Sunday, July 13, 2008

The knitted purse

Here is the purse that I have been promising pictures of for the last couple of weeks. I was in need of a summer purse and did not find anything that I would want to purse. Therefore, I decided that I would make a cotton bag out of the left over yarn I had laying around my house. I will add the instructions later this evening.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Zenni Optical - Great frames at lower costs

It is that time of the year again for me. I am going to the eye doctor on Saturday. To be honest, I am dreading the cost of the frames I will need to purchase. My vision coverage only covers the cost of frames every 2 years. This is ok. However I really abuse frames so I will need to purchase new frames. I have found a site online that has some really cool looking frames at really reasonable costs. Zenni Optical has a wide range of frames to choose from (depending on your taste). They have frames as low as $8.00 per pair. In today's economy I am sure there are a lot of people out there trying to figure out how they are going to afford the new pair of glasses they need.

As you can see by the pictures above this site offers a great variety of frame styles. They offer frames for mean and women. They also offer a nice selection of frames for children. The children's frames are really cute and that can be very important for the child ordering glasses. I know this from experience. One of my children has been wearing glasses since she was three years old.

It is well worth taking few minutes to check out the frames on Zenni Optical. I want to thank Zenni Optical for allowing me to discuss their lovely products on this blog.

knitting the purse

I have been busy working on the summer cotton purse this last week. As some of you know, I had some surgery last Monday. I had to take the next week off from work so what better time to make a summer I thought. I did not factor in how tired I would be and how "out of it" the pain medication would make me feel. I have also promised to post the pattern once I finished the purse. I will post it and pictures of the purse once I get it finished. I need to sew up some sides and knit the handles and closure flap. I also need to figure out how to line the purse. I have a great piece of fabric that will go with the colors of the purse. However lining the purse is not one of my strong points!

Please bear with me until I get all the information on the site.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pay Per Post - A new experience


I have recently been approved to write blog postings for This is a website that will pay you to write blog postings on your blog. As anyone that knows me can tell you, I am always trying to find ways to supplement my income. I do surveys, I open e-mails to earn points toward gift cards, I enter contests and now I am writing blog postings for money. I was put onto by Anjie at freelancebyu. Anjie writes a great blog and newsletter that helps her reader find ways to save money or make supplemental money. She had posted on her blog about It took me a little while to get approved because I was not able to write to my blog as much as I had wanted. I needed to have at least 10 postings within a one month period. I finally did it and got approved.

Since I have not been with PPP too long, I really have not had time to explore all the opportunities that are available on the site. I have not had time to make friends from PPP; however, I am really looking forward to meeting people that are successful on this site.

I really love the idea of being paid to post blogs because I am just making it each month on my income. I have seriously considered getting a second job but have held off because of the crazy hours I work on my first job. I can make a little extra money writing for payperpost and I may not have to get a second job.

I plan on paying off debt and then saving to purchase a house. The money I make from PPP will help me achieve my goals!!!