Sunday, September 21, 2008
Its gonna be a custom made item, so I have no picture to show. However...if you'd like to chance it and enter my giveaway just leave a comment here. If you link to me on your blog you'll get an extra entry (if you don't have a blog, you can still enter). Leave your name, whether or not you are a crafter and what your favorite color combination is (remember, it'll be a custom object). **Also, make sure your email address is somehow attached to your comment so I can reply to you!
Its a busy week and weekend as my Mother is coming into town and my youngest's birthday is this weekend. I'll post the winner and a picture of what you've won sometime next week.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I'm a frugal person. My whole life I've loved finding a good deal, but now that I'm running my own household I take this hobby very seriously. Some of my closer friends will tell you that I'm just plain cheap (ahem, Amy Z...are you reading this????) So, in an effort to make the most of my money (so I can buy more fabric!!) I stockpile groceries. I do this so that I can get the things that we use for the lowest price possible. And when I find these rock bottom prices, I buy enough to get my family through until the next big sale. I usually have one big stockpile shop per month and then I just fill in the gaps here and there. It has really helped cut our grocery budget way way way way down. So, I thought I'd share my latest score with you guys.......drumroll, please.
Ben really wanted to be in the picture (and for those of you with eagle eyes ~ yes, I know the calendar on the wall still says June. Its been a busy summer. Don't judge me.) (you can click on the picture for a closer look)
Pictured above is:
~9 boxes of Electrasol Power tabs (.09/ea) ~5 boxes of Aunt Jamima Pancake Mix (.75/ea) ~5 Aunt Jamima Pancake Syrup (.75/ea) ~9 large tubs of Quaker Quick Cooking Oats (1.00/ea) ~21 boxes of instant Quaker Oatmeal Packs (.80/ea) ~3 pkg Jenni-O sweet Italian Turkey Sausage (2.99/ea) ~2 trays of chicken breasts (4.00/ea) ~ this was a needed item and not on sale ~2 boxes of Propel Powder (3.99/ea) ~ a splurge in an attempt to drink more water.
Grand Total (before sale/coupons): $266.86
Total Out Of Pocket: $63.76
Total Savings of: $203.07
If you haven't already tuned out thinking I've completely lost my mind ~ let me know if you'd like to see pictures of the rest of my stockpile ~ or if you would like tips on how to start your own. Truly, its fun! Its like a game, now! :)
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
This is the master bedroom. There is another large picture window like this on another wall. It also has a swag draped over it like this one. I HATE them. Can you do a mistreatment over a curtain rod?
Friday, September 5, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
So, I'm setting my goal to finish the following by New Year's Eve:
1. Nine Patch's for swap (due Sept 30)
2. Finish Ainsley's quilt (that poor girl)
3. Get Barney's Blocks quilted & bound
4. Finish the blocks for Alycia's QOV challenge & pillowcases.
4. Start (and finish) a Christmas gift quilt (don't wanna say who its for).
5. Pull fabrics for and decide on a pattern for me as my reward for meeting my goals! :-)