Thursday, December 24, 2009
I took Sissy out on Tuesday to finish her shopping and when we got home I saw that my wonderful Hubby cleaned the whole house, and the oven . YAHOO!!!!!!!! I love that man lol. That was the best present ever!!!!!!!!! I have tons of stuff to tell you and a huge amount of pictures to post but that will all wait until next week. Right now I'm off to enjoy the next couple of days with the family. I want to wish you all a wonderful holiday !!!!!!! Enjoy !!!!!!!!
Merry Christmas to you and yours may all of your dreams come true!!!!!!!!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Write names on stockings: Done and it only took 2 years lol
Prep the stuff for the ornaments the kids want to make : Done except for the salt dough. I'll
wait til Monday when we plan to make them.
Make the wrapping paper: Hoping to be finished today.
Wrap gifts: hahahahaha I have to finish the paper first.
Post living room re-do pics : Maybe after I finish the paper.
Thank Amy for the awesome package: Not yet ... well I guess I just kinda did. I won one of her stocking stuff give ways ( pics after the holidays) and it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Amy.
Find cards , write them out and mail: hahahahahaha soon ... hopefully before Christmas is over.
Resolve the problem with seller on eBay: Done ordered 2 gifts in October needless to say no gifts.... contacted eBay , they took care of everything and got us our money back
Re order gifts that we didn't get: Done thanks to Sissy. She jumped on overstock .com and found replacements , and the best part ?????? We saved $30.00. ( ha UPS just dropped them off)
Sew up gift bags: Excuse me as I fall on the floor laughing. Not this year.
Finish stuffies and monsters: Getting there.
Put up the tree: It's going up Monday. Sissy asked me to wait. Where am I putting it you ask? On top of the booth table lol. We're just going to put up part of it . I guess we'll see lol.
There's more to do but I seem to have a very loose handle on things. OK I'm off for now . More to come over the weekend....I hope : )Til next time stay warm.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
So did you guy's go out black friday????? Get anything good ?????
OH guess what ???? I won some really great stuff from Amy's stocking stuffers I'll post when I get it . Ok I'm off to let out the chickens. Til next time have a great day
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
So that's it for now.... off to clean lol. Til next time have a great day and stay safe.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
In the kitchen
I've been drying a ton of fruit. Mostly apples and pears but I have found some mango's and bananas on sale so in they went. Been using the bread machine but the bread seems to get moldy faster than the other bread. I have to come up with something to keep that from happening. I'm starting to prep for Thanksgiving. I'm not sure who's going to be here besides Hubby , Bear and me, but I'm going to be ready lol. We're going to have cheese and crackers, veggies and drip, chips, pumpkin and apple pie. As far as the kind of bird.....well lol it could be go old turkey, a 10 pound Cornish rock or duck. I guess it depends on what hits the freezer last lol.
I'm still working away . I have a good start on Mr. C 's blanket I'm just hoping that I have enough yarn . All of the yarn I've used has been from the tons of free yarn that M's mom gave me. ( and I still have a ton lol ) I think I have some more of that type of yard in storage I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed. Dear MIL asked me to make some dollies for her to give to my sister in law for Christmas. HAHAHAHA I've never made dollies so after some trial and error I think I have some thing they'll both like. I did get Bear's curtains done, just have to get our done. The softies are coming along, they're not perfect, but they look OK. I have to finish closing them up , tossed them in the washer and dryer, than add the faces. I really want to make gift bags out of the fabric I got after Christmas last year. I'm hoping to find the time.... I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
We've had to move Bear from 3rd grade work to 4th grade. Now he seems to be more challenged. I guess we'll just keep shifting stuff around until he hits his groove. We're starting lap books next week. The first set will be on the 50 states. I feel that the lap books cover alot of subjects all at once. And gives him the creative side of things too. We still need to find something he likes for science.
