Well not really, it's just that time of year. I have been busy crafting though and tomorrow I'll provide pictures. I remade a binder cover for my "household" book. (Brian hon I think this is how I will keep tracking of everything that you recommended). I also did a little decoupage on my journal book. I'll show pics tomorrow, too lazy to get off the couch and take them tonight.
I've got to brag about my money saving prowess this past week. Last week hubby and I headed out to JoAnn's and the bookstores, I saved 50% on a sewing book at Borders, with their discount from having the card and a store coupon. I probably won't get their card again as I mostly buy at Borders and it really isn't worth the $$$ and Borders' card is free. Then I headed to Borders to pick up another book I had a 20% off coupon plus $$$ on my account so I ended up saving 50% on a book of embroidery designs. You can iron on the designs for a few times before they are totally spent but I'll probably just trace them. Borders' card is cool because when you spend a certain dollar amount they add 5 bucks to your account. They also send great coupons for your birthday and a couple of spending days - holidays, birthdays, etc., where you get great discounts.
Then we headed for lunch and I had a buy one get one (BOGO) so our lunch was 8.00 instead of 16.00.
I've also managed to get a bunch of coupons and rebate forms and set up a coupon/rebate box I take with me (we always seem to stop at grocery stores for one thing or another). I bought one of those shoe box sized photo boxes, made labels and put them on index cards and recycled some alpha tabs to this box and presto a coupon organizing box.
I also started an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of freebies, coupons and rebates I do online and in the mail, and another for keeping track of my savings, and one to keep track of my coupons.
Reading online I heard of a Fred's store that does triple coupons on Saturday's and there is one located in Burlington. Since I was heading to Goodwill to drop off my plastic bags (they can always use plastic bags so for those not know what to do with the ones you get this is a great way to recycle them), I figured I would head over there. I pulled into the parking lot and found out they were closing this store and everything was 40-60% off or more, plus they were still taking coupons. I decided to shop then instead of coming back on Saturday. I ended up with baby shoes that were .50, so I bought two, I picked up sponges, and ziploc bags that ended up free after my coupons, including razors, and feminine stuff. A whole lot more but you get the drift.
Today hubby and I went to the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh as every Saturday they have a huge flea market but there are also new things. My absolutely favorite place is a spice and tea booth - awesome stuff great prices. I picked up some vanilla beans (the same that Williams-Sonoma sells, but a lot, and I mean a lot, less) to make my own vanilla extract. OMG do these smell awesome. Hubby was able to smell them in my bag yet they were in a plastic bag and then a paper bag, yeah that fresh. Now I can't stand the smell of most vanilla's, I love the flavor but the scent makes me sick (from an overdose from someone wearing it as perfume), yet these are so awesome I want to live in the bag LOL.
Oh Hakucho hon I broke down and bought a pizza peel. I made a pizza from THE dough and it stuck to the sheet I had been using for the bread, needless to say, we had half calzone, half pizza and the pizza part was just about burnt. We ate it and it did taste good but I was truly bugged out about how it stuck like that. I also had a few loaves of the dough stick so when I saw the pizza peel for 9.00 at a kitchen store at the fairgrounds I couldn't resist. Again Williams-Sonoma has one that is 14"x15" with a 9" handle for 29.95, but this one is 13x12.5 with a 9" handle and made from the same wood. Yeah good deal, I thought so anyway.
I also noticed two booths run by Amish, so at one I picked up 2 pounds of butter, apricot jam and this wonderful horseradish/ranch dip. Hubby said the butter was a little expensive at 10.00 but I said, what if it is so awesome tasting compared to the butter in the store, then to me it is worth it. Well guess what, it tastes awesome. Tonight we are having soup with bread (by the way it rose nicely this time, I bet I was killing it every time I put it in the oven from the cookie sheet) and butter and it is awesome. YUM!!!!!