Friday, April 24, 2009

Feeling Crafty?

I discovered this great website - Creative Park - where you can print pages on your printer at home and make oragami, stationary, cards, zoo animals, calendars, scrapbooking patterns and a billion other things. Best part, it's all free!

Check out Creative Park at:

Photo Booth!

Every time you see a photo booth...jump in a start making faces! Have you ever seen someone frowning in a photo booth picture?

Simple Pleasures on the Cheap II

Trader Joes is my favorite little store. I feel like I'm indulging by not going to Kroger, and their prices are unmatchable on certain items. Two of my favorite things:

1. Two Buck Chuck!! Charles Shaw Wine - I might love it too much.

2. Spray Roses - $3.99 for a good sized bundle and they look beautiful for about a week or more. My go to for flowers if I am having a cocktail party, or just to treat myself.

Simple Pleasures on the Cheap!

Grow herbs. I recently took a trip to Lowe's for nothing more than to get a key made. I ended up coming home with many beautiful plants. Growing your own herb garden is a satisfying way to get your hands dirty in the spring.

I chose boxwood basil (smaller leaves than typical sweet basil, but a lovely flavor and scent), banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, catnip and cilantro. Pots, soil and plants all cost about $30. And now I have a beautiful little garden growing on my balcony.

It's SOOO much cheaper to do it this way than to buy fresh herbs at the grocery. Also, a great way to keep bugs off of your plants is to create a homemade insecticide.

Insecticide Recipe:

a squirt of dish soap

a squirt of vegetable oil

a squirt of peppermint oil


Put it on in a spray bottle and coat the leaves with the spray. Seems to keep the bugs away just fine so far! And it's nearly free because you can make it with things you probably have around the house.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Sleepy Little Owl

I have way too much time on my hands these days, but I decided to start making stuffed animals. Maybe I could sell them in local shops or make an shop? This is one of my trial animals. A sleepy little owl.

Free Magazine Subscription to Metropolitan Home!

Check this out....

Rewards Gold is the best freebie site for magazines. They put out offers every few weeks, all you have to do is fill out a short survey and refer a friend to the offer. Then, in about a 4-6 weeks you get the magazine subscription in the mail. No credit card info, pretty legit, right?

This month's freebies include Forbes Magazine, Latina, and Metropolitan Home. Yay!

Monday, April 13, 2009

and read this book to them.....

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Who couldn't use a trip to the town of Chewandswallow??


I have found that the best way for me to make some quick (un-taxed) cash is to BABYSIT. We did it when we were 15, why not now??