You all know that I've been cranking out gifts for months but there are still some things I need to buy . Now we're only buying for the kids and a couple of things each for Hubby and I. Well Hubby is done hahahaha, I'm picking up books and small stuff for me ( it is much easier on all of us if I just pick up my books other wise the kids and poor Hubby stand in the book store looking lost lol) So it's started. I picked up alot of stuff on sale or clearance. Bear and I where out shopping and he wanted to show me what Bakugan he wanted.... OK so we look. They where on sale $5.00 a set instead of $ 12.00 so ...... well I grabbed them. I know , I know that its terrible but it was one of those things ...... do I grab the ones he wants now ... with him here or do I wait. I figured if I waited they would all be gone and I was right. What was funny was that he got it lol "Mom at this price we can get 2 for one" Thankfully Santa can pick up the slack . Bear has been out growing he's clothes at a super fast rate. So again I took him with me and he picked out what he wanted good thing too because I was going to buy 8's and go figure he wears a 10 lol. But he didn't see the cool shirts I got him for a $1.00 each :). Bear even picked out a set of books he wanted. Books ....Books.... you want books for Christmas.... sure Honey grab what you want lol. So yes he knows about a couple of things he's getting but at least I know he'll like them.
So as it stands now , I have to do some more shopping but I'm thinking about doing it when I have the tires done on the van . Just me !!!!!!
OK enough about how cheap I am . I swear there must be a support group for the cheapskates lol. I've written a book and you guys must be bored lol. I'm off for now .Til next time have a great day and stay safe.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
On the homeschooling front..... things are going good. I joined the local homeschooling group which has been great. We're working hard on finding out what works for Bear. Mostly trail and error but everyone tells me that this is normal and it takes time. Sometimes I feel like a fish out of water and so does he but we're rolling with it.
So that's it for now I'm off to move some stuff around in the living room . More to come . Til next time be safe and have a great day
Saturday, September 26, 2009
The next 3 are the finished product .A little glue and glitter . Yahoo !!!!!!!!!!!! See it's the little thing's that make me happy.
The busts and small glitter skull are what Bear found at the dollar store. He just had to have Medusa and Dracula lol.
Now on the crocheting front I'm made a ton of these bracelets. I did bead some but I can't find the pictures : ( I'll have to take some more. If all goes according to plan ( ha ha ha... plan.... ha ha ) I'll get them all beaded in time for Christmas.
I made this poncho for Vikki
This is another Christmas present for one of the girlie's
And last but not least the blanket I made for Sissy before she went to collage
That's it lol . I have do have a bunch more stuff to make : 0 . At least 3 more hat an scarf sets to make. I found this awesome youtube video series on making theses really cool sock slippers. There are a ton of clips but he's really good . I hope the link works if it does you'll have to search he's uploads to find them believe me it's worth it . Now I'm hoping to make them just for the kids ( including Mr. C and Miss T) me and the Hubby .... we'll see :) .
Friday, September 4, 2009
Than we found her behind a local shopping center. Her name is Bella. Isn't she cute :) I just couldn't leave her there . We took her to the vet and she checks out OK except for a bite on the under side of her neck. We didn't know what it was until he shaved her neck . So we have to watch her but so far so good
One of the smaller hens finally ( after 2 attempts) hatched her first chicks. Bear and I went down Tuesday morning to let out the chickens than went out and did our shopping. We got home , unloaded the van , and than headed down to clean the coop and feed the animals. Chirp chirp Mom where is that coming from . Bear runs to the baby factory (lol lol lol ) and yells that mama is in the bottom of the coup, than he climbs up and sees 9 furry babies in the box. I ran in to look yep there they are. Ok I took the babies out of the box and put them in a clean one, now mama decides she wants to sit on them so she jumps in . Meanwhile Bear is keeping the other hens away because they aren't happy with the new additions. So here I stand with a box full of chickens lol, I couldn't leave them there, Hubby wasn't due home for hours , and we couldn't get the chicken run out of storage so... I took them up to the house. Now that was something to see me and Bear with ten chickens and a cat lol. Bella was very good and only went by them once . Thankfully Hubby got home and set the run up for me . Mama and babies are happy in their new home.
I'm off for now . Have a great day
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
So thats the short version more to come, til next time have a great day
Monday, July 27, 2009
The for sale sign is up and we've been getting calls. If it doesn't happen right away that's OK. We are holding firm on our price because we could if we had to stay here. Things in the house are tight ( I don't have a clue where we'll put a Christmas tree this year lol) but with some organizing we'll be OK.
The kids.......... well Sissy and Mr. C have gone down to North Carolina for a week. One more vacation before they head upstate to collage. This weekend I took them to my favorite yard sale to pick up the odds and ends they needed. And good thing we did they were having a blow out sale $5.00 a bag. Mr C finally got a TV for his dorm room. Sissy pick up all of the little odds and ends that she needed for her apartment. I picked up some cute Christmas ornaments , books , and a discovery channel planet earth CD ROM for Bear. Needless to say we got 5 bags of stuff lol. When they get home we'll start packing. Buddy and his girlfriend Miss T are going to Florida ( with her parents) on Thursday . They are coming here tomorrow to help us redo Bear's room, yes again lol I have a problem lol lol . We hope to make Bear's room more functional. It's funny to watch the older kids work on his room. They want things to be just so for their little brother.
