Saturday, January 28, 2012

Just having fun on an oddly warm January day.

We had the neighbors over and played with chalk on the drive way. The kids had so much fun. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

More money saving tips.

This goes along with what I posted the other day, about saving money through out the year. Found it on Pinterest, What amazing thing we can find there. I really think that so many of us have already been doing what we can to save money that much of this may not be new news.

Source: via Jodi on Pinterest

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ways to save in 2012!

I found this in last Sundays paper and wanted to share. I don't know how you save money? Many of these things I already do, or don't do at all so I am not spending the money at all. But here are the ideas.

  • Take advantage of happy hour deals, or early bird specials...
  • Volunteer as event staff at festivals or venues. 
  • Travel shortly before or after peak season. 
  • Find out if your employer offers discounts, such as group buying, gym memberships or discounts. 
  • Make a meal out of what you already have in you fridge or pantry. 
  • Buy in bulk. this doesn't always work for everyone. 
  • Freeze and store what you can't use right away. 
  • Buy in season fruit and veggies. 
  • Go meatless (unlikely in our house)
  • Pack a lunch
  • Use coupons, but only for what you would buy and use anyway.
  • Buy generic, food and drugs.
  • Keep car maintained. 
  • Lighten the load in your car. less weight uses less gas. 
  • Find lower gas prices, 
  • Walk or ride your bike. 
  • Buy used. 
  • Wait for sales. 
  • Buy only what you need. (we all know that isn't easy)
  • Swap clothes with friends and family. 
  • Insulate attics, walls and crawl spaces. 
  • Turn off and unplug any appliances, lights, and lamps not in use. tips at
  • Turn your thermostat to 68 or lower when your awake, and lower 7 to 10 degrees when your asleep or away. 
  • Buy reusable terrycloth wash clothes and towels instead of paper. 

I came up with a few of my own as well. 
  • Make your own coffee or tea
  • use consignment shops and bring in your old clothes for new to you clothes. (one of my favorites)
  • offer a service or trade with a friend so you don't have to go out and get it done. 
  • use cloth grocery bags, some stores give small discounts for them . 
Hope you find some of this useful. 


Sunday, January 1, 2012

My newest project. Copied from Pinterest.

I found this one online a few months ago and wanted to make my own. Here is how it turned out. I also repurposed an old journal that I wasn't using any longer. I like how it turned out, how about you?

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