Frugal Village

Yesterday on our local news, they did a story on how to be more frugal. Not cheap, but frugal, and there’s a big difference. I try to be frugal – it’s that Scottish thing. I usually ruminate quite a bit before I buy anything, unless it’s for my kids! Anyway, part of the story mentioned this web site, FrugalVillage.com. Just thought I’d pass it along – you might want to check it out.

Linlithgow Palace, Scotland

I don’t really have any new bead pics because I’ve been working on a couple of nice orders – thanks so much! Here’s just an eye-candy photo! It’s a photo of Linlithgow Palace (outside Edinburgh), an old ruin of a Palace, where Mary Queen of Scots was born. I actually took this photo – it was a very rainy cloudy day (who would have thought – rain and clouds in Scotland???). I found this awesome web site called Undiscovered Scotland where you can read more about it! WOW very cool! We were in Scotland two summers ago for the engineer’s professional society meetings. It actually became a great family vacation for my family. My parents went along and my kids, and I think my parents had a really great time! My grandparents were born in Scotland and came over here in the 1930’s. My dad is a first generation American. I loved our trip to Scotland and hope to get back there again some day.

Save Money, Buy More Beads!

I don’t know if you watch Dr. Phil or not (I have it on for noise most days, but don’t actually watch it) but today he did a show all about saving money! I guess we can all do a little bit of that! There was one segment I found interesting. Frugal Coupon Mom has a blog dedicated to helping you organize, find, print and use coupons to save money at the store. The reason I mention it is, the more money you save, the more beads you can buy! So start saving! Have a great day! It was too cold to torch in the basement today – hopefully tomorrow I can get to the orders I have. And by the way ladies, thanks for the orders!

I Won!

I have been meaning to blog about this for a while; the engineer was able to take this great photo for me to show you what I won from Gaea – she had a one world, one heart giveaway on her blog for a grab bag of her ceramic pendants, and this is what she sent! I know, there’s not 10 there – I shared a few of them! I feel so lucky to have won this giveaway – I have been admiring her work for a while, and recently found her blog and her 0n-line store, Gaea. She makes the most wonderful ceramic pendants, but I really love her calaveras (sugar skulls). They are so colorful and fun! Check out her work, it’s great. Thanks again, Gaea!