Sunday, August 2, 2015

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

The Penny Hoarder has a great article on drones and business ideas!!!! I really do like reading their articles. Some of the stuff I wouldn't do but it is an interesting read and I like thinking outside of the box.
Now all we have to do is pool our money and we will start up a business. So will it be drones or do you have something else in mind?
Stable future,
Sonya Ann

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Blogger Spotlight!!!!!

I can't believe you are up and moving this early! Amazing!!!
This week our favorite blogger is..............................
Gil from That British Woman!!!!
Yay, we love her!!! And that was enough energy spent for the morning, maybe I will drink more coffee and take a nap.
Oh and when you read her blog make sure that you read it with an accent in your head. I do things like this. Maybe its time to pray for me.
And spent,
Sonya Ann

Friday, July 31, 2015

Fabulous Friday

This fun little dohicky was linked to buzzfeed. This would be cute in my closet to organize junk or it would be adorable outside with plants. Our deck is pretty high up and something like this would be very eye catching.
More watering,
Sonya Ann
PS-I am getting the flower addiction honestly. My Grammy was nuts. Her yard was stunning and people would drive by and take pictures. Some would even stop and take family photos in front of some of the water fountains. She always teased the people that she was going to charge for the photo shoot and then being their photographer.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Solar Veg

You know how I'm always trying to save something or find ways to save money or some crazy shit like that? Well, I saved these squash plants from Menards. They were on clearance for like $.25 each. They weren't being taken care of and most were moldy. I lovingly planted the best ones I could find. And waited.
Something lovingly ate them or they walked off. Maybe I should have left them in the store and kept my money.
We saved a few veg plants a few seasons ago and were so thankful that they went crazy producing. Guess the same can't be said for squash.

My tomato plants are doing meh. I really should give up on buying plants. My neighbor throws old marigold seeds around his yard and in a few pots and calls it a season. I'm thinking that is what I need to do. The seeds that I threw down from the rotted tomatoes last year are just as large as the tomato plants that I bought this year. My neighbor might be on to something, he did find a way to get a free fence out of someone.
I did manage to save these solar lights from the Goodwill. They will be lovingly hung somewhere. These suckers were $6.99 so I hope nothing makes a meal out of them. ;p
Yard happenings,
Sonya Ann

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cursed Mates

We didn't start out the weekend on such a good note. Den even said that we were either cursed or the planets were out of line. He never says things like that. Every step we took, something else screwed up.
We were having a party on Saturday and we needed to cook quite a bit of it on Friday. The brake line on DJ's car was broken so he had been using my car to get to work. So I was vanless. Den had found mechanics that would come to your house through a friend of a friend sort of thing. Those sort of deals don't work out normally but the guys were awesome. The problem was all the lines were in such bad shape that all they could do was a patch job and we have to bring it to their shop. Sigh.
Someone hacked my email account and then the credit card company shut down my credit card because they thought someone hacked it. It was DJ ordering a computer. UGH. We couldn't finish one thing without something else popping up. By 10pm that night, Den was saying just give up and come to bed, maybe everything with sort itself by morning. Oh and my van is acting up and 3 different places didn't have the part that Den needed.

By Saturday morning the cloud of Hell seemed to have passed and we had a great party. It was pretty much the norm for around here. We ate a lot and drank way into the night. Someone broke a tooth, another person fell out of a chair, you know the normal stuff.

The pool was nice and inviting. See all my bitching and moaning about what a chore it is paid off for everyone else. Ok that was rude but it does feel like all I do is work on it.

Den and his best mate, Steve. Steve's mom and Aunt were over from England so whenever they have family in, we throw a party.  The running joke is we are trying to change how the world sees Americans one party at a time. I just hope that they remember it, they were "on" the whiskey.
Sunday we pretty much did nothing which was great. I cleaned up a bit, did laundry and ate leftovers.

The good news is I earned another $15 from Pinecone Research!!!! So I'm at..........................
$81         Pinecone Research
$91.25    BP
$10         Beer rebate
$12         Wine rebate
$25          MyPoints gift card-Macy's
For a total of $219.25.
So were the planets out of line for you this past weekend?
Under a ladder,
Sonya Ann

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bound and Drizzled

I found this cute little rock rope thingy when we were in the Dells. And then I saw.................
What's wrong with people? I understand that everyone up there has to make all of their money for the season in 4ish months but still this is a bit excessive. Didn't we all macrame in the 70's? I'm sure we could come up with something close for less than $47.99!!!! But it is still a little cute.
And since we are paying way too much money for things, how about $12.89 a pound for pretzel sticks? Well, it was kind of a thought.
Honestly, I will probably give these a try. Not buy them, mind you, but to make to see if they would be something to add to the Christmas platters. I just keep adding more and more things to the to do list.
So what was the craziest price that you have ever seen anyone ask for something easy to make?
Sonya Ann

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

Want to make some extra cash? How about renting out your driveway? I love this idea!!! Jump over to the Penny Hoarder and read "How to make $250 a month renting out your driveway or parking space." 
I'm not in an area that anyone would want to rent from me but how about offering to rent to people with RVs? Hey, did I just come up with a new app? Would you rent out space in your yard for a month or so to an RVer?
Sonya Ann

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Blogger Spotlight!!!!!!

Yay, who is happy? I am!!! All because it is time for us to say hi to another blogger! The blogger in the spotlight is................(drumroll)..............................
A New Frame of Reference!!!!!!! SAM has a lot going on with a voluntary pay cut and trying to find way to fix the gaps without decreasing the retirement contributions and trying to find a way to scrape together a vacation. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Pop over and say hi!!!
Sonya Ann

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fabulous Friday

Have I ever told you that I save things? I also have quite the collection of picture frames. I may be on the verge of hoarding. Don't tell anyone.
Run over to buzzfeed and check out all of the upgrades that they have listed. We might have more to do!
Junk saver,
Sonya Ann