Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Wow time flies when your working. My little is turning double digits since moving from our humble abode to rental life our lives have surely changed. The hodge podge of furniture collected from here and there and being stuffed like sardines we decided this was the best time to get creative. A room redo. The last room reveal I did was so many moons ago and is on the blog too. Soo for the double digit man who adores all things Tony Hawk a skater theme was in the works. Using several key things from around the house to bring it together we turned the drab to fab. He was happy to say the least.  I love the headboard it was canary yellow that we painted with Java gel stain. Just so happens to paint it all over my nails too. Best part of it is that it was only 5 bucks wasn't until we started to paint did we see the ethan allen etched into the wood. Total score!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Today I posted about my initiative I'm calling project 365. This Mothers Day 2016. My daughter questioned why do we celebrate Mother's and Father's but not Kids. With that I have decided to celebrate them beyond the specially made breakfasts or flowers but with a day of written appreciation. DAY 1 THANK YOU TO MY LITTLES FOR THE SWEET HUGS YOU GIVE ME EVEN YOU MY TEEN BOY WHO MOVES HIS HEAD A LITTLE. THANK YOU TO SAME TEEN FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SHOW ME THE NEW PC SHORTCUTS YOU HAVE LEARNED THE ONE TO SET A DOCUMENT USING A KEYBOARD COMMAND. LOVE THAT YOU LIKED THE ONE I SHOWED YOU TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO LEARN MORE. THANK YOU TO MY BELLA FOR WORKING SO HARD ON YOUR SCHOOL PROJECT THE SIGN IS BEAUTIFUL JUST LIKE YOU. TO MY LITTLE J THANK YOU FOR PUTTING DOWN THE TABLET EVEN THOUGH SHORT TIME I GOT TO SEE THE BEAUTIFUL EYES AND SPARKLING CLEAN TEETH IN YOUR SMILE. THE SAME INE THAT WAS ALWAYS GLEAMING AS A BABY TO MY TEEN DAUGHTER WHO HAD A VERY TOUGH WEEK AND HELPED ME WITH MY HEADACHES INSPITE OF YOUR UPSETS.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Chirpoo tau pootu pootau pi
boochirpoo tau dautwo pootau (grape) pi


If you eat a grape you dont spit the grape skin
if you dont eat the grape skin you do spit the grape skin.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Artist Canvas ===$1




We joined another family about 2 months ago to go thrifting to look for some outfits for the 4h fashion revue. Of course, G, found just what she needed but I found something rough, off white, and a huge panel of it. I had know idea but for 1.99 not something to pass up I thought for sure. So I showed my friend and asked her what it could be. My thought was to line fabric with it to give a stronger give to a purse the girls were doing in 4h sewing...then she said maybe it is for painting...Ahhh...I see. Okay, now here is my excitement for fathers day my husband wanted to go check out MIchaels!!! HOw cool is that!!!! We were going to take a stab at silk screening a few shirts with pictures of his music gear. So we checked out prices but waited and then I spotted it. (I should add that before we left I watched a youtube video to create a canvas....wood, mitered, measured, etc ughhh not up for that today) So you ask what was this of many gold mines that I found at Michaels. A wooden picture frame for $1!!!Can you see where my mind is churning? Here we have what it became...All for a dollar.

Imagine the excitement from your little ones artwork displayed museum style...

***I used actual canvas on mine but I am sure you could use virtually anything thick...Walmart has a twin sheet for only $5...imagine how many artworks you will have...



UPdate: This is what the first one was used for a bit of card stock, mod podge, and a picture.



yet another painted by my daughter to coordinate zebra print in her room..

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pasta Time...manja manja...No not really






My kids are very hands on this morning so to perfect the hand eye coordination we are making pasta necklaces...To make the colored pasta go to my earlier post here.

http://mymommygoround.blogspot.com/2010/07/crazy-for-pasta-total-cost-4.html

Here is the tip of the day for little hands. Little hands have a harder time to keep a steady hand but this simple modification to the end of the thread, yarn, or elastic makes things so much better. The best use for duct tape by far using a small snipet of tape place thread on diagonal and roll to create a needle.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Don't forget to ask!!!!

I am for sure not the shy type. So if I am out and about shopping and happened to land at hmmmm...lets see Michaels or something. I always ask if they have any coupons. More often then not the clerk will get it done. One clerk even gave me a 15% pass for all of my future shopping orders. So my response is always ask!!! I am sooo amazed at the extreme couponers and though I couponed I just dont have the patience. I am giving it another try and I do use them here and there. Like for a wedding cake topper @ half off. Oops spilled the beans. Here is my top deal today.

Walgreens has the Nova Max Plus blood glucose monitoring system for sale right now @ 10+ and tax and you get a $10 Register Reward. So for .09 Cents I got the nova max plus.

I also needed a refill on my ink and was prompt to use my $3 off coupon (which I asked for) but I needed to add more to the order a simple .39 snickers and then apply my $10 RR. My grand total was about .50 Cents with an extra candy bar.



So for less than $11 I got a
blood glucose monitor
a candy bar
refilled ink cartridge

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Frugality pays...


I am not your typical unschooling mom. My children are enrolled in a charter school and we are allotted a balance to be used for each student per year. Well I am cheap. I refill my own ink cartridges at Walgreens (loved the awesome $1 deal they had). Buy my own curriculum at thrift stores and friends of the library are great!!and use the pletheria of websites to get free homeschool materials. We have been fortunate to use much of our funds for other skilled items like ballet, guitar, etc. Well, as frugal as I was I just started the program and didnt take advantage of the funds and was told you spend it now or lose it. In two days I had to come up with spending nearly $800 on stuff.. Poor planning but I am so excited. Right now we made our own Vennagram charts with sharpies and construction paper but now we have the whole shabang so those floating papers can now be recycled. Though I would've preferred more science kits we were told we coulnd't. So here is the spread we have with a few added guitar lessons. Better planning next year. Rosetta Stone for sure. Anyone else used it for their kids?