bargains


This past weekend I had a party for friends to come and bring items they wanted to trade (no not children) for a swapping party.  It was a smaller turnout but I had a great time and got some great goodies.  Even though we were different sizes we all had different size clothing to trade.  Some people have lost or gained weight and need to get rid of things.  We also traded home decor, lotions/soaps (new), books/magazines, games/toys, etc!

I can’t tell you how much fun it was and plus I got about 15-30 items for FREE!  I love that!

So gather your friends over and start swapping!  Plus you have people to tell give you opinions on how things look.

Have a “Reuse” Day!

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I received this from my friend Anel.  You will LOVE this craft! (But if the pic doesn’t show up you won’t be able to do it…in fact PLEASE let me know if it doesn’t pull up or it won’t be useful).

My dear friends,

Somewhat embarrassing to admit, I’m not getting an annual bonus and
Christmas is tight this year. I will be making bedroom slippers for you
all as gifts. Please let me know your sizes. You’ll most likely agree
that it’s a splendid idea, and should you wish to do the same, I’ve
included the instructions below.

How to make bedroom slippers out of maxi pads:

You need four maxi pads to make a pair.
Two of them get laid out flat, for the foot part.
The other two wrap around the toe area to form the top.
Tape or glue each side of the top pieces to the bottom of the foot part.

Decorate the tops with whatever you desire, silk flowers (this is most
aesthetically appealing), etc.

These slippers are:
* Soft and Hygienic
* Non-slip grip strips on the soles
* Built in deodorant feature keeps feet smelling fresh
* No more bending over to mop up spills
* Disposable and biodegradable
* Environmentally safe
* Three convenient sizes: (1.) Regular, (2.) Light and (3.) Get out the Sand Bags.

I’ve attached a photo of the first pair I made so that you can see the
nifty slippers for yourself….

Awaiting you r response. It’s crucial that I get the right size for each
one of you.

 

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Have a “Now That’s Funny” Day!

….the Month long contest continues.

Would you like to win a week worth of prizes?  Hey, your Christmas shopping would be about done, right?

Here’s how:

1) Answer the question below in my comments.  One entry is all I need.  You DO NOT need to comment everyday to be eligible…just once. 

2) POST about my contest on your blog.  I will need the direct link on my blog showing the post on your site. 

3) That’s it!!!!  Just wait to see if you are a winner of a week’s bounty of prizes.  Isn’t the EASY????

Today we will add Laurenmc18 from ETSY to the prize list.  You can find her shop here:

http://www.laurenmc18.etsy.com

Lauren is offering a magent set like this:

Magnet Pack - 'Ooh La La'

The winner of this giveaway will receive one LMNOProducts magnet pack of his/her choice from my store, www.laurenmc18.etsy.com. These ceramic tile magnet sets are the my bestselling product, because they are an inexpensive way to add a fun, colorful touch to your home or office. Just choose your favorite from the current stock and I will send it on its way!

As a special bonus, I am offering all Real World Martha readers a 20% discount on ANY item from my shop. To redeem the discount, just add any LMNOProducts item to your cart, begin the checkout process, and choose “Other” as your payment method. In the Buyer’s Note box, mention that you would like to take advantage of the Real World Martha discount. I will then send you a revised PayPal invoice reflecting the 20% discount. This offer is good for the rest of 2008!

Don’t you love these ETSY shops?  I can’t think of a better way to help our economy!!!!!!!!!!!

Here’s the question you must answer and include the link from your post to enter for this weeks bucket of prizes!

Question for Week 2 – Tell me about a random act of kindness in the last year that you have done or someone has done for you?  Please share about it in the comments and don’t forget to link the contest on your blog.

P.S. – Today in our morning devotion we read that today is National World Kindness Day!  How great is that?

Have a “Magnetic” Day!

Debbie aka The Real World Martha

Well what I meant to say was Dog Food Bag Purse, I guess.

You just have to see this.  Over at the Soujourner she made a purse from a dog food bag.  It’s terrific!

Here’s the link:  http://burganfamily.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-kids-thought-i-was-crazy.html

and a pic (there are more pics and the story over on the blog so be sure to go to the link above):

Isn’t this great?  So creative!!

Have a “Reduced, Reused, or Recycled” Day!

Debbie 🙂

We have a small 1970’s tent trailer that we camp in.  It works for us, but it has a lot of work that needs to be done.  We do little bits at a time and have replaced some things in it. 

Recently we took the trailer camping.  We had showers at the campsite, but no place to put our towels.  I asked hubby if we could get some of those adhesive hooks for our towels.

He said “Those are like a dollar a piece”. 

Ok, so there are four of us that’s a wopping $4.  I know we have been hit by the economy (losing about a third of our income) but still $4?

Last night, hubby proudly shows his deal.  He found a package of two on clearance at the autoparts store.  Two for 68 cents!  And the oil for our car was on sale.  He was a “happy camper”!

I have taught him well.  🙂

Have a “Frugal” Day!

Did you see this post at TipNut? 

I think this is a great alternative considering the cost of these cleaners at a makeup store.  And who knows what kind of chemicals are in them either.

Here is the post from TipNut  http://tipnut.com/:

Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaners: 7 Recipes

Picture of Makeup Brushes - Tipnut.com

Recipe #1

1 cup Distilled Water
2 TBS Rubbing Alcohol
1 TBS Baby Shampoo

Recipe #2

1/2 cup Warm Water
1/4 cup Vinegar

Recipe #3

1 cup Warm Water
1 tsp Liquid Castile Soap

Recipe #4

1 cup Warm Water
1 TBS Baby Shampoo

Recipe #5

1/4 cup Warm Water
1 TBS Woolite

Recipe #6

1 cup Warm Water
1 TBS Liquid Dish Detergent

Recipe #7

1 cup Warm Water
1 TBS Baby Shampoo
1/2 tsp Tea Tree Oil

Directions For Each Recipe:

  • Fill a small bowl with your chosen recipe. Swoosh the brush around in the mixture to clean, rinse with water to remove all traces of soap.

Have a “Cleansed” Day!

I am a big fan of thrift stores.  But I don’t mind that it’s not for everyone as that leaves more good stuff for me 🙂

So I had to get out of the house and thankfully Goodwill had a 50% off sale.  Could it get any better?

Now usually I don’t drop down that much $$ but I am starting to think of the holidays and we are doing some renovations to the house.  I also couldn’t resist the good deals on clothes, although couldn’t find much for hubby this time around.  And I got a mess of books, magazines, and homeschool materials.

Here are the goods:

And I’m not even sure I got it all.  I think a few books were left out.  I was very happy with my purchases and can’t wait to get started using a lot of them for gifts for Christmas.  You will see in coming posts some of the gifts that can be made.

Have a “Bargain Shopping” Day!  🙂

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