About Me

Who Am I? Family of 3 adults plus 1 pet kitty on 1 income trying to live like I have an unlimited budget & I have to STOP!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sept Spending

I started off Sept with a fully packaged freezer and pretty stocked pantry however I overspend last month $422 way too much for 2 people now mind you that alot of the things in my spending is not just food it's anything spent at any store be it toilet paper or Ziploc baggies.
This month so far I have been trying really hard to stay under my $300 budget I set at the first of the month currently 4 days too go and I am currently at $271.00.
Update spend only $296.93 I did it now to shoot for lower this month :O)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Freezing Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal

1 cup of steel cut oatmeal
3-4 cups of water in crockpot on low 4-5 hrs.

Yield 5 (1/2 cup portions

I am able to purchase steel cut oatmeal in bulk at Sprouts usually when on sale for 50 cents a pound regular price $1.00 a pound...Cheaper then any where else...most places are $5.99 for 24 oz...
I prefer to cook it on my day off when I am around the house or early evening and then freeze it into 1/2 cup portions that quickly reheat in the microwave anywhere I have even taken it to work in my to go mug :O0 Yummy breakfast... These containers are 5 for $1.00 (8 oz or 1 cup)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Crochet Snood Hair Net Part 3

Well I took a different pattern and made that style it worked up alot better with only 2 row changes using a smaller crochet hook :O) to get it tighter around the face I think the next one I crochet I will use a smaller hook for the whole snood so what you guys think of the snood??





Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Crochet Snood Hair Net Part 2

Update while following the pattern LOL!! I found it to be too big!!! I took 2 pictures showing just how TOO big it is...I will be ripping out I am thinking 5-10 rows and they feeding the elastic back in to it :O) wishing me lots of luck...Getting closer to being done...



Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Crochet Snood Hair Net

A snooding we will go and go still going and going around and round....This project is working up quickly however gets boring :O) but then again will look pretty when I am done I hope..I must make this very large for long hair :O)so I will be working on it for a few more rounds maybe 10 or so?But I wanted to share how it is going.. The color I used is stretchy blue/purple....



I forgot to turn the flash off but this is what it looks like so far pretty good for a newbie..

Monday, September 5, 2011

Crocheted Market Bag

Update 2 more bags I just finished over the weekend..:O) going to be great gifts to give away.....
Top Bag is all cotton yarn
This bag is acrylic yarn plum for the top/bottom and gray for the middle :O) Very pretty