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.