Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 2015 Reading List

Sweet Surprise Romance Collection
Sweet as Apple Pie by Kristin Billerbeck
Cupcakes for Two by Birdie L. Etchison
Blueberry Surprise by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Bittersweet Memories and Peppermint Dreams by Pamela Griffin
Cream of the Crop by Tamela Hancock Murray
Apple Annie by  Joyce Livingston
Angel Food by Kristy Dykes
Just Desserts by Aisha Ford
Apple Pie in Your Eye by Gail Sattler

You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap) by Tammy Strombel

Simple Pleasures by Robert Taylor, Susannah Seton, and David Greer

Friday, March 20, 2015

Clutter Busting Challenge March 2015 Part 3

My weekly purging is ending in the next couple of months. This week we started on some renovations to our home. We have a small budget and time to do it ourselves. I'll be spending more of my time on that.

My purge pile:

My dad's furniture.

 More of my dad's stuff.

A little of this and that.

3 sets of Curtains.

The carpet we ripped out of one of the bedrooms and our entertainment center.

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Clutter Busting Challenge March 2015 Part 1
Clutter Busting Challenge March 2015 Part 2

Friday, March 13, 2015

Clutter Busting Challenge March 2015 Part 2

This week I worked on purging crafting supplies, school/office supplies, decor items, containers, clothes, my wedding dress, dishes, and housewares. My husband purged bug out gear, technology, shoes, and books. We've purged  248 items this month so far.

My purge pile:

My husband took down the shelf that we used for school supply storage for many years. He took down one we used for posters too.

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Clutter Busting Challenge March 2015 Part 1

Monday, March 9, 2015

A Funny at My House

What it's like at my house due to my 6 yrs. as a Blogger and 4 yrs. on Facebook. LOL This applies to cleaning, cooking, crafting, donations, and a number of other things that would make an entertaining post. The pictures and possibly posts don't always make it online due to time. I do take pictures of stuff most every day.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Clutter Busting Challenge March 2015 Part 1

This week I have a pile of miscellaneous stuff, along with my stepdad's stuff. I stopped at Wal-Mart to buy him clothing. I got him 2 Ohio State t-shirts and 2 pairs of shorts. I purged some of his older clothes and organized his closet. His clothes are now all Ohio State themed and colors except his dress clothes. Everything can mix and match so it doesn't matter what he chooses. It makes it easy for him to dress himself due to Alzheimer's. He's a minimalist and doesn't know it. Lucky for me he lets me do whatever I want. LOL

My purge pile:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Frugal February Week 4

During the fourth week I’m traveling with my family to Missouri for our son-in-laws graduation from the National Guard. This is the first trip we have taken in 5 years together since the kids have grown up. Only 2 are going while 2 are staying in Ohio. I’ll have to share how I travel frugally when I return.

I enjoyed Frugal February and finding ways to save money rather than spend. The first week of the month was about all the little things I do to save money by using up what I own instead of buying something. There are many ways to supplement what you want to do with things you already have available. I enjoyed my craft supplies, books, the beauty of my home, and delicious meals. In the second I spend a large amount of my time with my family. It doesn’t cost money to enjoy the company of those you love. The third week I spent organizing, purging, and cleaning to prepare for overnight company. I did a home spa day to treat myself to a little pampering. I’m going to continue into March with my frugal ways.
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Clutter Busting Challenge February 2015 Part 2

I purged 125 items this month. I took this week off since I'm in Missouri. Its nice to take a break every so often since I have been purging consistently for 4 yrs.

My purge pile:

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Clutter Busting Challenge February 2015 Part 1