Thursday, October 8, 2015


Well, hello, blogging world.  How you been?  Hard to believe I last posted a post in August!  Time is suppose to slow down when you retire, get older, have an empty nest.  Nope.  It's a lie.  One big lie. 

Life is crazier but, hey, it's still life.  We're still breathing, taking one day at a time, one step at a time.  What other way is there?  None. 

I, personally, will be glad when 2015 is done, finished, gone.  It's been a difficult year.  Some fun, some not so fun.   After all, this happened:

So sweet.  Blessing.

A friend told me to just do the next thing.  Do the RIGHT next thing as my daughter says.  If it's time to mop the floor, get up and mop the floor.  You cannot do anything about next week, next month or next year, right.  Yes, correct.

The world seems to be a real mess.  So, will next year be better? 

Honestly, I don't have a clue.  I only know that 2015 will be in the books.  Or should I say in the blog? 


Sunday, August 23, 2015


Well, here I am on Sunday, on the Web, again.  This is turning into a habit.  It seems the weeks go by way too fast and Sunday is here so I sit down and blog.  Thinking about giving it up.  Unless of course I can figure out how to make money with a blog.  That would be worth it. 

 July was a mess, glad it's over, but now August is almost over, too!

Everything is happening so fast in our lives.  You the same?  Life is suppose to slow down as we get older.  Nope, not for this gal.  

So, here is a quick tip for saving money.   

Do you coupon?  I do.  I was really into it and then the coupons went crazy in an effort to combat that crazy coupon show, all coupons became less valuable.  So, I backed off.  Plus everything that happened with this year so far.

Well, I'm back to couponing.  Who would thought that would be a word?  Similar to googling. 

My tip is, ask for others coupons.  I did and I have a very nice friend who saves me his coupons.  It saves me money.  He just throws them away so instead he gives them to me.  Win, win.

Here is his picture.

His name is Paul.  He has been battling cancer for years now.  Thankful he is still here.  Will you say a prayer for him?  Thanks.


Monday, August 3, 2015


This may be an old tip but it is easy to do.  When buying food, think about buying in bulk and measuring into storage bags, smaller portions.

The key to this is checking the price labels on the shelves.  

You will notice that the tags have the regular price.......

the product number.......

                         the store number for that item........

                                   and the price per unit.  

The price per unit is the key.  

For example, toilet paper can be as high as 3 times more expensive in price per unit than the cheaper brands.

Next time you are shopping, check it out.  You may be shocked at what you have been paying for everyday foods, paper goods, beverages, etc.

Keep your money in your pocket!


Friday, July 31, 2015


I love to eat out.  I would rather eat out any day than cook.  It's not the cooking so much as it is the cleaning up.  Ugh.  No, wait, it's the cooking, too.

An easy way to save money when eating out is to sign up on the website of your favorite restaurants.  You will get free food!

Many websites offer something free when you sign up.  For instance a free drink, a free french fry, free dessert.  

Yes you will continue to get emails but if you go there regularly, the emails will keep you updated on menu changes, specials, etc.

On your birthday, you will receive a coupon for a free burger from Ruby Tuesday.  When you sign up at Dairy Queen, you get a free blizzard with the purchase of one.  

So, take an hour and sign up!  Eat out on your birthday!  All day if you sign up for the right websites!


Happy Birthday from me!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Another day, another birthday, another year.   Wowzers.  Time sure goes by fast.  Always thought it was suppose to be slower in the sunset years.  Wrong.  It seems the world just keeps getting faster.

I am thankful to still be here.  Now, on my 67th birthday.  How did that happen?  67 sounds so much older than 66.  

Woke up this morning and decided to do things that started with the letter C.

Cinderella lunch at Chipolte's.....crash at the local pool.....chew on a big old steak.  Did them all but had a great surprise.  The Daughter and her little girl surprised me and we spent the day together.  She bought my lunch.  Plus a cute gift.  We had a good time.  Thank you, Angela.  You are the best! 

The Hubbie gave me a sweet card with cash.  More C's.

It was a very good day!   Happy Birthday to Me! 


