Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easter, Spring crafts

I found this adorable table decoration on Tip Junkie with instructions, tutorial on DIY showing how to make it.  I will be heading to my local Michael's store to get the supplies I need and to Bed Bath and Beyond to find a milky white vase.

For the rabbit figurines I have an adorable green bunny figurine and green egg candles I will be using

in my Easter/Spring tablescape and will make the centerpiece with Forsythia, in a white vase, and styrofoam eggs which spell out Happy Easter hanging from the Forsythia .

The supplies I need are

  • Creamy white vase (Scour thrift stores/etc.)
  • White ribbon  ( try getting materials at dollar store)
  • Straight pins
  • Deco Art Paint (I used Americana Gloss Enamels in yellow)
  • White bunnies 
  • Paper Mache Eggs x 11 (I used styrofoam eggs)
  • Faux Forsythia (at Michaels )
This is the white vase I am using, the forsythia looked gorgeous with the sun streaming in on the table.
The next step to my version of this project will be to add the eggs hanging on ribbon from the branches of the forsythia. I purchased styrfoam eggs as opposed to the paper mache eggs suggested, hope it works.

I will Paint the styrofoam eggs and than use a sharpie to write each letter that will spell out Happy Easter.
I followed the directions from DIY the picture was from DIY.  

I will post pictures after I complete this craft project, can't wait to start, it's been a long time since I attempted a craft project.  

Monday, March 21, 2011

My experience shopping at Kroger saving on gas and groceries!

First of all on my first trip to Kroger I am proud to say I saved $14.73 by using all the rewards Kroger has to offer, sale items and using coupons plus earned 80 points toward savings on gasoline.

The first thing we did was to apply for their reward card called "the Kroger Plus Card" you can save money right away, load ecoupons right on the card and get points toward savings on gasoline.. It's the "smart card". There's even a iPhone app for the card!

Than we purchased a $100 , 123 reward debit card. with it you can manage your money better. Every 1,000 points you earn = $5 in free groceries*.

Check out all the ways you can save on gas and groceries at Kroger yourself! Our blog is all about getting wealthy by saving and earning with good strong at home businesses.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Tablescape Times Three: The Pinkest Party on Earth!

Tablescape Times Three: The Pinkest Party on Earth!: "In my city, March brings a festival which celebrates the blooming of over 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees. It is truly a sight to behold! ..."

Loved the post and the pictures, very uplifting, beautiful, classy!!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Organizing important documents-how long to keep them

Once you start an organizing project you might catch the organizing bug and see other areas that are in need of organizing.  That's exactly what happened to me, we were preparing our taxes and after going thru stacks of bills etc I decided my next huge project will be my home office.

There are built-in shelves that store books, family photo's, crafting supplies, office supplies, the shelves were dusty and looked to cluttered. I also have file cabinets that were not being utilized in a way that was constructive.  The professional organizer suggested we take everything off the shelves first, throw away unnecessary items and stack the rest in like items for example all books, photo's, supplies etc.

We dusted every item first than when the shelf was empty we dusted, washed and waxed each shelf. While sorting thru all the stuff we located things we forgot we had and at that point decided to take this to another level by organizing papers and placing them in file folders and now we can locate papers we need by checking our list of where to find certain papers. Next sorted thru important documents and placed them in appropriate containers for easy access when needed. Most are in a safe deposit box for safe keeping.

How long should creditcard statements be kept? If there are tax deductible charges on the statement keep it but if there aren't any than shred them immediately. 

Keep tax statements and supporting documentation for 7 years. 

Bank statements, keep for one year.

Hope this helped and happy organizing!