Friday, April 30, 2010

The mint is in control of the garden again

I really wish that someone would have told me last year not to plant it there!!! But then I didn't ask did I? And now I am told that even if I were to burn it then it would come back still lol. Here's hoping it doesn't get to bad. In the meantime I need as many uses for mint as I can find! I did cut it all off and give it out to anyone who wanted at the church food pantry last week. But it is going strong regrowing lol. They say mint lotion is great and bath salts so off to find some recipes. If you have any be sure to share!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Another freebie for you! And a refund for lawnmower owners

You can get two free high efficiency light bulbs HERE. I have some of these in my house and they have lasted much longer than normal bulbs! And the price here is great!

And this lawnmower recall involves a lot of people. It could put a few dollars in your pocket! LINK

Monday, April 26, 2010

Contest with prizes

I am holding a contest with prizes! Here's the scoop! We all love more followers and we all love comments to our blog posts! Many of us don't have nearly as many as we would like. And many times I find that I love the blogs of my followers and wouldn't find the blog any other way! So, I have four prizes. Two for those of you who already read my blog. All you have to do is post on your blog about my blog and provide a link. Then leave me a comment letting me know you did, and where. Let me know what you love about my blog and if you would like to see more or less of something on it! Then be sure to leave me your favorite colors!

For new followers, join my blog, add me to your blog roll, and make a comment with your favorite post of mine linked! Leave me a comment, with a link so I can find your blog and know where you are! Then let me know your favorite colors! Have fun! Depending on response I may do this again soon!

PS..... The prizes are handmade by me!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I have found some great deals for you!

Staples has copy paper around $5 for a case after rebate and coupon. You can get two cases! Super cheap deal. Free shipping to your home if you need something small to get the total up to $50! Use Ebates for cash back! LINK

Office depot is offering some free office supplies if you shop there often enough to reuse the money (comes back in store rewards)! LINK

And next week you can get free batteries! LINK

Don't miss these great deals! If you like these links let me know and I will try to post them more often!

Harvesting from the garden!

We are finally eating from the garden! We have been eating lettuce, green onions and had a couple of radishes although they were small. They needed thinned out, and I didn't want to throw them out! I also harvested some parsley, basil, and tarragon today and put in the dehydrator. It always feels so great to get to eat from the garden and to know that we are eating healthy and saving money is just more bonus!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Another job interview

Beloved has another job interview tomorrow. We have to go to Pennsylvania this time. This one is only about a 4.5 hour drive, and they want me to go also. So we will be leaving in the morning making the 4.5 hour drive and beloved will have his interview. We will then head home. We will likely stop for a picnic lunch somewhere, I have packed sandwiches and chips and drinks for the trip. No funds for eating out when looking for work! But we do have some McDonald's coupons, so maybe just a small snack lol.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Tomorrow is a big day

Tomorrow is the day that I do the Devotional for our food pantry outreach at church. I am doing it using Proverbs 31, and going to talk about frugality and ways to cut the grocery budget. I am a little nervous, just because I only have 25 minutes and I know I can't cram it all in there! But I am going to offer a more in depth class for those interested. Hopefully enough will be interested to have the class! I am excited and kind of scared at the same time!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Got my daughter

Got her all signed up for camp! She is so excited that she "might" go, we have not told her yet she is going, that is a surprise! I am so happy to be able to send her this year and to a Christian camp to boot! I just can't wait to tell her!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Busy busy busy!

I have not been blogging as I should, but I have been so busy with the garden and with sewing projects. I have added another project to my pile and am not working on throw rugs for the bathroom weaved from old T-shirts. Heaven help my poor beloved, I know it irritates him to a point with all my projects going at once. I just can't seem to help it. I really think I have a bit of ADHD and just can't stand to be still. Some of the T-shirts I have cut up for this rug are pretty brightly colored lol. But they will be in the bathroom so I don't really care much about colors. The ones I have always bought are multicolored, so hopefully these won't be any worse!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tough budget week here

So many extra expenses lately. There has been dental work, and some extra expenses getting the garden ready. The garden stuff will pay for itself in the end, but I had to put out some extra money now. That means no grocery shopping for the next week or so. We have plenty of food, so no real problem. The problem is keeping from getting bored! So tonight, I am using leftover turkey and making hot pockets! I am using my refrigerator dough and filling them with turkey, broccoli and cheese! Hopefully they will be very yummy and the family will be baking for more! A cheap, easy, filling meal and with any luck, will get great reviews from the family!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A friend in need

A sister in Christ is in a real pickle. Her marriage is beyond what I would call torture. She does still lover her husband, but he treats her so badly. Verbal and mental abuse just are just hard to deal with. I am so having trouble finding my "place" in helping her. I have urged her to talk to our Pastor, but I am not sure if she will or not, I have even told her if needed, I will go with her and hold her hand when she does it. I just wish I knew more how to help her. I was in an abusive marriage for my first marriage. I know how hard it is. Please say prayers for my friend and sister in Christ, she really needs them right now.

Monday, April 5, 2010

What a busy weekend!

Most importantly, there was Easter. Such a wonderful day for Christians. We sometimes need a reminder of the love God showed us when he allowed his son to go to the cross for us! We talked in Sunday school what a love that must be. We all agreed that we could give our lives for our children, but that none of us would give our child's life for anyone!

We got most of the garden in. Now I just have to wait for all my yummy stuff to grow. I still have to get the squash and the green beans in, but I think I should wait a couple more weeks on them. They like the hot weather so it seems. I planted 36 tomato plants. Hopefully I will have lots to can. I also got the cabbage, broccoli and lettuce in. Just can't wait for all that yummy stuff. It is raining now, so nice to have God water for me!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Bean sprouts and the garden

My mother used to grow these when I was a kid. They are so good for you. But I have been married almost ten years and did not know beloved liked them! The other day he picked up some off the markdown and I was amazed! So now I have some started I just didn't know he liked them!

I went to the nursery today and got the garden started. It as every year will have to be pretty small, but some garden is better than none. This year my new things to grow will be purple cabbage and spaghetti squash. The problem is, the more I try new things, the more I find I can't live without in my garden. Someday, the garden is going to have to get bigger. I did also buy some seed potatoes. I will likely be planting them in buckets as I do my bell peppers and hot peppers.