Friday, July 10, 2015


In the last post, I gave suggestions on saving money on a computer battery (laptop).  This is an update on that post.


the computer was dead as a door nail....what does that mean, anyway?

plugging same into the wall did nothing....still dead as a door nail......

the post was to remove the battery,  plug in the computer into a wall socket and just ignore the battery all together......

yes, it worked.....

tried again to power up the battery after re-installing the old battery.....

gave it an over night charge and

wa worked!!!


Don't have a clue why but it did.  No cash for a new 8 hour battery!!  Ching.  Ching.

Savin' mo moneeeeee!


Monday, July 6, 2015


What a week we have had!  The Hubbie was in the hospital and The Older Son still is.  Too much at one time, oh yes. 

So, when I had a chance to sit down to my 10 year old laptop, HP, I might add.  The battery was dead as a door nail.  I put it in hibernate and forgot about it as I rushed out the door to take The Hubbie to the far away hospital.   After attempting to charge the 8 hour, 8 year old battery, I gave up.  

Then it dawned on me.

Take out the battery and plug in the laptop with the chord.

It worked!  Obviously.

Now, I have time to seek out a coupon, wait for a sale, or shop around.  I'm learning towards Battery Plus.  It is where the last one came from and was reasonable.  

Or just use it as a plug in the wall version, not buying a battery at all. 

No panic.

Save a buck or several is the goal!


Tuesday, June 30, 2015


This is our oldest son.  There are only 9 days left to this fundraiser.

Copy and paste may be required.

We are a long way from the goal but thank you for your love and support!


Monday, June 22, 2015


Today is a simple easy to do money saving tip(s).  It has to do with soap.  All kinds of soap.

When you get to the end of a bar of soap, it's too thin to bathe with, but too big to trash.  Then do this, take the thin bar and hold it with a new bar.  It will only take a few minutes for the two to melt together when wet while bathing or showering.   It makes the new bar bigger and the old bar part of the new, making it last longer.  You will spend less money, really!

Another soap idea is hand pumped liquid soap.  Use the soap as is until the bottle gets about half empty.  When that happens, fill the bottle with water, shake well.  Instant more soap.  It will not be as thick but it will work just as well.  

Finally, the idea of washing powder soap.  Actually, I quit using the powder years ago and opted to liquid.  Now, about all I use is liquid All for Sensitive skin.  Water can be added to the top when measuring but be careful with this tip.  It doesn't need to be watered down too much.  

Then the possibility of making your own washing powder is a good idea.  I have tried it with my old washer but not with my new stacked pair.  

There is an idea I have yet to try.  It has to do with solid dish washing tablets.  Maybe, just maybe, cutting one in half might be enough to do a load of dirty dishes.  Of course, this will never work with the liquid packets of dish washing soap.

These might work for you and they might not.  Just try them and see.   The hardness or softness of your public water may make a difference.

Save more, use less, is the idea.    Money in your pocket.


Thursday, June 18, 2015


A few years ago, our little town was chosen to have an automatic drive through car wash.  It is very nice and probably a real money maker for the owners.  I have used it many times.  The wash prices start at $8 go to $10 with the premium being $12.  

Besides driving through while staying in your car, there are two employees who hose down the windows, front of the car and the back as you are slowly entering the tunnel.  

Then when you drive out, there is 'free' diy vacuuming, rug cleaner, air freshener tabs.

This may sound like a good value.  I'm lazy, the real reason I have been a customer.

But last year, I went cold turkey and gave it up.

Now, I drive to the get out, hose it down yourself, dry off the windows, get back in the car, drive off location.


With two cycles it costs me $3.  IF I hurry, then I can get a car done in one, costing $1.50.

It's so hot in Dixie now that drying is not really necessary.  The water evaporates and the car is dry barely before you drive onto the street.

Sure I get hot and sweaty.  Sure, it's messier.  Sure, I don't like it as much.


If I spend $3, max, and do not spend $8, the least, I save $5.  If I spend $3, max, and do not spend $10 or $12.   I can do it with my one good hand.  Grin.

Well, you see where I'm going with this.

Do it yourself.  Save the money.  Done and done.