Apr 22, 2008

Some fun freebies

I've mentioned that on my other blog I'm having a giveaway. I'm giving away two items - a quilted notebook and either a second notebook or a handbag made by me. If you love giveaways, the Mother of all Blog Giveaways is going on right now!
The last time I checked, there were nearly 500 giveaways. All you have to do is go to the blogs listed and read the requirements. Some bloggers want you to simply leave a comment. A few want you to look at their blog and comment on something specific. It's easy, it's fun, and you get to view a whole new bunch of blogs you've probably never seen before!
Of course, I want you to go to my blog first and make a comment to sign up for my giveaway! LOL
Another great freebie I saw mentioned on The Sojourner blog is great for the artist in everyone. Get your FREE (no shipping either!) set of 12 oil pastels. Just fill out this form and use the promo code SA2008.

To continue my post from yesteday, I sold my car. Yay Craig's List! The first person to come look at it bought it. I came down in my price a bit and that was fine -- it meant I didn't have to deal with arranging for a ton of people to come look at the car, many of whom probably wouldn't have shown up anyway. The amount we got for the car is now officially our budget for this Spring's yard cleanup. We want to add two large shade trees -- one in front and one in back -- to replace the ten cottonwoods I had cut down a few years ago (Sorry, environmentalists, but there is NOTHING good about cottonwoods, especially considering I was horribly allergic to them, and they clogged our gutters, our pool filters and our lawn mower blades!) . We also need to get a truckload of mulch delivered and a few small odds and ends that need purchasing. I've gotten 14 of my 20 willow trees planted (Ah, I forgot about those -- OK, environmentalists, I'm not only even but I've increased my tree population by 4 with 6 more to plant!), and hope to get the other 6 in tonight or tomorrow.

Life is good :)

These hybrid willow trees are really unique, in case you're looking for a good property line or wind shield tree. They grow FAST - up to 20 feet in the first year! And they're very inexpensive. I purchased them at DirectGardening.com - And you know I always look for a discount, so if you check it out, use special coupon # G5666 for 3 free Peacock Orchid Bulbs with any purchase!

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