bring snack foods for the sharing table, but quilters tend to be very generous.

I really want to start this post out with a great deal from The Quarto Group for any of you that are Star Wars fans, or have friends and family that are. 
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One thing you will notice missing from my Frugal Friday posts now is my list of online and app earnings for the week.  I've decided I want to do a once a month post for those from now on, so watch for that post at a later date.

A little catching up to do from missing a week.

I took advantage of a good sale at Kohl's and was able to get new pillows and bath towels with their great sale of $2.99 each.   I applied for a credit card, even though I knew I would be denied, because just applying got me another 25% off.  This made each item just $2.24!
We've needed both towels and pillows for awhile now.

I've been having some luck selling on LetGo.  I've been mostly listing baby clothes for now.
I stopped at a church rummage sale last Saturday morning on the way to the quilt retreat and found an awesome deal for me!!   I got a bag with 3 skeins of yarn, lots of spools of thread, embroidery thread, buttons, a pin cushion, and lots of other misc items.   I listed all the craft items that I won't use on LetGo for the same $3 that I paid for the whole bag.  That's not sold yet, but there was also misc pieces of jewelry in the bag as well.  I did sell those for $3, getting the money back that I paid for the bag!

I am upset with myself for totally forgetting about the Friday Freebie last week!  It didn't come to my mind until Saturday when it was too late.   I don't know what I missed  😞
This week it's free Dorito's, that's not to be missed!

I've decided to get back to sending for freebies and filling my mailbox again.  This is a great post to get started with!!  Lots that they report are still available and just a click away.

Here is a list of other freebies that you might want to check out:

Free Sample of SPLENDA Naturals Stevia Sweetender

Free Subscription to O, The Oprah Magazine

Text for $10 Off at Lane Bryant = Free Item

Free SToK Cold Brew Coffee or Tea

Free Sample of Jamberry Nail Wraps

Free Box of Pukka Herbs Organic Matcha Tea

Free Subscription to ELLE Magazine

Free Bag of Navitas Organics Essential Superfood Boost

Free Subscription to Men's Health Magazine

Free Subscription to Car and Driver Magazine

Free Made for America, Made for Summer Party

Banfield Pet Hospital - Free Office Visit & Consultation

Free Barilla Pesto Chatterbox

Free Bag of Boca Java Coffee

Free Samples of BA STAR Makeup

Free Sample of Truvia Natural Sweetener

Free Men's Razor

Free Plus CBD Oil

New Month = New PINCHme Sample Box

BACK AGAIN! Free Atkins Sample Kit and $5 Off Coupon

Free Sample of Sasmar Personal Lubricant

Free Poise Impressa Sample Pack

That's a lot to check out, but I see several that I will be looking in to.

One last thing for this week.   I am so happy!  I finally have a pair of tennis shoes that are comfortable, fit correctly, and don't hurt my bad toe.  I used some of my earned amazon to order them.  I LOVE being able to earn amazon!!

Let's not forget that you can link up any frugal type posts here each week.  I would love to see lots of you doing so  😀

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

WIP Wednesday -- Retreat

I want to start by saying that I won't be posting next Wednesday.  I will be gone on a bus trip with my quilt guild to Lincoln, NE to the National Quilt Museum.  We are doing a mini shop hop on the trip as well, stopping at 3 shops along the way.  My plan is to take my hexagons to work on for the trip.

The retreat was great as always.  I only took the one project to work on, other than making the President's block for guild.
I had thrown in a bag of fabrics left over from another project as well. 
I did make the President's block first, then I took that bag of fabric and did some cutting.

You can see the block in the picture as well as cutting for fabric for making the double towel scarves, strips for a toothbrush rug, 10 inch squares for microwave cozies, and 5 inch squares for future projects.

I really did spend the rest of the retreat time working on my string block quilt.  This is how far I got.  I found that I still need to make 2 purple string blocks before adding anymore to the quilt.  Hopefully I can get that done in the next 2 weeks before I post again!

As far as the rest of the week,  aside from working some in organizing my craft room (very little done), I only worked on making the plastic canvas jingle bell blocks.   I decided that I wanted to make the sets I sell in my Etsy shop a set of 3 instead of 2. 

Looks like that's it for this week.  Happy Sewing and Crafting!

I do link up with the following blogs:

WIPs on Wednesdays

Jo's Country Junction:

KatieMae Quilts for BOM weekly linky.

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