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Repurposing

August 28th, 2009 at 02:36 pm

Yesterday I was looking on several frugal websites and came across repurposing ideas. The ideas were pretty neat. For example someone had an old chest of drawers, took the drawers out, put casters on them and used them as under bed storage. They then cut down the dresser, trimmed it out and is using it as a childs desk. Someone else made a lampshade out of water bottle caps. The ideas were endless.

Has anyone done anythiing like this?

saving for a road trip

August 26th, 2009 at 06:43 pm

I am oficially starting my $20.00 challenge. My family and I want to visit my dad for the Christmas holidays, so all monies saved will go to that trip. I saved $1.00 today by having Wal-Mart price match Kroger on milk.

bal 20.00
add 1.00
now 21.00 every little bit helps. Smile

I have some homemade jalaneno poppers in the oven right now. I've made them several times before and they are awesome. I got the recipe from Taste of Home. Most of their recipes are really good. But stupid me didn't wear gloves and am now paying the price.

I plan to make mocha chocolate chip banana muffins tomorrow. The bananas are at the right stage of ripening. Did you know bananas are considered ripe when they are brown??? That's what I read anyway.

We had to get a new battery for DH's truck today. It' really a relief because I was thinking it was the alternator.

I cashed in some of my Chase points yesterday (pay cc bill in full every mo.) to get 2 AE gift cards. I will wait to spend them til there is a good sale.

Updated my sidebar

August 11th, 2009 at 03:51 pm

We added money to our emergency fund and I updated my sidebar. We are near 20,000.00 but have many home repairs that still need to be done. These are not repairs that I can do myself and DH is out of town working indefinately. I plan to get quotes for the work that needs to be done next week.

We just got back from vacation and spent a couple hundred more than I had budgeted. We had a great time but all are very tired.

School starts in a couple of weks and we still need to get a few things. I have been shopping sales, but it sure does get expensive when shopping for more than one child.