In the house........ Well besides cooking cleaning and laundry it's pretty much the same : ). The big shop is coming up this weekend. Bear and I have been working on the list. I've been having him write stuff down for me , he really likes it , and hopefully his handwriting will start to improve. I 'm hoping to find more seasonal fruit to dry and or can. I need to make granola and short bread cookies too.
On the crafty front...... I've been crocheting up a Storm. I finished Sissy's blanket , two ponchos, started a poncho for Miss T, finished a hat and started a scarf. Yesterday I started make dish clothes for Sissy . Than I'll start make dish towels. I'm still trying to work out what to make every one for Christmas. I want to make some sort of ornament . I can crochet something or use the pile of wooden spools I have. I'm drawing a blank lol Any one have any ideas or links they want to share???????
Ok I'm done for now : ) Have a great day.
Monday, July 20, 2009
We've been doing some shopping for sale items. Sissy has been picking up stuff she needs for collage. We have been on the look out for stuff we can use for Bear and scored some great stuff. Oh and yard sales finally yipee lol. One of my favorites opened last weekend and we really lucked out. I've been looking for drinking glasses well I found a set of 12 great big heavy glasses for 6 bucks. We really needed steak knives so I started digging in boxes and I see a bunch of silver plated silverware. Sissy laughed and said my eyes got huge lol. So I grabbed all of it I could find along with 12 knifes and 2 sets of tongs. Than as we're getting ready to pay I see a really nice skirt . Sissy grabbed it and went to look for a shirt needless to say we ended up with a ton of clothes lol. Oh and I found 4 small Pyrex bowls, maybe refrigerator dishes, I'm not sure I'll post pictures and maybe some one will know what they are.Of course I grabbed books and the like. I have been trying to keep the buying down to a minimum. This weekend we went back , didn't get much some books, more clothes and a walking with dinosaurs computer game for Bear. Than we headed over to a Church to take a look at their thrift store. We picked up more clothes ( both Sissy and I are covered for clothes for a good long time) and sheets. I'm hoping the our Church will do their sale before Sissy leaves for collage, this way we can finish up the shopping for her new place.
Loads more going on but I'll save that for another post or this one will go on for ever: ). So til next time have a great day!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I made 2 of these hat and scarf sets (exactly the same) for 2 special little girl for christmas.
Here are the squares that I made (instead of the grannie squares) for our bed. Now I just have to put the black trim around them than stitch together.
I made this over sized lap blanket for a christmas gift but Bear might get it lol lol. Not sure yet.
Mean while M's mom is cleaning out her storage room so along with the huge pile of yarn she gave me , she also gave me 2 trash bags with her old finished projects. Most of them just need to be tied off and they are ready to go. The rest are sorted and ready for me to work on . Most are baby items that I'm give to friends with well babies lol. Some are hats , scarfs, blankets. She made some really cool bathing suit wraps and bikinis ( anyone want a bikini and wrap??? seriously just let me know). Right now I'm working on a blanket for Sissy. When I started sorting the yarn ( still not done lol ) she found some she really liked and asked me to make her a blankie lol to take to collage with her. She didn't care how I did it so after some trail and error, I came up with " pattern" that she liked. I did start a rag rug but.... the damned thing kept twisting up sewing it together was a nightmare so M's mom gave me a huge crochet hook and a pattern to crochet one. Hopefully I'll get to that before the summer ends. And the list goes on and on. Pictures to come as I finish things. Have you been crafty lately????
