Thursday, June 25, 2009

Going away for awhile....

I am headed to my mother's home to help her with my step-dad, who is more like my dad and only 61. He has terminal cancer. It is in his lung, liver, and bones. The doctor told them today that there is nothing more that they can do and they asked if they wanted hospice. My dad did not like that idea, so instead, they are sending out a home-health nurse just to administer pain meds and such. I have come to realize that the cancer is the most awful way to die. Not only is the patient suffering long term, so are the loved ones left to watch you die.

I am not sure when I will return because I plan to be there as long as she needs me. I believe family is very important. With family, our faith, and our love for each other, we will get through this.

Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Deals!

Follow our Flipped Out! tour. We're giving away free Flipped Out! It's our newest, over the top dessert sensation. We're on a cross-country tour and might be stopping at a location near you. Check out the tour schedule here. Click on 'flipped out events.'

Turn Mondays into Sundaes! Go to a participating Ben and Jerry's shop on Monday's Buy One Sundae and get One Sunday Free. We're trying to change the way you look at Monday's.

Print your $1 off 2 pints of Ben and Jerry's ice cream here!

$3.99 and up sale at OshKosh B'gosh plus 20% off!

$3.99 and up Ginormous Clearance Sale going on now at OshKosh B’gosh stores! Extra 20% off coupon below, print now.

15 Minute Vanilla RIce Pudding

  • 3 cups milk, divided
  • 1 cup instant white rice, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 pkg. (4 serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
  1. Bring 1 cup of the milk to boil in medium saucepan.
  2. Stir in rice and raisins; cover.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Let stand 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare pudding as directed on package with remaining 2 cups milk.
  6. Add rice mixture to prepared pudding; stir.
  7. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap; cool 5 minutes.
  8. Stir.
  9. Serve warm or chilled.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Nelson Slow Release Tree Ring Watering System (2-pack) $6.99 (Was $33.99)

Young, newly transplanted, trees require regular watering to thrive. This Nelson Tree Ring Soaker delivers precious water without wasteful sprinkling or time-consuming manual watering. With a Tree Ring Soaker Hose, you can avoid the wasteful water run-off and erosion you get with regular sprinklers. The Tree Ring Soaker Hose wraps around the base of your tree to deliver water slowly, evenly and right to the major root structure. The Tree Ring Soaker Hose saturates 8"-10" below the ground to effectively reach the core of your tree's root system. The Tree Ring Soaker Hose includes a built-in flow restrictor that regulates the water drip-rate to 1/2 gallon per minute. The Tree Ring Soaker Hose has two rings; a 36"-diameter outer ring and a 9"-diameter inner ring designed for tree trunks that are 1"-3" in diameter.

Benefits of the Tree Ring Soaker Hose:

  • Delivers water direct to the tree's root system without wasteful water run-off or erosion caused by regular sprinklers.
  • Helps newly transplanted trees thrive with a slow, even water delivery.
  • The Tree Ring Soaker Hose includes a built-in flow restrictor that regulates the water drip-rate.
  • Perfect for trees 1" - 3" in diameter
  • 36" outer diameter ring
  • 9" inner diameter ring

Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel or Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs REFUND

Get a refund on Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel or Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs here, or call 1-877-942-2626. You choose either a cash refund, or an exchange for a different one of the 17 other Zicam products.

FREE sample of Ensure Shakes

Get a free sample of Ensure Shakes here.

Free sample of Greenies

Get a free sample of Greenies for your pet here.

Coldwater Creek - 75% off!!

I love this store! I get most of my work outfits from here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Free Diabetes Meal Planner

Go here!_

Free Sears Portrait - $19.99 value!

Read about it here!
No session fee for Super Saver members ($14.99 for non-members). Additional fee for enhancements. Free 10x13, in same pose, can be combined with $9.99 portrait package. One free 10x13 per family. Valid only on current session. Excludes online orders and reorders. Void where prohibited by law. Cash value is 1/20¢. Available in US only. Prices, availability and terms subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply. Ask associate for details at time of session. The Sears trademark is registered and used under license from Sears Brands, LLC. Offer expires December 31, 2009.

Monday, June 22, 2009

FREE WAX for your body!!

