Happy Martin Luther King Day

I hope we all can reflect on how far we have come and how far we have to go and the fact that we are teetering on turning our progress backwards as a nation.  In the words (TWEET) of our greatly admired and esteemed President Elect, SAD.   OMG!

John Lewis Is my hero!

Ok moving on.

Yesterday was productive!  Yay!  It was a play day!  

I got my swap very close to done and ready to send to Australia!

Now I just have to wait for payday to send it.

Then I made myself an altered composition book:

I use it for notes and lists!  

I also finished using my paste papers to alter another book for myself.

It took all day and I loved it!

It takes a lot if time and I realize when I retire I will never be bored. I hope to get a part time job to keep myself plugged in.

My kid got a call from another coach last night, they chatted about 45 minutes.

Today I am dusting and cleaning.  Another day of no spend and staying home.  If I lived alone I bet I could go weeks without spending.  I have learned so much in this process!  

I hope you have a good day!  I hope the tweets are few and the actual conversations many.



Home!  Not Spending a Dime!

Love it!!!!  Love when days go by when I don’t spend!  Only because there are many days I don’t have a choice, its not all about me!

So this post is another chit chat post! 

Right now I am drinking my coffee and getting ready to play.

Not long ago, At the dollar tree I picked this up:

I add it to my low acid coffee to stretch it.  Per ounce is it cheap?  Idk, it was cheap at the time and delish.

I am hanging with you and Gracie:

For now, then I will go play with this:

And these gifted punches:

I want to add to this book:

This is gonna have to wait:

Omg!  Thats one week!  Its so gross!  Too bad, so sad!  I made my bed, did the dishes and the floors can wait.  Ok I did sweep and mop the kitchen!

The patio is coming along!

You guys!  Its only gonna help me sell to have a new clean patio!!!  Thats exciting.  I plan to get rid of lots of my plants so it stays clean and looks big.

Did I tell you I joined a Junk Journal group!  I am swapping with a lady in Tasmania Australia!  So excited!  Go look up Junk Journals. Hard to explain.  But this is it:

Almost done!  I think its gonna be expensive to send so I am trying to keep it light!  But its kinda fun!  I chose a swap in the US for my next one.  Cheaper fun!

Lets see what else?  Oh I made my kid apply to 2 more schools.  Just to have more options.  Its so hard waiting for the coaches!  I have no idea what the date if I don’t hear by them is!

The bbq turned out delish so we have that, I plan in making my rice and taking some already cooked chicken out of the freezer.  Payday is weds but groceries are not on the list.  I already spent 40.00 on Friday for pork and eggs, etc.  Which reminds me, gotta boil some up.

Hope you are staying in and all is well your way!  



Frugal Cooking

Happy Weekend!!

I shared with you that I planned to make Orange Bread and after work I got a burst of energy, so I baked some.


The middle dropped!  I never had that happen before but oh well, its still yummy.  I think cause the temp fluctuated.

Yesterday on my lunch I went to the market for a few things and picked up some fresh cranberries for 99 cents a bag.  Now in the freezer!  I was going to put them in the bread but I used up some dried plums that were dated in my cupboard instead.  I will make another batch with the crans soon.

Loving being able to turn on my (crappy as it is) oven because of the colder weather.  I just have to really watch the temp when baking!  Its a horrible oven!

While at the market I picked up some day old buns for 99 cents and this:

I was rooting around tryng to find a roast but everything was over my 2.00 a pound limit! Then all of a sudden this little baby was sitting in the middle of the bin of expensive cuts!  JUST FOR ME.

I just put this, onion and a little garlic powder in the crock on high for a few hours.

We will have bbq pork!  Done.

The other half of the onion will go in my rice,  made with chicken broth, onion and butter!  #kidlovesit!

Just staying home today, actually all three days this weekend.

There is an awesome flea market not far from here but there is no money for that!  Why does it always seem like there are such great frugal opps when you cant spend?!  Oh yeah…  cause I suck at planning.

I am working full boar on getting my brother paid back.  I can’t stand owing him a penny!!! I will eat ramen morning, noon and night until that is done.

I want to craft a little, iron some clothes, do my nails, trim kids hair, do 2 more college apps and chill.

Hope they get this mess done soon.

Another Pair Bites The Dust

As an adult I have never been so hard on shoes!!
Remember these:

And these:

So funny how in the last 4 plus years I literally wear them til there are holes in them!!!

For instance! Look at todays lovely pick!


These are my Friday shoes.

I sat down with my work buddy and he got a good laugh! 😁😜

So I guess these are done huh?

Do you go this far?  Maybe the full moon and Friday the 13!




Patio Drama

Oh this is gonna get ugly!

The HOA told me that the crack in my patio that I reported is going to mean the patio has to be completely ripped up and redone.

They also said they want to do the work in January, like now, and its been wet!!!!

Ok whatever!  So they started the work in weds.

They moved all my stuff off:

Then they did part of the patio and left me a path to be able to get in.

But wait!  I thought it was more than just putting down a new coat!?

So the HOA guy went and looked and he said they are doing it all wrong!  Omg.

Then last night when I got home I noticed it was all separating!

It doesnt look good at all!

The HOA guy is going over this morning to give them hell.

The only thing I can say is thank god I am not paying the 3500 that they are charging and thank god it will be done before I sell it because I am getting rid of all the patio stuff and it will look huge and new then.

But trust me, this will prob get ugly!  ðŸ‘Ž

Its a three day weekend for us!  I am exhausted and really looking forward to it! 

Are you off on Monday?



This Is Good!

I work next to a gal, one cubby over, that 

used to work at Michaels and she used to craft!

Now she doesn’t work at Michaels and doesn’t craft!  She knits now.

So…  lookee what I Got!

It was like Christmas today!   So exciting!  The large punches are so expensive!   

I told her I would trim her hair as a barter!

In other news, my patio is a disaster.  But hopefully its a good thing too.  

Pictures tomorrow.



When Life Hands You Lemons…

Make Orange Bread!

We ran out of cereal bars today and too bad so sad!  I am not going to the market!

The other day I made a wonderful banana bread..,


Well, that gave me a great idea!  Someone left a huge bag of oranges in the lunchroom and I took some!

I thought why not bake some more bread!?

So take that lemon life!