Friday, July 3, 2009
Gotta run and grab the laundry before it rains. Til next time , have a great day.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Ok done with the weather :) Til next time stay dry.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Clear oval Pyrex bowl
Hubby wanted a old fashion percolator coffee pot, and of course more glass jars
A girl can never have too many crock pots,
or crock pot cook books :)
2 more vintage table clothes
A new to me quilt king size yippee I'm really in love with purple now lol
Of course I also picked up books for Hubby and I . Bear got a ton of dinosaurs, boxing gloves, books, a viking hat, and more stuff that I just can't remember it all. It was great day. One of my favorite sales is coming up on July 11th. Hopefully our Church will be around that time too. Til next time , have a great day.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Things are moving along here. We are getting ready to cull the Cornish rocks in the next couple of weeks. One of the ducks hurt it's foot so we've been keeping an eye on him. The little chickens are growing fast and are super funny. One of the Millie roosters likes to jump up on our legs and climb up to our shoulders and just hang out . I finishes the curtains for Bear's room and crocheted 2 hat and scarf sets to give as Christmas gifts. M's mom gave me a ton of yarn I mean a ton the pile is about 6 feet long, 5 feet wide and 5 feet high lol . I have to get that mess sorted out. We're working on the decorating here. I picked up a bard nailer so now we can get the wood up in the kitchen. All of the paint colors are picked for the living room. Now I just have to get the paint. Still have to pick paint for the rest of the rooms but one thing at a time right. Hopefully now that all of the craziness is done for now I can get back on track because the other house needs to be done and to tell the truth I don't look forward to getting in there. But hopefully when I get in there things will move along fast.
Ok I'm off for now . Til next time have a great day.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I'm ...well buried in stuff lol. My to do list is huge but we're knocking some stuff out. After we put in the booth it kinda started the ball rolling on other home improvement projects. I have to paint some parts of the booth , than make curtains to skirt the bottom to cover the base. I all of the stuff together to make new curtains for Bear's room, and to make the curtains for the shelves in the living room. Now if I can just find the time. We also cut all of the wood to put up in the kitchen. Than staining the cabinets. Of course if we're going that far we might as well paint too lol. Mean while the first set of chicks and the ducks are growing like weeds. Looks like we'll be processing the chickens soon . The ducks have a while to go. The little chicks are doing great , they are the friendliest chickens ever.Yes I have to post pics hopefully in the next couple of days. There are a couple of yard sales this weekend I'm hoping to hit .We'll see how things go.
So those are the happenings at the old homestead. I'm off to get some housework done. Til next time have a great day.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Ok I'm done now lol . Thanks for letting me blow off some steam. All in all I grateful for all that we have the good the bad and the down right ugly lol. I'm off of here for now. Be back soon with a bunch pics and good stuff. You guys have a great day. Til next time.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
So with that I'm off for now. I have a ton of pictures to download and post. Til next time have a great day.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
This birdy sitting on the tree right outside the back windows.
Than it flies to the deck, back to the tree than back to the deck lol.
The whole time the bird were acting like some thing was going to eat them. Bird brains :)
When we got them home
No I didn't buy a rooster this is Casanova, my boy friend, the top man in charge, the king of the coup. If Hubby and I are down by the coup and Hubby move toward me Casanova lets him know that I'm off limits :0. He is a good hubby to the girls so he's a keeper.
Now I'm off to go check on the babies. Til next time have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, May 15, 2009
The rest of the week went by in a blur. I finished crocheting that lap blanket and tossed it in the box with the rest of the Christmas stuff I've made. I got a good start on a birthday gift for my friends almost 2 year old. And I started another crocheted blanket this time for us. I was going to make a granny square blanket but to tell you the truth I just don't have the patience to mess with it lol . So instead I decided to make regular old squares. I have a bunch of single skeins of yarn , all multi colored, that I want to use . So I dug them out and got started. I'm going to post pictures over the weekend . Than just the normal stuff , housework , laundry, cooking , driving kids to school see normal. Running around to pick up some things lol you'll see what kind of things next post. I did get to make strawberry jam. It came out great. The gang loves it so looks like there will be more jam making in my future. Now if I could just get the rhubarb harvested.
So that's been our week here at the old homestead. I'm off to crochet :) Til next time have a great day.
Friday, May 8, 2009
So I'm off .Til next time have a great day.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Can you see the 5 chicks ????? C's daughter was give 6 chicks for Easter and well let's just say one met with an untimely death and C's wife gave them to us . Thankfully we had cleaned out the old dog crate to get ready for the chicks we just ordered. They're still a bit small to put in with the older chickens. I do love all of the chickens lol lol but yikes . So I'm chicken mama yet again . Wait until the other ones get here than I'll really be chicken crazy.
I'm off for now lots more to come soon . Til next time have a great day.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I save small bills and at the end of the month I put half in savings. Than I split the other half between Christmas and yard sales envelopes. You all know that I do try to thrift or make all of our gifts. We also save all of our loose change roll it in the fall and use it to finish our Christmas shopping. If there is any money left( which happens more often than not) we put it into savings.
