Still relatively new to Arizona. I have lived on both coasts...I may be working my way inward now. :) I am the mom of a pretty awesome 17-year-old boy (though at this point he would wig out on my saying boy, kid or anything less than teenager) and the wife of a very amazing man. I have been blessed beyond measure when it comes to love, and isn't that really where the blessings count the most? I like to watch people and often I like to comment. I also enjoying helping people, but I kind of get saddened by seeing the same person always in the same boat.
Enjoy EVERY moment in your wedding gown. You can't stay in it forever...SO UNFAIR!!!!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Thrifty Tips for November 29, 2012
CRAFTY GIFT I am on the hunt for a good gift to make a guy...as of yet, nothing is screaming out to me. But I loved making these epsom salt bottles and votive holders. They are super easy too!
What you need:
Glass jars and bottles (I used an old relish jar, two Snapple bottles and a Christmas tree candy jar that I got for cheap at Walmart. I save up jars all the time, because you never know what you can use them for. Mason jars would work well for this too. Modge Podge Epsom salts Food coloring (not necessary but it can make a nice effect) Paint brush Spray Gloss 1- Take clean jar and paint on a thick coat of Modge Podge (not so thick that it is drippy).
2- Pour epsom salts onto a plate or wax paper and roll Modge Podge coated glass into the salts or pour salts over the jar.
2A- If you want you can add food coloring to the salts to make a sea glass effect. Just add a few drops and stir.
3 - Set coated glass to dry for a few hours. Follow drying with spraying the coated glass with spray gloss (I used Krylon). Spray and let rest for 20 minutes before respraying 3 to 4 times.
4 - Put votive candle or LED votive inside for a pretty effect.
FREE EBOOKS (Remember that these were free at the time of my posting. That can change. Always look at the price before you download in case it has gone up.)
Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore (AMAZON) 66 Amish Recipes by Luke Wren (AMAZON) FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS Nice! FreeCCM has 7 free music downloads including "Christmas Time" by Phil Wickham. iTickets.com has two free downloads including "Christmas Time Again" by Steven Curtis Chapman. New Release Tuesday has six free downloads this week including "Joy To The World" by Jason Gray. Hear it First will send you a free download a week when you join their newsletter, and on December 3 they will kick off a 12 Days of Christmas contest. Totally worth signing up considering it is ALL free. :) FREE SAMPLES While supplies last sign up for a free sample of Aveeno Nourish Hair Care. Give your pup a free sample of Beneful Tuscan Style Medley (yep fancy dog food) while supplies last at their Facebook page. FREE CHRISTMAS PRINTABLES Emily has some awesome Christmas printables at her blog Toad's Treasures. You will love the gift tags and stickers! World Label also has a great variety of sweet Christmas printables. Cute little Christmas penguins and more! Like Design Dazzle on Facebook and you can download and print the sweetest little Nativity set! GROCERIES ALBERTSONS Fresh Chicken Breast Boneless, Skinless $1.77 lb Pork Sirloin Chops Boneless $1.77 lb Fresh Lean Ground Beef 80% Lean 3 lbs or more $1.99 lb Clementine Tangerines 3 lb bag 2/$5 Bartlett Pears $1 lb Large Eggplant $1 each Romaine, Green Leaf, Red Leaf Lettuce or Spinach $1 each Large Fuji or Braeburn Apples $1 lb Barbasol Shave Cream 10 oz Select Varieties $1 (remember great for cleaning mirrors!) Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 8.5 oz 2/$1 Coffee-mate Flavored Creamer 32 oz Select Varieties $2.99 SAFEWAY Fresh Whole Pork Shoulder Blade Roast Bone-in, Sold Whole in the bag $1.49 lb Fresh Atlantic Salmon Fillets Extreme Value Pack Farm Raised $4.99 lb Pantry Essentials Milk $1.57 gallon (limit 2) Chobani Greek Yogurt 6 oz Selected Varieties 10/$10 Barilla Pasta 12-16 oz Selected varieties 5/$5 8 lb Bag Navel Oranges $3.88 each Red, Bartlett or Bosc Pears 99 cents lb Ripe Bananas 57 cents lb FRY'S Kroger Boneless Chicken Breasts $1.67 lb Entire Selection of Fresh Pork buy one get one of euql or lesser value of like item FREE Progresso Soup 8/$10 Powerade or Powerade Zero 32 oz Select Varieties 59 cents Kroger Vegetables Selectr Varieties 11-15.25 oz Can 5/$3 Romaine, Boston, Red or Green Leaf Lettuce 99 cents Blackberries 6 oz 1/1 free (save $2.99 with card)
Or you can enter below for an email, you cutie patooties!
More GREAT BLOGS and buttons
FLAGS N SUCH
Hubby portraying pomposity (not a word...I think)
Because IHEART RADIO STINKS IMO
Welcome to my mind...
What there is of it anyway. I am a person who is consistent only in the fact that I am consistently changing. I am a happy wife and mother. I have been blessed with an amazing son and an amazing husband. They both are quite generous in their love for me, and they both enjoy me for the oddball I can be. I am rich in my life and my experiences. I am not rich in the wallet, but you can't take it with you anyway...so I'll have nothing to miss. :)