Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Money Secrets of the Amish~ Book Review

Discover the money-saving and wealth-building secrets of America's thriftiest people, the Amish.
Author and journalist Lorilee Craker was just like the rest of us, feeling the pinch from the financial fallout of 2008. As a freelancer, her income was going the way of the dodo-family dollars seemed like an extinct myth, the bank account some archeological evidence of past prosperity.
Then, inspired by a news segment covering the Amish and how they emerged from the economic crisis unscathed, she realized it was time to learn a thing or two about their time-tested approach to personal finances. While the middle-class was wringing its hands over the family budget and the wealthy were weeping over their slashed portfolios, the Amish were content as always, spared from the cares of the world and worldliness. They not only had financial health to support their lives, they exuded a wholeness that eludes so many when the financial bottom drops out.
In Money Secrets of the Amish, readers go on an "Amish money makeover," learning the choices, secrets, and disciplines that safeguarded the contentment and the coffers of America's favorite plain folk by spending less, saving more, and getting happier doing it.

  • Pub. Date: June 2011
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Format: Paperback , 240pp
  • Sales Rank: 75,401

I read this book fairly fast due to having read and researched all this before and to me the book had nothing new to learn in it. It was a good read to brush up on saving and excited to carry on with what I'm already doing knowing that we are on the right track. I do wish that I was brave enough to try the "Barter" system but have not heard that much about it so I'm not sure how other people would react to being asked about trading.

If you are new to Coupons and Saving money than this is a good book to read and many of her ideas will be new to you!

I was given a copy of this book to read and review for BookSneeze, Opinions are my own.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Quilty Wall WOW

This is how it was the first month we moved in....

AH, That's Better!

What do you think?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Americana Living Room Setup Today

I re-arranged the living room, I like this much better. 

I love Americana and my fav. piece is the Americana Wreath over the couch.

Still fighting this Sinus cold and hope you enjoy the pictures today.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

A Finish...For Now...

I have a horrible Sinus infection and have no energy, I can barely keep up with these 3 kids today. 

Before I got sick we finished hanging pics and these look very nice on the stairs, the plan for these are to be all in matching black frames.


I really like how nice it looks!

Enjoy your week!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It Started With a Counter Wipe-Down.....

I was in the kitchen wiping down my counters and I moved my White Roo next to my stove..mmm Looks I moved the Roo lamp over to the same counter..hey looks great... Sorry about the glare from that window..

Next I moved my Sunflowers together in a grouping next to my coffee pot and of course had to have a Roo there too...that darling lil white vase holds our Wine Corks, I'm on the lookout for a real holder for them. I Love my Roo Scentsy Holder, Thank You Jenny ( my Lil Sis)

This counter is a challenge for me as I really don't know what to add there but I hope this looks good... I love the Scroll design on this Butter Yellow plate that I found at T.J.Maxx for a steal and my Tractor Supply Store Roo from a couple of Christmas's ago. I added the fun Family pics to this vignette. What do you think?

Here is a shot of my new Bonsai that I got at Wal-Mart a couple of weeks ago, so far very healthy and I haven't killed it!

My kitchen is slowly transforming from a House to a Home!
Keeping it real, there is always something going on at the it's Princess puzzles!

Linking up to Kim
and to Kara

Friday, June 3, 2011

Lil Guy's Kindergarten Graduation

This morning was lil guys Kindergarten Graduation!
Afterwards we went back to his classroom for cupcakes and gifts

These are the pics that came out on my old camera which hopefully Santa will take pity on  me this Christmas and bring me a new one (hint,hint)