At the beginning of the month we but a pretty big amount in savings envelope. Unless there is a huge emergency we don't touch it. When the next month rolls around it goes into savings. This money is a combo of savings and/ or emergency fund. Because we don't have credit cards, we use this money for stuff like car repairs or replacing the fridge.
People always offer us free stuff all the time and we take it lol . If we can't use it we always find some one who can. The only problem with that is having the space to store it until it can be used. I can't tell you how much money we've saved. But I can tell you that just about everything in our house was given to us one way or another.
Our electric bill runs us about $50 a month ( last month it was $48) People tell us that's good considering that there is always some one home. Some of the electronics we have we don't always use. The stereo , the DVD player, PlayStation, or the surround sound unit aren't used every day. So we went around and put all of the "Energy Vampires "on surge protectors. We have a ton of surge protectors lol. This way nothing is left on " standby" We even put one on the computer so when we're done we can shut down everything including the printer and modem.
When I food shop I go to 3 stores plus the farmers market. I know the prices of just about everything we buy. In recent months I've have been thrown off because the cost of food continues rise so I will wait if I'm not sure .I keep at least 3 months of supplies in the house at all times. I also rotate all of our extras putting the new stuff in the back while moving the older stuff up to be used next. All of our clothes are either used or bought at a deep discount. The big kids buy most of their clothes but Bear out grows his stuff so fast that it makes more sense to spend less. Bear has play clothes and school clothes. When the school stuff gets to worn or stained we flip them to play than when they get to small I save them to craft with.
OK now that I've bored everyone to tears lol I'm gonna stop here . I'll just put this question out there..... What do you guys do to save money??????? With that I'm off to get some house work done. Til next time have a great day.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I'm having croquet withdrawals :) . My arm is a lot better . Soon I'll be swimming in yarn lol lol . I've got big crafty plans. I've been buying quilt squares. All I'll need is the fabric for the backing than hopefully I can start on that . I want to make rag rugs. We've been saving all of our old clothes forever lol and I swear I keep finding more. So looks like I'll be cutting and sewing some rugs . I still have a ton of stuff to paint up. I guess I better get hopping.
So that's it for now. Til next time have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Some Mille Fluer Duccle's
And some Silver Duckwing's
The Mille Fluers and the Silver Duckwings are to replace the ones we lost. Hubby was so happy when I found them. The other ones ......well they're just cooling looking lol . Everyone thinks we're crazy lol. Last year when we got the Mille's and the Silver Duckwings we had people ask if they could buy them. Now Hubby wasn't going to give up his babies but we where hoping to breed them than sell the babies. Since that evil animal got them we have to start over. Oh well I guess them's the breaks right.
That's it for now . Til next time have a great day.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
How did I do that you ask ????? I have no idea. I moved around Bear's room on Monday that night my arm was bothering me I just figured I pulled something. Tuesday more of the same but now there was a huge bruise. By Wednesday it was swollen, so off to the Dr's one xray later yep a small hair line fracture. UGH!!!!!!! I didn't get a cast thank god. Just a ace bandage, a splint and a sling . I feel like an idiot. Hubby just looked at me and said " How on earth did you do that and not feel it" . Just lucky I guess lol.
Easter was good we did the normal, eating until we couldn't move, the kids just hanging out and eat more candy then is humanly possible. Than we all passed out lol lol. The last couple of days have been quiet. I can't do much with this arm ( typing one hand truly stinks) so I'm just hanging out . Thankfully everyone has been helping out so things are rolling along. Ok I'm gonna get off of here much more to come. Til next time have a great day!!!!!!!!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I've been getting ready for Easter. We have all of the goodies for Bear and the kids. I just have to pick up some odds and ends for Easter dinner and we're set. I still have to stuff the eggs but Bear can smell goodies a mile away lol so I'll wait until the last minute :) Tomorrow I have to run out to grab some stuff. Hubby wants to replace the 2 little chickens that we lost to an animal. They were his babies and he took it really hard. We also want some turkeys. I'm figuring 2 for us and a couple of extras for family and friends. Hubby is talking about getting some ducks for the pond . Our neighbors are going to freak lol lol since C just picked up ducks too lol. I guess it's not as weird as the goats and pigs we had last year right ?????Than stop and grab the rest of the fixings for Easter dinner.
