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Yarn Give away


On All Free Crochet you can enter to win three skeins of Magenta(ish) Stitch.Rock.Love Sheep(ish) Vickie Howell Yarn for Caron!  Click this Link to learn more about it and enter and bookmark the site so you can go back to enter every day until June 6th.  I love to crochet and don’t have much money to spend since I”m not working so I would love to win.

It has been rainy here which is good for washing away pollen but bad for gardening.  I really want to get my seedlings planted.  I am glad that I didn’t put them out already though because the rain would have ruined them.  We had a nice week of sun just before the rain so I thought about it.  My husband and my boys have been helping to clean up in the yard and get the grass raked and the gardens cleaned up.  It looks a lot better than before.  I have started some miniature morning glories, sweet peas and another vining flower that I hadn’t seen before and they are growing great and trying to tangle together.  I can’t wait to get them planted where I want them so they can vine away.

I used toilet paper rolls to plant my seeds in this year and it works great!  You just flatten them and then open and flatten again so they have 4 creases – making a square.  Then you snip with scissors on the creases only about 1/2 inch.  I used a pair of fiskars deckled scissors so that the edges are bumpy and hold better.  Then you fold the flaps just like you do to close the top of a box – folding one side and then the next going around until you get to the last one and tuck in the corner so it stays closed.  If it slicks up some like a pyramid just push down gently and it inverts so that the pyramid is inside – that is actually better and keeps it from coming open.  I used a milk carton turned on it’s side with the top side cut off to put the toilet paper rolls in.  That keeps them standing up and you can keep water in the bottom of the milk carton to keep the rolls wet.   When you are ready to plant just plant the rolls and all and they disintegrate.  They work better than the little pots you buy at the store to do the same thing.  It just takes a little bit of time to get the toilet paper rolls ready but it cost me nothing.

When I get a chance I’ll take a picture.

My eyeballs are still burning.  I can’t decide if it’s getting better or I’m just getting used to it.  I can’t wait until my new glasses come in.  Starting next month I will really need them because I’ll be taxi mom again.  The dark glasses will really help when I drive.  I have actually been told not to drive until I get them so I’m listening.  I don’t want to cause an accident.

My Funny Valentine


This is the third day of my 14 days of Love Notes and my husband really liked the first two.  One of them he kept at work and the other is pinned to the calendar in the bathroom.  I decided it was time for a funny one this time and I’m waiting for him to wake up and start getting ready for work because that is when he’s going to notice it – when it’s most inconvenient hehe

This one is a fake roll of toilet paper.  It’s made to look like there is just enough left to do the deed.  I took an empty roll and cut strips of printer paper to fit.  I used a glue stick to adhere the paper to the roll.  When I got to the end I wrote my note going backwards and then glued 1 square of toilet paper to the end.  I turned it over and ran one thin line of my glue stick down the center and rolled it up so it is held together but when he pulls it will unroll.  The words are read one line at a time going from the bottom up so as he pulls he’ll see more of it.  Hopefully he won’t look around before he sits down but when he does look around he will find some stashed toilet paper nearby.  I had planned on doing it better than this and leaving more space between each line but some days he wakes up at 4 am so I was worried I didn’t have enough time.  I fell sleep early last night so no time to play LOL  The best part is this valentine didn’t cost me anything to make!  Since I’m not working I have to be frugal.

My fake roll of TP with a funny love note written inside

Read from the bottom going up

Ain’t I a stinker???

Frugal Friday


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