Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Busy with a move this past month
So much stuff to deal with
I have been totally amazed how much "stuff" was in our one bed room apartment in Little Rock
I have been even more amazed at how I was going to get all this "stuff" into our one bed room apartment in Monroe.
So I begin but seemed to only be bogging me down
When I would start to pull things out of a box all of the memories would come with it
Such was the case of the small plastic box filled with embroidery pieces that belonged to my Grandma
She was one of two who taught me how to embroidery
I remember her looking at some of my pieces and telling me I needed to be neater underneath with my tying off.....I thought I knew more but as I grew older I realized who was the smartest between us.
Grandma gave me these non-finished pieces way before she had to give up housekeeping. Most have what I call "old-age" stains on them somewhere
Once again I couldn't garage sell them or throw them away
So that box is in my new craft closet.
I have been able to throw away scraps. I have given fabric that belonged to me or my mom to my daughter-in-law so that she could possibly use them. I still think that with all the fabric that mom left behind that all of her girls and their girls could sew with it for at least another 50 years.
So this has been my dilemma of too much....too little
as I touched each piece trying to make too much into just a little
Trying to make it easier when in 50 years I pass over into glory land
my children will only have "just a little" to go thru and ponder the memories!
Sunday, July 31, 2011
The next day we decided to try another WalMart. I wanted to see if my printed coupons would really work at a WalMart. So I only shopped for coupon items including diapers for our little one here at the house. My total that I bought was $84.98. My coupon savings was $28.50. The "neat" items that I bought for just a few cents were the: five pills of Zoloft ---27 cents, finger nail clippers---42 cents, band-aids---46 cents and dental floss was FREE!!! That my friends was a awesome time to shop with coupons. I did go and buy the book: Pick Another Checkout Lance, honey by the The krazy coupon ladies Joanie Demer and Heather Wheeler, I hope to have more info the next time I go couponing!! Goodness ...I had a fantastic savings of $59.35 for the weekend!