Not much crafting going on here. I am working on a lap blanket for a Christmas present but that's it. M's mom sent over a big bag of eye lash yarn ( insert evil laugh here) I'm trying to figure out what I can make with it. Hopefully I can get some other stuff done in the coming weeks with pics of course. I found some really cute doll patterns that I can't wait to tackle. And lol I really want to make a quilt for our room. Do I know how to make a quilt?????? Nope but I'm hoping to figure it out. I've had a queen size batting( bought on sale of course lol ) in storage for a year I guess it's time to get my act together.Internet here I come lol.I try to remember to take pictures as I find my way around quilt making.
So that's about it for now. Til next time have a great day.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Yesterday I did a lot of housework. So many little things that always need to be done. The weather was beautiful, so 2 loads of wash went on the line. I opened all the windows and aired out the house. I puttered and poked lol and got a lot done. This morning I have to change sheets, put a foam pad on Bear's bed, do 1 load of laundry, vacuum and clean the bathroom. Than I'm off for my weekly Wednesday visit with my bff ( Hubby calls it hen's day out lol yeah I beat him lol lol ). Thank God for my crockpot dinner is cooking away.
Well that's it for now, I need to get my butt in gear :) . Til next time , have a great day.
Monday, March 30, 2009
So that's it for now. Til next time have a great day.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
So that's it for now. The kids are off to school and it's time to get some stuff done, hopefully :). More to come . Til next time have a great day.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Besides all of that things are good. I have a couple of other posts running around in my fogged brain. Along with some craft projects . Hopefully I'll get them straight soon lol ( meds do your thing). With that I'm off. Til next time . Stay well and have a great day.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
This weekend is more of the same lol lol . I have cookies to make, more french toast sticks for the kids . I really need to get a handle on the house. With every thing that been going on here and the fact that for some reason I've been really tired things have slipped. Crafty well not to much over the last week but I did find some crochet video's yipee lol lol . Now I can learn some new stitches . That's about it from here for now. I'm off to walk the dog and let out the chickens. Til next time have a great day.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Now I'm off to start dinner : ) Til next time have a great day.
Monday, February 16, 2009
New heating pad covers
Bear's Harry Potter robe
Cape for MIL's bingo buddy lol
Some wired Christmas ribbon cheap lol
Super cheap Christmas fabric
Friday, February 6, 2009
I did get the rest of the shopping done or so I thought. I forgot to grab dried cranberries for the granola I made for Hubby. But I did score some clothes for Bear at walmart. All of it was on clearance, two pants and shirt sets and a camo shirt $ 3.00, a pair of camo pants , hulk t-shirt, and 3 pairs of fleece pj pant for $ 5.00. All but the t-shirt and camo pants are getting put away , they are to big. But now I have a jump on school clothes shopping.
Ok that's it for now it's time to get dinner on the table. Til next time have a great weekend.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
So today is house cleaning day lol. I've let things slide a bit so.... I'm starting to feel a bit better now that we replaced the humidifier. Guess the house was to dry. I want to get everything done before the weekend cause we have big plans lol. I got most of the shopping done. Tomorrow I'm going to finish up and hit the 1 and only thrift store in town. They're having a 50% off sale so I figured what the hell. I need a thrift fix.
Tons of cooking happening here. Hubby likes short bread cookies so after some searching I found a really simple cookie recipe that with a bit of tweaking is perfect. I also found a really great raisin bread recipe. Than ( hahaha) I found a crock pot recipe of yogurt. Bear loves yogurt so I figured why not. It is great everyone loves it so no more buying yogurt and no more plastic cups going into the land fill.
Well thats about it I'm off for now . Til next time .
Sunday, February 1, 2009
OK I'm done with the doom and gloom lol . I scored a couple of major deals this week. I picked up a ton ( about 20 yards lol ) of Christmas fabric for 50 cents a yard . Than I found twin packs of toothbrushes and toothpaste for 88 cents each. You know I grabbed the limit on both.Than I lucked out. Hubby wanted to make chili so I went to buy chop meat. I found two 5 pound packs( normally $10.00 a pack) that where both marked down $ 4.00 off . The catch was they had to be used by yesterday. No problem lol . We cooked up all of it got a huge pot of chili ( half to eat half went into the freezer) and ended up with 4 more meals bagged and frozen.I'm so happy lol . I even found the fabric for Bear's robe on clearance.
