Friday, May 08, 2009

What's a grammy to do when $ is scarce ?


Times are HARD,
Times are getting TOUGH !!!
How's a grammy suppose to afford stuff???


That is a question many a mom, dad and just about everyone you may run into these days are asking.... How to save money!!


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I have been a long time frugal person.... penny-pincher and coupon clipper. (code name= savings survivalist

Now a days that is getting harder to make ends meet even with living in that philosophy. So I have been using my newest ally in my house to find the stuff I need at a price I can afford, the internet! I still consider myself new to this land of webs, blogs, newsletters and such... I have utilized newsletters that I have fallen upon while just searching or talking to my many and ever growing online friends and community. I have gotten a nice share of free samples the last few years and have shared pertinent ones with friends and family. But some of those sites rules have changed, and I can no longer fill out for a freebie for myself and one for a friend or relative who does not have a computer... You can normally only fill out any such forms once, and if you try again later they somehow know it is still you by what is called your special ip # assigned to your internet connection ( that's if I have the language down write, but I hope you catch my drift....) So it is harder for me to share

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bummer....

Then, I remembered I had opened this blog way, way back when our #1 grandson came into the world and I wanted to reply to his blog... and promptly never added another thing... {duh! bonks head}

Enter a new wave.... One, or I should say Several of my online friends have blogs and they would put their blog links in their signatures at the bottom of their emails... occasionally I would take a little trip to peruse their blog to see what they were doing and what it was about... some are as simple as mine, just goings on in their household, some listing and sharing of their many pc talents in making sig-tags ~to~ fancy stationery ~to~ show case their beautiful photos... and some had little blog links listed in the side-bar and  when bored I would go click on those links and check them out too... Then recently I found my 1st blog that had info on how to use blogs to find deals, free stuff and giveaways !! 

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OHHHHHHH! that got my attention.... you mean I might actually be able to save more of our precious 'fixed' income $$ just playing on my pc like I do anyways??? hummm, gotta check this out... so one search found me more links to check out and then more until I had a bulging bookmark/favorites file!
Now when am I gonna find time to check all this out???? Well, many people that know me, also know I have very irregular sleep patterns, so on the nights and days I either can't sleep or weather prevents me from doing anything else, I started cyber-surfing ( is that term still used today??) And I found many useful blogs that I had to sign up for their newsletters or make sure I went and visited regularly.

Now my next mind struck was... I love to share any freebies and contests with my friends and family already, maybe there are other people out there that could also benefit from my wanderings... Sooo, back to my long forgotten about blog...

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I will try to mix it up with little tidbits of what is going on in GrammyMouseTails world and money saving ideas and tips, hints on saving, great giveaway/contest blogs and maybe anything that my wandering brain may want to type about....

I hope you find some of this helpful... fun, silly or at least ... geeze those are cute pictures!
Hubby and I are amateur photographers so I will share them on and off... we have totally different "likes" on things to snap... he is a lot better, since he has been doing it longer, has better equipment and he prefers landscapes and things, and I am a more "people" snapper, and I don't really care for posed, so you may see backs of heads, mouths full of food, even while eating ( yup gross, but maybe funny, hehehe) or just something that struck one of our fancies.... anyhow, I hope what ever it is, you find it somewhat interesting and fun.


Please feel free to sign up for updates/newsletter via email or reader of choice to follow my cheesy fun and money saving adventures! 
For now, I shall end this loooong novella and go forth and find some interesting sites and money saving things to share....

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until the next time ~~~~

GrammyMouseTails aka/ Faythe



3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the compliment Faythe! So sweet of you. I'm glad I have stuff you can use. I do the same thing. I enter for stuff I could use or give as a gift. It has really helped supplement my almost non existent household income :)

    Melanie

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  2. Wishing you much fun and happiness with your blog! When I started mine, I had no idea what I was getting into our how rewarding it would be, or even if anyone would read it!I have exceeded my expectations!Thanks for stopping by to enter one of my giveaways!

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  3. yep, blogs do great giveaways and many bloggers provide awesome coupons!

    trisha

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