Thursday, September 25, 2008

grand total

Well the grand total on the quilts that we are donating to the veterans home is 29!

Next year I am going to start my blanket drive earlier and I will reach the goal of 50.

I did take a picture of all the blankets stacked up, but I can't get the darn picture to load. So goes my life with a slow crappy computer.

Right now I am the only one up, except for the kittens that I swear Rusty fed caffeine this morning.

I have super cleaned our bed room, got all of my laundry put away, and bleached out the litter box. Soon I am going to start to wake everyone else up and finish my cleaning.

I have a question for the universe. Why is it that I cleaned out my dresser drawers and get rid of stuff, but I still never have room in my drawers 2 months later? If my clothes are breeding then can't they breed into something new?

Last weekend a Reader Digest article caught my eye. So I bought the magazine. There is an article in there about a family that went on a zero spending diet for 30 day's. They did pay their bill's, and they set aside a certain amount for fresh fruit and vegi's, but once that money was gone it was gone.

The family in the article saved $2,000 a month. I know that I do not waste $2,000 a month, but I did wonder how much I could save if I really tightened down our spending.

The week that Jolynn was here I must have had Starbucks four time. Well heck that is $20 I just wasted. I have since washed out those starbucks cups and I am reusing them for my coffee to go.

I think that this is going to be a very interesting experiment, and I can't wait to see how much I do save.

I also hope to gain some new insight as to how I can reuse what I have. I hope to have to get creative with our food, instead of running to the store to buy one item to finish making a meal.

Ido know that by stretching my mind and by really thinking about every purchase, I know that I will walk away from this experiment a better person.

11 comments:

glensfork4 said...

I started saving my to go cups too....(is that bad?)


Michele

Great job on the blankets....I wish I knew how to sew...I would do some for you.

Michele

oquinn2004 said...

I HAVE TRIED TO SAVE TOO....IT IS POSSIBLE BUT TAKES A LOT OF DISCIPLINE AND EXTRA WORK.  ITS HARD TO BE FRUGAL WITH 3 KIDS IN THE HOUSE....LOL

plieck30 said...

Don't beat yourself up you did a wonderful job on the quilts. Paula

lanurseprn said...

WOW that's a LOT of quilts!! GOOD job!
I know what you mean about the dresser drawers. I clean mine out and here they are full again. I don't get it at all! Although, I did buy some new underwear and socks....so maybe that's part of it....DUH! LOL!
Interesting thoughts on the spending. I know that when I really try to NOT spend money, it's amazing how much food I actually have in the house ready to eat that I forget about. Canned stuff, frozen goodies...stuff like that. Let us know how much you save.
Pam

lv2trnscrb said...

don't buy Reader's Digests if you see them; I have them here; my mom would always send us a subscription every year for Christmas, my sister must still be carrying on the tradition because I keep getting them and my mom will be dead 2 years in December; so if you see an article in one, call me and I'll get it to you somehow, that will save some money :)

good for you with thinking of ways to save money; post all the things you come up with; I need to tighten the belt here

GOOD FOR YOU WITH THE 29 QUILTS!! YOU DID WONDERFUL!! Next year 50!! we'll do it; I'll have my act better together to be able to help

I need to ask you about how much fleece each takes; might want to do some for a volunteer work I'm involved in

betty

springangel235 said...

You did a great job on the quilts...wow...that's so many!!
Also you sure were busy,...
Hope you have a lovely Friday!
Hugs and love,
Joyce

lifes2odd said...

I can't wait to see a photo of all the quilts!
If anyone can find new ways to save money it's you! I'll be following closely for new ideas! Hugs, Martha :-)

PS - I'd really love to know how you make the quilts if you're willing to share. I'm thinking of doing a donation project for Christmas.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))I am looking forward to seeing a pic of the quilts you made.I bet I could save alot of money from buyig a soada everyday at work.

mamaof4qts said...

Groceries are so expensive, I would love to do that.  I'll have to look for that article
Jami

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, I reuse my Starbucks cups too, lol.Hugs Lisa

lurkynat said...

dear Kelli well yeah but hey you got to go out and that is worth some expense don;t you think?
I think youare veryvyer good and you always stretch every dollar!~
Big Congrats on getting 29 quilts out! awesome!
love ya
natalie
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