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.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

An introduction and ......

Grand baby #6  Jackson arrived Friday night, just 45 minutes after his parents got to the hospital.  
He looks a lot like his 2 siblings except he has much darker hair.  So far he is a easy, content baby and we are all thrilled to add him to our family.  


This has been a jam-packed year so far.  I've got several home projects I want to do while Jackson's parents are on school break, we'll be having company and of course I want to spend some time with this new baby and with his siblings and cousins on their summer school breaks.
So, I will be taking a blog break for 1 or maybe 2 weeks.   I'll be back sometime in June.......


I hope to get lots done and to relax some too.  And I hope all of you do the same. 




Monday, May 18, 2015

This week's list, CVS, and craft room progress

Good morning everyone,
It was a fun weekend here and now it's time to get this new week organized, well as much as possible as we are still on baby watch.
My lists are notebook paper decorated with rubber stamps and map pencils. 


CVS
After coupons on everything, and everything was on sale, and of course a few CVS coupons
$21 spent and I got back $8 in CVS rewards to use next time.  
The Tide was on clearance for $2 and in a cart at the front door of our local CVS.  I only bought as many as I had coupons for. 
The Gold Emblem snacks are various prices and sizes and there are several printable coupons on Coupons.com for $1 on any and $2/ on any 2.
The tea was $3 with a $3 reward for spending $10.  Yesterday's paper had a $.75/2 coupon. 
The paper towels were $5.99 and there was also a coupon in yesterday's paper.  The Ajax dishwashing liquid was $.99 and they were a deal with the towels - spend $15 and get back $5.






These pictures don't really do it justice but I made a lot of progress in the craft room last week.  Everything is pretty much cleaned out and organized.  Now it needs some touch up paint on the walls, a little rearranging and some decorating to make it pretty.  


Hope you all have a very nice week! I'm off to get some stuff done.  

Thursday, May 14, 2015

bargain shopping

I'm still shopping at CVS but no more than needed.  I've built up more than adequate stockpiles so unless I really need something or there is an excellent deal,  I don't shop.  
I read on a CVS Facebook group that CVS is clearancing a number of cleaners and laundry products 75% off.  I stopped at one CVS in Midwest City Oklahoma yesterday.  They did not have much but I'm happy with what I did find.  With the sale and using $6 in CVS extra care bucks,  I got 3 bottles of Wisk laundry detergent and 2 bottles of cleanser that I use on our white kitchen sink for $3 total.  



I previously posted about Schoola, a new online company that resells gently used and like new clothing as a fund raiser for schools.  
This is my Schoola link
If you shop through it, you will get $15 off your first order and free shipping and I will get another $15 off another order. 

   Update -    I'm sorry this changed but I was just on the Schoola site and it seems to only be free shipping when you spend $50 now.  


I've got 2 orders from them and both have been even better than I expected.  

If you don't have children to shop for, they also sell adult shoes and clothing for women and men.  


My first order were these 2 hoodie jackets, I got them for about $1. 



My 2nd order was for these 6 pieces- they cost me less than $4 for all.  



Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday's list

Hello everyone,
It's another new week and another new list.  I had a good, productive Monday.  I even took a nap. 
2 year old JJ will soon be a big brother.  So when he fell asleep in my lap this afternoon, I wondered how many more times I would be able to rock him to sleep.  So I just sat there and didn't lay him down in his bed.  I also napped a little while I held that snoozing curly head boy for 2 hours. 
I know every older mother will agree with me that those baby years are trying but they go by too fast.  

Back to the list,  this prettied up note book paper method is working just fine for me.  
Designs are made with rubber stamps and colored with map pencils.  

Hope you all had a good Monday too.   

Sunday, May 10, 2015

What's new here

Hello everyone, 
That list from last week kept me so busy and somehow it all got done or at least started.  Whew!w

We've had lots of much needed rain.  Our rose bushes are all blooming and look so pretty.  
Can you see the fresh cypress mulch on the flower beds? Our son did that.  I am so glad, it should mean lots less weeding this summer.  And it smells wonderful! 

Our 5 grands last Sunday - they are all thriving and healthy and happy 


My current big project is reorganizing and slightly downsizing the stuff in my craft room-this is what it looked like when I started last week. I'm still working on and hope to finish it up this week.
I am thankful to have so many supplies but they've got too messy- makes it very difficult to work in there.  This room has a big closet that wasn't being used to its best potential and that big set of industrial shelves takes up so much room.  It will be leaving and everything else is getting sorted and stored neatly with as much in closet as possible. 

I've started my list for next week and it is much shorter than last week's - I'll share it tomorrow when I finish it. 

Hope you all had a nice weekend!

Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda