Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Free Giveaway...And Saving Money in Just a Few Minutes

Just realized I've done 500 posts on this blog...whoo hoo! Time goes by WAY more quickly than you think. To celebrate, I'm offering a free giveaway -- your choice of a Patchwork Joys kit (fabric, book and goodies) or a Crazy Joys kit (Crazy quilt fabric, floss and embellishments). It's perfect for stitching up a holiday present -- or just give the kit itself!
Leave a comment sometime before Sept. 15 -- one per post. The more you leave, the better chances you have for winning!

Almost Frugal has some fascinating ways to save time and money with just a few minutes effort. Check out her ideas here . One example: take 5 minutes and chop some veggies for the next meal -- it will go together faster, without the temptation of saying 'fuhgeddaboudit' and going out to eat.

I'd add a few that will give you quality of life!
Take 5 minutes and:

*write a postcard or short note to someone you love (they'll love you for it)
*clear off a tabletop or small area
*tidy up, on your way to bed
*start a load of wash. The next 5 minutes, you can throw them in the dryer or hang them up. And the final 5 minutes, fold the dry clothes and put them away.
*clean a toilet (it'll make cleaning the bathroom that much faster)
*file some stuff (this one is REALLY hard for me)

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Finally, from the Department of Really Weird Stuff, a photo essay of the "Tomatino." The city of Valencia, Spain has been holding a tomato fight free-for-all since the 1940s...and boy, does it look like fun!
Some Texans and Coloradoans do a smaller version of this every year. Wish I knew someone for an invite.


Sue Cahill said...

How cool to win a kit, sounds like such a treat.

I will be sure to visit you everyday!!

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

I like your "write a note" suggestion. I've been trying to do more of this, and less impersonal email/facebook, etc. contact. Makes me feel better, too! Enjoy your blog, thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Enjoy your fabulous "solo" week-end, Cindy....and thanks for the chance to win one of your kits!

Karen South said...

Hi Cindy, Thanks for all your great tips. Enjoy your weekend.

Renee G said...

The patchwork quilt kit sounds like so much fun. I'd love to win. And now I think I'll take a quick break and follow your post's advice --- time to start a load of laundry :)


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