Monday, September 5, 2011

FRESH NEW LOOK!

Change is good, right? Well I think so and this has been a big year of change for me!

My Favorite "F" Word will be under going some change and getting a fresh new look!

Bear with me as we move forward with a new focus!

In a continuing in the spirit of my "Year of Jubilee" - I decided it was time to re-visit my blogs.

Moving on............

Keep calm and carry on!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

25 FREE RECYCLEBANK POINTS!

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FREE REDBOX CODES

FREE REDBOX MOVIE RENTAL CODE WITH PURCHASE!

Right now, Walgreen's has a special going when you buy two (2) 2-liter Pepsi products (currently on sale for 4/$5.00) and one (1) Tostito's or Frito Lay products - you get a Redbox Movie Rental Code at check out.

Got a coupon? Sweeten the deal!

I picked up chips and soda last night - did two separate transactions and got two separate codes! Love Redbox!!

FREE AUDIO BOOK DOWNLOAD!

Each month Christian Audio gives away one premium audio book download for FREE .

How does it work? They give away one audio book download (that they have published or that a partner has allowed them to give away) absolutely free; available only during that month and only once, ever. There are also hundreds of other free audiobooks, lectures, sermons, interviews and podcasts here too!

This month download the audio book THE HIDING PLACE by Corrie Ten Boom. This download is courtesy of Christian Books.

This download is available through 4/30.

I enjoy audio books so much! GREAT for commuting or adding to my iPod for listening convenience.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

SAVY SHOPPING

War and tribulation seems to be everywhere. These and other economic factors equals stress on the pocket book as rising costs of fuel and general merchandise continue. It's depressing some times but on the flip side, I'm grateful for my frugal living skills, creativity and ingenuity.

My girlfriends and I attended a quilt show this past weekend. We were able to get in for free (got VIP tickets good for all three days from local sewing center) and we all rode together to conserve fuel and parking costs. As we roamed the rows of booths it was evident that 'deals' were going to be few and far. I brought my camera and took advantage by grabbing some pictures of items to perk my memory for ideas of my own along with pictures of wanted items that I could research pricing once I was home. The resounding theme we kept hearing was "Cotton prices are going up" - yuck!

Cotton fabric is a staple for most quilters - if you quilt, you know what I'm talking about - you can never have enough fabric!! So I began to put on my thinking cap on how to save money on my hobby aside from the obvious "sale" and "coupon" techniques.

I went to my local thrift store in search of fabric - and also cotton sheets. Yes, cotton sheets!! I picked up several pieces of large quantity fabric and sheets (along with some sewing patterns and brand new never used items) all for $20.00 (which was my budget). That included local sales tax. One piece will be a perfect backing for a quilt I'm making now for my grand-niece's birthday!

Before tossing out unwanted clothing - think "repurpose" - have a hobby (like quilting) that can benefit from those clothes? Often skirts and blouses (cotton ones) have plenty of material to lend themselves to a 'second life' as a quilt. What about those buttons? Can you reuse them? If you're using the fabric from your unwanted clothing consider snipping the buttons and storing in a mason jar. Once the jar is full - put it on Craigslist or eBay - many people use buttons for numerous projects.

Waste not, want not. Hobbies are fun, but they don't have to be expensive.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FREE MARDI GRAS EMBROIDERY PATTERN

THIS AIN'T YOUR GRAMMA'S EMBROIDERY!
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I LOVE to embroider and I LOVE Jenny's stuff!LONG time follower of hers and it's been amazing to see her grow her business and her passion.

Go HERE to get a FREE Mardi Gras pattern for embroidery. While you're there - check out her stuff! You'll be hooked!

I went into JoAnn's today to get some quilting fabric for a quilt I'm making for one of my besties, and there on a rack when you walked in was "HOW TO" free project sheets. This one caught my eye...I was like "Wait, I know that pattern - I have it! That looks like a Sublime Stitching pattern" and sure enough as I turned over the sheet - there it was! Pretty cool!


My poor attempt at a photo (from my iPhone, mind you) doesn't show well what it says:
"Sublime Stitching items: Camp Out embroidery transfers available at JoAnns.com"

WTG, Sublime Stitching! Ya come a long way baby!!

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FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD

Lipton is offering a FREE eMusic MP3 download . This offer is available to the first 50,000 people. Once you "LIKE" them you will receive your code which is redeemable at eMusic within 7 days of receiving your code.

FREE eBOOK - ACT FAST! THEY DON'T LAST!

Amazon.com is offering a FREE download of the eBook "Living Rich by Spending Smart" by Gregory Karp.

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FREE MUSIC ALBUM DOWNLOAD

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SMASHBOX FREEBIES! TUES & THURS

I am in need of a few new makeup pieces.

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