Sunday, October 31, 2010

October freebies

Wow what a great month for free stuff

October freebies
Kroger coupons (no freebies)
2 packets of Star Kist Tuna
5 cans of Meow Mix cat food
3 boxes Totinos Pizza Rolls
8oz block of Philadelphia cream chees (Kroger kick off game)
coupons from my regular trader
coupon for free tub of Cottenelle wipes
10 postage stamps from Quadreaders
coupon enveleope from a coupon train
2 pink ducks from Race for cure
coupon train envelope
1 can Meow Mix cat food
coupon for free bottle of Advil (20 or 24 count)
$3 Pincone survey payment
$100 Home Depot gift card (turned in checking acct points)
single use Wisk (Costco sample)
trial size crest for kids toothpaste
3 Gain dish detergent
3.5 oz Wonka bar (Kroger game win)
Large Bag Doritos
packet Taco seasoning
coupon envie from train
contest win socks from No Nonsense
$10 gc WalMart (turned in Mypoints points)
coupon for free can Pringles Extreme (facebook)
Visine rebate check
Johnsonville Deli bites sample
coupon envie from train
$3 Pinecone payment
$5 Amazon code (swagbucks)
free can of Wolf chili (kroger coupon)
$1 off coupon Kandoo wipes
Vaselline hand lotion sample
Zebra pen - looks like for a teenage girl very cute
Sure for women rebate check
Shout color catcher sample
8 ft ladder
6 ft storage shelves
circular saw
pair of socks (forgot name of them and the promotion)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Bartering with my Dad

My dad asked me to help him close out his old business this week. I was unemployed and my Dad helps me so much that I was quite happy to say sure. Today was day 2 of 3 days and man oh man that father of mine works like a dog. Of course watching him at his age (he's only 64 not old really) makes me work just as hard. But honestly he keeps thanking me for helping and I am having a blast!!! Here are some of my efforts
I have no idea what these things are but they sure were fun to play with. Good thinkg you can't see how dirty my hands are - they looked like I had been playing in mud puddles.

I was thinking about buying this set from him but changed my mind.

But I am taking this set

See the empty shelves and the full boxes? I emptied the shelves and all those boxes are paper to be recycled.

Oh and the bartering part? he has already given me an 8 ft ladder that I needed. :)

Thanks for reading and blessings, Laura

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Busy weekend

Wow what a weekend. Yesterday our Eastern Star chapter had its annual installation. My Stepmom and Dad were installed as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron, in a nutshell they will lead the Chapter. As I had been hoping to enter nursing school I did not accept an office, I'll be a protem.

Then at church today Miss P was alone (Mr W is out of town with his parents) so we had a tea party and we did crafts!!! The tea party is fun I just sit on the floor and tell her no ketchup in my tea please. She dumps some in anyways. But today she spotted some glue in our cupboard and wanted to make a picture. Beautiful words to my ears!!! so we got some pretty construction paper, some foam pieces and went to work. Next week we will do something with feathers.

Then tonight, while I was on the computer earlier I heard thunder (yippee!!!) and had to go outside to check it out. We all know that I love thunderstorms and this one was beautiful. It knocked out our electric for about 10 minutes. At first the storm was just a little thunder boomer but it got worse. I just grabbed my camera, the flashlight, a towel (for cover the rain was blowing on me) and sat on the steps to enjoy Mother Nature's show. I only took 1 picture the others would have been the same as I posted before.


Friday, October 22, 2010

The bird and the cat

I guess the 2 are not bothered by the other anymore. I took tweet out to the Kitchen so I could clean his cage. All Simba did was wake up from a nap, yawn, stretch and rub on Tweet's cage.
Tweet stood very still in the middle and just watched.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A little light to cook by

The one fault that I have with my kitchen is that the light by the stove/oven is not enough for me to cook by. I don't remember if I have mentioned but I am visually impaired, I only have about half of the sight left in my left eye. Basically its real dark in my world when its dark!!! So since we moved in here I have been complaining that I need extra light over the stove. Well I went to Home Depot and amongst other things I bought my light and Greg hung it today.


The reason I can see.

Now to get the bottom cupboard fixed the way I want.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Our first bartering experience

Back view

Front view sorry it doesn't show how light the trim is.

Greg did some bartering recently. He spent some time helping the park manager (Bill) paint 3 Mobile homes; in return he got the paint to paint OUR home. I chose white as the base overall paint and a Herbal tea green for the trim.

I like this bartering.

Blessings, Laura

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Can you hear the music??

The woods across the field from our home.

Miss Maple - I was trying to show how her colors have started to change

And I don't mean music from the usual sources.

I can hear the crackling of the fire, the planes overhead, the crunch of something (we hope are deer) in the woods, the neighbor 6 doors down talking around their fire. Of course Greg & I talking with our new neighbors around our fire.

The wind gently blowing through the woods, the squirrels in our apple tree then they head across the electric lines to the roof our home, the kids playing in the field. Little LaLa (the neighbor girl across the street) singing her combination of 4 different nursery rhymes. Greg breaking up the fallen branches from Miss Maple.

Sometime just sit quietly and listen to the music that God provides.

Blessings, Laura
This man pulled out of McDonald's with his lunch and chose to sit under the tree to enjoy it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

End of the season (in more ways than one)

I'm not to sorry to say that Summer is over. I will miss the sunshine, the fun storms and playing in the garden but not the heat. Here is the garden a few tomatoes, the cabbage, the crowder peas are still fighting to grow. Gone is the broccoli and watermelon. Even the green peppers appear to be giving up hope.

And in case you think I am being melodramatic (cause I am) even the farmer has decided that the corn has to come in. Hopefully that will make lots of cows and little farm animals happy for the winter.

Well Fall has arrived and its time to start planning next years garden. Hum what to plant, what to plant?

Thanks for reading and blessings to you and yours.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Its been a year already

One year ago today Greg & I got married. Wow this year has gone by quickly. No
presents but I did buy this arrangement for the church services today. And because I don't like to "kill" flowers I requested a live plant to keep and remember the day.

Blessings, Laura

Friday, October 1, 2010

October 1, 2010

Good morning friends I'm off to do battle with everything today. It just seems to be one of those days. A couple friends are taking us out for an anniversary dinner tonight and then we will come home and have a fire in the pit.

Here is my list of September freebies:
September freebies
3 Gain dish detergent 11oz
130 ct Bufferin
$18 gc from BustedTees (using Myview survey points and going to be a Christmas gift for my brother)
4 reach floss
tube Colgate toothpaste (Kroger coupon from a friend)
10 first class stamps (Quadreaders always looking for new people just email me for information)
Alive vitamins
sample your life vitamins
Precise heating wraps
Nivea for men body wash
2 boxes cereal (13 oz)
2 boxes of elbow macarooni
4 Aqua Mist
12 pack bath tissue
bottle 12 oz pop
bag of chips snack size
9 hot peppers from neighbor
$5 Amazon gc from Swagbucks
$10 Kmart gc (used Coke reward points)
sample of Downy and 4 coupons
free bag of M&M's (coupon)
issue of Taste of Home (free subscription)
coupon envie from a regular trader
sample of Wisk
notepad from Artscow
4 cans of Whiskas cat food
Little Crow coupons
2 packages of Ball Park franks
5 snickers bars
$10 Rite Aid gc (oral care rebate)
Rebate check for Aug from Rite Aid

Good day and blessing to you and yours, Laura