Friday, July 26, 2013

Garage Sale

We are trying to make a little extra money this summer by doing a two family yard sale! Lots of kids clothes, antiques and other goodies. Please come check it out if you are in the area!

Find yard sales in st.-petersburg on Yard Sale Search

Above is a link to help you find out garage sale!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

$2.00 Target Tuesdays at Glazer Children's Museum

I have been looking for cheap and climatized (i.e. air conditioned) ideas for the hot tropical summers of south Florida. I found in a local family newspaper that the Glazer Children's Museum admissions price is only $2.00 every Tuesday this summer thanks to Target! What an awesome deal!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

$1.00 for tomatoes!

Want a frugal and fun way to get some cheap produce!? Well, I found one at Hunsader's Farm in Bradenton, Florida. We were able to fill a five gallon bucket of tomatoes for $1.00. Yes, we had to pick them ourselves, but that was all part of the fun! Why was it so cheap? Well, it was because the tomato season was just about over and we had our pick of all the left over tomatoes. The deal was you could fill up as many five gallon buckets you wanted for $1.00 each. You just had to weed through all the bad ones. First we picked the tomatoes, then I bought a fresh picked (that day) watermelon for $4.00 while the kids played on the playground. Next we got to feed the goats and look at all the other farm animals. We only were there for 3 hours, but the kids were all worn out by the time we left and took nice long naps. Every mothers goal! In conclusion, my frugal tip of the day is to go online (that where I found out about this deal) and find a local farm. Many of them will have u-pick deals that are very cheap toward the end of that particular season.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Kids say......

I don't know which blog I will link this to, or if anyone will even read this!! I just thought this would be a good place to write some of the cute things my daughter Savannah has been saying (or should I say the way she has been saying them). Perhaps some day when I have time to scrapbook again this will help me remember these joyful days of 2 year old bliss. Enjoy!!

Savannahs version of the Itsy Bitsy Spider

The ipsy bipsy spider went up the water spout. (Cont's normally from there)

Savannahs version of Jingle Bells

Tinker Bell Tinker Bell Tinker all the way. Oh what fun it is to have on horsey sleigh hey!

When she gets hurt she says

Mommy, I need a bamp baid.

Here is an excerpt from when she was being bad.

Me: Savannah, no real water with the kitchen stuff, just pretend.
Savannah: Just a little mom
(I hear her go into the bathroom to get more water)
Me: NO WATER (I get up to stop the impending mess that is about to be made)
Savannah: It is ok mom, it is just a little water.

What do your kids say and do? Leave me a comment so we can all enjoy!!!

This is linked to Lowercase Letters

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Buying Bulk Spices

About a year ago, my meat and potatoes husband was taken to an Indian resturant by some co-workers. Amazingly, he tried the food and really liked it! He then took all of us to the same Indian resturant and we all really liked it too! I decided I wanted to learn how to make some of the delicious food, but was turned off by the long list of expensive spices I would have to purchase. What if the food didn't turn out? I was worried I would waste my money! Then I discovered that the health food store that is literally, right down the street, had a bulk spices section! The first time I made Coconut Buttered chicken, I was able to buy 1 tablespoon of garam masala for fifteen cents. When the Coconut Buttered Chicken turned out well, I dove into the land of making curry (check out my Thai coconut curry chicken). I went back to the health food store and bought about 3 tablespoons of all the staple spices you need on hand to make a lot of Indian dishes like tumeric, garam masala, cardamom and coriander. I spent a total of $2.50. The nice thing about doing it like this is the spices remain fresh. I store them in the small bag provided by the store and then in a larger container placed into the freezer. This will keep the spices fresh and fragrant. Most spices lose their punch and freshness in less than 6 months.


Buying your spices in bulk allows you to buy the quanity you need (rather than a big jar) saving you money.
Keep your spices in a sealed container in the freezer helps keep your spices fresher, longer.

This is linked to Tip Junkie, Tammy's Kitchen Tips, Works for me Wednesday.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Dark Brown Speckled Egg

My golden laced wyandotte finally started laying!!! I was surprised to see that she laid a dark brown speckled egg! It was rather large for her first egg! Honey (the chicken) is funny because she is VERY loud when she lays. The whole neighborhood I think can hear her lay an egg. The first day Savannah and I heard some crazy noises coming from the chicken coop. We went out to investigate and found her laying her egg. So pretty, so sweet, so tasty to eat!!!

Honey's pretty egg.

Honey strutting her stuff.

This is linked to Barn Hop Monday's.


Hi! I'm Brooke I Am Georgia's Neghibore.

I Am A Gymnast For Bayside gymnastics and cheer leading. But we made a HUGE change about the gym. we bought the unit next to us and now we have a 21,000 feet around. we have some new sports i guess you could say. to add on to the gymnastics and cheerleading; now we have dance,  martialarts, and tumbling!we have alot of gymnastic coaches about over maybe 20. for right now we have levels to mommy n' me classes to stage to levels 1-9 for now. are highest gymnast in the gym is Tiffany!. (me Brooke I'm in level 4 miss.Ashley's group. i am the one that is in first place in the picture down below i was at the Jungle gym gymnastic meet). the dance teacher is named Julie. marshallarts teacher(i don't know his name but ill get it back to you). the tumbling teacher is coach nick and some other. the cheerleading teachers are Carey and Nicole. the owners of Bayside are Shelli and Anthony. they have two kids named Paige and Phoenix a boy and girl(Paige,7 Phoenix,8) please come and visit are gym if you are out of town or looking for a gym to go to FREE TRY OUT CLASSES!! also i forgot. one of the owners Anthony does an adult stage Mondays and Thursdays! (NO LAST NAMES INCLUDED)