Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tye Dye

I'm thinking about tye dying a skirt. I got a white skirt from a thrift store with the hopes of trying to break tradition and wear more white... well, white and me do not get along. I've never worn it. In hopes of actually wearing it someday, I am planning on tye dying it. I looked at this blog and became inspired to try and dye it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Quotes from work

In honor of being at work one year now, I thought I would share some quotes that I had written down. The names will be withheld for security reasons :).

1. Pizza's like beer. It starts at good and gets better.
2. Two Ed's are better than one
3. Person 1: She's on the beach.
Person 2. I hope it's raining
4. Man... when I say "please" in an email
5. Will you be my friend?
6. The question is... can we do it from home?
7. We got women, men, questionmarks.
8. He's an idiot. He faxed me the page upside down
9. Sometimes, at this university, common sense doesn't mean anything.
10. (he) doesn't say hi, bye, kiss my butt
11. I am sitting over here fighting the urge to take my socks off.
12. The physical phone is moving
13. Tell them they can kiss my royal butt.
14. We need a beer machine
15. and I'd say screw you
16. I'm fixing to do the committee assignments and I'm going to put her on every commitee.
17. Forward me some trashy email
18. Man, will this semester ever end? (the second day of the semester)
19. Person 1: You got your keys?
Person 2: (while grinning mischieviously) I got a master key.
20. Person 1: Do you want me to stand in your parking spot until you get back?
Person 2: I've got a grad student for that.
21. Somebody build an ark.
22. I tried to get rid of him one way... I failed him three times. I guess I'll have to do it the other way.
23. Please send out an email telling everyone not to drink the water out of the toilet bowl.
24. My sister told me she's on her last pocket protector
25. No wonder the Rennaisance went away. I'm sweating like a pig in this thing.
26. Person 1: I like your ringtone.
Person 2: I do too. It sounds like her (their wife)
27. I got promoted. I went from Department Head to Queen.
28. A squirrel is just a rat with a fluffy tail
29. Person 1: You want a cookie?
Person 2: Hell yes!
30. Don't be cheating with no bums

That is all.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tips to save money...

Saving money seems to be on everyone's mind these days. Whether it's trying to reduce credit card debt or saving a few dollars on grocerys each month, articles on saving money abound everywhere. In a world where everyone is trying to be recessionistas, how can the frugal shopper become more frugal? Articles such as 30 Easy Wasy to Save Money, 101 Ways to save One Dollar a Week, and 66 Ways to Save Money all have good ideas on ways to save a few dollars and give ideas for a good starting point.

The biggest challenge I have found today is finding ways to save money. I have already took the advice of these articles such as cutting up credit cards, not drinking Starbucks every morning, and not dining out, but what am I to do if they have already followed these sound words of advice but are still not saving the money like I would want to?

Over a year ago, my husband lost his job. We had to do some serious cutbacks. Of course, the first thing I did was look up articles on ways to save money. When one has to find cutbacks, dining out, credit cards, and brand-name foods are the first things to go. Here are some ways I was able to go beyond the normal money-saving ideas.

1. Go All-in-One. One way to reduce expenses with insurances is to combine policies. Insurance agencies have home, auto, and life insurance policies that offer large discounts to multiple policies.

Phone and cable companies will also offer a package deal if you combine phone, internet and television.

2. Don't keep what you don't need. If you use your cell phone as your main phone, there is no reason to have a land-line these days. Cut the land line. If you are worried about losing your internet that is tied to your phone, many phone companies offer a DSL-only package. I signed up for this package and cut my phone bill by $30 a month.

3. Show me the money! If you have a savings account, make sure it is working for you. Many people put money in savings and don't think to look closely at the interest rate. See how much your bank will give in interest before you put that hard-earned cash away. I recently moved from an account that gave me 1% interest a year to an account that pays .09% interest a month. By making this switch, I have greatly improved the interest rate that my money will bring back.

4. Hang it out to dry. Line-dry the clothes when possible. I followed this tactic and cut my energy bill by $20. In the winter, I use the dryer, but mainly because it is a good source of heat for the apartment. I dry a load of clothes when the apartment is becoming chilly, and Bam! a two-for-one deal. Not only do I have nice, fluffy clothes, I also have a warm apartment. Did I mention that I haven't used my heater in over a year? .

5. Get a coat. In the winter, it isn't necessary to have a toasty room. If you are cold, put on a coat. If you get too hot, take it off. It's that simple. You don't have to have the thermostat set at 80 degrees when you feel a little cold.

These are just a few of the things I've done. Let me know if there are any other ideas.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I have decided that I grew up in the wrong decade.... Macrame is so cool. Unfortunately, my husband probably wouldn't be too wild about having an owl hanging in the living room. I may go home and do some macrame today instead of studying for finals.

This person is also caught up in the macrame mayhem.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I have fallen on the Christmas wreath bandwagon. I recently made a wreath for work out of ornaments.

To make this project, I went to Dollar Tree and bought about 93 ornaments for around $7.49 (including sales tax).

I then followed these instructions to make a wreath. I was surprised at how well it turned out.

I will post pictures of the final outcome of the wreath later on.