Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Trying to save money

You know, i've been trying to get on the "frugal" train for a bit. I joined a couple of things to see where I can become frugal, and save money. I have 4 kids, and they're going to start the college thing soon, one right after I want to help them as much as I can. I've been playing the "grocery game" for a couple of weeks now. And I want to be frugal in my scrapbooking as well. So I just bought about 300 sheets of paper off of ebay for $40, I'm figuring i'm saving a couple hundred by doing So now, I want to use all of the stuff that's in my scraproom before I buy one more thing. I have enough stuff to make layouts for the next year, and I need to use it.
For the last couple of weeks, I have been taking the 40% off coupon from Michaels, out of the paper, and going and getting me one bottle of Prima flowers. After the coupon, they're only costing me less than $5 each, which is great! So now i'm up to 4 new bottles. I love prima's, and try to put them in every layout. : )

So, I want to see what I can come up with, by just using what I have, and not buying anything for at least the rest of the year....I want to see how much $ I can save all together...hehehe.
I'm going to have to get imaginative with these layouts...

Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Well, my children are finally finding out what a recession really entails. They did a massive layoff at my company, and my husband was included in that layoff. We'll make it, but there are going to be some changes made in the household. We sat down with the kids and explained it all to them, and got some ideas from them, on how to save money. It's really interesting to hear what they think about it all.
Things will be's going to be rough, but we'll pull through.

Monday, February 9, 2009

My Weekend.....

Ok, so I was a little busy this weekend. I wanted to get a lot accomplished, because with me going back to work, free-time is going to be hard-pressed. So, after grabbing my wine coolers, and my Wall-E movie, I set my sights for the scrapcave Saturday night, and got down to business!! And as you can see, between Saturday night, and Sunday, I finished a lot!! This isn't mentioning all of the laundry that got finished as well!
I figured that I had better start the vacation scrapbook, because there's going to be a lot going on with Spring coming, and more pictures I want to get it done soon.
Which reminds me...I have to buy more "summery"

Friday, January 30, 2009

Ok...back to scrappin

I was trying to hold off on doing anything, because I cleaned the crap out of the scrapcave, and didn't want to do anything to ruin it, because it's been messy for awhile...i've been off work, so I have nothing better to do, might as well scrap!
Well, I got some ink for the printer, and now i've done a layout real quick, and I started on the "Alabama" album...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Boy, you wanna talk about "lazy day"

That was me today...I think the biggest thing that I actually did, was go to the store with Kevin. Other than that, it was loafin on the couch day, watchin TV....reading a book...that's about it!
I only have 3 more days of this, and then I get to go back to work, which i'm thankful for, because this being at home everyday is a tad bit boring after awhile! When you get the routine down, to where you have all your chores done by 9am...the rest of the day is free....blah. I can only scrapbook so much, then I get burned out...and right now, i'm burned out. Hopefully a full nights sleep fixes that because I have 500 Florida/Alabama pics that I need to scrapbook!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Queen & Co

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Starting to feel like Christmas again!

What my front yard looks like...can't wait till summer!!