Sunday, April 22, 2007

Yippee: 1,000 posts!

I mention this milestone because blogging is the longest-running hobby I've ever had! Anyway, here are some of the things we did this afternoon. This is the unseen planning behind so many of our frugal finds:

1. Surveyed the house and lawn for a grand "to do" list together. Prioritized projects and made the master shopping list--not for Home Depot, but for items free or cheap when we find them.
2. Measured the windows for curtain rods. Must get curtain rods. Must get curtain rods! I am so ready to hang my curtains, but patience means I will pay much less--eventually. Let it be this week, Lord!
3. Agreed to dig a small area near the driveway for a shade garden; packed my trowel and a bucket in the car. I hope to dig a few ferns from my mom's house.
4. Moved everything around the laundry room to make space for a special new toy, which I'll tell you about tomorrow!

12 comments:

Carrie J said...

Your baby is walking! Didn't you just have her? LOL, time surely flies. She is beautiful.

mama k said...

congrat on hitting 1000!
Your girly is so cute in that dress.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed EVERY ONE of those 1,000 posts!

Jora

Candy said...

Your daughters so cute!
Yay on your 1000 posts!!!

Layla said...

I can't believe Elise has gotten so big! She is beautiful!

Congrats on reaching 1000 posts. Each of them has been a blessing to your readers. Thanks for all you do!

Anonymous said...

Hello. I am Roxie and I live in Texas. I have found your blog and I admit I love to come and see what you and your family are doing. I feel almost like a peeping Tom...Anyway I wanted to share a frugal idea I have used over and over for curtain rods. I have several really big windows in my home. One is 9' wide. ONE WINDOW. I took cheap steal conduit from Lowe's. It cost less than $4.00 for a 12' piece. My husband cut wood holder for me by looking at the Country Curtains catalog. This works very well. On one window I painted the rod black because I put curtains on the rod that has tabs. Also you can use many things on the ends. I can see plain copper end caps...
Hope this idea helps you a little. Thanks for the wonderful blog. Roxie

Dallan said...

Congratulations on your 1,000th post! I appreciated what you said about blogging being your longest-lasting hobby, as I cycle through pastimes quickly myself. I hope to reach the 1,000th blog milestone one day myself, and I thank you again for being an inspiration in so many ways!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous baby girl! Also congrats on finding the mangle. Who knew you could ever find one at a thrift store! I'm moving to Nashville! The finds are better than mu small hometown in East TN. I have a daughter and a 4 mo. old grandbaby there anyway. Oh, well, I can dream about it.

Amy said...

Congrats- that is so exciting! I am with you as it is a big commitment and I am so proud when I hit my milestones.

That picture is too darn cute!

Darcy said...

I agree with Jora....I've enjoyed all 1,000 posts too! :) I've learned so much about frugality from you! You are an inspiration!

Thank you! :)

My Boaz's Ruth said...

gorgeous picture :)

Meredith said...

Thanks!

Roxie, thanks for the tip! I used iron rods in another house, but my husband thinks they will be too heavy for this particular situation. I'm still looking for the perfect cheap, light rod!

Meredith