Monday, December 28, 2009

Money Savings Monday

I am having a Money savings Monday.
I have stayed home all day with no plans to leave the house, it is crappy weather out there anyhow.
All eating and cooking with food from home.
I hung a load of towels and a load of jeans to dry on the lines in the basement with a fire in the wood stove.
My DH is cooking a big turkey today, and all meals for the week will be planned around using it up. It is a 21 pound turkey and our family consists of 2 adults and two young boys.
I am clipping coupons from inserts my DMom saved for me.
My DH is changing the oil in the truck himself.
My DH is in charge of snow management today, saving a ton of money not hiring some one to do it.
My Dkidlets and I are going to make up some healthy snacks for the week, using food stuff we have already at the house.

I am thinking of hosting a Money Savings Monday here every week, but not sure how to go about the linky thing and how well it would go over, so if you have any advice, thoughts or ideas please leave a comment.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cookie exchange cookies are all done

I have been working all day on my cookies for the cookie exchange on Monday. This is my first time being invited to a cookie exchange and I am probably more excited then I should be but I can't wait to see what the other five ladies are doing :)

this is the recipe I used.

I will take pictures of the cookies I get in return.

any one else participating in a cookie exchange this year?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Simple Saturday!

Hi all!
I have been working a lot of extra hours at the store, one of the girls took a few days off, so I will enjoy a bigger check next payday, TG. I am having a hard time coming up with the mortgage this month. Things are REALLY tight, but with no unplanned spending we will be able to make it within the ten day grace period!!

I went to town yesterday after work, I got a ton of groceries in the house which is a good feeling! I did go by a thrift store and bought two blouses for myself for a total of $1.57. and I bought a grab bag for $5. There was 4 left, toys and stuff they said. So I picked one of the two boy bags. I have a hard time buying things site unseen, but it turned out to be most excellent! There was a digital camera in it Joel asked for one from Santa, it is sealed in the package and with a $59 price tag on it from Walmart so everything else is bonus. There is also a watch set that DH will get. and a few other things I will pass on to MIL for gifts for her tribe of kids she has. I also plan to put a few things away for Noah's birthday in Feb!!

Other then that no new news from here we are staying home and enjoying each others company. The boys are playing the recorders which makes me twitch but they are having a ball and that is what is important.

I plan to have a crafting bonanza with the boys Sunday including baking 6 dozen cookies for my cookie exchange.

have a good safe weekend everyone!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Time for me to ask for prayers and good thoughts!

My DGram is in need of prayers and good thoughts that anyone has to spare! She has been blocked up #2 wise for awhile and she is experiencing some things that are not normal, so she is going for a cat scan tomorrow and seeing an ob/gyn for corrective surgery if needed on Wednesday. and if they can clean her out enough a colonoscopy next week.

I know TMI sorry, but the prayers and good thoughts please.