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The Blog-Spring is Almost Here

The days are getting longer, nights are lighter and yes, it has me thinking about a whole bunch of things I want to get done in the months ahead. One being hold a yard sale. During the winter the basement has become my makeshift craft area for my flower arranging. I realized just how crowded it was and when next year rolls around I’ll face the same problem trying to fit everything in there. I took a look around and saw some items we no longer use or want so looks like in May I’ll be holding a sale.

Check out the April issue of Reader’s Digest…I’ve been receiving a free subscription from ELF cosmetics. Lots of good stuff in there, where to find the best deals, discounts, etc. Making the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Also an interesting feature on how the rececession has changed so many lives and the way people think about money.

Remember Marlene Alexander, the Dollar Store Diva who gave us some great tips on furnishings our homes with dollar store finds? This morning she set me a link to this great article she’d written about saving money while you’re traveling, here’s the link for you to check out http://www.walletpop.ca/2011/03/12/how-dollar-stores-can-save-you-money-on-food-when-you-travel/

Check out Gorton’s they have a BFF contest where you and your best friend can win a home theater system http://www.welovefishtacos.com/promotions

And as spring is around the corner it’s time to get outside and start walking. What to know how many miles you’ve walked? Check out this free giveway http://www.icejump.com/specials.php A great idea when you fill out a request for freebies is to have an e-mail address just for this type of correspondence.

On Budget Smart Girl this week–Cooking the old fashioned way means saving money. And how preparing vegetarian meals can help stretch your dollar.

Have a great week.

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