DYI Home Sweet Home, Jamie took some nasty old boxes and made them awesome!! We need to try this!!
Thinking of more uses for duct tape,
Thursday, May 23, 2013
September of this year, will be the three year anniversary of us cancelling satellite. So we have made it 2 years and 8 months without satellite/cable and no one has died. And they have stopped threatening to do bodily harm to me if I don't turn it back on. Even Den doesn't seem to mind anymore. When we were in Vegas, we watched a few programs and he said, "is it me or does it seem as if there are more commercials than program?" I think that we are a bit spoiled by renting programs from the library. No commercials for us.
The best part is we have saved $1280 so far. Wow, that is a lot of money. I actually had to recheck my math a few times because that is quite a bit. And $40 a month is on the cheap side for satellite/cable.
Now if I could only cut out the house payment, we would be all set. I'm working on it.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Even though I'm cheap and I loved my old computer, I'm alright with letting it go. The battery didn't hold a charge, the cord zapped you pretty fierce, and it would over heat and burn you. Yes, literally burn your leg. Plus it was more than 5 years old. In computer years that is like 97 and senile.
My new computer is shiny and new and sucks. All I can tell you is whoever came up with Windows 8 should have a hot poker shoved up their ass.
Windows 8 is an abomination. It took me 15 minutes and a help forum to find the damned off button. THE OFF BUTTON! And Lord save you if you need to scroll down. Cuz that stupid side bar jumps out.
People are taking their brand new computers in to have them downgraded to Windows 7. Maybe this is all just one huge money making scheme.
I'm learning it slowly. So I will be making my rounds to visit everyone very SSSSSSLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYY!
Who thinks like that?
Friday, May 17, 2013
Have a great and project free weekend,
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I looked all over and couldn't find a coffee scrub that I liked so I made one up.
1 cup coffee grounds
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
Mix it all together and scrub away. I think next time I will try brown sugar just to be wild.
I have to say that I love this. My skin is so soft and super shinny.
It is on the messy side so keep that in mind. Use it in the shower, get all wet, scrub away with the grounds, and then rinse ever so carefully. That should keep the mess to a minimum. See I'm even neat and tidy in your house. Just imagine what I could do in your closets!
Have a shinny Thursday,
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I have been tracking our grocery expenses for 7 weeks now. Its a record for me. See getting the Iphone was a good investment. Ok fine not really but I still love it even after getting the bill! But the phone did make it easier to track my expenses and if I could ever get the grocery bill down, I could use that as justification for buying the phone. I wouldn't buy it either but I'm still looking for a reason to justify the phone.
I averaged it out and we are spending an average of $131.03 a week. Hmmmm, not so good since I have $100 budgeted. But I do have an excuse-well sort of. Our next door neighbor's daughter died. And we made at least, $100 worth of food for them. And that is on the low side.
Just so I don't start balling again, I'll only skim over what happened next door. Their only son was hit by a truck and killed a few years ago, he was about 28 when it happened. Their only daughter had cancer and fought for 2 years before she passed away. Amanda has a 3 year old daughter. I was fine until Lilly(the three year old) came up to me and said, "my mommy is dead."
Since Den and I have known them for almost half of our lives(yes, we have lived her for that long), we had to do something. So we cooked for almost an entire day. I hope it helped but at this point I don't know anything that can help those poor people.
How in Hell can I go from a food budget to death? I make myself miserable and confused just trying to sort it. But anyways, if we hadn't hadn't cooked for them our total would have been around $116 a week. I'll try and do better.
Off to eat,
Monday, May 13, 2013
I got a massive check for $3 from Pinecone. And that's it!
And my totals are....................
$5 free check from magazines.com
$36 Pinecone research(surveys)
$75 Energy Plus(electricity rebate)
$80 Jewel(bonus for buying gift cards)
$5.74 Bank of America Add it up(Like Mr.Rebates/My Points)
$15 AutoZone rebate/visa card
$337 for Christmas 2013.
What a way to start the week!
Wonder what Santa was getting,