Friday, May 18, 2018

Frugal Friday With Marsha -- Whirl Wind Week!

Wow this week has flown by!!   At the same time, it's been a long week.  Makes no sense, I know.
I had NO spendable money this week, which was my own fault for spending everything I had on the bus trip last week. 
I have made it through the week though.  With the help on my middle daughter, I was able to get just enough food for a few meals.  Foods to add to what was already in the house.  Also, my oldest daughter surprised me with a cinnamon roll, and a large snack tray this week as well.

As you know, I've started sending for freebies in the mail.  You may have noticed that I posted a Mailbox Monday this week.  I plan to have that as a weekly post again.  I will share freebie links on Monday's but I will still share them here in my Frugal Friday posts as well.

Let's start this week with the Kroger Friday Freebie for this week:

Free Larabar for Kroger & Affiliates

Here are the freebies that I sent off for today:

Free Sample of Garnier Whole Blends Oat Delicacy

Free Together We Rise Stickers

Free Give a Sip Eco-Friendly Reusable Straw

Free Moose Tracks Nation Magnet or Sticker

Free The Original MakeUp Eraser

Free Sample of Salonpas Pain Relieving Patch

Click below to:
  • Print coupon to save $3 on any one (1) Culturelle product.
  • Enter the Be Good Inside with Culturelle Sweepstakes.

Are you finding the links I share helpful?  Are you sending off for any freebies to come to your mailbox?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

WIP Wednesday --Bus Trip Report

As you know, I didn't post last Wednesday because I was on a bus trip with my quilt guild last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday was our trip to Lincoln, NE and on the way we shop hopped at 3 different quilt shops-- No Place Like Home in Minneapolis, KS, Sew Country in Belleville, KS, and The Quilt Basket in York, NE.    That was loads of fun for me and I found lots of goodies that I needed.  Nope, I did not buy anything just because I liked it, and only bought things that I will use right away on current projects.
I shared a picture of those purchases in my Frugal Friday post last week if you are interested.

We stayed at Comfort Suites for the night.  Those are very nice rooms....made me wish I could just live there!   In the morning after our free breakfast, we loaded on to the bus and headed to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum there in Lincoln, NE.

I took tons of pictures at the museum.  It was hard to just choose a few to share in my post.

International Quilt Study Center and Museum -- Lincoln, NE

One of the flat storage units.

This is all buttons!  I took another close up picture of one square of it.  You know, thinking of yet another project just doing one square with all the buttons I've accumulated.

The Ken Burns Collection.  I actually hadn't heard of this man until going to the museum.  Where have I been??

Part of the Ken Burns collection.

Part of the Ken Burns collection.

On the bus on Tuesday, I worked on getting some hexagons made, after not working on them for well over a year.  I got a total of 15 done.

On the way home Wednesday, I just couldn't motivate myself to work on more hexagons, so I pulled out the plastic canvas that was already in my bag and worked on the blocks.  Some of these I made on the bus, and a few more after I got home.

I was very motivated once I got back home Wednesday evening to get to work!!  I got out my table, pressed all the fabrics I bought, and cut them for their perspective projects.  (I didn't take a picture of that).
One thing I bought was the back ground fabric to go with the Kitty Kitty charm pack I had purchased from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.   I actually got the whole top made with the exception of the sashing which I still need to buy.

Also I've worked more on the plarn bedroll.  As you can see by the picture with my 16 month old granddaughter, Amelia, sitting on it, there is a long way to go yet to reach the 6 foot long.

Last but not least for this week is my Arkansas Crossroads quilt top.  It was sit n' sew at the quilt shop Friday evening.  This is my sit n' sew project and it's seemingly to never end.  This is just me preparing the last of the blocks for sewing together, and I have quite a few yet to go!

I link up with the following blogs.  You will want to check them all out too!

WIPs on Wednesdays

Jo's Country Junction:

KatieMae Quilts for BOM weekly linky.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Mailbox Monday -- May 14, 2018

I am working on sending for freebies again to fill my mailbox.  I do plan to make this a weekly post, wish links if possible.

I am just getting started, but did get 3 items in so far, plus some hausernet mail (even though I told them well over a year ago to take me off of their program).

Time for Kids classroom pack, People magazine, and Time magazine are all hausernet mail.

This Old House is a subscription that I redeemed some Recyclebank points to receive.

5 Quit Smoking notepads from the CDC.  Still available here.  Search for text 221831.

Ring sizer from Blue Nile.  Still available here.

Breathe Right strip samples.  Still available here

I have sent for these today:

Free Sample of Te Mana Tahiti Skincare

Free Sample of Harvey Dryman Manbutter

Free Grow Up Healthy! Growth Chart

Free Sample of Hope Fragrance

Pinch Me has new samples tomorrow.  I've yet to get in on a Pinch Me box, but if you haven't signed up yet, just click the banner below!

You also might want to check out Daily Goodie Box as well!!

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