Friday, 27 June 2008

I just had to open it!

Well I decided to open my sealed tin, I was trying to save a £1 a day since January 1st for Christams but I have managed to get most of my pressies already as I am doing hampers this year for everyone and have bought bits and pieces every week
I opened the tin to go towards my holiday fund
I have missed a few days but it till totalled £163
I am thrilled that I have managed a way to save money at long last as I have never been very good at it!!
So there you go with saving all my £2 coins and doing a £1 a day I have managed to pay for a holiday in 6 months

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Fabric giveaway


I am going to do 2 giveaways. I have some left over fabric from these 2 projects of mine and have decided to give it away so please leave a comment and I will pick names out on 6th July.
Please start comment with GIVEAWAY 1 or GIVEAWAY2 and you are wecome to leave 2 comments if you fancy winning both...................Good luck x GIVEAWAY2

Saving money

At the start of the year I decided to save all my £2 coins and not spend a single one. Last night I counted them as I decided I would put them in the bank to pay towards my holiday. Well I was pretty shocked they added up to £346!

I also try to save a £1 a day in a sealed tin I forget somedays but now I am tempted to open that too but it was meant to be for Christmas.................should I open it or keep it sealed??

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Sharm........Here I come again!

I have just booked my second trip this year to Sharm in Egypt, I went in April and had an amazing time so I'm heading back on 11th July. Its going to be so hot I don't even know if I will cope with the heat but I want to have a week away before the schools break up and prices follow.

I am so looking forward to it now and will be counting down the days!

Sunday, 22 June 2008

CD cabinet

My CD cabinet is now completed I had this in my spare room but have bought it downstairs to make room for my pine box upstairs

Not sure this will stay where it is but thought I would do a quick pic anyway

Saturday, 21 June 2008

I'm a shabby "Flylady"

Well what a busy 24 hours!

Came home from work yesterday and my gardener had been to clear my overgrown garden it looked so lovely I decided to pop to Homebase and get a few plants for my pots and then planted them up.

Then I moved into the house and started housework and de cluttering, did quite well and when I woke this morning I was raring to go again!

After manically tidying and throwing stuff out I decided to have a nap and when I woke up the sun was shining so I went outside armed with my sander and 2 pieces of furniture

I have managed to complete my desk, it dried really quickly in my conservetory as it was warm in there and I left the french doors open for the breeze too

Saturday, 14 June 2008

The great de clutter challenge!

I have pledged to de clutter my house by September

I will list things acheived on my blog as I go

I wasn't going to start today but I then managed my knicker drawer

I need to do this pledge both here and in the shabby cafe so I can't back out of it

We also have a flylady thread on the go too so that should motivate me to get things done even if its just 30 minutes a night
Wish me luck!

Boot sale bargains

Had a great time at the boot sale today, had to go back to the car 3 times!

Basket for garden 50p and basket for a hamper 50p Teapot without lid 50p will use this in my garden with a plant in it tea for 2 £1, think I have started collecting these as I now have 5 and the cake stand £1

Not a good pic I'm afraid but this reminds me of my cat, and its so cute they are all in cups and saucers once shabbied up I will put it in my kitchen

2 wooden trays £1 each
And this butchers block was a bargain at £3!!

Boot sale Bargains continued

2 cushions £1 the pair
2 wooden trays £1 each

Basket 50p, garden candles 50p each, 2 small wicker baskets 50p each, vase £1 and flowers 20p 6 glass candles holders totalled £4

I got 2 of these for my garden £1 each

2 lilac stripey sheets £4, wooden letter rack £1, big cup and saucer £2

Friday, 6 June 2008

Sideboard for conservetory

Well here is the latest project completed, a sideboard for my conservetory. This is painted in Dimity again as my downstairs is quite open plan so I think its nice to have the same furniutre throughout

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Is this going to be the June bargain of the month?

It actually comes with 4 chairs!

£11.18 how amazing is that

This is the starting point for shabbying up my garden

Can't wait for the gardener to get started! I can't do it myself because of my back so its rather overgrown at the moment. The gardener is coming on Friday to give me a quote hope he is affordable!

In remembrance

Of my dear Dad who would have been 68 today..................Missing you x