Free Bikini Line, Eye Brow, or Under Arm Wax!

Check it out!

Free subscription to Digital Photo Pro magazine

Go here!

Congratulations! The winner is..........

Mandie @ .......@ hotmail. com (Intentionally left name out before @
I will be emailing you to ask for your mailing info.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

GE fan/light controller $1.99 (was $29.99)

This GE controller can control light level and fan speed!

  • Reduces fan motor hum
  • 3 speed fan control
  • 2 level light dimmer
  • 12v 300w Max dimmer
  • 1.5 A Max fan control
  • Easy installation instructions included

CVS deals 6/21 - 6/27

Here is my shopping list -

Buy 4 SoyJoy Bars $1 each get $4Ecb (limit 5)
Buy one get one free 5/31SS
$2.00/10 5/31SS
$1.00/5 here
=4 for FREE + a $2 moneymaker!
=20 for Free + a $5.00 moneymaker!

Mitchum Deodorant $1.99=$1Ecb (limit 1)
$0.75 6/21 SS
$0.24 after coupon and ECB

Almay Pure Blends Foundation or Face Powder $13.99=$10Ecb (limit 3)
$1.00 5/17SS (exp. 6/21)
=$2.99 after coupon and ECB

Thermacare Neck or Arm Wrap (1 ct) $2.49=$2.49Ecb (limit 2)
$1.00 4/19 RP
$1.00 here
=Free + earn a $1!

Kraft BBQ Sauce $1
$0.50 6/14 SS

French's Mustard $1
.75 5/10 SS
$0.50 here

Happy shopping!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

High School Musical Journal And Microphone Pen, $2.99 (was $19.99)

Fans of the hit movie will love this book, which comes with a microphone pen that not only amplifies your voice, but also plays a melody from the movie for sing-along fun. The book contains lots of photos and highlights special moments from the movie. Plus you'll find a journal area that let's you record your current "stats" as well as your hopes and dreams for the future.
Hard cover
Microphone pen
80 pages
For ages 8 - 12
Go here!

Salad Bowl with Chilling Tray and Servers - ONLY $5, was $19.95

Keep your salads and fruit chilled with our Salad Bowl with Chilling Tray. Simply twist off the tray and fill it with ice to help keep the bowl cool. Great outdoors on the patio, poolside, or at the beach, this set is fabulous for tailgating. White, green or blue.

Get yours here!
Item: 324-987

Snoopy Watch - $3.38 SHIPPED!

Great deal for the Snoopy fan!

$5 Eukanuba puppy food coupon

Get your coupon here.

FREE Subscription to Time Out New York!

Enter your information here to receive a free, two-year subscription to Time Out New York, on behalf of the Tribeca Film Festival. No catch, just our way of saying thank you for your support this year!

Redbox Movie Code

Go here to complete a survey from Redbox to receive a FREE movie rental code for one night. Valid Monday and Tuesday
June 22 - 23, 2009

Family Life

Sorry, I haven't been able to post any deals this morning as usual because I went out-of-town yesterday evening. My step-dad, who is more like my dad than my real dad, has terminal cancer and my mom needed some advice on some insurance matters that has arisen. Bless their hearts. I wish I could do more than just read the papers and explain to them what they are saying and what the best option would be. I wish I could discover a cure for the illness. I hate seeing him suffer and her having to sit there and watch him. It is not only hurting one of them; it is killing both of them. The good news is that the insurance is still in effect and that my step-dad has not lost his sense of humor. The hard part is making all the arrangements for his funeral. He has been a major part in telling us his wishes from chosing the pallbearers, the preacher, the clothes, and the music. It is very emotional, but it is something that needs to be done. The doctor's have said that he has less than 6 months, but we are hoping for a miracle.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Giveaway - You Can Afford To Stay Home With Your Kids!!

This will be my first give away, but not my last. I love freebies and thought you might enjoy them too, so I am giving you a chance to enter a drawing for new book, You Can Afford to Stay Home With Your Kids ($11.24 value at

From the Author - - Have you ever considered tossing your Daytimer and staying home full time? We thought about it for years and, finally, we each took the leap from two incomes to one. We were certain that we would miss all the extra money, but in fact, we didn't. Once we got home it became clear that most of that second income was eaten up by the cost of working. And this included not only daycare, traveling expense, but the small hidden costs such as, lunches out, convenience foods, and take-out meals. We were shocked to realize that all the while we had been slaving away at our jobs, we were only adding a small dollar amount to the family budget.

