Thursday, April 21, 2011

How I Dramatically Cut My Grocery Bill in Half


Times are tough and we all can use several bucks here and there worth of savings.

Coupons from the Internet and the Sunday Paper allowed me to significantly cut back on grocery expense. I'm not talking about $10 or $20 dollar savings, as these coupons cut my expenses in HALF! Needless to say, I love my coupons and the awesome companies that allows me to get them for free.


I wanted to pay it all forward, so I posted some of the great links that I recently found because I want as many people as possible to take advantage of awesome deals that are out there.

In case y'all are wondering where the links to these wonderful coupon sites are, I conveniently placed them on the right side of my blog under the "Free Coupons" Category. No more digging through my archive to find the links - yay!


Like I mentioned in a past blog entry, I am always up for saving as much money as I can for unexpected expenses, leisure and emergencies.

Let's all start saving buckeroos, y'all! Happy Couponing!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Stitch a Day Makes This Woman a Happy Camper

I finally got my complimentary copy of Crochet Today!

I'm a big fan of scarves and I love crocheting and knitting my own...so I was tickled pink when I saw that the magazine had a lotta new scarf patterns! There are a lot of patterns that I know I won't use tho...so I am still contemplating whether I would subscribe or not.

What's a good crochet magazine to subscribe to, anyway? Any suggestions? Advices? Ideas?

Speaking of scarves, here's a couple of the ones that I recently made. I don't have a fancy schmancy name to call this particular pattern....but it looks like cobwebs when I spread it out.

Errr....maybe I can call it "Cobweb Scarf". Whatcha think?

Anyway, I wanted to share this pattern with y'all so you can make your very own Cobweb Scarf. It's such an easy pattern so it's perfect for beginners. I am a novice at pattern-making so feel free to contact me for any corrections.

Cobweb Scarf Pattern:

Chain 52.

First Row:
DC on 7th chain from the hook.
Chain 5 then DC on 5th chain. Repeat until you reach the end of the chain.

Second Row:
Chain 7 and turn. DC on 5-chain space.
Chain 5 and DC on 5-chain space repeat until the end of the row.

Third Row:
Repeat second row and do the same with the rest of the rows until you reach your desired scarf length.

Happy Crocheting!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pomp-A-Doodle-Doo


I found this cute yarn called Pomp-A-Doodle by Red Heart Yarns on sale at Michael's and thought I'd try working with it. It was a challenge trying to knit with it but I finally managed to make a little purse using this yarn.


I'm already done lining it but I'm still trying to make up my mind as to what kind of bag handle I'd use. I was thinking maybe beads....

I made Bistek Tagalog for lunch, in between my crocheting escapades. It's a traditional Filipino dish made with Pork, Kalamansi Juice and you guessed it right - a lotta onions!

Well....that's it for me today.
Happy Monday, Bloggers!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ladies Slots : First Playing Woman's Magazine

I chanced upon this cool site and thought I would blog about it 'coz it's a really fun and interactive form of entertainment.

I am of the opinion that before endorsing something, I have to check it out and see for myself what it's all about. Lo and behold....the site is as cool and promising as it looks!

This is my favorite game so far...

This is such a cool site for gamers - specially the ladies. Slots games galore in the comfort of your home! What more can you ask for?!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Wonderful World of Couponing

I saw a commercial about an Extreme Couponing TV show and got a tad too curious about it. Next thing I know, I was on my computer, searching like mad for coupons that I can take with me when I go grocery shopping. To my surprise, it wasn't such a difficult feat and I saved right around $30 on my first trip to the grocery store! From then on, I became a coupon aficionado.

There are a lot of sites offering free coupons but my favorite sites are these ones:






Let's admit it...the economy's quite shaky nowadays and we can all use a couple of discounts or freebies here and there. Now that I'm a full time student, I sure can use as much coupons as I can get to save money for leisure and unexpected expenses.

So what are y'all waiting for?! Give it a shot...I know you wanna save money as much as I do!