I'm still working on the capes for mil. I had to rip apart the first one three times lol but now I have it lol lol lol . So I'm almost done with #2 . Than I'll ship them to her and see what she thinks. She doesn't need the gift one til the end of the month but I figured if she got the early and wanted something changed I would have time to do it.
Ok I'm off for now . Talk to you soon . Til next time stay warm and safe.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Last weekend was a blast . We spent 3 days just hanging out. Then Monday rolled around and holy cow .... it's been one thing after another. Had to pick up meds and drop off scripes. Took Sissy to the bank to open a checking account. Pick up meds again. Back to the bank lol .Today is the first day that I can hopefully stay in. I'm making progress in our room I think I'll be done by the end of the week. I did a small rearrange in Bear's room Monday. I think his computer is getting to hot ( it's been locking up if it's on to long) I hoping that moving it will fix the problem.
I was talking to my MIL over the weekend and she asked me to crochet her .. well lol not a shawl or a poncho I guess she wants a cape. 1 is a gift for a friend and 1 is for her. She said their arms get cold when they are playing cards hahahahaha oh and at bingo too lol . So I've been working on it since then . I couldn't find any thing on the net that wasn't too lacy . She doesn't want any holes . I'm so confused : ) . After 1 try I think I have it down maybe lol. We'll see soon I guess. I'm going to make another robe for Bear soon ( just waiting til the next time I go shopping)
So as you can see things are the norm here at the old homestead. Craziness still reigns supreme lol. Til next time have a great day.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Bear asked me to make him a Harry Potter robe. I was a bit shocked but said ok . See Daddy started reading him the books again and now that he's older he's really into it. Than he says can you make a scarlet one and a black one. OK I understood the black one but scarlet????? When I asked him about it he looked at me and said " Duh Mom scarlet is the color of the quidditch robes" Well smack me silly lol lol. Now I'm not very good at sewing but I planned to learn more lol . I guess this as a good as time as any. I can handle the basics but..... needless to say I made a mess out of the red one. It's all pieced together. The Frankenstein robe lol lol lol. Everyone said it looked OK ( but I feed them and they're afraid I'll do something to their food lol) It looks like a robe if you don't look to close. I think now that I have an idea of what to do I'll use franken-robe to make a pattern.I looked up patterns on line and found one that I think I can use to help with the measurements. I'll post pics when I get the new one done ( yes of both lol).
So besides all that things are moving along . I'm going to get off of here I have a meeting at the high school and need to get ready. Hubby won't let me go out in my normal attire lol aka sweats and one of his tee-shirts. So I guess a change of clothes is in order lol. Til next time, stay warm and have a great day.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Other goals ....
Save more money (redo our budget)
Live as green as possible.
Cook , can and bake more. ( use the crock pot more)
Learn to do new things.
Make and stick to a schedule ( kinda lol ).
Deep clean each room every month.
Craft alot more.
Make or thrift all of our gifts again this year.
I'm not sure how these are going to play out. I'm still working out the kinks . The other house is the biggest of the lot but I have to make sure that we find a good balance so we don't fall behind with the everyday stuff. Hopefully writing about it here will keep me on track, I'll be able to keep track of how I'm doing. I'll more than likely post about my progress weekly. I'm sure I'll need a kick in the butt every now and than :)
So that's all of them. I guess the our word for this year is Progress. And with that I'm off to make some progress ;). Til next time, have a great day.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Ok I'm getting the evil eye from Hubby lol lol lol . Time to hit the couch and be a good girl hahahaha.You guys have a great day Til next time.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Last weekend was pretty quiet. We just hung out and watched Harry Potter :) Yesterday morning we woke up and there was a 2 hour delay. OK I look out side nothing ummmm .The temperature says 34 weird . Bear was up so I fed him and got out his clothes. Time to play free the chickens, out the front door..... stepped out on the front deck and went flying ICE alot of ice ( ice sucks lol lol lol ) Ok slowly slide to the front walk ( which is stone lol ) and went flying again. I didn't fall thank god but if this keeps up I'll have a ton of frequent flyer miles lol lol .Now I slide to the driveway and decide to walk in the snow bank , all the way down the hill to the chickens haha better wet feet than a busted butt ; ) By the time the kids got on the bus things were pretty much melted. The rest of the day was spent cleaning and working on the shopping lists.
So gang I'm gonna get off of here and get every one together. Til next time... have a great day.
Friday, January 2, 2009
So with that I'm off to hang with the kid and get some stuff done. Til next time have a great day.