To enter drawing,

  1. Leave a comment for 1 entry.
  2. Subscribe to my feed for 1 entry.


  1. The deadline for entries is June 20, 2009, 11:59pm CST.
  2. If you submitted an eligible entry and it is chosen by as the winner, you will be notified via email on June 22, 2009 (make sure your email address is in your profile or comment) and will have 3 days to accept.
  3. Valid for US addresses only.Good luck!

25th Burt Day Celebration Grab Bag - Full of Goodies - Only $25!

You'll get 6 regular-sized products: 4 lip products, a 4 oz. spearmint lime body wash and a 3 oz. nourishing body lotion; 12 mini-size products; and 4 special gifts! Go here to get yours!

Plus, you get a free Beeswax lip balm and free shipping when entering code BURTDAY!

My order:

Grab Bag Size: 1 Bag $25.00
Beeswax Lip Balm Size: .15 oz. Tube $3.00

You have entered promotion codes for the following promotions:
Burt Day-exclusive! Free FedEx Ground Shipping with $25 purchase. Expires 11 PM EST 6/30/09.

You've qualified for a free gift! Expires 6/30/09, cannot be combined with other offers.

Order: $28.00
Shipping: $0.00
Sales Tax:$2.06

Mars FREE Chocolate!!

Every Friday, Mars is giving away a FREE Mars Chocolate Coupon. The coupons are limited to the first 250,000 people EACH Friday through September. The time runs 9 am - 11:59 pm (EST.) This coupon can take 6 weeks to arrive. Go here to get your chocolate, but HURRY!!

FREE 11X14 Collage Poster

Receive a free 11x14 collage poster ($10 value) or $5 off at Shutterfly.
coupon code : AF86-SAVE
Expires 9/8/2009

Join for more great benefits!

  1. Our picture storage is free and unlimited. We never delete photos
  2. We securely store your images at full resolution
  3. Enjoy free personalized websites
  4. Get guaranteed 100% customer satisfaction from our award-winning customer service team
  5. Plus, receive 25 free 4x6 prints

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Coupon Inserts for 6/21/09 Now Up

You can preview this Sunday's inserts at TaylorTown.

Don't forget to get your swagbucks! Search & Win I earned three today from doing one search! WOOHOO! On my way to earning an Amazon gift card.

I also earned $3 from doing a simple survey at Pinecone Research.

Top Ten deals on Thursday - Great Deals Today!

There are several deals floating around today. Some will not last long, so hurry!

  1. Kids Bowl Free all summer long here! Children under 15 can received 2 FREE games every day.
  2. Children's clothing starting at $1 here! Hurry for best selections!!!!
  3. Visit Happy Couponing to see some great deals at Kroger's.
  4. Free Vegetarian Magazine Subscription
  5. Visit Macy's and use the $10 off $25 Coupon. *Restrictions may apply. Make sure you read the fine print.
  6. Visit for some great info on saving money! Join the forums for even more fun!
  7. Go here to print a coupon for $1/2 Trident gum
  8. Free kids meal at Boston Market. Print this page and take it with you. Must present it at time of ordering! Expires June 30, 2009
  9. Treat yourself to 1 box of coffee for $9.95 and get a FREE Coffee-for-One coffeemaker here! The FREE coffeemaker lets you brew one perfect cup. Try it today with NO obligation or commitment!!
  10. Semi Precious Gemstone Cross Pendant Set only $4.99! Was $29.99 - Would make great Christmas, birthday, or anytime gifts! - Show all the colors of your faith with this glorious collection of 12 polished natural stones.
    Includes: Red Jasper, (dyed) Howlite, Aventurine, Pink Quartz, Tiger's Eye, Hematite, New Jade, Rose Quartz, Goldstone and Sodalite, simulated Amethyst and Crystal.
    Comes with 2 silvertone necklaces (16" long & 23 1/2" long)
    Silvertone bracelet (8" long)
    Solid wood case with felt lining
    Pendants are 3/4" long

I hope you enjoy the bargains of the day!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

AWESOME freebie from Suze Orman!!!

