Monday, January 31, 2011

It’s so Icy out–school has been cancelled !

Yes, you heard it right..

School is cancelled tomorrow because of the icy cold weather.

Is work cancelled – NO


My daughter gets to sleep in tomorrow .

My daughter gets to watch TV all day tomorrow.

My daughter gets to play on the computer all day tomorrow.

Am I bitter ?

Do you see me pouting ?

Was that sound heard , a  grown-up (me) stomping my feet ?

Grown ups do not have temper tantrums.

All kidding aside, I am glad the kiddos will be safe and warm at home.

Maybe I could leave a list of things for my daughter to do (if she gets bored).

Hugs and Stay warm where you are planted !


p.s.  Shhhh  this picture is my currently 16 year old , when she was about 10 (she is going to kill me….)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Magazine Holders for Met Monday–from Blah to Waaaaa Laaaaa !


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I think it has been forever that I have done a MET Monday..

I purchased these wood magazine units on clearance some time ago.

I of course, sprayed them with black paint.

Then I got out the scrapbook papers  and some Modge Podge – Waaaa  Laaaaa !

Linkin up with Susan’s party at:



Frugalicious Prescription Glasses

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I would  love  to share my frugalicious find,

  on prescription glasses                  

What do you need ?

  • moola , aka a debit or credit card.
  • chocolate – for patience, as it will take about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks to receive
  • a current prescription
  • a ruler with c/m measurements -
  • Disneyland 2010 460

My hints – to be used if you are a fraddy cat ~

  • use the c/m part of the ruler to measure glasses that you currently own or ones that you like
  • if you are going out on a ledge and trying something new, go try some on a a local place for a “test drive”
  • download a picture of you to the website, so that you can virtually try glasses on

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  • I have ordered about 7 pairs of glasses in the last year for me and my daughter
  • I claim not to be a millionaire and I am not being paid by this company for any type of advertisement
  • I like to coordinate my glasses with my outfit – pure Vanity
  • My glasses range in price from eight bucks up to about twenty bucks !! Pure insanity..

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Wishes  Why I am thankful

  • I wish I didn’t have to wear glasses,  I am very thankful that glasses protect my eyes.
  • I wish I could wear contacts, I am thankful that more then one honest eye doctor has told me that if I wore contacts and I got an infection, I could lose all of my sight. Very important fact when you only have one eyeball that is working.
  • I wish I could see out of two eyes, I am so overjoyed that I can see out of one eye – thank you Lord ! (I do sometimes wonder what it would be like to see out of them 3-D glasses, sigh..)


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How to

  • go the the website
  • look and shop for glasses
  • compare measurements to glasses you currently own (this helped me out a ton !)
  • double click on pictures to get all the details – like the size
  • then fill out the form, it will ask you the type – I ordered single vision
  • PD-Pupillary Distance – this is the distance between your pupils. You can ask your eye doctor for the measurement or measure yourself. To do this, use the ruler on the c/m side and look in a mirror. Next, take the ruler and find the middle of one of your pupils and measure to the middle of the left over eyeball. Make sure to measure 3 times and cut once..hee hee. I also marked with my finger where(on my current glasses) my pupil was and took my glasses off and measured again. If I have you completely and utterly confused , there is a great question mark with a professional description/tutorial.
  • Choose your lens – I just got the free no upgrade one. There is many to choose from and I even ordered the darkening type for my last vacation.
  • Anti reflect coating is $4.95 – I would definitely recommend.
  • Lens color – if you want rose colored glasses, blue, yellow – I ordered nada color , as I just am plain Jane and I don’t need to tint my world.
  • Next fill in your prescription for your left and right eye. Remember to triple check your entries….
  • Then add it to your shopping cart
  • The whole order has one shipping price, so go ahead and order a couple of different pairs. If you order something you don’t love – you can always wear them around the house.
  • Sit back and wait – this is where the chocolate comes in handy. It takes about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks, but worth the wait. They come shipped in a hard case in a plastic bubble wrapped envelope.  Mine came out of California but, were made somewhere like Japan, China  - somewhere exotic !


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Hugs and Have Fun ~ Kammy


Monday, January 24, 2011

My Frugalicious Find–a Teaser

I always get corrected when I say


I mean cheap or aka thrifty

I thought that I need a better word..


Is Frugalicious a word ?

Why yes,( even if it currently is being rejected by spellcheck )

I even looked it up on

Urban Dictionary

Frugalicious – to be frugal and fabulous at the same time. Someone who looks for a deal

instead of just spending recklessly. AKA – Kammy at Small Home In The Country.



Is there an Urban Check vs Spell Check ?

The red squiggly line is underlining every word I write …

I will not Obey the red squiggly lines….

Now back to the post..

Do you wear glasses ?

Perhaps not (you must be under 40..)

I am a penny pincher.

I want a deal.

I want to be Frugalicious.

And I am.

Coming soon, I will post a tutorial on how I bought prescription

glasses on-line for about

twelve bucks

yes, read that again…

I really said $12 bucks.



p.s. this is not advertisement and I am not associated with any companies, I am not a millionaire -

I just want you to also be Frugaicious !

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blogger having blurry issues on headers…

Picnik collage

I finally come up with a new header 

and Blogger is having issues with blurry pictures….

I will keep trying in the next few days – grrrrrrrr

Hugs - Kammy

Saturday, January 22, 2011

What has Otis been up to ??

First Otis brought in the New Year… (who made me wear a sissy tiara ??)


During goose season….Otis helps keep Dad warm hunt gooses….296

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Otis likes to supervise Dad while he is working on cars….

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Otis says “Mom, can’t you tell we are a busy ??”

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Otis loves to hang out on the kitchen floor

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Otis really loves laying in bed and NOT the dog bed, LOL !

Hugs, Kammy

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I love thee Live Writer !

O happy happy

Joy Joy

I love Live Writer and realize that I miss it so…

Maybe this is the reason why I haven’t blogged lately…

Yes, this is the very reason….I will blame it on my computer crash

that happened months ago and lost all my favorite things…



I am sorry..

I still love you all !



P.S. I hate, yes I hate my current blog layout…

Where in the world does a girl find a plain layout without all the fluff ?

I need a layout where I can stretch my photos out – grrrrrrrrr !

Friday, January 14, 2011

Templates are not fun !

Under Construction !!

As soon as I get smart enough to get a template I like, I will return -