Saturday, April 26, 2014

Moving Smart: Thrifty Tips

We're moving in a month or so. As a result, my blogging will take a turn from motherhood, faith and Jesus, Celiac, among other things, to a series on Moving Smart, where I plan to document the smart (and not-so-smart) of this new adventure. We are attempting to balance the commodities of money, time and sanity.

Disclaimer: at this time, some of my tips are untested and could be Pinterest fails. I will of course edit  tips and label any that fall under the not-so-smart category once tested.

Frugal. My middle name. Photo essay time...

We plan to move everything FRAGILE ourselves and separately from other items. Chris' parents are storing these items for us at this time.

Glassware. Ahem...crystal.

Wrap bottom and stem with tea-towel (or other kitchen fabrics)
Place inside paper bag
Twist, tuck, voila!

China. Using the fancy pants storage box they are housed in. It is about double the size of a shoe box.

Paper bags in between China plates and toilet paper tubes to hold snug

Meals. A friend told me to budget for extra meals out surrounding the move. I have been selling unused items, that need a new home, online for months and this money will contribute to this fund.

The Food Fund jar
VISA points have been going to food gift cards 
This is what happens when Rylyn plays with marker

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Funny

Setting: Dying eggs at the kitchen table.

Mom: "Would you like pages to colour while we wait for the eggs to dye?"

Rylyn: "Yes, please. We will wait for the eggs to die, and then, when we are done colouring they will be alive again, just like Jesus."

Need I say more? Happy Easter!

1 Corinthians 15:20-23

New Century Version (NCV)
20 But Christ has truly been raised from the dead—the first one and proof that those who sleep in death will also be raised. 21 Death has come because of what one man did, but the rising from death also comes because of one man. 22 In Adam all of us die. In the same way, in Christ all of us will be made alive again.23 But everyone will be raised to life in the right order. Christ was first to be raised. When Christ comes again, those who belong to him will be raised to life....