Here’s a pretty awesome and useful freebie. Use gift code People First to receive a free download of Suze's Will and Trust Kit!

But hurry – the code is only good for a limited time!

Free download here!

Carter's $3.99 sale, plus 20% off $50 coupon

Enjoy the Carter's $3.99 and Super Duper Clearance Sale!

Printable 20% off $50 coupon - valid June 17 - 24, 2009.

FREE Food on Wednesdays at Arby's!

Arby's is giving away free food or drinks every Wednesday!
No Coupon is needed.
June deals:
June 17th - FREE Regular Sidekicker with any sandwich purchase
June 24th -FREE Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
July deals:
July 1st - FREE Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase
July 8th - FREE Orange Cream Swirl shake with any sandwich purchase
July 15th - FREE Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
July 29th - FREE FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
August deals:
August 5th - FREE Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
August 12th - FREE Roast Chicken Club with any soft drink purchase
August 19th - FREE FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
August 26th - FREE Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase
Call to make sure your location is participating!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday

If you are looking for meals that will not break the bank, visit
$5 Dinners! She has some great ideas to help make meal planning easier.

Visit Outback on Father's Day Weekend and dad will get a $10 certificate good for his next visit. Outback $10 certificate details! This is a good one!

Request your free sample of a Great Value 90-Calorie Strawberry Cereal Bar here.

Wooden Train Whistle for .99 cents! You'll wonder how they got a little piece of wood to sound like a big steam engine! Kids love this classic pine whistle with its great train sound, making it fun for pretend play. 7 1/2"L x 1 3/8"W. Ages 3 and up.

Coupon for a Free slider burger at White Castle expires 7/12/09

Get a FREE trial issue of ALL YOU magazine!

Free Sample of Aveeno Nourish+ Shampoo and Conditioner

Happy Saving!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Red Box Code - expires 6/30/09

Use the code MC6AF39 for a FREE one-night rental at a McDonald's location.

It's Monday - Smile!

I am having a very relaxing morning. It is so quiet and peaceful in the house. DH is at work, DS#2 is at work, and DS#3 is at accelerated summer school. So, I am home alone. I love summer. Otherwise, I would be at work too.

Today our family is saving by:

  • hanging laundry to dry
  • washing what few dishes we have dirty by hand....not enough to run the dishwasher
  • signing up for Kraft First Taste where you can try new products from Kraft.
  • The four of us will be working the baseball fields tonight - umpiring, scorekeeping, and concession stand which pays us cash.
  • Swimming in our pool for free exercise and recreation

I hope you all have a frugal day as well! I would love to hear about your frugal day. Just post a comment.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saving on Sunday

I look forward to Sunday, not only because it is a blessed day, but because it "coupon day." When my husband usually goes to town to get the local paper, I have him also pick up the Dallas paper because it usually has all the coupon inserts in it. I also love Sunday because the sales ads are included in the local paper. I take out the sales ads and the coupon inserts and usually start placing coupons with sales to get a better deal. Today I went to CVS and picked up a few items that were on sale. My total before coupons and ECBs (Extra Care Bucks) was $25.47 with tax. After coupons and ECBs, I paid $7.28 and I received $7 in ECBs to use in another shopping trip later. WOOHOO!

My purchases:
2 - VO5 shampoos - .77 each (on sale)
1 - Puffs Kleenex - .87 (on sale)
1 - CVS Wet Mop pads - 2.99
1 - Schick Quattro - 7.99 (on sale, used a $3 CVS coupon, and received $3 ECBs) = 1.99
1 - Crest Pro Health - 2.99 (on sale, used a .50 coupon, and received $2 ECBs) = .49
1 - Purex 3in1 - 6.99 (on sale, received $2 ECBs) = 4.99

There is also a printable MIR for the Purex 3in1 if you do not like it.
Purex 3in1 MIR

12-Pc. Stoneware Serving Set - 76% off NOW ONLY $6.99, plus $1.99 shipping

A BrylaneHome Kitchen Exclusive! Give your holiday table a coordinated look with our 12-Pc. Golden Lattice Serving Set. Includes a 16" x 12 1/4" serving platter, 10 1/2" Diam. serving plate, 16 1/2-oz. gravy boat, ladle, salt and pepper shakers and 6 napkin rings. Microwave and dishwasher safe stoneware. 12-Pc. Set.

