Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Decorating Inside

I haven't really ever decorated the inside of my home for Christmas. But with simple and easy ways from Better Homes and Gardens, I think I just might do so this year.
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Christmas Decorating: Indoors

Candy canes in black centerpiece

Set a festive holiday mood throughout the house with our simple Christmas decorating ideas.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Rag Rug

Have you ever wanted to know how to make those rag rugs like Grandma used to make? I have found one over on VintageChica. Very easy and looks very fun. I can't wait to try it out. I've started to tear up some old sheets to make my first one.

Rag Rug Tutorial

Rag Rug - Edge

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Out of Work

My husband has been out of work for the last month now. It's really hard to get by on just one income, when I have to pay for a sitter also. He's out due to a surgery he had to have back on the 4th of August.
It all started 2-3 weeks before I had Lillian. He was complaining about pain in is rectal area. It got so bad that we went to the ER. Well they determined he had an abscess. They lanced it, and it was good for the next few months. Then the first weekend in June, it came back. We went to the hospital had it lanced again. At that point the doctor said it could be more. Turns out he had a really bad case of Roids. The worst the doctor has ever seen. So on top of the abscess he now has hemorrhoids.
They decided to go into surgery on the 4th of August. They removed the hemorrhoids with no problem but could not find where the abscess was. A week after surgery he thought it was getting infected. Nope he got the abscess back. Now he has a fistula. So on the 15th of Aug, he went back in for removal of the fistula. They removed a portion and he has to go back on the 19th of Sept. to remove the remainder.
We figure 2 weeks after that he might be able to go back to work, but that would only be for 4 weeks. He works seasonally and his job doesn't get any business after October.
Frustration has really set in for me. We can't pay bills, we can't buy groceries like we used to. We can't even get our girls the clothes they will be needing real soon. The weather here is about to switch to cool.
Thanks for letting me vent.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Shopping Trip

Well I have finally started to blog. My first post will be of my shopping trip today. I haven't done a major shopping trip in weeks. My first stop was to Price Chopper. They had baby food on sale 10 for $5. Stock up time. I have Beechnut email me weekly and this week they sent me a coupon for $1 off of 4 jars of Good Morning or Good Evening food. I got 16 jars today for $4. I think that is just plan awesome.
Next I went to P & C, I believe they are only in PA and NY. I saved a total of $70 and paid $50.

Now I hope to be shopping at RiteAid again soon. My husband has been out of work for the past month due to surgery. Money is extremely tight. Will talk more about that at a different time.