Monday, March 31, 2008
Price Book, Price Book, Price Book
In todays markets the main tool to help keep your grocery bill down is your own price book. They are easy to make. Just a small tablet with the pages labled with the alphabet. Then after shopping write down your purchases under each heading, Milk under M, etc. Then note the date and place and price. After a while you'll have quite a few numbers to work with AND against. These numbers help you see truly what is a good deal and where you got it. When I first made one of these it was for Tom to use at Costco, that time I used a small empty address book, I of course put the item in the name portion of the address and just ignored the address etc, and just used the space for the prices. Groceries being one of the most flexible bills, it truly pays to have a system to get the lowest price.
Speaking of the LOWEST price?
What's the lowest price you've found for a carton of salt? Where did you buy it?
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
These flowers came to the Lodge by a loving hand, and a spirit willing to make a few stops along the way. Jennifer traveled about 25 miles to get here and stopped along the way picking flowers, Aren't they amazing! About 9 different varieties.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
So I decided to take a picture of one of my addictions(bracelets) for this Wendesday post. Its funny though, now that I look at it, I really feel like I should have more for how much I like bracelets. I know I lost the majority of my old collection in the flood, but its been three years since then. Or maybe it is alot but it just doesn't look like a lot to me.. what do I know. haha
Oh PS. And there's a where's waldo in this picture too, I think it was just accidentally in the drawer with them and I forgot to take it out the shot. hah Oh well.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
http://www.homestarrunner.com/ - Good laughs always come after poking around there.
http://www.dailykitten.com/ - A new adorable kitten picture everyday!
http://cuteoverload.com/ - Exactly as it sounds. ^^
http://chucknorrisfacts.com/- I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but yup it sure makes me laugh whenever I read these rediculously dumb facts.
http://www.humorscope.com/ - Guarenteed to suprise me everyday! Once a horoscope was the story of a They Might Be Giants song! haha
http://www.verytasteful.com/index.html - My new obsession. haha Funny random man.
So please have fun and enjoy - hopefully something will make you laugh and/or smile. :)
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Where do you live?
How old are you?
What is your middle name?
What is a movie you've watched over and over?
What is the album for the last song you listened to?
What is something you enjoy doing in your spare time?
What is your favorite flower?
** I remember being a young Mom, the day would be at its end and I would be at my end as well. To help my oldest understand, I would build a tower of blocks on the end table. She knew very well what would happen if you stack blocks too high. Soon she would come over to me when I would just put one block up.
** I remember crying when I burnt my sons blanket, yep, burnt it. I had just put a new lining on it, and we proudly took a spin around the block in the stroller and unknowingly the blanket got caught in the wheels, leaving a huge greasy spot, which cleaned up right away. Having no dryer at the time, I put it in the oven on low. Sigh, that new lining had alot of nylon in it and it just melted and burnt. I just fell apart. Then my son came up to me with his blanket, ( it was cooled of by now) offering me his now newly named blanket, Boo-Boo Blanket.
** Then a few years later, another daughter came, giving us small pats on the back to each and everyone of us, at a very early age.
We all have been Blessed
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
So anyway a few days ago I was feeling a bit down so I went to the creek in our backyard just to poke around I happened to have the camera with me so I took a few pictures that I thought I'd share with you all. :D Enjoy.
Since I was a little kid the creek was always a good place to escape from the world to play, to day dream, or just to relax and forget about everything else. But since the flood its been a little harder to trust that I'll still get that same happy feeling when I go down there and not feelings of sadness or anger, because it could be looked at that the creek kicked me out of its escape land and pushed me out into the world. So when I go back down there now I'm always a little surprised that it actually does still feel exactly the same and is still just as beautiful and calming as ever.