Monday, November 30, 2009

Wow ..........

It's been a while since I had time to get on here !!!!!! Thanksgiving was awesome .... Sissy surprised us and came home on Tuesday instead of Wednesday. We spent Thanksgiving eating and eating and well... eating lol. In between all of the eating we watched movies : ) Friday morning Sissy and I rolled out of bed at 3:30 and hit the Black Friday sales at Walmart. Not as good as years past but we did get what we wanted ........kinda. See we had to wait on line of an hour for a gift for Bear ( I'll post pics after Christmas) and missed a few things we wanted like the $ 7.00 video games and the $ 2.00 towels ( Buddy wants he's own towels lol). We did manage to get some games and I grabbed the $4.00 towels( which are much nicer). We really cleaned up with the 2 piece fleece pj sets even if I had to dig to get certain sizes. Grabbed a couple of things that certain kids wanted and a few that I thought they would like and we were home by 6:30. All in all not bad considering that except for a couple of small things for Buddy and the candy for the stocking I'M DONE SHOPPING !!!!!!!!!!!! Now I have to wrap lol. ( Ha caught a little boy trying to read this lol .... he even tried to look Innocent hahahahaha.)
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


Heather over at My Frugal Family is having a great give away. Stop by and sign up , while your there be sure to take a look around she has a lot of great idea's.
Til next time , have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I did it again !!!

I ended up moving the living room around yet again. I have a problem at least according to the rest of the family : ) I don't know why I do it lol. I was feeling closed in . I needed more room. Short of building another room ( which is something we've been talking about) the only way I could get it was rearranging again. I had a plan yep spent a couple of hours drawing out exactly where everything was going to go. Hahahahahaha not even close lol. Things didn't go as planned but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. And Guess what .......... I'm not done lol. Yep still cleaning , sorting and organizing. And after all of that I still can't figure out where I'm going to put the Christmas tree. Hubby told me not to over do it ha good luck with that. Boy does my body hate me right now. Meanwhile the rest of the house looks like a tactical nuke went off. So looks like today and more than likely most of tomorrow will be spent getting things back together. So good bye to dust bunnies and cobwebs. Time to throw open all the windows and freshen the place up. Maybe I'll play around with some of my knick knacks. Some stuff needs to be put away for the holidays any way.
So that's it for now.... off to clean lol. Til next time have a great day and stay safe.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


We've been rolling along here. Still have some more outside stuff to do. Than hopefully we'll be good until spring..... well besides shoveling snow lol. We still have to get to the last 10 Cornish rocks but we're thinking about only doing a couple at a time . It gets to be to much when we do a bunch at once.

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.