Item #: 1488-34282-1061
Was: $29.99
Outlet Price: $6.99
76% Off
Use coupon code for $1.99 shipping = BC17693

Friday, June 12, 2009

FREE 12-oz beverage at Borders!

Get your coupon for a FREE 12-oz. beverage at Borders.
No purchase necessary.
Good through June 18, 2009.

Frugal Friday

Today's frugal finds include:
  • An email from Staples. They are having $1 sale on school supplies this coming week beginning Sunday, June 14th. Look for the ad in the Sunday paper.
  • Received an email from detailing the coupon inserts that are supposed to be in the newspaper Sunday, June 14th. "Coupons vary by city, but may include a FREE item coupon for dog food ($1 value), Kraft barbecue sauce (hit the sales and get it practically free), $2 off A1 sauce, Huggies Pull Ups, Kotex, bath tissue, Purex, Spray & Wash, Loreal cosmetics and more. Some markets will get a $1 coupon for Bumble Bee tuna, making the small size practically free. " The Couponmom always has great deals with coupons! Check her out!
  • Filled out a survey for Pinecone Research that was in my email. Should make $3. I let those $3 for the surveys add up in my Paypal account.
  • DirecTV Free Preview of HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz & SportsPack (Premier Package) ------ Free Preview Begins: June 18, 2009 (Thursday) and the free preview ends: June 21, 2009 (Sunday)
  • FREE! Get a Scotch™ Fur Fighter™ Hair Remover + 2 sheets free (a $5.99 value). Just pay shipping. While supplies last. Limit one per household.

Happy Frugal Friday!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Great deals for today!

Large Backpack With Built In Radio, Headphones, Speaker & MP3/iPod Attachment
Compare At: $39.99 NOW: $4.99

Free Christian book, The Jesus You Can't Ignore

$1.50/1 Kashi Cereal Bars

Treat dad on Father's Day to a free breakfast!
June 21, 2009
9:30 - 11:00 at ESPN Zone
Must make a reservation, so go now!

Dove products are 25% off this week.
Buy 8, get a $10 Register Reward
Buy 8 Dove Bar Soaps (2 pks) on sale for $2.24 each
Use 8 $1 coupons for Dove from your sunday paper
Pay $9.92 + tax
Get a $10 Register Reward
Final cost FREE!

CVS Deal - FREE 8X10!
Enter Promo Code - FREE8X10
If you are a new user, get 20 Free Prints when you open an account and 30 more when you add your ExtraCare card number to your account. You will receive an email with a link to activate your free prints.

Happy bargain hunting!

Put up the pool and now it is raining!!

What a fun experience that was! My husband found some more vinyl glue for swimming pool repair. YEA! I had tried to patch the tear, but had run out of glue because it was a BIG tear. After I finished the repair job, I filled it with water in that area to see if it would leak and ...... no leaks! WOOHOO!! So, the four of us (oldest son lives on his own - he will be 21 this month!) begin to finish cleaning the pool and then DS#2 (DS-Dear Son) helped me put the poles together while my husband walked around the pool and sit the poles out where they belonged. It made things go faster. Well, the pool is up, but we still need to add the water. This task usually takes a day and a half. We have a 18' X 4' vinyl pool. It is big enough for all of us - - - and then some. I wasn't sure I was going to put it back up this year, but the boys kept asking, so of course I said ok. I can't work on it today because it is raining. I need to get in it to straighten the bottom of the floor out. Hopefully, I will be able to get to it tomorrow because the boys wanted to have it ready by the weekend. If all else fails, they can go play in the rain. HA!

Thrifty Thursday -
Our savings today include
  • a free dental cleaning for me
  • eating leftovers for lunch
  • paying bills online
  • balancing the checkbook online (no paper statements - waste of paper)
  • drinking tap water
  • hung some laundry on hangers and hung from the shower
  • If it stops raining - the whole family is supposed to work at the baseball fields tonight and earn extra cash - Spouse and DS#2 - will umpire, DS#3 - work the concession, and I will be the official scorekeeper. Every job pays. I have been keeping my extra cash for vacation.

How have you been frugal today? is having an 80% off sale!!

This is a steal!! You can eat out for $2!! You can purchase a $25 restaurant coupons for $2!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Free Pharmacy Card! Start saving on Prescriptions!

Save up to 75% off at the pharmacy with this card. This is great for those who do not have health insurance or who have health insurance, but do not have a prescription plan.

Locate a participating pharmacy here:

Hurry! Colbalt Pyrex loaf pan $1.99!

I love to the aroma that fills the house when bread is baking. If you do too, then now if the time to stock up on some great loaf pans. World Kitchen has their cobalt Pyrex on sale for $1.99!

Choose from:

Only .99 cents!!

SALE! 99 cent game download
June 5th - June 10th!
A luxury cruise ship crashes on an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Lead the survivors of the shipwreck, set up camp on the island, and build a rescue object to get your friends off the island.

Follow these simple steps to claim your discount price:
1. Click the 'BUY' button
2. Cut and paste this coupon code code into the box: ESCAPE99
3. Sign-In or create a new account

If you do not want to be a member and have a membership fee, make sure you cancel after you order.

Walgreens $5/$25 coupon - 2 days only!

Walgreens just released another $5/$25 coupon which is good for Wednesday, June 10 and Thursday, June 11 of this week only. Go get your coupon and start shopping.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday

Today has been more relaxed than some. I have been uploading pictures of my middle son's high school graduation. I need to get them printed off because I would like to add some of the pics to the thank you cards he needs to write. A lot of the people who gave him gifts for graduating were at the graduation. I had him take a picture with each of them so that we could include the picture of the person and him in the card. I thought it would be a nice little momento for him and the recipient of the card. I have been scouring the internet for coupon codes for getting the prints cheaper than paying full price. I found that offers several discounts. Prints are only .08 cents and there are some free shipping codes out on the internet as well. If your order is over $10, you can use the code PRINTSHIPTEN and you will receive free shipping. This was a great code for me to use because my order was over $10 and my shipping would have been $11.xx. With the code, I received free shipping! WOOHOO! Every penny saved is a penny earned!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Camping for free!

As posted on the site, "America’s Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better this summer with three fee-free weekends at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.
Mark your calendars for fee-free weekends this summer:
June 20-21, 2009 (Father’s Day weekend)
July 18-19, 2009
August 15-16, 2009

Visit to reserve your camping spot now!

Here’s a tip – many national parks never charge an entrance fee, so you can plan inexpensive visits year round!

Save $10 off $10 at Oriental Trading

Get $10 of a purchase of $10 or more at Oriental Trading Company when you use the code SE1019772. S&H begins at $6.99. This site is great for picking up party supplies and party favors for the kids. Don't forget about those Fourth of July parties!


On Sunday mornings, I send my son to the store to pick up the paper so that I can view the coupons. If there are any good ones, we may end up with more than one paper. I also pick up some coupons from the library. There is a basket of current coupons for people to take at the counter of the public library. That sure helps too. Another way I like to pick up coupons is through because she always has the hot, new coupons that are in demand. I trust this website as I have ordered from her several times and have never had a problem with receiving my coupons. She also ships the coupons very quickly.

Simple Savings - Monday

Today is a beautiful day. The sun is shining and birds are playing in the birdbath. This type of day makes it easy for me to walk outdoors and hang out the laundry. I love the feel of crisp sheets when they are dried in the sunshine. Today we managed to save money by hanging out our laundry, freezing some leftovers for another meal, and patching our pool. A kind friend was going to throw the liner of her pool away because her dogs had destroyed it. I asked if she would please cut us a piece for a patch for our pool. Her husband was so nice and cut us a huge piece. I guess we can put the rest of it up just in case we have another incident where a patch is needed. I had to go purchase the glue, but it was better than purchasing a whole new pool. The glue was $2.99 and the pool was purchased last year for $599. I would hope that it would last several summers, not just one. I am crossing my fingers that the patch will hold because the boys would love to jump in and cool off. I am letting it dry today and will fill the spot with water tomorrow. If it holds, then we will start working on putting it back together. By the weekend, we should all be enjoying a frugal weekend floating in the pool.