Had a great Christmas.
Credit card bill came yesterday.
Annnnnnnnnnnnnd shoot me in the head.
Not really. I wouldn’t want you to shoot me in the head. I meant hand. The one I use to punch my credit card numbers into the computer. Which is a total shame because that’s the same hand I use to give the finger when someone quotes me a shipping rate I think is too high.
Which brings me to my next point. Money. Wanna get back on track? Give this lady $25 and she’ll get you back on track. Nancy turned her financial life around and became a money coach when a pimply faced teenager cut her credit card up in front of an entire store. So she speaks from experience. The $25 covers her entire 12 step online course. With a money back guarantee!
I can tell you one way I saved money this year. My vegetable garden. We are STILL picking vegetables from the garden. Carrots and Swiss Chard, just last night as a matter of fact. And my mudroom is still loaded up with potatoes, squash, a tiny bit of garlic and sweet potatoes. So you wanna save money? Start a vegetable garden. Starting a vegetable garden? You need an Olla. No, it’s not a vegetable. It’s this …
Kay. Now that you’ve saved money you can afford to take a trip to Paris. Oh. You haven’t saved quite enough yet? Not a problem. Visit Paris vicariously with Fiona. She’s a genuine Parisian. And the best part? She looks it!
Felted Snowman Soaps!
Hell! Make your OWN jewellery.
This is a lot of work this shopping. You should probably take a break and grow a garden. You know. Nourish the soul. And your body. ‘Cause you’re saving money if you grow your own food. Remember? First you have to shop for seeds. And yes. You’re officially allowed, encouraged even, to start buying seeds for your summer garden already.
Everyone agreed that THIS was the best tomato I grew this year. The Green Zebra. Neighbours asked for the tomatoes, they asked for the seeds, they asked for next year’s seedlings. Every single person I gave one to said it was their favourite. They don’t taste like a green tomato, they taste like a regular tomato, but they have some sort of indescribable zip. Plus they look great.
And what goes better with a fresh tomato? A crusty loaf of bread held in … ITS OWN LINEN BREAD BAG. Tricia Rose sent me one of these bags as a gift before she was selling them. I’ve told her time and time again, every time I take my bread out of it it makes me feel special. Rustic and chic all at the same time.
Ahhhhhhh. It reminds me of my time in Paris, a couple of paragraphs ago.
It’s only $15 with no shipping charges!
Buy one. You can feel special too.
OH MY GOD. You need to buy a dress.
A comfortable, easy to wear, dress.
You can wear it while you sit in the comfort of your well appointed home, perusing Lynne’s great blog, Design the Life You Want to Live. She’s lived in Paris too. So she’s fancy. A lot fancier than you’d expect from a woman who swears so much.
Now that you’re comfy and rich and smartly dressed and clean and fed and well travelled … you should probably think about telling the world about it.
YOU SHOULD START YOUR OWN BLOG!!!
Way Lay has just started a new service where they will get you up and running with your own WordPress blog WITHIN 24 HOURS!
FOR JUST $100!!
So now you’re a rich, successful, fabulously well travelled and attired blogger. You think you’re pretty good don’t you? You, sitting there, typing away on your award winning blog, out of debt, smelling of Snowman soap. Well screw you.
What’s really important is how you treat others. You jerks. When’s the last time you Paid it Forward? Well now’s your chance. Join my local chapter of the Pay it Forward movement’s Facebook page. A friend of mine just started it up and she’s looking for “likes”.
Plus it’s really entertaining. You can read all the stories of people who have paid it forward and write in some of your own. It will be your Random Act of Kindness for the day.
Or … you could go with paying off my credit card bill for me. Your choice.