If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......
Photo was taken around Christmas 1962 when I had just turned 5. That is my pretty mom behind me. She made the cross stitched clock on the buffet. The stocking with my name on it was made her mother and delivered to me before my first Christmas even though I was not even a week old. My apron was made by great grandmother. I come from a long line of homemakers who did stuff and got lots done.

Monday, April 27, 2015

This week's list and a before and after

Hello everyone,  I was able to complete most everything on last week's list except the some of the sewing and I wasn't able to plant the flower bed.  But those tasks will get done, if not this week, then eventually.  

My list is on old school notebook paper, designs are made with rubber stamps that I've had for years.
I did get some new Pilot Frixion pens and wrote this list with them, they do write nice, but I don't plan on rebuying them.  To me, they are not as great as some of the fancy planners say.  

I finished a few of my tasks today but I got sidelined by a much - needed organization project.  I started to clean our bathroom and saw 2 bottles of OTC meds on the counter.  I went to put them away and it bugged me that we had first aid things stored in several places.  So I gathered up all SIX baskets of medicines and first aid items.  I spread them out on our long kitchen cabinet, started looking for duplicates and very past their dates items and products we don't use anymore.  
It took me more than an hour and I discarded so much.  
When done, the items we need to keep only filled 3 smaller baskets.  
One is adult OTC medicines.
One is first aid items like bandages. 
The 3rd holds current prescription bottles and some assorted approved children OTC medicines like fever reducers, Mucinex and cough drops. 

I hope you have all had a nice Monday.  It is unseasonably cool here and we are getting some much needed rain. 

Thank you sweet readers if you tried out Schoola.  I've got a couple of notifications from them today that I earned more credit from them because some of you used my link.  You all know I like bargain shopping! 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Almost free children clothes

I read about Schoola on another blog and tried it.  I used her link and got a $15 credit and free shipping. For just $1.04 I ordered 2 hoodie jackets for my grands.  They will especially be nice to keep here so they have a warm jacket to play outside if they didn't bring one.  

If you want to try Schoola,   you can use my link and you will also get a $15 credit as well as free shipping.  I will also get another $15 credit.  

These are the hoodies I just ordered. 
Items are previously owned and come with description about their condition.
Schoola has sizes from 1 year up to teens.  
I paid with PayPal, Schoola also accepts credit cards. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Fast and Easy supper

We were away from home most all of today.  Once we got home, We wanted some supper but I hadn't planned anything and didn't want to go out.
So, I made an old stand by meal- our version of nachos

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with a release spray like Pam (unless you don't mind scrapping melted cooked-on cheese and you can skip that step.) 
Put down a layer of tortilla chips. Then top with small scoops of refried beans, taco meat and grated cheddar cheese. (I almost always have small containers of taco meat and homemade refried beans in the freezer- made just for times when quick meals are needed)
Bake this in a hot oven, maybe 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees F, until everything is hot and the cheese is bubbly.
While it is baking, dice up some onion, tomatoes and lettuce, set out some salsa, sour cream and peppers, or whatever you like on Mexican style food.
Each diner can top their nachos with whatever they like. 

If you've got some basic ingredients in hand, this meal can be ready to eat faster than driving to Taco Bell.   Clean up is very fast if you use foil on the baking sheet.  

Friday, April 17, 2015

Shopping highlights

A small trip to CVS - I just used newspaper coupons and coupons from the CVS red box. 
2 body wash, 3 bars of soap, 1 toothpaste, 1 Almay eye shadow and 2 bags of clearance Easter candy (already opened and put in the candy dish) 
I spent $6.68 cash. I didn't use or earn any CVS extra care bucks on this transaction but I'm still happy  with it. 

At Dollar Tree, I found these cute little snack cups. They come 2 cups and 1 spoon in a package for $1 and are in the baby care section.  I got turtles and foxes. They had other animals too, zebras and  lions and maybe others.  
I found these paper - cardboard eggs at Walmart when their Easter clearance was 90% off,  I got 4 packs of 12 eggs at 19 cents each.  I know the grands will have much fun decorating them next year.  
I can't share his photo but my brother found 9 egg decorating sets on clearance in his town for $1.56. 

This was a big shopping week here, we also went to the commissary and Sprouts in Oklahoma City. 
Our home is pretty well stocked now and I don't expect to do much more shopping for awhile,  the exception being if I go to CVS for great deals next week. 

Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda