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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Free Is Good

I’m in grumbly money mood. Okay, not that grumbly, but David and I went out and did grocery shopping before he went to work Monday. It was the big shopping trip where I bought all of the ingredients for my Davinities as well as groceries and some of the non-perishables for UNO and the Fabulous Dessert Bar, less than 2 weeks away! When you put all those items together, well, my pocketbook is still warm. At least a few hours later it stopped smoking!

I love to give, but not to the stores! So to get the nasty money out of my head I thought about some of the things I’d been given for free!

I got this ornament from Bronners, my favorite Christmas store, in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Yes, it’s true, I got the free ornament because they had the right way to say “Merry Christmas” to enough special people on my list, but it was still a nice freebie!

This is a freebie I didn't have to buy anything for! Café Escapes had joined my followers on Twitter! So, I checked them out and saw that they’d offered a sample of their 4 K-Cups to someone and asked them what I needed to do to get a sample. They told me to send a private tweet with my address!

I’ve tried the chai latte and the mocha. I wasn’t crazy about the Chai, but the Mocha is awesome! I have a dark and a milk hot cocoa left!

So the internal tremor of my grocery bill has calmed and I am ready to put hands and heart to the first Dainties of 2011 tomorrow! And while I’m appreciating the freebies that brought me the inner peace I craved, I want to share a freebie too!

It’s Christmas All Over The World was the first professional scrapbook kit I did when I had my store at Scrap Bird. The shining jewel of that kit was the ornaments that say Merry Christmas in English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, German, Swedish and Portuguese. I still like how those and the world map ornament turned out and I’ve repackaged the ornaments to share! Just click the preview to go to the download.

And ya know what? Now I feel even better!

Merry Christmas!


Karen Greenberg said...

I hear you about giving money to the stores. The price of just about anything anymore is outrageous. I'm glad you are looking at the bright side and what you've gotten for free, though. Sometimes the only thing left to do is look at the positive.

I love that page with Merry Christmas in all the different languages. Too cute!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I know exactly what you mean about the price of everything. I'm heading out to the grocery store today to buy 67 cent, 5 lb. bags of flour -- last day it is on sale. I'll likely buy 10 bags. Not sure where I'm gonna put it.... :)

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Dec. 06, 2011. Thanks again.

Edna B said...

I agree about the money. It seems like everything has just about doubled lately. I get really steamed over the price of heating fuel. Gas too. I just don't understand why the absolute necessities have to cost more than we can afford.

Your Christmas ornaments are gorgeous. I just had to download them. Thank you so much. As for the carpeting, there are a lot of us who go in for polka dotted carpets. Thank goodness. What's a few more dots to the love of a cherished pet? I'll take the pet any day.

I don't know about kitty dots, but I found (by mistake) that Febreze seems to pick up most doggie dots. Who'd a thunk it? You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

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Have a great Christmas holiday!


Flora said...

Yes the Christmas food bill...uuughhh as if the cost of presents isn't enough!! glad you got your freebies though!!